Best of Boston

BEST Burger

1988 BEST Burger

Bull & Finch Pub

Boston

Yeah, we know it’s the “Cheers” bar, and it’s full of tourists, but the burgers are satisfying, traditional, and done as ordered. Tell the tourists to take their cameras elsewhere. read more»

1987 BEST Burger, Regular

Nick’s

Cambridge

Double cheeseburgers for under $3, cool, dark bar, and grill-type atmosphere. And a classic Harvard Square mix of blue-collar and baby Brahmin. read more»

1987 BEST Burger, Upscale

Rebecca’s

Boston

Big, moist, and meaty. read more»

1986 BEST Burger

Division Sixteen

Boston

Yes, they’re too big; yes, they’re too expensive; and yes, they’re still served with the best fries in town. read more»

1985 BEST Burger

Division Sixteen

Boston

On the edge between hip and Yup, but an excellent burger. read more»

1984 BEST Burger

29 Newbury

Boston

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1983 BEST Burger

29 Newbury

Boston

A terrific burger, covered with Roquefort butter. read more»

1982 BEST Burger

Friends and Company

Boston

Thick, juicy, with a terrific roll. read more»

1981 BEST Burger

Buddy’s Sirloin Pit

Cambridge

Edges out Bartley’s, another Harvard Square institution. The ambience leaves something to be desired, though. read more»

1978 BEST Burger

Ryles

Cambridge

Lean prime ground sirloin stuffed with your choice of cheddar, Swiss, American, Boursin, or blue cheese and tomato, pepper, onion, mushroom, bacon, or spinach. Served on an onion roll with a salad, it goes for $3.50. read more»