Best of Boston

1997 Best Burger

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Okay, for $11 it should be the best. But if you’re going to pay $7.95 for a so-so burger elsewhere, why not splurge for the extra three bucks and live a little? Plus, you’ll more than make up for the differences with all those perks: individual jars of ketchup and mustard; salty, crunchy shoestring fries to knock your socks off; and all that white linen and monogrammed flatware. It’s a cheap way to be King (or Queen) for a day.

15 Arlington St., Boston, 617-536-5700,