Best of Boston

2002 Best Burger, Affordable

Audubon Circle

Yet another example of why bigger isn’t always better. Don’t get us wrong: This burger is big. But it isn’t so monstrous that you have to strategize a way to fit it into your mouth. With Audubon’s burger, you get the appropriate ratio of bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese (cheddar, Swiss, or blue), and perfectly cooked meat in every mouthful. That means a bottom bun that’s not saturated with grease. It also means you’ll be able to eat most of it, along with the accompanying roasted potatoes, without feeling woefully overstuffed. Add pleasant service and a sleek, attractive setting, and Audubon is everything your typical burger joint is not.

838 Beacon St., Boston, 617-421-1910,