Best of Boston

2004 Best Burger

Tim’s Bar & Grill

Narrow, dark, and dingy, Tim’s is hardly where you’d expect to come across one of this city’s gastronomic standouts. But the kitchen here grills up the biggest, tastiest burgers you can imagine—no-frills, half-pound, juicy char-grilled numbers served on puffy bulky rolls. Throw in a good selection of affordable brews on tap, and it’s easy to see what makes this honest man’s oasis so popular with regulars and newcomers alike.

329 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-247-7894,