Best of Boston

2008 Best Burger

Mr. Bartley’s

As a country, we take our hamburgers seriously; they are, after all, our native food. Luckily, the fine citizens at Mr. Bartley’s offer more than 20 top-notch variations, each reasonably priced, awesomely juicy, and served with a free side of snark: The George Bush Jr. (“not bad for a C student”) combines tangy cheddar and Texas barbecue sauce, while the Ted Kennedy comes with a “liberal” pile of mushrooms and cheddar. It’s enough to make a satisfied patron stand up and sing “God Bless America.”

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