Best of Boston

2021 Best Burger

Bred Gourmet

No matter the time of year, the burgers sizzled here instantly evoke thoughts of sunny summer cookouts. That’s because Bred flattens and seasons its burgers right on the grill, preserving the juiciness of restaurant-quality, grass-fed Maine beef while lending the perfect outer char we love to bite into at backyard bashes with neighbors. The single most lip-smacking result might be the Maui burger, a luau-like lineup of bright pineapple, grilled ham, sweet plantains, and spicy pepper Jack cheese, all doused in sauce from nearby M&M BBQ.

2255 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, 617-698-0103,