Best of Boston

Best Burger

2022 Best Burger

Little Donkey

When Tony Maws’s celebra- ted Craigie on Main closed, taking with it the area’s most- buzzed-about burger, Central Square neighbor Little Donkey — from Beard-winning [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2019 Best Burger


In a town with no shortage of gussied-up patties, we keep returning to the workday-only Wheelhouse burger. The griddle sizzles coffee-crusted breakfast burgers and other [...] read more»
2018 Best Burger

Craigie on Main

Often imitated, never duplicated: In the years since Craigie’s burger became the hottest thing between two buns, other restaurants have tried to replicate the high-quality, [...] read more»
2017 Best Burger


On a menu loaded with raw fish and kimchi, the Hojoko cheeseburger reads like a nod to timid palates. And maybe it is—but it's also [...] read more»
2016 Best Burger

The Bancroft

It’s worth a trip to the ’burbs for chef Mario Capone’s towering lunchtime burger, a study in pure, beefy excess. Made with a high percentage [...] read more»
2015 Best Burger


This Watertown hang's Moxie-slicked chicken wings, fried-cauliflower-stuffed sub, and romaine salad crowned with oxtail and a poached egg get their share of accolades. But don't [...] read more»
2014 Best Burger

The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

At Craigie on Main, Tony Maws’s cultish burger is available off the menu, in limited quantities only. At Maws’s new gastropub, the Kirkland Tap & [...] read more»
2013 Best Burger, High-Brow

JM Curley

This half-pound-plus burger is big, fat, and perfectly spiced. Toppings of cheddar, griddled onions, pickles, and house Russian dressing—which meld together without causing a mess—only [...] read more»
2013 Best Burger, Low-Brow

Tasty Burger

Far from flimsy fast-food patties, Tasty slings plump, one-third-pound balls of chuck. We go for the classic Big Tasty, with chopped pickles, onion, and plenty [...] read more»