Best of Boston

Best Burger

2007 Best Burger

R.F. O’Sullivan & Son

It's the simplest tasks that often get botched worst—hence the surfeit of humble hamburgers served up dry, tough, and tasteless. The cooks at R. F. [...] read more»
2006 Best Burger

Eagle’s Deli

When it comes to burgers, size matters. Test your gastrointestinal fortitude with Eagle's Deli's 'small' 1-pound Godzilla burger, topped with four slices of cheese and [...] read more»
2005 Best Burger

R. F. O’Sullivan & Son

Ordering a Sully's cheeseburger presents a delectable choice: Will it be cheddar, Swiss, or smoked Gouda? Boursin or bleu? These are just a few of [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2003 Best Burger, North

Black Cow Tap & Grill, Hamilton Location

South Hamilton
Order a burger at the Black Cow, and you may never fire up your Weber again. These handpacked 10-ounce patties are so juicy and flavorful, [...] read more»
2003 Best Burger

Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage

With comfort food topping the cravings charts these days, it's no wonder that getting a table at Bartley's has become an Olympic sport. The crowds [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2002 Best Burger, Gourmet

Bristol Lounge

Like early 19th-century vintage and all the glamor it entails, the Bristol Lounge is back. Actually, like the classic pearls and impeccably cut suits you'll [...] read more»
2001 Best Burger

Tim’s Bar & Grill

This brick-walled South End hole in the wall reminiscent of an Alabama dive bar serves up the perfect antidote for a hot, sticky day: cool [...] read more»
2001 Best Burger, Gourmet


You have to order it specially because it isn't on the dinner menu, but the cheeseburger may just be the thing at this Harvard Square [...] read more»
2000 Best Burger, Affordable

Mr. & Mrs. Bartley’s Burger Cottage

Burger purists like their patties thick, greasy, and unadorned. They will be most happy with the slab at Bartley's. But why settle for plain when [...] read more»
2000 Best Burger, Gourmet

The Bristol Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel

The foie gras of hamburgers is thick, juicy, and perfectly seared. Served on fine china and squeezed between a poppyseed bun with just the right [...] read more»
1999 Best Burger


Chef Ana Sortun's North African/Mediterranean fare has revitalized this Harvard Square standby, but her version of one of the great American classics—the hamburger—is particularly winning. [...] read more»
1999 Best Burger, Cheap

Tim’s Bar & Grill

No two ways about it: Tim's is a dive. Not a dressed-down yuppie hot spot marketing itself as "casual" and "unpretentious," but an honest-to-goodness greasy [...] read more»
1998 Best Burger

Audubon Circle

Carnivores come out of the closet at this New American eatery near Audubon Circle— there's nothing birdlike about the eating habits here. A mere $5.75 [...] read more»