Best of Boston

Best Burger

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»
1997 Best Burger

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Okay, for $11 it should be the best. But if you’re going to pay $7.95 for a so-so burger elsewhere, why not splurge for the […] read more»
1996 Best Burger, Beef Patties

Dudley Pastry & Restaurant

Perfectly spiced, finely ground beef is wrapped in a flaky pastry, then sandwiched in a soft, flat coco bread roll, garnished with melted Velveeta. At […] read more»
1996 Best Burger

Tim’s Bar and Grill

Eight ounces of prime beef for $2.50 ($2.75 with cheese). Moo. read more»
1994 Best Burger, Veggie


At last. A veggie burger that tastes better than the real thing. You don’t believe? Wait until you try the Chuck’s Veggie Peace Burgah, a […] read more»
1992 Best Burger, Late-Night

St. Cloud

Round midnight, this is the only place to go for a fat and juicy burger. read more»
1990 Best Burger


Big, fat and juicy—the sort of burgers that made America the home of the brave. read more»