Best of Boston

Best Burger

2017 Best Burger

Hojoko

Boston
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

Burlington
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

Strip-T’s

Watertown
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

Somerville
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

Boston
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

Cambridge
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»
2012 Best Burger

Lineage

Brookline
We're in the midst of a burger craze in this city, which means that patty-to-bun ratios and cheese-melt quality have become as dissected and discussed [...] read more»
2011 Best Burger

The Bristol Lounge

Boston
The best-loved burgers in Boston fall into two camps: the frills-free fast-food type (Flat Patties, Tasty Burger) and the oversize variety topped with high-end accoutrements [...] read more»
2010 Best Burger, Upscale

Sel de la Terre

Boston
In our quest for the ultimate meat-wich, we knocked back dozens of Franken-patties built from precision combinations of brisket, round, short rib, sirloin, skirt, even [...] read more»
2010 Best Burger, Affordable

Flat Patties

Cambridge
For those of us who've longbelieved that a burger's quality is directly proportional to its heft, it defies logic that one of the beefiest, juiciest, [...] read more»
2009 Best Burger

Radius

Boston
Burger slinging has come a long way from the Bartley's-Sully's turf wars of yore. Now a groundswell of ground-beef mania has chefs experimenting with custom [...] read more»
2008 Best Burger

Mr. Bartley’s

Cambridge
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 [...] read more»
2008 Best Burger

Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage

Cambridge
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 [...] read more»
2007 Best Burger

R.F. O’Sullivan & Son

Somerville
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»