Battle of the Burger 2016 Voting Is Now Open

Support your favorite chefs/restaurants—the top 25 will compete at our burger battle event.

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Check out more scenes from Battle of the Burger 2015 on Facebook.

Slow and steady wins the race—that’s the mantra one should adopt at Boston magazine’s two-night summer food festival, the Cue and Battle of the Burger.

At the Cue on night one, guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecue dishes and drinks, and vote for their favorite cocktails in a mixology contest. Then on night two, more booze and our 5th annual Battle of the Burger competition, where 25 local restaurants will serve up beefy goodness all night long until a winner is crowned.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, we need your help to narrow down the field. Which 25 local chefs/restaurants should be invited to compete in the live event?

Below are 51 contenders. Vote for your favorites at

Every time you vote, you’ll be entered to win a pair of free VIP tickets, and because reigning champion the Blue Ox hit the win quota, the field is wide open for a new titleholder. Who makes the best burger in Boston? You decide.

Battle of the Burger 2016 Contenders

Vote for your favorites at The top 25 will compete at the live competition and all-you-can-eat extravaganza August 10.

5 Napkin Burger
A&B Burgers
ArtBar Cambridge
Back Bay Harry’s
Bastille Kitchen
Blue on Highland
Boston Burger Company
The Bristol Restaurant and Bar
The Bullpen Kitchen + Tap
Burtons Grill & Bar and Red Heat Tavern (competing as one)
Cafeteria Boston
Chopps American Bar and Grill
The Chubby Chickpea
The Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
City Streets Restaurant
Crossroads Irish Pub
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Deadhorse Hill
Dillon’s Restaurant & Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Four Oaks Country Club
Franklin Café
The Greatest Bar
Grill 23 & Bar
Joe’s American Bar & Grill
KC’s Classic Burger Bar
King’s Bowl America
The Living Room
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Precinct Kitchen + Bar
The Red Bird
Restaurant Oro
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Salvatore’s Restaurant
Shake Shack
Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
Tamo Bistro & Bar
Tasty Burger
Tuscan Kitchen
W Hotel
Warren Tavern
Wheelhouse Boston
Woods Hill Table

The Cue, Tuesday, August 9, 7-9 p.m., VIP starts at 6 p.m.; Battle of the Burger, Wednesday, August 10, 7-10 p.m., VIP starts at 6 p.m.; Cruiseport Boston, 1 Black Falcon Ave., Boston, tickets and more info at