Boston does burgers in all sorts of delicious forms – from wallet-friendly classics to high-end secret menu burgers that are made with premium beef and extra little touches.
If you’ve been craving a meaty to-do list for this city, you’ve come to the right place. The place where diets get thrown out the window and you’ll be drooling over your screen before you can say “double cheese please.”
Eat all of these in same day at your own greedy peril… And yep – Cambridge also gets some special shout outs.
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The secret burger at this rustic-chic restaurant is unlike any you’ve tried before. A blend that includes Creekstone Farms brisket, short rib, and beef makes for the juiciest, most tender patty in town. Just remember – there’s limited availability each night, so arrive early.
Best known for its boujie cocktails, Drink also does a truly superb burger. The once-secret burger is now permanently on the menu and features Colorado wagyu beef. It’s then topped with American cheese, Bibb lettuce, house pickles, shaved red onion, black pepper mayo and ketchup, on a freshly toasted Hi-Rise Bread Company bun.
This Somerville bar and restaurant serves up the tasty cuisine of Germany and greater Central and Eastern Europe, with giant pretzels and schnitzels galore, but it’s their famed Bronburger that’s the real must-try.
It’s a local beef and pork belly burger, with pieces of housemade bacon throughout the patty, which comes with melted comté cheese, honey mustard and a slaw of sauerkraut, pickles and raw cabbage.
Grab a seat at Craigie on Main’s cosy bar area, COMB (Craigie on Main Bar), to be in with a chance to order one of the restaurants much sought after burgers. Topped with Shelburne cheddar and served in a milk bun with steak fries and mace ketchup, this is a real treat.
Only 18 of these bad boys are available daily, so arrive early if you want to feast on one before they sell out for the day.
Tico has a fun atmosphere, delicious food, amazing cocktails, cold beer, lots of tequila, cool music and great people watching, but the best thing about it? Hands down their perfectly juicy burger. The Tico Takedown Burger comes with Jack cheese, pickled jalapenos, pulled pork and chipotle, and there’s also a simply perfect cheese ‘n’ bacon.
Boston Burger Company has taken classic menu items and turned them into mouth-watering, insanely Instagrammable meals. The pile the burgers high with premium toppings and house-made sauces. Outrageously good choices including onion ring stacks or a burger with Mac n Cheese.
This absolutely classic burger joint is just as good as everyone says it is, with a history of more than 65 years of serving up great grub in its 50’s-style diner. Beloved by everyone for their burger, you can’t go wrong with the single cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and pickle.