The Best Burgers in Boston

The Freedom Trail, the Boston Redsox, and Harvard Square. These are typically the first things that come to mind when you think of Boston, but this list is missing one major thing: BURGERS.

Boston is full of extremely well-known and extremely well-raved-about burger joints, as well as tons of 'secret' burger creations throughout. To find the very best of the best in all that delicious burger madness, take a look at our ultimate Boston burger guide.

Boston Burger Company

Of course Boston Burger Company has one of the very best in town, after all that is their namesake! This burger joint specializes in creative burgers and gourmet fries, all sauces used on the burgers scratch made in the house. Enjoy funky local art and tunes as you chow down on some of the juiciest and most inventive burgers in town."

Burgers to Try:
Boston Burger - Classic with lettuce, tomato, and onion
The King - Peanut butter, bacon, and fried bananas, Elvis would be proud
Pigferno - Habanero BBQ pulled pork, in-house inferno salsa, beer battered onion rings, and spicy mayo...can you handle this spicy masterpiece?

Drink Fort Point

The main dedication here at Drink is undoubtedly to the craft of the cocktail, but it is also home to one of the best, most unknown burgers in town. Here there is only one burger on the menu, a tasty $19 Colorado Wagyu burger with the classic works. However, if you order off-menu you can ask for the knock-off Big Mac burger, complete with the sesame seed buns and creamy thousand island dressing.
*Note that this eatery is only open from 4 pm to 1 am.

Burgers to Try:
The Burger - a Juicy classic made out of fine Wagyu beef.
Off - Menu - Sesame seed buns, two think patties, house-made pickles, and thousand island dressing!

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Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage is located in Harvard Square, a popular burger joint well known for their delicious burgers named after current celebrities. This gourmet burger stop has been a Boston landmark since 1960, serving up the 7-ounce ground fresh daily beef for over 55 years now. And it's not just us who thinks this spot is so good, The Wall Street Jurnal, Boston Herald, NY Times, Food Network, The Travel Channel, and Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives completely agree, with various praises.

Burgers to Try:
Tom Brady Triumphant - Cheddar, Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Fries
Beyonce Hot - Cajun Bacon, Grilled Onion, Jalapenos, Spicy Sauce, Fries
Taxachu$ett$- Boston Baked Beans, Sriracha, Bacon, Fried Egg, Fries

The Viagra Burger, rise to the occasion with this burger #mrbartleys

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Alden & Harlow

For 'thoughtfully sourced, honest American food' head to Alden & Harlow, another Harvard Square burger knockout. Self-described as 'bold and flavor-forward', this spot focuses on inventive flavors and combos, especially with their burger. That's right, burger, not burgers. This is a one size fits all kind of burger supplier.Note that this spot is only open in the evenings, besides for weekend brunch.

Burger to Try: (Only one, but it changes regularly)
Secret Burger - 8 oz Creekstone Grind, housemade roll, and 'your faith'.

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The Gallows

On the South end, you will find a truly 'loud and welcoming' eatery, The Gallows. With a weekly changing menu and highly intricately flavored plates, this is a serious foodies paradise. The Gallows has only been open for 7 years and they already have quite the reputation, so don't miss out on this one when on your burger mission in Boston.

Burgers to Try:
The Maverick - Flat iron patty, confit pork belly, sunny egg, American and cheddar cheese, truffle aioli, onion strings
BK Lounge - Flat top patty, shaved onion, secret sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickle, American cheese
Salisbury Steak Burger - Flat top patty, potato croquette, roasted button mushroom, sweet pea aioli