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The Best Burgers in Boston

The OpenTable Team

You might know of Boston's "Hahvahd Yahd", but it's also famous for baked beans, Fenway Park and historical New England charm. This East Coast city stands out as one of the most popular destinations in America, and visitors here will find a wealth of attractions, entertainment, culture and scenic views to enjoy. Check out Boston Common, the oldest public park in the country. Walk along the famous Freedom Trail or stroll the quaint, cobbled streets of Cambridge to get a feel for this diverse and historically-rich city. Beantown is the home of the first Thanksgiving, and bountiful autumnal harvests have made this place an ideal foodie destination. You can find all sorts of cuisine here, from high-end French fare to yummy street tacos. If you want a juicy hamburger to fuel you up, you'll find plenty of those, too. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out for a wicked burger? Check out our Tastemaker 20 List to learn where to find the best burger in Boston.

Restaurants:BISq, Pammy's, Longfellow
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Cambridge
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BISq

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
184 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
BISq, located on Cambridge Street, right on the skirts of Inman Square and Union Square in Somerville, is a casual dining restaurant that serves up creative small plates and tapas Read more
89% recommended
Healthy in Boston / New England
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Pammy's

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,034 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Pammy’s is an upscale New American restaurant located in the heart of Cambridge, between Central and Harvard Squares. It’s a cozy but elegant neighborhood spot run by husband and wRead more
97% recommended
American in Boston / New England
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Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
123 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Longfellow, located in the historic Cafe Algiers space on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, is a casual, welcoming neighborhood bar and eatery. The brainchild of chef and restauratRead more
92% recommended

Alden and Harlow

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
3,058 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Sharing a space with Longfellow at 40 Brattle Street in Harvard Square, Alden and Harlow serves sustainable, honest American food in the subterranean den. It’s a modern, cozy and cRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Boston / New England

Loyal Nine

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
573 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
At Loyal Nine, the owners focus on cultivating direct relationships with farmers and artisans so they can fill the menu with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Located on a charming strRead more
100% recommended
American in Boston

Alcove

$$$$·American·
West End
480 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Located on a welcoming port on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is all about creating a memorable experience to share with friends. The warm, neighborhood restaurant is perfecRead more
91% recommended

Beacon Hill Bistro

$$$$·American·
Beacon Hill
1,248 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Tucked away on cozy Charles Street in Beacon Hill, the Beacon Hill Bistro is a fantastic choice for those who want to try one of the best burgers in Boston. The interior features rRead more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England

Lion's Tail

$$$$·American·
South End
119 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
Lion’s Tail, located in the South End’s Ink Block, is a trendy, sophisticated cocktail den decorated with leather and metal for a cool, ultra chic ambiance. The name itself comes fRead more
100% recommended

Commonwealth

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
350 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Commonwealth Restaurant and Market is the place to go to enjoy one of the best burgers in Boston in a casual, family-style environment. The food here is simple but extremely well-cRead more
100% recommended
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Mooo

$$$$·American·
Beacon Hill
3,443 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mooo is a great name for a modern steakhouse and you will find lots of amazingly fresh red meat on the menu here, as well as a smattering of salads, seafood and other tasty optionsRead more
91% recommended
Special Occasion in Boston

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
981 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
If you’re looking for the best burger in Boston and want a more elegant vibe, head to Oak Long Bar and Kitchen in the Back Bay. It’s a Contemporary American restaurant that marriesRead more
86% recommended

State Street Provisions

$$$$·American·
Financial District
570 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
State Street Provisions is a welcoming, contemporary American eatery with a touch of old-fashioned charm. It creates a perfect blend of the old-timey taverns of Boston’s historicalRead more
83% recommended

Tico- Boston

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
1,176 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Business Meals
Tico, Michael Schlow’s award-winning American and Spanish restaurant, is a casual, fun and inviting spot to enjoy a night out. The interior has a personal and beautifully-curated lRead more
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Henrietta's Table

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
3,726 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Henrietta’s Table, located on Bennet St in Cambridge, is just a stone’s throw away from the ivied walls of Harvard. They opened their doors 20 years ago and locals and tourists aliRead more
88% recommended

Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
490 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Late-night Find
  • Casual
Moonshine is a modern neighborhood restaurant located in South Boston. Operated by Chef-owner Asia Mei, it is a welcoming place where locals come to see familiar faces. The menu heRead more
100% recommended
Late Night Find in Boston / New England

the gallows

$$$$·American·
South End
228 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
The Gallows, named after the area of South End where it resides and where public hangings once occurred, has a dark and sultry vibe alongside truly welcoming hospitality. Owner RebRead more
89% recommended

MET Back Bay

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
1,232 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Located in the heart of Boston’s ritzy Back Bay neighborhood, MET Back Bay is a casually elegant spot for awesome steaks and burgers. It resides in an historic 1877 brick townhouseRead more

Russell House Tavern

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,975 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
Russell House Tavern, located in an inviting, multi-level space with vintage photographs of the Square, is the perfect place to grab a burger in Cambridge. The menu features seasonRead more
94% recommended

The Sinclair

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
657 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great Beer
The Sinclair is a unique live-music venue and American kitchen with gastropub influences located in the heart of Harvard Square. Brought to you by The Bowery Presents, it features Read more
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Boston
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Daedalus

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
53 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Daedalus, located in a converted greenhouse in Harvard Square, is a casual restaurant that serves New American cuisine and drinks in beautiful, spacious surroundings. Diners love tRead more
88% recommended
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