The Best Burgers in Boston

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 List to learn where to find the best burger in Boston.

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Restaurants:Pammy's, Longfellow, Alden and Harlow
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Cambridge, Harvard Square
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Pammy's

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,352 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 wife team Chris and P...

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American in Boston / New England
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Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
213 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
  • 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 restaurateur Michael Scelfo, ...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Boston / New England
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Alden and Harlow

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
3,658 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 comfortable space to ...

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Alcove

$$$$·American·
West End
1,123 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • 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 perfect for date nights, p...

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Yellow Door Taqueria - South End

$$$$·Mexican·
South End
286 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

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 from a bourbon-based ...

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Mexican in Boston / New England

Commonwealth

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
401 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals

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-crafted and features ...

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Great for Lunch in Boston / New England
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Mooo Beacon Hill

$$$$·American·
Beacon Hill
3,921 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

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 options. Located in Histori...

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Special Occasion in Boston
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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Unspecified·
Back Bay
1,295 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Lunch

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 marries classic elegance an...

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State Street Provisions

$$$$·American·
Financial District
836 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating

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 historical Long Wharf and the ...

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Tico- Boston

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
1,177 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot

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 look with lots of rec...

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Henrietta's Table

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
4,108 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion

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 alike have been flockin...

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Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
1,032 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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 here features local, s...

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American in Boston / New England
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Russell House Tavern

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
2,358 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 seasonally-inspired, class...

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Daedalus

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
315 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 the crab cake sandwic...

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Best Ambiance in Boston
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