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

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

BISq

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
215 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • 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
94% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Boston / New England
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Pammy's

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,159 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
91% recommended
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Longfellow

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
159 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • 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
100% recommended
Best Service in Boston
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Alden and Harlow

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
3,279 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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
95% recommended

Loyal Nine

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
608 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
89% recommended
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Alcove

$$$$·American·
West End
793 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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
93% recommended

Yellow Door Taqueria - South End

$$$$·Mexican·
South End
118 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
94% recommended
Mexican in Boston / New England

Commonwealth

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
376 reviews
  • Fun
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
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
3,690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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
94% recommended
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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
1,104 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
95% recommended
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State Street Provisions

$$$$·American·
Financial District
638 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
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
98% recommended
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Tico- Boston

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
1,205 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Romantic
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
3,909 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
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
90% recommended
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Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
668 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
98% recommended
American in Boston / New England
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the gallows

$$$$·American·
South End
278 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
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
85% recommended
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Saltie Girl Boston

$$$$·Seafood·
Back Bay
1,580 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
92% recommended
Seafood in Boston
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Russell House Tavern

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
2,129 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
93% recommended

The Sinclair

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
667 reviews
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Groups
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
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Daedalus

$$$$·American·
Harvard Square
162 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Boston
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