Best Burgers Around Boston: 12 Burgers You Need Now

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Whether you prefer them with just meat and cheese or all the toppings known to man, Bostonians love their burgers. Skip the fast food and chow down on 12 of the best burgers around Boston. 

Boston Burger Company

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@grillospickles

It should come as no surprise that Boston Burger Company makes this list. Their menu is filled with creative spins on burgers with plenty of toppings to choose from. Did we mention they’ve got a killer brunch menu?

Tasty Burger

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@nicha.photography

Opening near Fenway in 2010, Tasty Burger quickly created one of the best burgers in Boston. With five locations (and hopefully more on the way), this burger joint serves up the perfect combination of old school and new age. 

JM Curley’s

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@biteswithbrig

It’s quality over quantity in terms of burger options at JM Curley’s. With only two choices on the menu — the Curley burger or the Veggie burger — you know they’ve got to be delicious.

Bar Lyon

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@barlyonboston

Looking for burgers with a French twist? ‘Le Burger’ from Bar Lyon is topped with pork belly, tarragon aioli, mushroom duxelles and a farm egg. 

Brewer’s Fork (Charlestown)

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@brewers_fork

If the Wagyu burger from Brewer’s Fork doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out the burgers at Dovetail, their sister restaurant. Either way the burgers are worth the trek out to Charlestown.

Alden & Harlow (Cambridge)

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@aldenharlow

Alden & Harlow’s “Secret Burger” is available on the brunch and regular menus. With ingredients such as “your faith”, this burger is just as delicious as it is intriguing. 

The Haven (Jamaica Plain)

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@cam_ra

Fancy a Scottish-inspired burger? Head to The Haven and chow down on one of their award-winning burgers. We think William Wallace would approve. 

Easy Pie (Revere)

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@official_lynn_eats

Bring your appetite for burgers to Easy Pie in Revere. Their hand-packed burgers are delicious and colossal — with a few measuring 7 inches tall. 

The Capital Burger

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@cameraseatfirst_

Upgrade your next burger experience with luxurious toppings from The Capital Burger. Aged balsamic and truffle oil? Check. Cabernet-braised sweet onions and blue cheese? Double check. 

Roxy’s (Allston and Cambridge)

@phantomgourmet

While their specialties may revolve around grilled cheese, Roxy’s also whips up some of the best burgers in Boston. Visit the Cambridge location and check out the secret arcade once you’ve finished a double bacon burger with Parmesan truffle — the same burger featured on Phantom Gourmet. 

Mooyah Burgers, Fries, & Shakes

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@tessasfoodadventures

Mooyah might be a chain restaurant with a few international locations, but we can’t deny they’ve got some of the best burgers in Boston. Can’t decide between a hamburger or a hot dog? At Mooyah you don’t have to. Looking to spice things up? Order the Wing it On. 

Wahlburgers

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@beantownbitez

What would this list be without an honorable mention to Wahlburgers? Quick, casual, and spear-headed by the family of hometown hero Mark Walhberg. What’s not to love?