A hamburger is a quintessentially American dish, the result of a demand for mass produced fast food that could be consumed outside the home with the every-changing labor landscape in the early 20th century.
It’s synonymous with chains like McDonald’s and Burger King, and is a food oft thought of for holidays like the Fourth of July or Memorial Day.
It only makes sense that Boston, a noted place for America’s history, has a plethora of incredible burger joints to choose from.
The next time you’re scoping out Boston houses for sale stop in at one of these eateries to get your fill of delicious patties.
Boston Burger Company (several locations)
This well-known eatery is home to ridiculous burgers that are stacked with ingredients like mozzarella sticks or cinnamon sugar bananas.
You won’t find a traditional burger here, but an eating experience unmatched by anything else on the east coast.
They are also known for their Freak Frappes, an over-the-top twist on milkshakes that will spike your sugar levels.
Tasty Burger (various locations)
This is where you’ll go if you want to enjoy a classic hamburger. Tasty was the official burger of the Red Sox baseball team from 2014 to 2020, thanks to its flavorful patty made from the finest American beef.
It’s a nostalgic joint with modern sensibilities, a company created by a team of chefs striving to put their best bun forward.
Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage (1246 Massachusetts Avenue)
This 60-year-old restaurant is a tourist attraction more than anything nowadays, though it still has its dedicated set of local diners.
The walls are covered with kitschy décor and the atmosphere is a fun and friendly one.
Bartley’s menu riffs off pop culture with plates like Tony Soprano, Larry Bird, and Cancel Culture.
The Haven (284 Armory Street)
The city’s only Scottish restaurant serves up an eight-ounce beef chuck burger with bacon-onion marmalade, pickle sauce, and Huntsman cheese.
Enjoy Scottish fare like White Pudding Sassitch and Scottish salmon, and hang out to listen to live entertainment on certain nights.
Miznon (107 Seaport Boulevard)
This one will take you out of your comfort zone. Miznon is a Tel Aviv street food spot but one of its most revered dishes is the Folded Cheese Burger.
It’s a pita version of the American classic, beef crisped on a grill and folded up with cheddar, sour cream, garlic aioli, tomato, and pickles.
Wahlburgers (various locations)
We couldn’t let this list go by without mentioning the popular chain restaurant founded by beloved Boston hometown family of fame the Wahlbergers.
Since 2011 Wahlburgers has ingrained itself and given back to several New England communities, all while serving top-notch food.
There are bar favorites like fried pickles and tots, comfort food in the form of chili and mac and cheese, and, of course, an array of burgers.
The Fiesta brings the heat with southwestern spice rub, pepper jack cheese and fresh jalapenos. The Our Burger is an homage to simpler times with its government cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and Pauls’ special sauce.