Craving a burger? Are you somewhere in Massachusetts? No worries, Fundreds has your back with 7 of our top places to grab one in the state. Hungry yet?
R.F. O’Sullivan & Son
One of Boston’s most popular burger joints serves up half-pound patties that never disappoint. Make sure to get there early to find a spot, as the small restaurant fills up fast with hungry patrons. Pro tip: Get the onion rings on the side, as they’re almost as tasty as the burgers themselves.
Craigie on Main
Known for upscale, French-inspired fare with locally-sourced ingredients, Craigie’s On Main has long been hailed as one of the best dining destinations in Massachusetts. Unsurprisingly, the same care and attention to detail goes into their burger as the rest of their menu. While you can go to enjoy a multi-course tasting menu (one that changes daily), sometimes it’s nice to go the more casual route and fill up with a burger.
After winning Boston Magazine’s “Best Burger” in 2015, what locals in Watertown had known for years was finally revealed to the rest of the world: Strip-T’s makes of of the best burgers in the state. With smoked miso, lemon aioli, pickled onion, and awesome fries (though subbing the Japanese sweet potato wedges is never a bad option), it’s one of the most unique burgers on this list.
The Blue Ox
The intimate Blue Ox in Lynn, named one of America’s “100 Best Restaurants” by Open Table, is perfect for any occasion. If you need a spot for a casual date night with that special someone, dinner when the parents come to visit, or just a quick meal with friends, this is a great option. Try the Blue Ox Burger: two patties stuffed with funky gorgonzola dolce and covered in applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, grilled lemon, and a house made thyme aoili.
Farm-to-table dining has swept the nation, and Boston’s 80 Thoreau does it with the best of them. Perhaps their finest offerings come in the form of their locally-sourced fauna, and the burger benefits from that same quality of product. If you’re not convinced that a burger can be as good as fine-dining options, this rustic restaurant just might change your mind.
You don’t have to sacrifice your love of fast food to eat healthy at this local chain. The fries are baked instead of fried, and you can find kale salads and veggies burgers as well. But if you want a good old fashioned beef burgers, the house ground, local meat is never a bad choice. There are multiple locations around the state (and the menus vary so check them out online), offering a great option next time you have a hankering for American fast food without the accompanying regret.
Another restaurant that puts the focus on the fresh food that comes from the surrounding area, Local’s counter is always busy with locals looking for a great burger. Keep an eye out for specials offered daily, or just hunker down and enjoy the Local Burger, a 12 oz patty topped with two types of cheese, bacon, mushroom, onions, and red pepper. The idea is that if it’s local, it’s better and at Local that seems to be true.