Boston is a great city with plenty to see within it such as historic buildings, museums, a beautiful waterfront, streets full of shops, and restaurants, of course. If you’re planning on taking a trip to Boston or even if you live there, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time walking around.
So, you’ll definitely need places to stop and eat in close proximity to where you’ll be in Boston, and a good burger is the perfect choice to fill you up and give you the energy you need to continue on your way!
Sure, you could probably find a burger at any number of restaurants in Boston, but the burger places on this list are the best of the best. If you’re going to be in this city for a limited amount of time, don’t settle for less than that.
Consider visiting one of these burger places in Boston, and consider using GiftYa to help cover the costs— they’re all supported! With the GiftYa app, you can send someone you know a virtual gift card that they can set up with their credit or debit card so they don’t have to remember to bring anything extra along with them!
So, if you know someone who wants to go to Boston, a GiftYa to treat them to a delicious burger could be a great gift!
Most popular burgers in Boston, for good reason!
These burgers both look and taste different from any burgers you’ve ever had before! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1100 Boylston St | Boston | bostonburgercompany.com
Arguably a staple of the city, the Boston Burger Company has multiple locations, but this one in particular is located on one of Boston’s main streets. This restaurant prides itself on its unconventional menu items, which include classic kinds of burgers as well as ones you’ve likely never seen before. You also have the option to build your own!
If the burgers aren’t enough to convince you, though, they also offer other sandwiches, salads, fries, wings, mac and cheese, and milkshakes that are just about as popular and delicious as the burgers themselves. They also have a catering option!
Sundays through Wednesdays this restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., and it’s open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Currently, Boston Burger Company does delivery and pick-up takeout as well as indoor and outdoor sit-down dining.
“I was very impressed with this place. Many crazy food places like this are too gimmicky, but their quality was exceptional. The bypass burger was amazing, but the real stand out was their peanut butter banana burger.” - Yelp Review
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3 different locations in Boston, all delicious, worth visiting, and supported by GiftYa!
The restaurant itself looks pretty welcoming, but nothing’s more inviting than a delicious meal! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1301 Boylston St | Boston | tastyburger.com
Tasty Burger has three different locations in Boston, but the most central one is on the same main street as Boston Burger Company. The burgers served here might be a bit more conventional, but there are still plenty of options for you.
Between classics like bacon and double cheeseburgers and more innovative options like the spicy jalapeno burger, Tasty Burger has exactly what the name promises for everyone. They also have several sides, milkshakes, and cold beers available to compliment your burger.
They’re open for delivery, takeout, and curbside pick-up as well as outdoor sit-down dining from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
“If you're craving a nice, juicy burger then Tasty Burger is the way to go! Their burgers are always so flavorful and delicious whenever I order from here. There's a dine-in section indoors and also a window outside if you plan on ordering takeout.” - Yelp Review
A burger chain with great food and drink right by Fenway Park!
You can find Wahlburgers in many different cities across the country, but if you’ve never had the food there before, then Boston could be the perfect place to do just that! Image courtesy of Instagram.
132 Brookline Ave | Boston | wahlburgers.com
This burger chain may not just be located in Boston, but countless locations are supported by GiftYa, including several in Massachusetts like this one, and their delicious burgers deserve a spot on this list. Within walking distance of Fenway Park, this is the perfect place to grab a burger before a baseball game.
Don’t just come for the burgers, though, because Wahlburgers also has starters, other sandwiches, and salads on the menu. And if you’re coming down for dessert or drinks, they’ve also got several choices there, too! The milkshakes in particular are a hit!
Wahlburgers is open for delivery, takeout, curbside pick-up, and sit-down dining. They take COVID precautions very seriously even as restaurants slowly are able to move back to full capacity.
“Food quality was dynamite! I had the BBQ bacon burger which was delicious! And a fun thing about the menu, it actually lets you know which is a favorited the brothers. Highlighted by a green star!” - Yelp Review
A bar known just as much for its burgers as it is for its beverages!
Have a seat at the bar for a drink of your choice and some delicious food to go with it, like one of the many burgers on the menu! Image courtesy of Instagram.
50 Dalton St | Boston | bukowski-tavern.com
If you want a place with a great burger as well as a lot of other options, the Bukowski Tavern is for you. Of course a bar will primarily pride itself on its drinks, but the food here will make you want to stick around even when you’re sober!
Apart from the entire section of their food menu devoted to burgers, featuring choices like the barbeque bacon burger and the peanut butter burger, Bukowski Tavern also has hot dogs, sandwiches, and a lot of starter choices.
Bukowski Tavern has takeout for pick-up and indoor sit-down dining from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the bar is open all day from 12 p.m. until 1 a.m. The kitchen is open until midnight every day.
“Bukowski Tavern is simply rather special. The ambiance is really nice. Team is incredibly friendly and will certainly help you with anything. Pretty much every item that we have purchased was incredibly fresh and tasty. Always a favorite.” - Yelp Review
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Absolutely delicious burgers, as well as the perfect two things to have on the side!
Coming here, you can be sure that your burger will be absolutely packed with deliciousness. It’ll probably look a lot more messy once you’ve bitten into it, but that’s part of the fun! Image courtesy of Instagram.
140 Tremont St | Boston | mooyah.com
MOOYAH is hardly exclusive to this city, but the Boston location just happens to be right across the street from the starting point of the Freedom Trail, which may be the most popular tourist attraction in Boston! Grabbing a burger could be just the energy boost you need for a day of walking.
There are turkey burgers and black bean burgers for those who may not prefer certified angus beef. In addition to delicious burgers, there are of course fries and plenty of flavors of milkshakes to have on the side. And if burgers are altogether not your thing, MOOYAH also has hot dogs!
Open for delivery, takeout, and sit-down dining, MOOYAH has hours from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
“If you're into rock and roll burgers packed to buns with angus beef, look no further. One bite and you'll know that this is EXACTLY what the doctor ordered.” - Yelp Review
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Serving up brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks— delicious food for whatever time you want it!
There’s tons of delicious food to choose from here, not just burgers! Image courtesy of Instagram.
21 Temple Pl | Boston | jmcurleyboston.com
James Michael Curley was a politician born in Boston in 1874 who made working class citizens of the city feel like they were heard. He did a lot of good for the people of Boston, and so this restaurant honors him by hoping to do the same— albeit in a very different way!
In addition to their delicious burgers, Jm Curley also offers sandwiches, salads, sides, and an extensive drink menu to choose from. With so many options and more than three meals served here, it’s a great place to squeeze into your time in Boston.
Brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, lunch is weekdays from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., and dinner is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The late night menu is Monday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., and last call is at 1:45 a.m.
“This Burger was euphoric, a Meat drug. It made me crave it the more I ate it. I could not find any fault with it. Perfect portion, seasoned right, cooked and topped just the way I asked.” - Yelp Review
While not popular for just their burgers, the burgers certainly are a popular menu item!
If you want a place with good portions for your burger, then you need look no further! Back Bay Social has food that’ll no doubt make you feel full. Image courtesy of Instagram.
867 Boylston St | Boston | backbaysocial.com
Back Bay Social has gained popularity in Boston for its wide range of options, not just the delicious burgers. They also serve other sandwiches, salads, pizzas, entrees, desserts, and more for lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend brunch menu and a late night menu on Fridays and Saturdays.
You can make reservations or order online, and catering is also an option available to you! Delivery, takeout, and outdoor seating— this place has it all with the proper precautions in place for your safety.
Monday through Thursday Back Bay Social is open from 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. for last call, with the kitchen closing an hour earlier. On Friday it’s open from 12 p.m. to last call at 1:45 a.m., and on Saturday it’s from 11 a.m. to last call at 1:45 a.m. with specific hours for brunch, dinner, and “party time.” The kitchen still closes at 10:45 on those days, and at 9:45 on Sundays when it also opens at 11 a.m.
“I got the BBS burger with sweet potato fries. Burger was pretty good, the patty was really juicy and was a great medium rare. The sweet potato fries are still the best I've ever had.” - Yelp Review
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If you’re going to be in Boston soon— or, better yet, if you’re already there —any of these burger places will make a great addition to your trip! So, consider stopping by one or several of them, and consider GiftYa as well.
After all, all of the locations on this list offer GiftYa, and a virtual gift card to treat someone you know to a meal— better yet, a delicious burger? It’ll be a wonderful present for them, especially if they’re big on either burgers or Boston!