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The Burger Heatmap: 15 New Burgers to Eat Right Now

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Welcome to the first ever Eater Boston Burger Heatmap, your guide to the best new burgers in town. That includes burgers at totally new restaurants, like Shake Shack, plus new burgers at existing venues. Without further ado, here's a guide to 15 burgers of the moment.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Shake Shack

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49 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 651-3406
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Gone are the days of having to board planes, trains and/or automobiles to sink your teeth into some Shake Shack. The ShackBurger - American cheese, lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce on the softest of buns - is now available in Chestnut Hill. [Photo: Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti/Twitter]

2. The Sinclair

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52 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Aptly named, the Sinclair Burger features basil aioli, MC's secret sauce, watercress and French fries. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

3. UBurger

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636 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-0448
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The Boston burger chain's A+ Burger comes with sharp cheddar, crispy onions, A1 sauce and tomato. [Photo: Profundidad del Campo]

4. Barrio Cantina

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1363 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(857) 753-4100
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Brunch at Barrio Cantina, which recently replaced Happy's Bar + Kitchen, can involve the Barrio Burger, which comes with jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos and chipotle fries. [Photo: Thrillist]

5. Tasty Burger

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1301 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 425-4444
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Word on the street is that Tasty Burger is rolling out a brand new burger in the next week or so: the BBQ Onion Burger, with caramelized onions, crispy fried red onions and in-house barbecue sauce. [Photos: Jamie Rogers]

6. b.good

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137 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02115-2606
(617) 236-5480
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The Goomba is b.good's latest rotating seasonal option, having just hit the menu a few days back. Drawing inspiration from Nintendo, it features a mix of cremini, shiitake, oyster and Portobello mushrooms, as well as some smoked Gouda. It will likely stick around until mid-July, when the next seasonal special comes around.

7. Estelle's

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782 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 427-0200
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At Estelle's, southern cuisine is reimagined in the Vegan Burger. A black-eyed pea and corn patty is topped with lettuce, tomato, onions and bread-and-butter pickles, served on a potato roll. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

8. The Gallows

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1395 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 425-0200
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Topped with a sunny egg, kimchi, asparagus, sesame aioli and American cheese, the Seoul Burger was added to the menu three weeks ago and has proved an instant success. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

9. Met Back Bay

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279 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-0451
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The Falafel Burger was added to the menu here just last week. Try pairing it with the Athens suit, which comes with thick-cut feta, pickled onion and cucumber tzatziki.

10. Back Deck

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2 West St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 670-0320
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The Bellissimo Burger comes with either a beef or turkey patty, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and basil aioli. [Photo: Yelp/Christopher P.]

11. jm Curley

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21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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JM Curley's new Secret Burger is so secret that it's not even printed on the menu. Made in limited quantities - there's only four per night - it piles on a 5 oz. patty, fiddlehead tomme cheese, a fried egg and North Country bacon, all atop an in-house, fried fresh-to-order organic donut. The finished product is drizzled with a Vermont maple glaze.

12. Quattro

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Hanover St
Boston, MA
Served on an in-house brioche bun and topped with Vermont white cheddar, Quattro's Sirloin Burger has graced the menu since the restaurant opened at the end of March. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

13. Tavern Road

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343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 790-0808
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Since opening day at the end of February, patrons of Tavern Road have been able to hit the bar in the wee hours for a burger constructed of Pineland farms beef, Vermont cheddar, siracha aioli and pancetta. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

14. Blue Dragon

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324 A Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 338-8585
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Despite being named for a city in Germany, burgers are iconically American, but that doesn't mean they can't show up at an Asian gastropub. Fort Point newcomer Blue Dragon serves a Dragon Burger, with teriyaki onions, smoked gouda, tomato jam and the house fries. For lunch only. [Photo: Facebook/Blue Dragon (Boston)]

15. Local 149

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149 P St.
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-0900
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The Local Burger is a 9 oz. creation topped with American cheese, grilled, chopped onions, iceberg lettuce and relish mayo. Which is kind of like Thousand Island dressing, sans ketchup. [Photo: Yelp/Anthony L.]

1. Shake Shack

49 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Gone are the days of having to board planes, trains and/or automobiles to sink your teeth into some Shake Shack. The ShackBurger - American cheese, lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce on the softest of buns - is now available in Chestnut Hill. [Photo: Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti/Twitter]
49 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

2. The Sinclair

52 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Aptly named, the Sinclair Burger features basil aioli, MC's secret sauce, watercress and French fries. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
52 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. UBurger

636 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
The Boston burger chain's A+ Burger comes with sharp cheddar, crispy onions, A1 sauce and tomato. [Photo: Profundidad del Campo]
636 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215

4. Barrio Cantina

1363 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Brunch at Barrio Cantina, which recently replaced Happy's Bar + Kitchen, can involve the Barrio Burger, which comes with jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos and chipotle fries. [Photo: Thrillist]
1363 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

5. Tasty Burger

1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Word on the street is that Tasty Burger is rolling out a brand new burger in the next week or so: the BBQ Onion Burger, with caramelized onions, crispy fried red onions and in-house barbecue sauce. [Photos: Jamie Rogers]
1301 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

6. b.good

137 Mass Ave, Boston, MA 02115-2606
The Goomba is b.good's latest rotating seasonal option, having just hit the menu a few days back. Drawing inspiration from Nintendo, it features a mix of cremini, shiitake, oyster and Portobello mushrooms, as well as some smoked Gouda. It will likely stick around until mid-July, when the next seasonal special comes around.
137 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02115-2606

7. Estelle's

782 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
At Estelle's, southern cuisine is reimagined in the Vegan Burger. A black-eyed pea and corn patty is topped with lettuce, tomato, onions and bread-and-butter pickles, served on a potato roll. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
782 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

8. The Gallows

1395 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Topped with a sunny egg, kimchi, asparagus, sesame aioli and American cheese, the Seoul Burger was added to the menu three weeks ago and has proved an instant success. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
1395 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

9. Met Back Bay

279 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA 02116
The Falafel Burger was added to the menu here just last week. Try pairing it with the Athens suit, which comes with thick-cut feta, pickled onion and cucumber tzatziki.
279 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116

10. Back Deck

2 West St., Boston, MA 02111
The Bellissimo Burger comes with either a beef or turkey patty, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and basil aioli. [Photo: Yelp/Christopher P.]
2 West St.
Boston, MA 02111

11. jm Curley

21 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
JM Curley's new Secret Burger is so secret that it's not even printed on the menu. Made in limited quantities - there's only four per night - it piles on a 5 oz. patty, fiddlehead tomme cheese, a fried egg and North Country bacon, all atop an in-house, fried fresh-to-order organic donut. The finished product is drizzled with a Vermont maple glaze.
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111

12. Quattro

Hanover St, Boston, MA
Served on an in-house brioche bun and topped with Vermont white cheddar, Quattro's Sirloin Burger has graced the menu since the restaurant opened at the end of March. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
Hanover St
Boston, MA

13. Tavern Road

343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Since opening day at the end of February, patrons of Tavern Road have been able to hit the bar in the wee hours for a burger constructed of Pineland farms beef, Vermont cheddar, siracha aioli and pancetta. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

14. Blue Dragon

324 A Street, Boston, MA 02110
Despite being named for a city in Germany, burgers are iconically American, but that doesn't mean they can't show up at an Asian gastropub. Fort Point newcomer Blue Dragon serves a Dragon Burger, with teriyaki onions, smoked gouda, tomato jam and the house fries. For lunch only. [Photo: Facebook/Blue Dragon (Boston)]
324 A Street
Boston, MA 02110

15. Local 149

149 P St., South Boston, MA 02127
The Local Burger is a 9 oz. creation topped with American cheese, grilled, chopped onions, iceberg lettuce and relish mayo. Which is kind of like Thousand Island dressing, sans ketchup. [Photo: Yelp/Anthony L.]
149 P St.
South Boston, MA 02127

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