Boston is a city filled with great hamburger joints -- from classic landmarks to newcomers just trying to put themselves on the map/ in your belly. Everybody knows the big names: the limited run of Craigie burgers, the hometown hero Tasty Burger, the incomparable meatiness at JM Curley -- and they're big for a reason: they're delicious. But there's more out there! Places you won't find on a "Best Burgers" list from Boston Magazine or The Globe.
The Bad Ass
All Star Sandwich Bar, Inman Square
Sure, you can get a really solid hamburger or cheeseburger at this Inman Square staple. Or you could go with one of the ever-fascinating, rotating specials, like the Elvis: cheddar, peanut butter, maple bacon, and grilled banana. But if you really want to be a badass, go for... The Bad Ass. Thick-cut bacon, barbecue pulled pork, and a grilled red onion sit on top of a perfectly cooked patty and, of course, an Iggy’s Roll.