Boston Burger Co. opens up Boylston St. shop

Joey Johnson  Journal Contributor

Many of us can say we’ve had that one burger that changed our perspective of burger consumption eternally. Whether it was a special new taste that challenged all preconceptions of burgers before, or something as simple as a burger done right, most burger fanatics can easily say there’s one place dear to their heart that raised the burger bar for them. If you have yet to discover this kind of place, look no further than Davis Square’s very own Boston Burger Co.

Boasting a menu of 28 different burgers to enjoy, Boston Burger Co. has arguably the most eclectic palate of tastes around when it comes to creating its burgers. As you begin to move down the list of burgers, you get the sensation of falling down the Rabbit Hole into a wonderland of flavors, such as the Killer Bee Burger, which is a burger topped with American cheese, bacon, and a beehive shaped pile of beer battered onion rings coated in honey barbecue sauce. Looking for something a little more exotic? Perhaps try my personal favorite, The King, which is a traditional burger with bacon, covered with fried bananas and a nice warm spread of peanut butter to top the whole thing off. Naysayers may react with disgust toward the idea of peanut butter being on a burger, but I can safely say that this is a tasteful combination. It’s definitely one that will stick with you, and may make you rethink how you prepare your burgers in the future. Even Food Network’s Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives host Guy Fieri stopped by for a visit in early October.

If the selection of burgers isn’t enough for you, Boston Burger Co. also provides a decent selection of other items, such as salads, chicken sandwiches, boneless wings and appetizers. And, if you’re of age, the beer and wine collection is not too bad either.

And what burger place would be complete without fries? Boston Burger Co. takes their exuberant approach to burgers and applies it to their fries as well. All of the burgers come with made-in-house chips, but the fries are a real treat. Don’t be fooled, though, these aren’t the kind of fries you’d want to order for each individual person. When you order fries, you are committing yourself to a hefty amount. The best option is to order some to split between two people, as two people could have a burger, chips, and half of a fry order and still find themselves wishing someone would wheel them home in a wagon from being so full.

Boston Burger Co. boasts as to having the best burger in Boston, and that is honestly a claim that has good evidence to support it. Many famous foodies, like Guy Fieri and Rachel Ray, have made mention of the wonders contained within the doors of Boston Burger Co., so expect a bit of a wait when you arrive now that it’s started to garner some attention. But don’t worry, the wait is worth it, and your taste buds will thank you for it in the end.