A & B Burgers, BeverlyPhilosophy: Baby the burgers. Starting with ground beef sourced from a collective of small family farms in New Hampshire, the patties are slow-cooked in a special oven for up to 60 minutes before being finished on the griddle, making them extra juicy.
In the Works: A second location, on Causeway Street in Boston, is set to open in September.
Insider Tip: Check out the small plates section, which offers everything from trendy shishito peppers to shrimp tacos.
206 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-993-7394, anbburgers.com
The Bancroft, BurlingtonWhat’s Unique: Everything is made in-house, from the buns to the ketchup, and even the pickles.
Standout Qualities: This meat mecca sources only the best beef for its burger, a blend of prime chuck roll and prime lifter.
Insider Tip: The burger is available only at lunch or at the bar in Burlington, but at the new Bancroft & Co. in Peabody, patrons can find the same juicy goodness all day.
15 3rd Ave., Burlington, 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com