The burgers are exceptional, of course—the meat is sourced from small family farms via Niman Ranch, buns are locally baked, and the toppings range from classic American cheese to fig jam, eggs, or guacamole. If you’re feeling really fancy, for an extra $5, substitute a premium Wagyu beef patty on any burger. But what we really love is how this restaurant emphasizes community at every turn, offering a welcoming spot for anyone who wants a delicious casual meal. During the pandemic, owner Thomas Holland and his team swung into action quickly, providing meals to kids who were no longer getting school lunch, the overwhelmed staff at Beverly Hospital, and residents of local homeless shelters.
206 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-993-7394, anbburgers.com