There are few better summer foods than a tasty, juicy burger served fresh off the grill with the per­fect array of fix­ings. Here are some of our favorite places in Boston and beyond.

Boston Burger Co. http://​boston​burg​erco​.com/
37 Davis Square, Somerville
This Davis Square des­ti­na­tion was opened in 2008 by three local restau­ra­teurs who aimed to make some of the best burgers in the nation. And it’s safe to say they suc­ceeded. In addi­tion to their tasty 8-​​ounce burgers, Boston Burger Co. boasts a wide selec­tion of fla­vored fries and eight kinds of bone­less wings.

Mr. Bartleys’s http://​www​.mrbartley​.com/
1246 Mass­a­chu­setts Ave., Cam­bridge
In busi­ness since 1960, this Har­vard Square insti­tu­tion names its burgers after icons and news­makers. Two of the most recent addi­tions to the menu: The “Whitey” Bulger burger, a 7-​​ounce patty with bacon, bar­becue sauce and jalapeno-​​pineapple relish; and the FBI burger, which is the same as the Bulger but with a fried egg — a not-​​so-​​subtle nod to the notion held by some locals that fed­eral inves­ti­ga­tors have egg on their face in the han­dling of the long-​​sought fugitive’s case.

Charley’s http://​www​.charleys​-restau​rant​.com/
284 New­bury St., Boston
For a burger stacked high with nearly any top­ping you could imagine, go no fur­ther than Charley’s, located not far from North­eastern on New­bury Street. Burgers come with hand-​​cut fries, which are nearly as mouth-​​watering as the main course.

Five Guys http://​www​.fiveguys​.com/​h​o​m​e​.​a​spx
Loca­tions in Med­ford, Saugus, Dedham, Stoneham and Foxbor­ough
The menu is simple: Burgers, fries, hot dogs. No chicken fin­gers, milk­shakes or — shudder — salads. But what the menu lacks in diver­sity it makes up for in excel­lence; this chain is widely hailed as one of the country’s best burger spots. Find a friend with a car and make your way to the sub­urbs, though you might want to skip break­fast before making the trip.

West End Johnnie’s http://​www​.wes​t​end​john​nies​.com/
138 Port­land St., Boston
Just around the corner from the TD Garden in Boston’s West End neigh­bor­hood, this restau­rant draws inspi­ra­tion from the African Amer­ican, Irish, Jewish, Italian and Eastern Euro­pean res­i­dents who have lived in the area. The house burger — an 8-​​ounce patty with apple­wood bacon, glazed onions and fontina — is among the restaurant’s most pop­ular entrees.