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Salem’s Best Burgers 

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Well-done, loaded, covered in condiments, topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, jalapenos, or served with a side of fries? No matter how you like your burger, you’ll find lots of options at some of the best burger joints in Salem, Massachusetts. 

Great burgers are about as legendary as Fenway Park and the Tobin Bridge in Salem, MA. Just 25 minutes from Boston, Witch City has some of the best burgers around from traditional burgers to gourmet masterpieces. 

Here are just a few of the many locations you can grab a bite and sample the best burgers on your next visit to Salem. 


Boston Burger Company

Located at 133 Washington Street, Salem, MA, the Boston Burger Company is known for their mouthwatering and unique burgers! In fact, their claim to fame is “Burgers with an attitude and frappes that will blow your mind.” Not sure how you can beat that! 

Boston Burger Company was established in 2009 by three best friends with a mission to deliver an over-the-top dining experience. Over the last thirteen years, these friends have come up with new and exciting ways to keep their burgers cutting-edge and fans coming back. 

Boston Burger Company has been featured on “Phantom Gourmet,” “Rachel Ray,” “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” and the Food Network. They have also been the recipient of many national accolades and awards. 


Located along the water at 72 Wharf Street in Salem, MA, Longboards is a relaxing place to enjoy “Good Food, Good Drinks, and Great Vibes” according to their motto.  

Founded in 2011 by brothers Justin and Matthew Mattera, this casual eatery started with a dollar and a dream and has become very popular for its seasonal menu, sliders, flatbread pizza, and of course, burgers. 

Choose from a variety of burgers including the Standard, Backyard Burger, Mushroom Burger, Firehouse Burger, Black & Blue, or the Vegginator. Each option comes with a choice of kettle chips, slaw, or chowder! 

a group of people in a storeBit Bar Salem 

If you love classic arcade games and pinball machines paired with fun comfort food, the Bit Bar on Derby Street in Salem may be the most fun you can have playing while dining! 

Bit Bar not only has a claim to fame for its large selection of arcade games but has some pretty amazing food as well. 

In addition to soups, salads, appetizers, and pizza, you will find some fantastic burgers including the Elk Burger, Beyond Bit Burger, and the Basic Bit Burger. Pair these with uniquely-shaped french fries. 

Dotty & Rays Diner

This local favorite in Salem for over 60 years is family owned and operated, serving up your favorite comfort food classics. 

Dotty & Rays serve every burger with a side of their famous home fries. Choose to build your own burger of a huge assortment of toppings, condiments, or cheeses, or pick from their menu of burgers including a cheeseburger, Rise & Shine Burger, Bacon Burger, Mushroom Swiss Burger, or BBQ Burger. 

After visiting the Real Pirates Museum and all the other historical and maritime exhibits, you’ll be absolutely famished. Fill your belly with a scrumptious burger and sides that will satisfy your cravings after a day of adventure.