For me, the answer if ever-changing. One thing I know for sure, the burger at the Shopping Bag in Burlington is not the best burger in the state, as Food Network Magazine declared. I tried it, it was fine, nothing more.
Here's my current top three:Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern
Half-pound patties, thick enough to be cooked to a juicy medium rare. There are 26 different combinations on the menu. My favorites have been the Elvis (peanut butter and grilled bananas), The Islander (a teriyaki patty with cheddar, pineapple, caramelized onions and guacamole) and Chico's Breakfast Burger, with bacon, egg and cheese.Stella Notte
The lounge downstairs from the upscale Italian place serves a Boyden burger that's ridiculously moist, filled with herbs and on a fresh challah roll. Somehow it feels fancy, even sitting under the remains of Darth Vader birthday streamers.Burger Barn
Speaking of fancy, if you want your burger topped with Port Salut cheese or pine nuts, this is the place. Just a trailer in the middle of nowhere in Cambridge, you have to try this place. They have burgers named for everyone from Ira Allen to Miley Cyrus. There's also a plate of fried appetizers called "Mr. Chicken and Friends" that has become a regular part of both my boyfriend and mother's everyday vocabularies despite never having tried it. Only problem? Burger Barn is seasonal.