There are some days that only a burger will do. When those cravings hit, here are the most flavorful and unique burgers for an absolutely decadent lunch or dinner! Don’t worry about feeling guilty, you can always order a side salad to balance things out.

Mom & Pops Burgers in Chatham (one of their signature burgers pictured above) prides itself on using the highest quality, freshest ingredients in its burger prep, and that includes sourcing its Black Angus beef from the country’s top beef purveyor. Burgers range from the California Burger and the Bacon & Blue Cheeseburger to the hot & spicy El Dyablo Burger (surpassed in hotness only by the Naughty Dyablo Burger). Insider’s Tip: Though known for their burgers, their hot dogs and hand-cut fries are equally note-worthy.

The Red Nun Bar & Grill (Dennis Port and Chatham) serves up hand-packed Angus burgers on giant English muffins. With more than ten combinations including bacon, marsala, Thai and even vegan, they’ve got all your cravings covered. And don’t forget the sides, they’ve got fries and onion rings to make the meal complete. Make sure to try out their famous fried lobster starter -- a modern take on a New England classic.

KKatie’s Burger Bar in Hyannis advertises itself for those with an “aggressive appetite” – and there’s good reason. Their angus burgers are hand-pressed fresh daily, and feature such beauties as the Double Decker Melt (pressed between two grilled cheese sandwiches) and the Pickle Back Burger (smothered in Jameson BBQ caramelized onions). The star of the show, though, is "The Rock" - featuring four quarter-pound burgers, each stacked with cherry wood smoked bacon and American cheese, then topped with crispy onion rings and KKatie’s special sauce. Try that on for size.

If upscale pub fare is what you want, try out Gannon's Tavern in Hyannis. Their classic grilled burger is a standout on the menu, as is the Patty Melt, a ground steak burger smothered in cheddar cheese, sauteed onions and cheese sauce on marble rye You’ll also find a lengthy beer list, with more than eight varieties on tap.

I hope you’re hungry, as Black Cat Tavern in Hyannis dishes up a half a dozen burgers to suit all appetites. The casual waterfront eatery goes big with the Double Stack, featuring two Angus patties lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, bacon and fried onion rings on a pretzel bun. If you really want to gild the lily, try the Hyport Burger, with pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, steakhouse bbqsauce on a brioche roll. There’s also a veggie option and more classic varieties such as a half-pounder with cheese and bacon.

Whether you're stopping in for lunch while out shopping or have a hankering for comfort food, Bobby Byrne’s (Mashpee, Sandwich and Hyannis) has a menu full of classics. The burgers are robust and served on bulky rolls. Build your own Angus burger, or choose from house specialties such as bacon jalapeno, mushroom Swiss, Texas-style chipotle, or a southwestern veggie burger. Thirsty? A pint of Guinness is the preferred house drink.

While The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet is best known for its upscale seafood, their selection of fresh ground sirloin burgers make for a satisfying meal. Savor the mouth-watering Harry’s Bar Burger with caramelized onions, mozzarella, and Worcestershire mayo, or the Wicked Burger with blue cheese aioli and applewood smoked bacon.

Looking for a casual, family-friendly joint that serves up white tablecloth quality food? The Lost Dog Pub in Dennis offers the best of both worlds. Customize your burger with a wide selection of cheeses and toppings including veggies and bacon. All are served on a grilled, homemade roll. The kids are covered too, with options such as burgers and other petite sandwiches.

If you want every day to be a beach day, grab lunch, dinner or late-night snacks (they serve a full menu until midnight) at the Quahog Republic who lovingly refer to their Falmouth joint as a seaside “dive bar.” They are being modest. The food and long list of beers and cocktails keeps locals coming back. You can’t go wrong with the burgers. The Aussie piles bacon, bbq sauce, cheese, beets, caramelized onions and a fried egg atop a half-pound Angus patty. Pair it with one of their signature bacon-garnished Bloody Mary's and you're in heaven.