Since most of the post-marathon action takes place downtown, you would have to cross the river to get to this favorite of Cantabrigians. But Christopher’s is an easily located destination at the epicenter of Porter Square on Massachusetts Avenue and its burger (pictured) is one of the tastiest around. Bobby Flay once declared it Massachusetts’ best (before the celebrity chef opened his own burger joint in Burlington, of course). Afterward, catch some of the best local music at its next door micro-bar Toad.
1920 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-876-9180. www.christopherscambridge.com