Butchered and ground in house, this Beverly favorite’s surpassingly juicy griddled beef is much too good for the limp bun that encloses the burgers here. The superior choice is the patty melt, which pairs that delicious meat with jammy grilled onions, sharp American cheese, and crisp buttered rye for an excellent texture and pleasant notes of malt and caraway. Add a vanilla shake and an order of hand-cut beef tallow fries, and you’ve got yourself the platonic ideal of American diner fare. $8.66; 2116 W. 95th St., Beverly