Alabamians know a good burger when they taste one. From state-based chains like Milo’s and Jack’s to its diners and dives—even its temples of gastronomy—the magical combination of beef patty, bun, cheese and condiments is a Yellowhammer delight.
The best burgers are hand-patted and cooked to order. Many are ground in-house, with flavor boosters like high-fat Wagyu beef, bacon, or tallow. Some offer double patties. A few are topped with a fried egg, which provides its own sauce.
We searched throughout the state for local legends and online darlings, collating several “best-of” lists to choose 10 representatives that we consider to be the best burgers in Alabama. Try one on May 28 to celebration National Hamburger Day.