Guide to the South's Best Burgers

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A state-by-state look to our readers' favorite burger joints. All suggestions came via Facebook. Click on the map above get started.

Alabama
Saw’s Soul Kitchen
(Avondale)
Carrigan’s Public House
(Birmingham)
Chez Fon Fon
(Birmingham)
Five Bar
(Birmingham)
Hot and Hot Fish Club
(Birmingham)
Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
(Birmingham)
Milo’s Hamburgers
(Birmingham)
The J. Clyde
(Birmingham)
Manci’s Antique Club
(Daphne)
C.F. Penn Hamburgers
(Decatur)
Big Daddy’s Grill
(Fairhope)
Odette
(Florence)
Staggs Grocery
(Florence)
LuLu’s
(Gulf Shores)
Helena Depot Deli and Grill
(Helena)
Baha Burger
(Hoover)
Green Valley Drugs
(Hoover)
Hamburger Heaven
(Irondale)
Pirates Cove
(Josephine)
Butch Cassidy’s Café
(Mobile)
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
(Mobile)
Main Street Tavern
(Montevallo)
Hamburger King
(Montgomery)
Avo and Dram Whiskey Bar
(Mountain Brook)
Stephen’s Diner
(Oneonta)
Fisher’s Dockside
(Orange Beach)
Mugshots Bar and Grill
(Tuscaloosa)
The Hilltop Grill
(Union Springs)
Arkansas
Shorty’s Bar-B-Q
(Conway)
Feltner Brothers
(Fayetteville)
Hugo’s
(Fayetteville)
Big Orange 
(LittleRock)
Buffalo Grill
(Little Rock)
Capital Bar and Grill
(Little Rock)
David’s Burgers
(Little Rock)
Leo’s Greek Castle
(Little Rock)
Midtown Billiards
(Little Rock)
Oark General Store
(Oark)
CJ’s Butcher Boy Burgers
(Russellville)
Cotham’s
(Scott)
Florida
Duffy’s Restaurant and Tavern
(Anna Maria Island)
Eight Sports Lounge and Burger Bar
(Amelia Island)
Skinny’s Place
(Anna Maria Island)
Brickyard Bar and Grill
(Daytona Beach)
Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill
(DeLand)
The Boathouse
(Destin)
Tasty’s Burgers and Fries
(Fernandina Beach)
T-Ray’s Burger Station
(Fernandina Beach)
Le Tub
(Hollywood)
MEAT Eatery and Taproom
(Islamorada)
Harpoon Louie’s
(Jacksonville)
Fat Maggie’s
(Lakeland)
The Taproom at Dubsdread
(Orlando)
Angel’s Dining Car
(Palatka)
Patches Pub and Grill
(Panama City Beach)
Blue Dot Barbecue
(Pensacola)
Jerry’s Drive-in
(Pensacola)
Peg Leg Pete’s
(Pensacola Beach)
The Tin Cow
(Pensacola)
The Hob Nob
(Sarasota)
Oasis Restaurant
(St. Augustine)
Blue Parrot
(St. George Island)
El Cap Restaurant
(St. Petersburg)
The Chattaway
(St. Petersburg)
Cabo’s Island Bar and Grill
(Tallahassee)
Cypress Restaurant
(Tallahassee)
Midtown Caboose
(Tallahassee)
Vertigo
(Tallahassee)
Burgers and Fries
(Tallahassee)
Voodoo Dog
(Tallahassee)
Boca
(Tampa)
Relish Burger
(West Palm Beach)
Grease Burger Bar
(West Palm Beach)

Georgia
Blind Pig Tavern 
(Athens)
Clocked! American Diner 
(Athens)
Harry’s Barbecue 
(Athens)
The Grill 
(Athens)
White Tiger Gourmet 
(Athens)
Ann’s Snack Bar 
(Atlanta)
Bocado 
(Atlanta)
Brake Pad Restaurant and Bar 
(Atlanta)
Canyon’s Burger Company 
(Atlanta)
Downwind Restaurant and Lounge 
(Atlanta)
Farm Burger 
(Atlanta)
Flip Burger 
(Atlanta)
George’s Bar and Restaurant 
(Atlanta)
Grindhouse Killer Burgers 
(Atlanta)
H Harper Station 
(Atlanta)
Holeman & Finch Public House 
(Atlanta)
Houston’s Restaurant 
(Atlanta)
Illegal Food 
(Atlanta)
Stoney River 
(Atlanta)
The General Muir 
(Atlanta)
The Varsity 
(Atlanta)
The Vortex 
(Atlanta)
Wrecking Bar Brewpub 
(Atlanta)
Yeah! Burger 
(Atlanta)
Farmhaus Burger 
(Augusta)
Gary’s Hamburgers
(Augusta)
Sports Center
(Augusta)
C-Bolts Restaurant 
(Blue Ridge)
Blue Ridge Brewery 
(Blue Ridge)
Sue’s Cafeteria and Ice Cream Parlor 
(Blue Ridge)
Burger 21 
(Buford)
The Black Cow 
(Columbus)
The Burger Stop 
(Cumming)
Dockside Grill 
(Flowery Branch)
Grits Café 
(Forsyth)
Local Republic 
(Lawrenceville)
The Rookery 
(Macon)
The Red Eyed Mule 
(Marietta)
Troy’s Snack Shack 
(Montezuma)
Meat N’ Greet 
(Newnan)
Grazing Here 
(Peachtree City)
Lucky’s Burger and Brew 
(Roswell)
Rhea’s 
(Roswell)
Crystal Bee Parlor 
(Savannah)
Green Truck Pub 
(Savannah)
Davis Love Grill 
(St Simon’s Island)
Brogen’s Restaurant 
(St. Simon’s Island)
Southern Soul Barbeque 
(St. Simon’s Island)
Randy’s Restaurant 
(Trenton)
The Breakfast Club 
(Tybee Island)
Kentucky
BJ’s Steakhouse 
(Bardstown)
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar 
(Covington)
Whack Burger 
(Covington)
Ferrell’s Hamburgers 
(Hopkinsville)
County Club Restaurant 
(Lexington)
Lynagh’s Irish Pub 
(Lexington)
Meadowthorpe Café 
(Lexington)
Ramsey’s Diner 
(Lexington)
Sawyer’s Downtown Restaurant and Grill 
(Lexington)
Tolly Ho
(Lexington)
Game 
(Louisville)
Harvest
(Louisville)
Mussel and Burger Bar 
(Louisville)
Proof on Main
(Louisville)
Midway Corner Grocery
(Midway)
Walker’s Grill 
(Olive Hill)
Dovie’s 
(Tompkinsville)
Louisiana
Burgersmith
(Baton Rouge)
Fat Cow
(Baton Rouge)
Judice Inn
(Lafayette)
Rachael’s Café
(Lafayette)
Old Rail Brewery
(Mandeville)
Enoch’s Pub
(Monroe)
Boo Koo BBQ & Burgers
(New Orleans)
Bruno’s Tavern
(New Orleans)
Cochon Butcher
(New Orleans)
Cowbell
(New Orleans)
Luke
(New Orleans)
Phil’s Grill
(New Orleans)
Port of Call
(New Orleans)
The Camellia Grill
(New Orleans)
The Company Burger
(New Orleans)
Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill
(New Orleans)
Strawn’s Eat Shop
(Shreveport)
Lee’s Burgers
(Slidell)
Morvant’s Grill
(Youngsville)
Maryland
Davis’ Pub 
(Annapolis)
Hamilton Tavern 
(Baltimore)
Wags 
(Frederick)
Mississippi
Dairy Kream 
(Amory)
The Project 
(Biloxi)
Hey Joe’s 
(Cleveland)
Huck’s Place 
(Columbus)
Abe’s Grill 
(Corinth)
Borroum’s Drug Store 
(Corinth)
The Blue Rooster 
(Flora)
The Dip 
(Hernando)
Phillips Grocery 
(Holly Springs)
Babalu 
(Jackson)
Parlor Market 
(Jackson)
Old Trace Grill
(Kosciusko)
The Malt Shop 
(Natchez)
Ajax Diner 
(Oxford)
Big Bad Breakfast
(Oxford)
Handy Andy Grocery and Market
(Oxford)
Proud Larry’s 
(Oxford)
Edd’s Drive-in 
(Pascagoula)
Clancy’s Café 
(Red Banks)
Majestic Burger 
(Ridgeland)
Blue Canoe 
(Tupelo)
Restaurant South 
(Tupelo)
The Neon Pig 
(Tupelo)
North Carolina
Farm Burger 
(Asheville)
Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill 
(Asheville)
The Newbridge Café 
(Asheville)
Skylight Inn BBQ 
(Ayden)
Royal James Café 
(Beaufort)
Acme Food and Beverage Co. 
(Carrboro)
The Flip Side 
(Cashiers)
Al’s Burger Shack 
(Chapel Hill)
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar 
(Charlotte)
Block & Grinder 
(Charlotte)
Brooks Sandwich Bar 
(Charlotte)
Pinky’s Westside Grill 
(Charlotte)
The Cowfish 
(Charlotte)
Zack’s Hamburgers 
(Charlotte)
Blackbeard’s BBQ and C Food 
(Contoe)
Bull City Burger and Brewery 
(Durham)
Only Burger 
(Durham)
Melvin’s Hamburgers and Hot Dogs 
(Elizabethtown)
Big Burger Spot 
(Greensboro)
Emma Key’s 
(Greensboro)
Fincastle’s Restaurant 
(Greensboro)
Hops Burger Bar 
(Greensboro)
Black Rose Public House 
(Hendersonville)
Olde Hickory Station 
(Hickory)
The Boiler Room 
(Kinston)
El’s Drive-in 
(Morehead City)
SmacNally’s 
(Okracoke Island)
The Silos 
(Oriental)
Char-Grill 
(Raleigh)
Chuck’s 
(Raleigh)
MoJoe’s Burger Joint 
(Raleigh)
Raleigh Times Bar 
(Raleigh)
Hap’s Grill 
(Salisbury)
Johnson’s Drive-in 
(Siler City)
Heidi’s Two Wheel Café 
(Smithfield)
Yacht Basin Provision Company 
(Southport)
Sunset Beach Pier Grill 
(Sunset Beach)
Frogs Leap Public House 
(Waynesville)
Ward’s Grill 
(Whiteville)
Ogden Taproom 
(Wilmington)
P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille 
(Wilmington)
Dockside 
(Wrightsville Beach)
Everleans Café 
(Tarboro)
Oklahoma
Folger’s Drive-in 
(Ada)
Calico Joe’s 
(Harrah)
Meers Burgers 
(Meers)
South Carolina
The Barnwood Grill 
(Anderson)
Fat Patties 
(Beaufort)
Lowcountry Produce Market and Café 
(Beaufort)
Maggie’s Pub 
(Beaufort)
Old Town Dispensary 
(Bluffton)
Maurice’s Piggie Park BBQ 
(Cayce)
Big John’s Tavern 
(Charleston)
Charleston Gourmet Burger Company 
(Charleston)
HoM 
(Charleston)
Husk 
(Charleston)
Moe’s Crosstown Tavern 
(Charleston)
Rutledge Cab Co. 
(Charleston)
Tattooed Moose 
(Charleston)
The Macintosh 
(Charleston)
Two Boroughs Larder 
(Charleston)
Mack’s Cash Grocery 
(Columbia)
Pawley’s Front Porch 
(Columbia)
Rockaways 
(Columbia)
Rush’s 
(Columbia)
The Whig 
(Columbia)
The Kitchen 
(Dillon)
1031 American Grill 
(Florence)
Pete’s Restaurant 
(Gaffney)
Carolina Ale House 
(Greenville)
Clock Drive-in 
(Greenville)
Grill Marks 
(Greenville)
Dixie Drive-in 
(Greenwood)
The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse 
(Greer)
Charbar Co. 
(Hilton Head Island)
The Windjammer 
(Isle of Palms)
Bohemian Bull 
(James Island)
The Lot 
(James Island)
Sambo’s 903 Grill 
(Lancaster)
Whiteford’s Giant Burger 
(Laurens)
Melvin’s BBQ 
(Mt. Pleasant)
Sesame Burgers and Beer 
(Mt. Pleasant)
Water Dog Grill 
(Mt. Pleasant)
River City Café 
(Murrells Inlet)
Longbeard’s Bar and Grill 
(Myrtle Beach)
Salty Dog Café 
(Myrtle Beach)
Snak Shak 
(Myrtle Beach)
Summer’s Restaurant 
(Newberry)
BisQit 
(Pawley’s Island)
Pawley’s Island Tavern 
(Pawley’s Island)
Quigley’s Pint and Plate 
(Pawley’s Island)
Pumpkintown General Store and Café 
(Pumpkintown)
Stella’s Southern Bistro 
(Simpsonville)
Ike’s Korner Grill 
(Spartanburg)
NuWay Restaurant & Lounge 
(Spartanburg)
The Beacon Drive-in 
(Spartanburg)
Willy Taco 
(Spartanburg)
Poe’s Tavern 
(Sullivan’s Island)
Home Team BBQ 
(Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley)
Matt’s Burgers 
(Summerville)
Tennessee
Burger Republic
(Antioch)
Blue Circle
(Bristol)
Urban Stack
(Chattanooga)
Litton’s Market, Restaurant and Bakery
(Knoxville)
Huey’s Restaurant
(Memphis)
Dyer’s Burgers
(Memphis)
Burger Up
(Nashville)
Rotier’s Restaurant
(Nashville)
Earnestine and Hazel’s
(Memphis)
The Stock & Barrel
(Knoxville)
Southern Burger Co.
(Ooltewah)
The Pharmacy
(Nashville)
Sam and Andy’s
(Knoxville)
The Bunganut Pig Pub
(Franklin)
PV’s Hut
(Union City)
Kevin Brown Burgers and BBQ
(Ooltewah)
Tremont Tavern
(Chattanooga)
Alex’s Tavern
(Memphis)
The North Chatt Cat
(Chattanooga)
Main Street Meats
(Chattanooga)
Tubby’s Real Burgers
(Chattanooga)
55 South
(Franklin)
Pope’s Café
(Shelbyville)
The Red Onion Diner
(Lyles)
Jenkin’s Deli
(Cleveland)
Gabby’s Burgers and Fries
(Nashville)
Mason’s
(Nashville)
Slick’s Burgers
(Chattanooga)
Hot Rods
(Maryville)
Blue Ribbon Café
(Soddy-Daisy)
Riverside Grill
(Nashville)
Sofa King
(Chattanooga)
Wendell’s Diner
(Midtown)
Belmont Grill
(Memphis)
Brownsville Burger Basket
(Brownsville)
Nikki’s Drive-in
(Chattanooga)
The Honest Pint
(Chattanooga)
Zarzour’s Café
(Chattanooga)
Jumbo House Hamburgers
(Columbia)
Creamery Park Grille
(Knoxville)
Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant
(Leiper’s Fork)
Tin Angel
(Nashville)
Commodore Grille
(Nashville)
Blue Chair Tavern
(Sewanee)
Texas
Counter Café
(Austin)
Dirty Martin’s Place
(Austin)
Hopdoddy’s
(Austin)
Jack Allen’s Kitchen
(Austin)
Roadhouse
(Bastrop)
The Shack
(Cypress)
Keller’s Drive-in
(Dallas)
The Porch
(Dallas)
Kincaid’s Hamburgers
(Fort
Alamo Springs Café
(Fredericksburg)
Kenny’s Burger Joint
(Frisco)
The Spot
(Galveston)
Grump’s Burgers
(Granbury)
Bernie’s Burger Bus
(Houston)
Burger Shack Grill
(Houston)
Fugler’s Grocery
(Marshall)
Pete’s Burger Place
(Porter)
Tookie’s Cheeseburger
(Seabrook)
Jax Burgers
(Spring)
Jucy’s Hamburgers
(Tyler)
Dave’s Burger Barn
(Waco)
Virginia
BGR The Burger Joint
(Arlington)
Ray's to the Third
(Arlington)
Burger Bar
(Bristol)
Greene’s Fresh Seafood
(Bristol)
Citizen Burger Bar
(Charlottesville)
Riverside Lunch
(Charlottesville)
White Spot
(Charlottesville)
Fenderz Drive-in
(Collinsville)
Maw and Paw’s Diner
(Eagle Rock)
Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint
(Harrisonburg)
Northern Neck Burger Co.
(Kilmarnock)
Pure Eats
(Lexington)
80/20 Burger Bar
(Norfolk)
Robo’s Drive-in
(Pound)
Burger Bach
(Richmond)
Carytown Burgers and Fries
(Richmond)
Roy’s Big Burger
(Richmond)
Beamer’s 25
(Roanoke)
Texas Tavern
(Roanoke)
The Horseshoe Restaurant
(South Hill)
Burgers N Things
(Sperryville)
The Shack
(Staunton)
Cobalt Grille
(Virginia Beach)
Tapped Gastropub
(Virginia Beach)
Black Bear Bistro
(Warrenton)
River Market
(White Stone)
DoG Street Pub
(Williamburg)
The Williamsburg Inn
(Williamsburg)
Washington D.C.
Black & Orange
(NW DC)
Bourbon Steak
(NW DC)
Burger Tap and Shake
(NW DC)
Libertine
(NW DC)
Matchbox
(NW DC)
Red Apron Butcher
(NW DC)
Shake Shack
(NW DC)
Good Stuff Eatery
(SE DC)
West Virginia
Bluegrass Kitchen
(Charleston)
Secret Sandwich Society
(Fayetteville)
Fat Patty's
(Huntington)
Hillbilly Hot Dogs
(Huntington)
Avenue Eats
(Wheeling)

 

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