When you’re craving a juicy, mouthwatering burger, fast food giants like McDonalds and Burger King just won’t do. But that’s quite alright because Mississippi is filled with burger joints guaranteed to please even the toughest critics. Check out the list below and see for yourself.
1. Stamps Superburger, Jackson
In business since 1986, this Jackson favorite has earned the reputation of having the best burgers in town.
2. Cool Al’s, Jackson
Cool Al’s award-winning burger menu has what seems like endless options, all of which are guaranteed to make your mouth water.
3. The Twisted Burger Company, West Point
Aside from its superb burgers, The Twisted Burger Company is known for its natural cut fries which are served with a mayo-based dipping sauce.
4. Phillips Grocery, Oxford
In addition to being described as “culinary gems,” Phillips’ burgers have been recognized in numerous publications as well as earned the title of the best in the country!
5. Huey’s Blues, Brews, and Burgers, Southaven
As the only Huey’s located outside of Tennessee, getting on over to this burger joint is a must, especially since Huey’s has been voted “Best Burger’ by Memphis Magazine every year since 1984.
6. Christy’s Hamburgers, Starkville
According to customer reviews, this place may not look like much on the outside, but Christy’s is the place to go in Starkville if you’re looking for a great burger.
7. Bill’s Hamburgers, Amory
Using a secret recipe that has been passed down for over 70 years, the burgers at Bill’s are truly one-of-a-kind. The burgers are so good, in fact, they are only dressed with standard condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and hot sauce because “that’s all you’ll need.”
8. Latham’s Hamburger Inn, New Albany
Known for their famous slugburger, this New Albany landmark has earned another accolade. According to "Business Insider," Latham’s is home to the best burger in all of Mississippi.
9. Neon Pig Café, Tupelo
Voted the “Best Burger” in the state by “Thrillist,” the Neon Pig Café is now in the running for the best burger in the entire country - something that can most likely be attributed to the restaurant’s commitment to serving quality food and specializing in house-cured meats.
10. SideStreet Burger, Olive Branch
From the constantly updated menu to the quick service, you’d never guess that SideStreet Burger is a one-man restaurant. Even with the addition of new food items, the delicious burgers have remained a customer favorite. And with options like beef or turkey and a variety of cheeses and toppings (which even include a fried egg), it’s easy to see why.
11. Burger Burger, Biloxi
Sure, this place may look like a quaint little house on the outside but inside you’ll find some of the best burgers in Mississippi. While the restaurant is known for “The Burger Burger,” (which is served on po’boy bread with a special mustard blend), the menu includes regular burgers and some seafood dishes as well.
12. Cooley’s Hamburgers, Waynesboro
While this place doesn’t have a website or official Facebook page, its burgers have been raved about by several “Only in Mississippi” readers.
13. Hamburger House, Mize
Another suggestion by our readers, Hamburger House may not look like much on the outside but the burgers are out of this world.
14. Gibbes and Sons General Store, Learned
In business for over 100 years, this family-owned general store has remained a favorite among locals. When asked about the store's famous hamburgers Gibbes replied, “Somebody said they would give it the Best Unexpected Hamburger Award in the Jackson area.”
15. Betty K’s, Picayune
This local favorite is known for its delicious hamburgers and chili buns, which are so good that Betty K's doesn't even serve French fries.
From local favorites to American classics, Mississippi is on top of its burger game! Have you tried a burger from any of these restaurants? Know of other great burger joints in Mississippi? We want all the juicy (pun intended) details, so share your thoughts in the comments section below.