Think a burger is boring? Think again! The Magnolia State is filled with eateries that have put their own special twist on the American classic. From gigantic patties to not-so-standard toppings, here are 12 restaurants that serve some of the biggest, baddest burgers in Mississippi.
1. Rebel Dip (12399 US 49, Gulfport)
This family owned and operated drive-in has been in the business of good food for over 50 years. Now a Gulfport staple, locals know it’s the place to go for a mouthwatering burger. And for those with a big appetite, the hearty double cheeseburger is sure to please. Order a milkshake along with the burger for a true Rebel Dip experience.
2. The Burger Shop (2565 McCracken Rd., Hernando)
Though only opened since 2015, The Burger Shop has already garnered quite a reputation for its mouthwatering burgers, which come in two sizes – Jr. and Big. A burger lover’s dream come true, the Big Burger is made with a ½ lb of Angus beef! Aside from size, you’ll get to choose between a variety of signature creations, which includes everything from the Bacon, Bacon Cheddar Burger to the Sriracha Slaw Burger.
3. Huck’s Cove (3000 Oak St., Gautier)
If you’re looking for a fun-filled dining experience AND a great burger then Huck’s Cove is the place for you. The riverfront bar and grill promises the "fun and feel of the Caribbean" along with a mouthwatering fare of seafood and landlubbers favorites, which includes the "almost world famous Huck’s burger."
4. Bulldog Burger Company (702 University Dr., Starkville)
Every college town has a go-to burger joint, and in Starkville, it’s Bulldog Burger Company. However, this isn’t your typical college town eatery. Described as "upscale and chef-driven," Bulldog Burger Company serves up gourmet burgers that are piled high with tasty (and unique) toppings. The mouthwatering concoctions include things like Pimentology. The one-of-a-kind burger is topped with roasted jalapeño pimento cheese, bacon, and a fried green tomato.
5. Burger Burger (1039 Howard Ave., 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. One of the most popular is the Burger Burger – a signature creation served on po’ boy bread with a special mustard blend. Another customer favorite is the Triple Cheese Bacon Burger (pictured). Sure to satisfy even the biggest of appetites, it comes topped with bacon and Swiss, Pepperjack, and cheddar cheeses.
6. 8 oz. Burger Bar (1021 Casino Ctr Dr., Robinsonville)
When it comes to customized burgers, no place can compete with 8 oz. Burger Bar. Create the perfect burger as you select between a variety of toppings, sauces, and cheeses. And since this eatery is located inside the Horseshoe Tunica casino, it’s open 24 hours, so you can get your burger fix day or night.
7. Ed’s Burger Joint (3800 Hardy St., Hattiesburg)
Specializing in "fresh beef and fresh buns" Ed’s Burger Joint serves up some of the best (and biggest) burgers in Hattiesburg. Among the variety of signature creations that fill the menu, you’ll find Heavy Eddie. The "enormous" concoction includes two Certified Angus ground chuck patties, American cheese, crisp bacon, grilled onions, and Ed's Grill Sauce – all of which is placed between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
8. Owens Burger Shack (601 Martin Luther King Blvd., Clarksdale)
A self proclaimed hole-in-the-wall, Owens Burger Shack may not look like much on the outside, but once you try the burgers, you won’t care what the exterior looks like. Among the burger selection, you’ll find the Annie Mae Burger. Made with two large patties and piled high with toppings, the hearty creation is a burger lover’s dream come true.
9. Laid Back Burger Shack (200 S Church St., Florence)
At this Florence eatery, the smallest burger you’ll find is ½ lb. And if that’s not enough to quench your appetite, there’s also the Laidback Double Stack. Comprised of not one, but two, ½ lb patties, and a variety of toppings, it’s sure to satisfy. Remember, all the burgers are made fresh at this eatery, so a wait is possible (but well worth it).
10. Side Street Burger (9199 MS-178, Olive Branch)
The perfect combination of traditional and innovative, Side Street Burger is known for serving up burgers with a twist. In fact, the eatery’s Mean Event Brisket Burger was recently included in Mississippi’s Best Burger 2017 listing. Made up of two patties topped with gorgonzola, basil pesto, bacon and cheese, leftovers are practically unavoidable.
11. Dockside (6061 Texas Flat Rd., Kiln)
Tucked away in the small town of Kiln, Dockside serves up a slew of delicious eats, including gigantic burgers. According to customers, the burgers are the "best," which makes the fact that you’ll probably have to dislodge your jaw to eat them, a bit more acceptable.
12. Nyla’s Burger Basket (1071 Second St., Osyka)
This beloved dive may have gained recognition for being a favorite of Britney Spears, but it’s the delicious burgers and affordable prices that customers can’t stop talking about. For a truly filling experience, the double is the way to go. And for a side? you can’t go wrong with the homemade onion rings.
So, have you ever tried any of these HUGE burgers? Know of another eatery that serves big, bad burgers? Tell us in the comments section!