Juicy, cooked to perfection and piled high with toppings – a good burger just can’t be beat. Or so you thought. Turns out, Mississippi is home to restaurants known for serving some of the
best burgers around. So the next time you’re craving a delicious, mouthwatering hamburger, give one (or several) of these ten restaurants a try.
1. Abe's Grill, Corinth
In business since 1974, Abe’s is the oldest diner on U.S. Route 72, so it’s only fitting that the diner serves up old-fashioned hamburgers. The mouthwatering burgers are made of 100% pure beef that is ground fresh daily. Even better, a burger and fries cost less than $5! Be sure to visit the gift shop, where you’ll find souvenir items as well as Abe’s Famous Seasoning and Abe’s Signature Seasoning.
2. Beatty Street Grocery, Jackson
A stop on the Mississippi Culinary Trail, this iconic eatery is known for its mouthwatering burgers and BLTs. The place can get pretty crowded at lunch time, so be prepared for a wait, which will be well worth it.
3. Blue Rooster, Flora
Word travels fast in small towns, and in Flora the word is that The Blue Rooster serves the best hamburgers around, especially when it comes to the restaurant’s signature burger, the Flamethrower. A hamburger with kick, the Flamethrower is made by placing an 8 oz patty topped with sirloin steak, jalapenos, sautéed onions, pepper jack cheese, and ranch on a jalapeno cheddar bun. Not feeling too adventurous? No problem; at Blue Rooster you can build your own burger.
4. 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. The menu is filled with everything from traditional options, such as a three cheese bacon burger (pictured), to signature creations, including the “Burger Burger,” which is served on po’ boy bread with a special mustard blend.
5. Zip’s Café, Magee
Tucked away in the small town of Magee, Zip’s is easy to miss but you definitely don’t want to pass up this gem. The café’s hamburgers have been called the “best” by customers for years, and in 2015, that notion was confirmed when Zip’s was named the winner of “Mississippi’s Best Burger Contest.” According to reviews, the restaurant’s signature creation, the Zip Burger, is a must try – and goes great with homemade onion rings.
6. Bill’s Hamburgers, Amory
This Amory staple was established in 1929, and while many things have changed since then, one thing has remained the same – the secret recipe used to make the one-of-a-kind burgers Bill’s has become known for. 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.”
7. Latham’s Hamburger Inn, New Albany
In business for decades, this New Albany landmark is known for its famous slugburger, and that’s not all; according to Business Insider, Latham’s serves up the best burger in the state. More than just mouthwatering burgers, dining at Latham’s is truly an experience – the seating and countertop was salvaged from the restaurant’s original railroad dining car location.
8. Neon Pig, Tupelo
According to the food, drink, and travel site Thrillist.com, this café is home to the “Best Burger in America,” otherwise known as the Smash Burger. So, just what is a Smash Burger? The mouthwatering creation includes aged filet, ribeye, strip steak, sirloin, bacon, comeback sauce, melted cheddar, pickled onions, pickles and more bacon piled on a ciabatta bun, perfect for soaking up all the juices.
9. Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Corinth
Opened since 1865, Borroum’s is the oldest operating drug store and soda fountain in the state. Stop by this Corinth gem and enjoy Borroum’s specialty, the slug burger, which is considered one of the best in the state.
10. Stamps Superburger, Jackson
When it comes to burgers, Stamps has been serving the “best in town” since 1970, but the mouthwatering burgers aren’t the only thing the restaurant is known for. According to customers, the eatery’s signature lemon fries, generous portions, unbeatable prices, and hospitable service are just as amazing.