Where to get the best burgers in Birmingham

There’s nothing quite like a good ole hamburger! Birmingham is home to a number of restaurants with the juiciest, most delicious hamburgers you’ll ever taste.

We put a poll on Facebook and alas, this list was born. Without further ado, here are the 24 places with the best burgers in Birmingham.

(This list is in random order.)

1. Marre & Allen Bar + Kitchen

Try the Allen Burger topped with smoked bacon and grilled green tomato relish.

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(Source: Marre & Allen Bar + Kitchen Facebook)

2. John’s City Diner

Get the JCD Burger and upgrade it with pimento cheese. Pair it with collards and roasted corn grits and it’s outta this world!

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(Source: John’s City Diner Facebook)


3. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Birmingham

It’s darn near impossible to select just one favorite! We like the Chiflet paired with crisp sweet potato fries.

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4. Chez Fonfon

With the only burger on the menu, you only need one when it’s that good! It’s simply called the Hamburger Fonfon.

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(Source: Chez Fonfon Facebook)

5. Mudtown Eat and Drink

Order the Big Green Pimp Burger – it’s topped with pimento cheese and a fried green tomato!

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(Source: Magic City Weekend)

6. Point Public House Oyster Bar

You haven’t lived unless you’ve tried the Gouda Burger made with Swiss, Gouda, caramelized onions, bacon jam, and spicy mustard on a brioche bun!

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(Source: 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar Facebook)

7. CharBar No. 7

The Smokehouse Burger is a signature item that’s a must-try! We love the fried onion straws paired with the juicy hamburger meat.

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(Source: CharBar No. 7 Facebook)

8. Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham

The Back 40 Cheeseburger is made with not one, but TWO patties!

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9. The Standard Birmingham

The Veggie Burger has no soy or binders, just grains and vegetables! You don’t have to be vegan to love it.

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(Source: The Standard Birmingham Facebook)

10. The Ridge Eat & Drink

The Rebel Yell is caloric indulgence at it’s finest!

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(Source: @amy_brooks531)

11. Al’s Deli And Grill

You can’t go wrong with the cheeseburger from Al’s!

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(Source: Tim Appling)

12. Mugshots

Reagan’s Peanut Butter Burger is unique burger slathered with your choice of smooth or crunchy peanut butter. Get crazy and add jelly!

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(Source: Mugshots Facebook)

13. Sammy’s Sandwich Shop

They always say those hole-in-the-wall restaurants make the best food and the cheeseburger from Sammy’s foots the bill!

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(Source: Will B./Yelp)

14. Baha Burgers

The Classic Burger is simply that. Our favorite part is the old fashion bun it’s served on is so delicious!

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(Source: Vert F./Yelp)

15. J & J Grocery

This place is a hidden gem. If you’re not looking for it, you might miss it. And, you don’t want to miss out on their delicious hamburgers!

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(Source: Beck H./Yelp)

16. Saw’s BBQ

The SAW’s Burger is one of the best burgers in town. One bite and you’ll be craving it for days!

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(Source: Ann Scott Lee)

17. Ash Homewood

The Double Cheeseburger is made from the house grind (chuck, New York strip, ribeye) – WOWZERS!

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(Source: Ash Homewood Facebook)

18. Twisted Root Burger Co. – Birmingham

Forget a side of fries, the Freshman 15 has smashed fries on top of this burger patty + egg and bacon!

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(Source: Twisted Root Co. Instagram)

19. Hero Doughnuts

Yep, that’s right. A doughnut shop with a delicious burger! The crack sauce is no joke.

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(Source: Hero Doughnuts Instagram)

20. Smiley Brothers

Fans rave over the Pimento Cheeseburger saying it’s the BEST $14 burger you’ll ever eat!

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(Source: Comedienne Joy)

21. Chris Z’s

The Blazer Burger brings the heat with sriracha mayo, jalapenos, sweet barbecue sauce, and grilled pineapple.

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(Source: Comedienne Joy)

22. Henry’s Burgers and Cream

Henry’s burgers are the epitome of fresh, never frozen, ground chuck! Get the Panther Burger for the Brookwood Panthers.

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(Source: Henry’s Burgers & Cream, Inc. Facebook)

23. Lemley’s Tiger Hut

Try the Tiger Burger with bacon and fresh veggies!

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(Source: Chad Miller)

24. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

If you love brisket why not put it on your burger? That’s what Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint did and it’s incredible. Whatever’s in that Sweet Dixie Sauce is perfection!

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(Source: Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint Instagram)

If you have a burger suggestion you think should be on the list, EMAIL A PHOTO (that you’ve taken) plus a DESCRIPTION OF THE BURGER to jwood@wbrc.com.

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