The perfect burger – what exactly is that? It’s all down to individual tastes, of course, but we would safely guess the answer lays somewhere between ingredients, cooking, flavours and presentation.
As for the best of burgers in the state, all you have to do is scroll down through our list of the top 25 in Mississippi, kick-start the hunger pangs, and imagine the aromas. One, two, three – go!
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Located in the heart of Jackson, Fine & Dandy does classy American diner-style grub. Fine & Dainty is pure indulgence – creamy Burrata cheese, tomato pesto and fresh basil. One bite and you’ll see why this is one of the best burgers in Mississippi.
Best known for its house-made craft beers and other local brews, this cosy pub also has a delicious food menu of classic American cuisine with a Southern pub twist. Case in point? Their burger, which is a lesson in all things tasty. Their signature cheeseburger is pure Angus beef with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle on a brioche bun.
The burgers here are made fresh daily and topped with only the freshest ingredients for a seriously great burger. There’s lots of great things on the menu (including very good po’boys) but it’s hard to look past the classic burger.
It comes with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, comeback dressing, lettuce, and tomato on a soft roll.
This homey burger joint always hits the spot. Keep things classic with the Old Fashioned (homemade chili, shredded mixed cheese, yellow onion & mustard on a regular bun) or spice it up with the Flamethrower: sirloin steak burger with sautéed onions, jalapeños, pepper jack cheese & ranch on a jalapeno cheddar bun.
They focus on keeping things simple with the freshest beef and the tastiest home made buns. The burger is loaded up with cheese that absolutely melts into your mouth.
Each component of the burger – from the soft buns to the dripping American cheese – combines for an absolute powerhouse of a cheeseburger.
Mugshots Grill & Bar is a family-friendly, lively restaurant and bar with several locations, so you’ll never be too far away from their famous burgers. The tender beef is grilled and served on their signature toasted sourdough bun, offered with countless toppings all inspired by the “Mugs” guests throughout the years.
Burger Basket is classic American style food with really good burgers and some proper tasty seafood. The burgers are big so you’ll want to come with a serious appetite but one thing is for sure… You will be leaving with a big smile on your face.
One bite and you’ll realise why this is one of the best burgers in Mississippi.
Dine in or get your burger to takeaway from the drive-thru at this Tupelo burger joint that never disappoints. The menu is small and compact, yet has exactly what you need. Which is a super tasty burger! Choose from a single, double or triple beef burger – get triple patties only if you can handle a serious feast.
Burger Burger on the wall, who has the tastiest burger of them all? You won’t be able to resist the burgers here at this charmingly old school place with a history dating back to 1987. After closing and then reopening, Burger Burger yet again has a loyal following of local burger eaters who flock here (from 11am-3pm only, mind!) for a juicy homemade burger.
Abe’s Grill has been a local institution for over 42 years on Highway 72, so swing off and pig out on their famous beef burgers. The burgers are big enough to fill even the hungriest of bellies, yet still perfectly sized that you can fit a bite in your mouth in one go. Perfection? You betcha.
Zip’s Cafe has all you could ever want from a burger joint and more. Like, insanely juicy and tasty burgers topped with gooey cheese, chilli and crispy onions. Burgers are no fuss, just perfectly griddle smashed to retain all the flavour and juices and cooked to order. Friendly service is the cherry on top.
Sidestreet Burgers is a gourmet burger restaurant that focuses on its core ingredients of premium beef and freshly baked buns for the tastiest creations in town. With toppings such as hickory smoked bacon, you’re in for a real treat.
The freshly grilled burgers and soft buns are so good that you could eat one seven days a week – and look, we wouldn’t judge you.
A burger bar, taco bar and beer bar all in one, with wonderfully gourmet burgers that come laden down with toppings ranging from Pepper Jack cheese to creamy peanut butter and bacon, or even mac and cheese. If you like a burger that’s stacked with just the right amount of toppings and dripping jus and cheese, this is the place for you.
Laid Back Burger Shack in Florence is anything but laid back when it comes to their burgers: the amount of pride and passion in these burgers goes above and beyond. Whether you go for a classic bacon and cheese or order the Steak House (with fried onion strings, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese on Texas toast), you’ll leave here dreaming about your next visit.
Bulldog Burger was created with the goal of bringing the world’s best burger to Starkville, and we’ve gotta say, they’re doing an excellent job. Burgers are made with premium Angus beef and cooked to a perfect medium well, so there’s just the right amount of juices. Your only hard decision will be choosing which burger to order, with innovative toppings such as a spring roll filling or queso fondue.
When it comes to one of the best burgers in Mississippi, any Jackson local will point you in the direction of Stamps Super Burger. It’s a no-frills counter serve burger joint that’s been serving up delicious burgers for over 45 years.
From the soft buns to fresh pressed beef patties, the burgers here are on a whole other level.
Burger Barn’s fast food-style burgers have no frills to them; just a good ol’ burger that is made to juicy perfection. The menu has everything you could need from a simple burger joint – hamburger or cheeseburger, with the option to double up or even triple up. Add on chilli, pizza sauce or bacon for an extra level of flavour.
This is no ordinary burger restaurant – it perfectly combines a family friendly atmosphere with a lively bar, all while serving up outrageously good burgers. From signature creations like Lea and Perrin’s (marinated in the that tasty tangy sauce), their burgers are prepared with everything from pimento cheese to pineapple.
THE WHAMMY, three one-pound patties with all the trimmings, is the restaurants ultimate eating challenge.
With four locations in South Mississippi (and growing), you’ll more than likely find a Topher’s just around the corner – lucky you, as these burgers are unbelievably good. Their signature creation is an in-house ground patty with hickory smoked bacon, grilled onions, pepper jack cheese, American cheese, pickles, and Topher’s own sauce.
This friendly family-owned restaurant specialises in homemade hamburgers, pit smoked BBQ, and hand dipped milkshakes, but it’s those burgers that have gained Stafford’s the majority of its loyal fans. Buns are pillowy and fresh and the meat is juicy.
Just like the name of the restaurant itself, the burgers keep things simple without going overboard on toppings and taste absolutely out of this world. Dig into a cheeseburger or bacon and cheese, with the freshest hand pattied beef burgers and toppings. Choose to have it served up on either a white, wheat or sweet bun.
The Burger Shop has a huge varied menu that caters to all burger lover’s needs. Want to really push the boat out? Order the burger with tangy Sriracha slaw, or feast on the hearty ‘Dirty Rancher’ burger complete with bacon, Pepper Jack cheese, and a Southwestern omelette with cheese blend.
This small takeout restaurant is home to some seriously mighty burgers, where the food tastes just as good as it looks. They come stacked high and full of the good stuff you’d find in most burgers. The burgers here are generally thicker than normal beef patties. So, know that before ordering a double patty – it’s a beast.
Phillips Drive-In has been a Laurel tradition since 1948, and is known for its beautifully juicy beef patties. It’s a classic drive-thru spot where you can expect amazing burgers griddled with oozing American cheese.
Pro tip: call in your order ahead and simply drive to the front window to pick it up as soon as you get there!
When it comes to classic burgers in Mississippi, Mize Hamburger House is one burger joint that won’t let you down. It sources the tastiest ingredients they can find, and it shows in every delicious bite. The burger is so juicy, thick, packed full of flavour and well made that you’d be foolish to ignore it. Throw in great service and you have the perfect combination.
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