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The Best Burgers In Birmingham, Alabama
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The Best Burgers In Birmingham, Alabama

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Updated: 7 December 2016
Burgers are an American staple, so it’s fitting that Birmingham, one of Alabama’s largest cities, has a large variety of burger joints to choose from. We put together a list of the very best patties you can find in the city.
Flip Burger | ©  Ralph Daily/Flickr
Flip Burger | © Ralph Daily/Flickr

Flip Burger Boutique

This restaurant, led by creative director and chef Richard Blais, a Top Chef finalist, is one of the best spots in the South to grab a burger. When in Birmingham, visit Flip Burger Boutique for uniquely tasty burgers, shakes, and sides in a sleek, artfully designed venue with spacious white booths and modern furniture. They only use fresh ingredients that are both locally sourced and sustainably farmed, and we recommend trying their south-of-the-border tasting Oaxaca burger, Farmer’s burger, and sweet potato tots that come with coffee barbecue spice and blue cheese dressing. Wash down your meal with one of their N2 milkshakes while you enjoy the alternative beats playing from their Spotify playlist, which you can also follow (@flipburgerboutique).

Flip Burger Boutique, 220 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, +1 (205) 968-2000

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, & Shakes

Birmingham has two locations of this burger franchise, but don’t let its popularity or frequency make you question the taste and quality of its offerings. MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes has tons of locations peppered throughout the United States, and its no wonder that the chain has attracted such a large fanbase – their burgers, fries, and shakes are simply delicious. If you want a burger but are in a pinch for time, stop by here for great, tasty portions with reasonable prices. We recommend ordering the black bean veggie burger, sweet potato fries, and a Southern staple drink, sweet tea.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, & Shakes, 2112 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, +1(205) 224-5644

Deep fried Oreos | © Meg Lauber/Flickr
Deep fried Oreos | © Meg Lauber/Flickr

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

For a great hangout spot with unique craft beers and impressive burgers, visit this restaurant/bar opened by two good friends. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint has a fun, casual atmosphere that makes it a great spot for good food and good times. Try their signature burgers, such as the Danny Laruso burger topped with their special cream cheese and jalapeño jelly, or another customer favorite, the Greg Brady Burger. Get sweet potato fries or barbecue chips on the side to accompany your burger, and for dessert, be sure to try their decadent deep-fried Oreo.

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, 2811 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, +1(205) 203-4512

Chilli cheese tots | © hmmlargeart/Flickr
Chilli cheese tots | © hmmlargeart/Flickr

BYOB Rocks

This spot is an exciting and lively place, focusing on delivering you the best of Birmingham’s music and burger scene. BYOB Rocks, which helps you build your own burger for an optimal tasting experience, is based on the local music scene in the city – they only play music from Birmingham bands, and the walls are covered with the history of the area’s music scene. In terms of food, try the Highlander, a turkey burger that is served on a brioche bun, the Giant Burger, and some chilli cheese tots. BYOB Rocks always has great events going on throughout the week, such as trivia nights or open karaoke.

BYOB Rocks, 720 29th Street South, Birmingham, AL, +1(205) 530-2962

View from Tip Top Grill | © Wally Argus/Flickr
View from Tip Top Grill | © Wally Argus/Flickr

Tip Top Grill

If you prefer to enjoy your burgers with a breathtaking view, then this restaurant located in what used to be a gas station is the spot for you. Tip Top Grill, located on top of a mountain in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Birmingham, is a casual little spot to grab a bite in the open air. The food is tasty and reasonably priced, and in addition to burgers, they serve up great hot dogs. Trek up here to watch the sunset while you indulge in a tasty burger, and don’t forget to bring your trusty cameras or smartphones for pictures of this one-of-a-kind experience.

Tip Top Grill, 588 Shades Crest Road, Birmingham, AL, +1(205) 978-8677