5 mouth-watering, must-try Birmingham burgers

Jack Brown’s Cobra Kai (cream cheese, jalapeño jelly and pickled jalapeños) is next-level good. Photo via Jack Brown’s on Facebook

National Burger Day is Thursday, May 28, and you already know we are celebrating. We’ve done a few Bham Now burger guides before, but the list just keeps getting bigger and better. Here are 5 Birmingham burgers you have to try, plus where to get them curbside. 🍔 *Warning: mouth-watering may occur.

1. The Melt Cheeseburger from Melt 🤤

  • Must-Try: The Melt Cheeseburger — Cheesy, melty, ooey-gooey two-patty goodness sandwiched between Texas toast with Matilda Sauce to boot. 
  • Address: Hoover | 5219 Peridot Place, Suite 3, Hoover, AL 35244 /// Avondale | 4105 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Hoover (OPEN for dine-in) | Sun-Thurs 10:30AM-9PM + Fri-Sat 10:30AM-10PM /// Avondale (OPEN for curbside only) | Tues-Sat 11AM-10PM + Sun-Mon CLOSED
  • Call: Hoover + Avondale | Menu | Facebook 

2. The Greg Brady at Jack Browns 🧀

  • Must-Try: The Greg Brady — A juicy burger topped with mac & cheese and BBQ chips. But let’s be honest, their whole menu is a must-try.  
  • Address: 2811 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Open daily from 11AM-10PM with limited dine-in seating + curbside pickup.
  • Call | Menu | Facebook 

3. The Hamburger Fonfon from Chez Fonfon 👨🏻‍🍳

  • Must-Try: The Hamburger Fonfon — One of the best Birmingham burgers topped with comté cheese, grilled red onions, lettuce tomato and pickles. *chef’s kiss*
  • Address: 2007 Eleventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: OPEN for curbside + call in only|Mon-Sat 11:30AM-8:30PM (Phones open at 11AM) + Sun CLOSED
  • Call | Menu | Facebook 

4. The Hero Burger from Hero Doughnuts 🇺🇸

  • Must-Try: The Hero Burger — A classic with an all-beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickle and their cracked sauce. Simple and So. Good.
  • Address: Homewood | 1701 1st Avenue S. Suite 135 /// Parkside | 1701 1st Avenue S. Suite 135
  • Hours: Both locations are open with limited indoor + outdoor seating 7AM-5PM. You can still order to-go food online or by calling the number below.
  • Call: Homewood + Parkside | Menu | Facebook 

5. The El Guapo Burger from Fancy’s on 5th 🌶️

  • Must-Try: El Guapo Burger — A spicy specialty burger with two 4oz ground chorizo/beef patties, chipotle aioli, tomato salsa fresco, fried jalapeños and pepper jack cheese all stacked between two fresh buns. Are you drooling yet?
  • Address: 430 41st St South, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: OPEN for curbside pick up only Tues-Sat 5-8PM + Sun-Mon CLOSED | Order online or call the number below
  • Call | Menu | Facebook 

Bonus Burger: The Andy Mac from Ashley Mac’s 🍔

  • Must-Try: The Andy Mac — the newest addition to the Ashley Mac menu, the Andy Mac is a delicious double patty burger with Havarti cheese, poppy’s pickles, chop sauce all on a brioche bun. Plus, you can add bacon, lettuce, tomato AND pimento.
  • Address: Currently, the burger is available at their Homewood, Cahaba Heights + Riverchase locations. Get the details on each location here.
  • Hours: The Andy Mac burger is only a Friday Special. You can order it online here on Fridays from 8:30AM until 3PM for Homewood + Riverchase and 5:30PM for Cahaba Heights. Be prepared, it sells out quick!
  • Call: Homewood, Riverchase + Cahaba Heights | Menu | Facebook 

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