Classic American: Burgers Vol. 2
Jackson is no stranger to delicious burgers. There are the old-timers, a few new kids on the block, and even a restaurant that established its fame as a pizza restaurant on this list.
There are definitely more than these six unique burger places in Jackson, but these are a start (check out more in volume one). Begin at the top and work your way through the burgers and culinary history in the capital city.
Stamps Super Burgers
1801 Dalton Street, West Jackson
Opened as a grocery store and meat market in 1970, it was several years before a griddle was installed at Stamps. In 1982, owner Al Stamps had a craving for a juicy hamburger and headed to his store to use the griddle he owned. The rest is history as the Stamps Super Burger was born. Since 1982, visitors from all over the country have come to Dalton Street to try what most call the best burger they’ve ever had. Not a beef eater? Try their vegetarian and turkey burger options.
Sal & Mookie’s
1200 Eastover Drive, The District
Sal & Mookie’s rushed on the culinary scene in 2007 and introduced Jackson to New York-style pizza. However, many people do not realize that they also offer a variety of incredible hamburgers. In addition to three half-pound specialty burgers, they also offer a half-pound turkey burger for a healthier option. The Bobby Flay would be considered their ultimate burger, complete with chipotle barbecue sauce, smoked gouda and honey pepper bacon.
Beatty Street Grocery
101 Beatty Street, Downtown
Opened in the 1940s, Beatty Street Grocery added a kitchen in 1947, and the rest is hamburger history. Super Beatty Burgers are 100% beef and can be ordered in a variety of sizes. Double the meat and add chili and cheese for a 12-ounce delicacy.
One Block East
642 Tombigbee Street, Downtown
One Block East is the quintessential dive bar with fantastic food and a cool atmosphere. Their Block Burgers are the main reason customers flock from all over the city and state. Almost as hot as the atmosphere here is the Kamikaze Burger. This burger brings the heat with pepper jack cheese, jalapeños and their signature “Block Hot” sauce.
1359 1/2 North West Street, Midtown
Opened in 1978 by Pat Boland, CS’s regularly serves politicians, artists and the regulars and visitors from across the country. The biggest seller on the burger menu is the Inez, complete with chili, cheese and jalapeños, popularized by college students coming in late on the weekends. Other burger specialties include the Suzy, the Joe B and Mushroom, in addition to the everyday burger.
904B East Fortification Street, Belhaven
Lou’s is seemingly the new kid on the burger block, having opened in the Belhaven Neighborhood in 2014. But just because it lacks longevity compared to a few others does not mean they lack in taste.
Three amazing burgers dot their menu, all bringing something spectacular to the table. Burger Number 7, the French Onion Burger and the D-Luxe Burger offer unique ingredients.
Need another burger? Try Hal & Mal’s, Fenian’s, Aladdin or Capitol Grill
*This site covers a variety of restaurants and cuisines, though not always in the same post. Is this list missing your favorites? Search the blog for more content.
A Jackson Original Hole-In-The-Wall Burger Joint
1801 Dalton Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39204 (601) 352-4555 Website
642 Tombigbee St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39201 (601) 944-0203 Website
Southern Inspired With a Casual, Vintage Industrial Vibe
904B E. Fortification St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39202 (601) 487-6359 Website
New York-Style Pizza, Sandwiches, Wings, Ice Cream & More
200 District Blvd.
Jackson, Mississippi 39211 (601) 368-1919 Website
Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint200 District Blvd.
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Dive Bar & Burgers, Locally Owned Since 1978
1359 N. West Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202 (601) 969-9482 Website
Sandwich Counter + Home of the Beatty Burger
101 Beatty St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39201 (601) 355-0514 Website