Southern Living magazine has compiled a list of the finest hamburgers in the South, and it includes a beloved favorite in Mobile, as well as another gem from rural Jackson, both located in South Alabama.
Butch Cassidy’s Café in Mobile has been recognized as one of “the South’s most beloved burger joints” by the magazine.
AL.com readers are surely acquainted with this establishment as it has been featured in our list of the best burgers in Mobile, as well as in our list of the top burgers in Alabama. Additionally, it has also been included in our compilation of 25 must-try burgers in Alabama.
What sets it apart and makes it truly unique?
In downtown Mobile, Alabama, there is a homegrown restaurant that has gained quite a reputation for its iconic dish – the Butch Burger. According to Southern Living’s Tara Massouleh McCay, this 7-ounce burger is a force to be reckoned with. Topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, and precisely four pickles, it’s a winning combination that has kept this neighborhood favorite bustling since 1993.
Ed’s Drive-In, located in Jackson, Clarke County, west of Monroeville, is another Alabama burger joint that made it onto the list.
Ed’s drive-in has been a beloved establishment in Jackson, Alabama since 1964. According to McCay, this classic drive-in has stood the test of time and continues to thrive under the ownership of Julia and Justin Brooks. The couple’s love for the place blossomed through numerous dates at Ed’s. Despite the passing years, Ed’s has managed to retain its original charm. The hand-pressed hamburger remains a top favorite among customers, closely followed by their renowned steak sandwich. This mouthwatering delight features a country-fried hamburger steak patty garnished with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
Southern Living has included a variety of destinations on their list. Some of the notable additions are:
– The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its stunning architecture and beautiful gardens.
– Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, a luxurious resort that offers farm-to-table dining and outdoor activities.
– The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, a charming waterfront resort with picturesque views and a relaxing atmosphere.
– The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in Amelia Island, Florida, a beachfront retreat with world-class amenities and impeccable service.
– The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a historic hotel and resort famous for its elegant décor and extensive range of activities.
These destinations offer a mix of natural beauty, exceptional accommodations, and unique experiences that make them stand out among the best in the South. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, outdoor adventures, or a taste of Southern hospitality, these places have something for everyone.
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