Classic American: Burgers Vol. 2

by Brandi Perry

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

Stamps Super Burgers – 1801 Dalton Street
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

Sal & Mookie’s – 565 Taylor Street
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

Beatty Street Grocery – 101 Beatty Street
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

One Block East – 642 Tombigbee Street
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. 

 

CS's in midtown Jackson is known for its burgers and atmosphere
CS’s. Image: Meghan Garner

CS’s – 1359 1/2 North West Street.
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. 

Lou’s. Image: Jim Albritton

Lou’s Full-Serv – 904B East Fortification St. Jackson
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, Barrelhouse, Aladdin or Capitol Grill

Related: Classic American: Burgers Vol. 1

*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. 

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