Americans have a love affair with—and a colossal appetite for—hamburgers. From beefy sliders to hefty stacks of patties, we can’t get enough. In a 2022 survey by researcher OnePoll, self-identified hamburger enthusiasts said they gobble up about 5 burgers per month. And one-third of the respondents said they’d travel more than 40 miles for the perfect burger.
With so many great burger joints across the Midwest and South, you likely don’t have to drive far to satisfy your craving. Here are 10 amazing eateries that specialize in burgers ranging from classic comfort food to gourmet fare.