The 101 Best Burgers in America (Slideshow)
101) The Soul Burger, Earnestine & Hazel’s, Memphis, Tenn.
100) Beef and Bacon Burger, RickyBobby, San Francisco, Calif.
99) Superburger, Jim-Denny’s, Sacramento, Calif.
98) Dyer’s Double, Dyer’s, Memphis, Tenn.
97) Double Burger, Irv's Burger, West Hollywood, Calif.
96) Double Hamburger, Hunter House Hamburgers, Birmingham, Michigan
95) Cashew Burger, Anchor Bar and Grill, Superior, Wisconsin
94) Juicy Lucy, 5-8 Club, Minneapolis, Minn.
93) Tap Room Burger, Schafly Tap Room, St. Louis, Mo.
92) Cheeseburger, Town Topic, Kansas City
91) Bacon Double Cheeseburger, Gilley's PM Lunch, Portsmouth, N.H.
90) The Burger, J.M. Curley, Boston
89) Cheeseburger with Fried Onions, White Hut, West Springfield, Mass.
88) The Big Tasty, Tasty Burger, Boston
87) Sirloin Burger, The Lambs Club, New York, NY
86) Supper Burger, Supper, Philadelphia
85) Baltimore Burger, The Abbey Burger Bistro, Baltimore
84) Bacon-Onion Blue Cheeseburger, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Washington, D.C.
83) Double Bypass Burger, Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas
82) Thunder Burger, Thunder Burger, Washington, D.C.
81) The Burgamo, Alla Spina, Philadelphia
80) Chapman Burger, Laura's Little Burger Joint, Decatur, Mich.
79) The All American, 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church, Va.
78) Butcher's Cut, Flip Burger Boutique, Atlanta
77) The Classic Burger, Hopdoddy Burger Bar (Austin, TX)
76) Black Angus Burger, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Miami
75) The Woodstock, Burger Up (Nashville)
74) John T Burger, Hog & Hominy, Memphis
73) Fat Mo's Burger, Fat Mo's (Nashville)
72) Cowbell Burger, Cowbell, New Orleans
71) Gabby Burger, Gabby's Burgers and Fries, Nashville
70) The Burger, The Company Burger, New Orleans, La.
69) Mustang Sally, Burger & Beer Joint, Miami
68) B.B. Burger, That One Spot Eatery, Ocoee, Fla.
67) Hog Wild Burger, Oblivion Taproom, Orlando, Fla.
66) Half-Pound Niman Ranch Cheeseburger, Mustards Grill, Napa, Calif.
65) Sirloin Burger, Le Tub, Hollywood, Fla.
64) Double Chili Cheeseburger, The Varsity (Atlanta)
63) The Special, Stanich's Tavern, Portland, Ore.
62) Hubcap Decker, Hubcap Grill, Houston, Tex.
61) Best Damn Grass Fed Cheeseburger, 4505 Burgers & Barbecue, San Francisco, Calif.
60) Double Bacon Cheeseburger, Hodad's, San Diego, Calif.
59) Röckenwagner Pretzel Burger, 3 Square Café + Bakery, Venice, Calif.
58) Cozy Burger, The Cozy Inn, Salina, Kan.
57) Onion-Fried Burger, Sid’s Diner, El Reno, Ok.
56) Original Solly Burger, Solly's Grille, Milwaukee, Wis.
55) The Duane Purvis All-American, Triple XXX Family Restaurant, West Lafayette, Ind.
54) Tostado Burger, Chris Madrid’s, San Antonio, Tex.
53) Griddled Burger, Edzo’s, Chicago, Ill.
52) The DuMont Burger, DuMont Burger, Brooklyn, New York
51) Double Winstead, Winstead’s (Kansas City, Mo.)
50) Cheeseburger, Burger Joint, New York, NY
49) Steak House Burger, Brindle Room, New York, NY
48) Cheeseburger on French Bread, Rotier's, Nashville, Tenn.
47) Hop Frog, Poe's Tavern, Sullivan's Island, S.C.; Atlantic Beach, Fla.
46) Dick’s Deluxe, Dick’s Drive-In (Seattle)
45) Ghetto Burger, Ann's Snack Bar, Atlanta, Ga.
44) Sliders, White Manna, Hackensack, N.J.
43) Local Grass-Fed Burger, Craigie on Main, Cambridge, Mass.
42) Hut’s Favorite, Hut's Hamburgers, Austin, Tex.
41) Frita Cubana, El Mago de las Fritas, West Miami, Florida
40) The Classic 8oz, 8oz Burger Bar, Multiple Locations
39) Bill’s Burger, Becks Prime, Houston
38) The Down Low Burger, Mar'Sel, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
37) Hamburger, Pie n' Burger, Pasadena, Calif.
36) F.T.W., Grill Em All (Los Angeles)
35) The Original Redcoat Special Hamburger, Redcoat Tavern; Royal Oak, Michigan
34) The Prime Meats Burger, Prime Meats, Brooklyn, New York
33) Chargrilled Burger, The Spotted Pig, New York, NY
32) Whiskey King Burger, Village Whiskey, Philadelphia
31) The Dirty South Burger, Chuck's Burgers & Frites, Raleigh, N.C.
30) Hell’s Fury Burger, The Vortex, Atlanta
29) Cheeseburger, Au Cheval, Chicago
28) The Cadillac, P.J. Clarke's, New York, NY
27) Bacon Cheeseburger, The Little Owl, New York, NY
26) Bistro Burger, Corner Bistro, New York, NY
25) The Original db Burger, db Bistro Moderne, New York, NY
24) PYT Burger, PYT, Philadelphia
23) Hamburger, Zuni Café, San Francisco
22) Hamburger, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Tex.
21) Cheeseburger, Gott's Roadside, San Francisco
20) Steamed Cheeseburger, Ted's, Meriden, Conn.
19) Big Devil, Ray’s to the Third, Arlington, Va.
18) Sirloin Beef Burger, Sketch Burger, Philadelphia
17) Sliders, White Rose System, Linden, N.J.
16) Bill's Burger, Bill's Bar & Burger, New York, NY
15) Le Pigeon Burger, Le Pigeon, Portland, Ore.
14) Jucy Lucy, Matt's Bar, Minneapolis
13) Cheeseburger, Husk, Charleston, S.C.
12) Lola, B Spot Burgers, Ohio, Various Locations
11) Cheeseburger, JG Melon, New York, NY
10) Hickoryburger, The Apple Pan, Los Angeles
9) The Original Burger, Louis’ Lunch, New Haven, Conn.
8) Bash Style, Burger & Barrel, New York, NY
7) Double Cheeseburger, Holeman & Finch Public House, Atlanta
6) Build-Your-Own Burger, Burger Bar, Las Vegas
5) Green Chile Cheeseburger, Santa Fe Bite, Santa Fe, N.M.
4) The Father's Office Burger, Father's Office, Los Angeles
3) Black Label Burger, Minetta Tavern, New York, NY
2) Luger Burger, Peter Luger, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1) Kuma Burger, Kuma's Corner, Chicago

101) The Soul Burger, Earnestine & Hazel’s, Memphis, Tenn.

The building that houses Earnestine's & Hazel's supposedly started as a pharmacy in the ‘30s and was owned by Abe Plough, the man who would invent Coppertone suntan lotion. Rich from his invention, Plough gave the building to two hairstylists (sisters) operating upstairs who used another of his products to straighten hair. Their names? Earnestine and Hazel. They turned the spot into a café, one said to be visited by musicians like B.B. King, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry after gigs at a nearby club. Food wasn't the only thing people stopped in for — there was also supposedly a brothel upstairs. After being boarded up in the 1970s, it was reopened in 1993 by Russell George, who until he died last year, hosted an amazing atmosphere with a fantastic jukebox in a bar whose every step creaks, and whose every inch holds the tantalizing smell of the incredible slow-cooked “soul burgers” the joint is known for. Thin, perfectly seared, and served on a soft white bun, it’s given a couple squirts of Worcestershire-kicked sauce as it cooks, and is the perfect accompaniment to a night out.