The Best Burgers in America

There are burgers and then there are restaurant burgers: those over-the-top concoctions built for maximum wow and deliciousness. We tapped the country's top chefs -- all recent regional winners of prestigious James Beard Awards -- to share the burgers they devour most on their home turf.

Compiled by Sarah Karnasiewicz, Photography by Charles Masters

Kobe beef burger
Charles Masters
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9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

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