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

Sirloin burger
Charles Masters
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10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You'll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

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