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

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller's caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Makes: 4 servings

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