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

Bocado Burger Steak
Charles Masters
2. Bocado Burger Steak

It's a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let's face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

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