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

Blue cheese and fig burger
Charles Masters
7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It's a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

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