The Best Burgers in Birmingham

The OpenTable Team

Birmingham, Alabama’s acclaimed food scene brings together many of the most inspiring culinary treasures of the south, from Gulf seafood to pork-based barbecue and boiled peanuts to banana pudding. Local foodies and visitors alike embrace such southern comfort food in restaurants from fine-dining establishments to corner cafes. But sometimes we all want to dine on an all-American classic that transcends any north-south-east-west distinctions – a truly great burger. So many of Birmingham’s best chefs feature at least one burger on their menus, some elevating them with fancy toppings and others presenting meticulously perfected classics. But where do the smartest, savviest diners go when they want the best burger in Birmingham? We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants to find the top burger spots according to OpenTable’s most experienced diners. We think every burger aficionado in Birmingham should book a table at one or more of these wonderful restaurants a.s.a.p.

Restaurants:Five Bar Birmingham, Bistro V, Fancy's on 5th
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Birmingham

Five Bar Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
55 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fun
The eclectic Birmingham eatery Five Bar is famous among local foodies for its weekend jazz brunch. Most notably, BuzzFeed named it the best brunch in Alabama in 2017. The restauranRead more
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Alabama
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Bistro V

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
798 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Bistro V presents lunch and dinner Mondays through Saturdays at its lofty, light-filled venue beside Vestavia Place. It has an upscale-casual vibe, with an open kitchen where dinerRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Alabama

Fancy's on 5th

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
64 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Fancy’s on 5th claims two specialties – burgers and oysters – and designed its eclectic, cheerful space around the matching theme of land and sea. Original art within the raw-brickRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Alabama
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Roots & Revelry

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
384 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
Roots & Revelry is the brainchild of acclaimed local chef and co-owner Brandon Cain, who found a glorious space for his approachable fine-dining concept inside the restored Thomas Read more
83% recommended
Brunch in Alabama
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BrickTop's - Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
962 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
BrickTop’s, a Nashville-based chain of eight upscale-casual restaurants, opened its first location in Alabama in the summer of 2019. It proved an immediate hit with local dinners aRead more
95% recommended
Lunch in Alabama

Village Tavern Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
1,783 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Village Tavern’s lengthy lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus all feature comprehensive arrays of classic American comfort food made 100-percent from scratch. This includes eightRead more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Alabama
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
1,000 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a large nationwide chain, claims as its specialties 21-day-aged steaks, sustainable seafood and top-notch burgers. Options for diners seeking one of theRead more
90% recommended
American in Alabama

Ragtime Cafe

$$$$·Italian·
Birmingham
Diners looking for ample choices among their burger options find a lot to love at Ragtime Café in Birmingham. Its lengthy all-day menu dedicates a full section to burgers, with 11 Read more
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Grille 29 Birmingham

$$$$·American·
Birmingham
992 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Sophisticated cuisine with diverse southern, Californian and global influences is the signature of Grille 29 in Birmingham, as well as its sister restaurant in Huntsville. With itsRead more
92% recommended
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