This unassuming 'van'—actually a bare-bones cafe—serves the best burgers in ‘bama. Open only for weekday lunch, Vicki’s welcomes locals taking a break from the office with hot patties griddled on a flat top until they’re crust outside and juicy within. Available in 8, 6 or 4oz sizes and topped simply with mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomato and onions, all burgers come with a melty cap of good ol’ American cheese.
The hamburger is the succulent, perfectly-plotted lunch or dinner on the road. With a ground beef patty perfectly cooked to your specifications, cheese sweating and melting on top of it, layers of coolly protected lettuce and tomato, and maybe a few thin circles of onion—plus whatever special sauce or condiment the burger joint offers—and you are in a protein-filled heaven. The bun, whether dotted with sesame seeds or a sweet brioche, provides the clutchable way to eat this without fork or plate, and that’s everything when you’re hungry on your roadtrip and stopping for a speedy bite… or even still driving. We’ve got you covered for the best burgers in some of our country’s biggest metropolitan areas: Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin. But when your path takes you through the loneliest road in America, or a beautiful seaside roadway in California, or any of our best roadtrips in this nation, you’ll want advice for where to stop for a best burger. So here is our list of the best burgers in every state: 50 of them! Summer goal: visit them all.