1. DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS
What could be more mouthwatering than a duo of Sugar Rush doughnuts? Take those fluffy rings of goodness, shove a thick, juicy burger patty in the center, then layer on gooey cheese and bacon. A little bit salty, a little bit sweet and altogether amazing!
LoDa Bier Garten • 251 Dauphin St. 287-6871.
2. FANCY AND FEISTY
If Scarlett O’Hara and John Wayne had a baby, it would cut its teeth on this delicious burger, with chichi Southern pimiento cheese and smoked tomato jam slathered over hearty beef and bacon.
Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina • 27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach. 981-7305.
3. MY BIG FAT GREEK BURGER
At Mediterranean Sandwich Company, the American classic goes Greek. A flavorful deep-fried homemade falafel patty and lettuce, tomatoes and onions are packed into a fresh pita pocket, ladled with creamy tzaziki sauce. Opa!
Mediterranean Sandwich Co. • 274 Dauphin St. 545-3161 • 2502-2 Schillinger Road S. 725-0126 6890 • US Highway 90, Daphne. 621-2271
4. MARY HAD A LITTLE
Fairhope favorite Locals offers a unique build-your-own option. And when we say “unique, ” we’re talking bison, wild game, black bean veggie versions and more! But, the eatery also creates their own signature assemblages as well, including the surprisingly tasty Wade’s Lamb burger, with a 5.5-ounce patty of – you-guessed-it – lamb topped with Sweet Home Farm cheese and mint aioli stacked on fresh-baked focaccia.
Locals • 410 Fairhope Ave. 517-9043
photo by elise Poché