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Jul 27, 2009 10:45 AM

Bham Burgers

Need suggestions for best hamburgers in Birmingham.

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    1. re: pinotboy

      One other that I didn't see in the other thread is Hamburger Heaven on east side just off I-20 (don't have address, but it's been there seems like forever, so should be an easy find from GPS or yellowpages). It's my favorite in BHM! Great taste, messy with great "special sauce"! Everything a great hamburger should be!!

      1. re: RetiredPowerGuy

        It's actually a small local chain (4 stores) with that location plus 3 others. I still haven't tried it yet. Milo's sauce has kind of turned me off to local Alabama chains with special sauce on their burgers and frozen crinkle-cut fries.

        1. re: Dax

          I agree, Dax. In the nine years I've lived here, I've come to realize you have to be a native to rave about Milo's burgers or -- especially -- Milo's tea.
          Drinking water stained dark with tannic acid provides more flavor than Milo's tea.

          1. re: Big Daddy

            I must be missing something......what's Milo's got to do with Hamburger Heaven?

          2. re: Dax

            I'm a native...and Milo's rules!!!

            1. re: JefferyHunt

              I agree Jeffery! The char on the patty is great, plus I love the little extra bits they pile on. The bun is the perfect consistency for the grilled onions & sauce. It doesn't disintegrate like some buns. The pickles are a perfect compliment as well. And the sauce . . . well, it's just unique which makes it fabulous.

              As far as the Hamburger Heaven sauce???? It's a combo of mustard and ketchup with a hint of worchestershire sauce. What's so spectacular about that? I can do that at home.

              1. re: JefferyHunt

                Personally, I think the sauce is over-the-top and there was burgers in town that are infinitely better. It's not a bad fast food burger at all, but if I'm going to waste the calories on something like a greasy fast food burger, I would actually rather have one of those Becky's South cheeseburgers or one of the Golden Rule double greasebombs.

                1. re: Dax

                  You know, it's a shame that I work right here at UAB and have never tried Becky's. From what I understand, there is little to no seating there, and I like to eat my burgers while they're hot! By the time I get back to my office, I'm afraid the hamburger would be cold. There's nothing worse than a cold burger.

                  1. re: sheilal

                    The one in the gas station in Avondale, there were like 2-3 tables but it's a gas station so ... also the woman there told me that "Becky" is no longer associated with either restaurant, except she opened both at some point. The one at the gas station tasted a little better than the one at 20th and 8th. Either way, they're not cooked to order but a good greasy fix.