Top 5 Best Burgers in Macon

Preparing a great Burger is more than just cooking, its almost an art form. In Macon, you can find the Picasso of burgers and a few other very noteworthy options for Burger Art.  As expected, our survey on the Top 5 Best Burgers in Macon was extremely popular. The votes were tallied, our Gatekeeper's sampled the finalists and here our the results. 

1. The Rookery

Of course The Rookery has to top our list for best burgers in town. A culinary force in Macon, The Rookery is always packed full with Maconites chowing down on the best thing on the menu: the burgers. With a whole page of the menu dedicated to this very Amercian food, the Rookery knows how to do a burger right! Some of our favorites are the Ray Charles (a classic pairing of pepperjack cheese, applewood smoked bacon and gaucamole), the Johnny Jenkins (pimento cheese and pickles), Dr. John (fried egg-need we say more) and if you're feeling spicy the Jerry Reed will knock your socks off. 

543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201
(478) 746-8658

2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries 

If you're new to the delicacies of Five guys, regular burgers come with two patties and little ones come with one, and you can get as many toppings as you  want for free! Five Guys excels at the simple reliably tasty burger made with fresh quality ingredients. Their old-school approach to making burgers has made them a force within the high stakesworld of burger franchises.  They do have fries right in their name, so one star on the menu is the French fries.  You don't know the full potential of these simple deep fried potatoes until you've tried Five Guys' fries. 

120 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd, Macon, GA 31210
(478) 474-0445

3. Miss Hattie's Kitchen

Miss Hattie's can deliver up some tasty eats- anything from Hamburger Steak to Lemon Cream Cheese Carrot Cake. So it should come as no surprise that their burger is one of the best kept secrets in town. The hand patted angus beer burger is piled high with onion rings and pickles. Perfectly juicy and cooked to perfection while gooey melted cheese, we whole-heartedly recommend you give it a try!

7248 Alexander Ave, Macon, GA 31210
(478) 994-1212

4. Locos Grill and Bar 

Locos has a lot of great food, but they have some of the best burgers. Their burgers are never frozen and cooked fresh to order. One of our favorites  is the Black and Bleu, what’s better than Bleu cheese, onion rings and Cajun Bistro (A spicy sauce) we recommend you put some mushrooms on that burger and take it to another level. If you really want to do it up right and maybe you just got a bonus or your tax return…add some BACON to that burger.You'll thank us later.  You can also have a standard fare burger by getting the “Redneck Deluxe” or you can go “Loco” and get any of the other fun choices. 

2440 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31204
(478) 745-8980

5. Big Picture Burgers

Even though they are located in Kathleen our survey clearly showed that Big Picture has some of the best burgers in the middle Georgia area. They earn bonus points for creativity alone- the decor is a movie buffs heaven and they always have a movie playing on the mini movie projector screen. All the burgers have movie themed names like Lord of the Rings, The Terminator and Casablanca.  The best part? They deliver! 

1114 GA-96, Kathleen, GA 31047
(478) 987-0512

Just Missed the List

These were some of our Gatekeeper's personal favorites, but they just did not get the survey votes that would have pushed them into the TOP 5.

Grey Goose Burger. Located on Forsyth Road this icon of Macon eateries always puts out a great Burger. While lacking the fancier options of some of the other contenders, the Grey Goose Burger is always in the running for a go to burger fix in Macon.


Cheers on Northside. When it comes to Bar Burgers Cheers is always a solid choice. Big, fat beef patties with enough grease to give it that bar made flavor, Cheers puts out a consistent burger that will take the edge of any long day of work and is best eaten with a cold beer chaser.

Honorable Mention

Billy's Clubhouse  got a LOT of votes, but when we personally went to sample the goods we found out that Billy's not longer serves food. Wait, What?!?  They still deserve a mention due to crowd support. Hey Billy's- How about you bring back those burger? Macon seems to still be loving it! 

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