(USA TODAY & WZZM)-- Laura Bly, Jayne Clark, Rebecca Heslin and Kitty Bean Yancey compiled this list of the top 51 burger joints in the nation.
Grand Rapids' own Cottage Bar and Restaurant, located at 18 LaGrave Ave. SE, took the honor in Michigan.
Callaghan's Irish Social Club, a '40s pub-turned-restaurant in Mobile, came up with its signature "L.A. burger" (as in Lower Alabama) to use up leftover sausage from Sunday brunch. Spicy Conecuh pork sausage, an artisanal gold standard made nearby, is mixed into beef patties and dressed with pepper jack cheese, spicy mustard and coleslaw to cool it all off. The favorite of local law enforcement is the Wednesday special, but get there early the line forms before the doors open at 11. It often sells out within an hour.