No visit to Auburn-Opelika is complete until you've tried at least one of these tasty burgers. Enjoy this guide to delicious and unique burger creations by the talented chefs of Auburn-Opelika. From old favorites to new creations, this list is every burger lovers' dream. Be sure to use the hashtag #AOBurgerTrail and let us know your favorites!

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Little Darling Burger Co.

"Smash Burger"

Located within Hey Day Market, Little Darling's delightfully classic, all-American smash burgers come as a single or double patty, topped with American cheese, Little Darling's super-secret sauce, caramelized onions, and house-made pickles. Grab a side of sea-salted French fries to dip in one of their many delicious homemade sauces.

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"Juicy Lucy"

A Lucy’s best-seller, the Juicy Lucy features bacon and onion marmalade, poblano aioli, and sharp white cheddar. Perfectly paired with one of their signature artisanal cocktails and cozy, familiar atmosphere. Served Tuesday-Sunday during dinner and during brunch on weekends.

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“Original Acre Burger”

The Acre Burger is topped with charcoal onion jam, arugula, Acre bacon, and melted white cheddar, served on a brioche bun. Chef David Bancroft and his team bring classic favorites to the table with fresh, innovative flavors and artistic presentations. Their burger is an example of just that.

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The Waverly Local

"The Burger"

The Waverly Local burger is double stack patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, herb mayo, and Wickles pickles. The Waverly Local has been described as “seasonally inspired, simple southern fare amidst mid-century modern decor in a beautifully repurposed garage setting.” There is something for every member of the family in this creative dining experience.

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The Plaza

"All-American Burger"

Auburn Plaza Bar and Lounge is a restaurant located in Midtown. Their burger consists of double stack patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and Wickles pickles.  They serve delicious meals and even better deals. Stop by to get a drink and mouth-watering dishes.

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Zazu Gastropub

"Pimento Cheese Burger"

The Pimento Cheese Burger consists of an 8 oz blend burger, smoked pimento cheese, house made bacon, fried onions, lettuce, and tomato on a sweet Texas bun. Zazu Gastropub focuses on fresh local ingredients to create fine dining cuisine in a laid-back, pub-like atmosphere. They make everything from scratch that they can and try to use as many local ingredients as possible!

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Niffer's Place

"Niff Jr. Nifferized"

With two great locations to serve you in the Auburn-Opelika area, Niffer’s Place opened with the concept of having good food for an excellent value in a fun atmosphere. The Niff Jr. has cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack, Swiss and is topped with a fried egg and bacon. At Niffer's you can pick your protein from an abundance of selections. Whether you want a 1/2 pound fresh beef burger, vegetarian, vegan, or black bean burger, Niffer's is your place to go. Also ask your server to "Nifferize" any of their famous burgers or sandwiches to double the protein. A true experience!

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The Hound

"Bison Burger"

The Hound is a family-owned restaurant and bar featuring over-the-top American classics, top shelf bourbon, and 28 craft beers on tap. The Bison Burger consists of all natural ground bison, roasted mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and tobacco onions, all delightful places on a griddled kaiser roll and served with house cut fries. Pair the burger with one of their crafty cocktails, an on-tap beer, or select from their extensive whiskey list. 

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Southern Oak

"Southern Oak Burger"

A relaxing oasis tucked away in the beauty of Grand National, Southern Oak grill is known for their "southern flavors and hospitality from our family to yours." The Southern Oak Burger comes with certified angus beef, bacon jam, pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato, and tobacco onion. Choose from a variety of sides to pair with your burger such as house fries, roasted brussels, pimento cheese grits, sauteed collards, and more.

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Shelia C's Burger Barn

"The Jumbo Burger"

Sheila C’s Burger Barn has been a favorite of Auburn-Opelika locals for just over 11 years. A lowkey eatery that offers hearty burgers that are freshly made and have that homemade flavor. Their burger is a 6 oz patty dressed with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. Grab a side of fries and a homemade milkshake to complete your meal.


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