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“My Pick for Jackson's best Burger!”
Review of Cool Al's

Cool Al's
Ranked #93 of 391 Restaurants in Jackson
Price range: $5 - $10
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Reviewed December 27, 2009

My favorite burger...PERIOD! Other towns boast of a "favorite burger" joint, but they pale in comparison to Al's! This is it for the burger lover!!! Crumb snatcher (5oz), small (8oz) and "better be hungry for this" large (15oz!!) come as plain or loaded as you choose. Flavor is up to you with Al's special seasonings, and the meat is always cooked to perfection. Try his turkey burger on wheat (you just have to...at least once), a PETA praised veggie burger, or a variety of other specialties, including the vegetarian West African burger (yum!). Hand cut fries, rings, sweet potato chips or fries (LOVE them!), and homemade chili. Voted best burger many times over by Jackson Free Press readers.

Atmosphere is very "hole in the wall" (but that's a good thing in this case) with XM satellite's Jamaican channel or classic old school R&B always on...and cranked! Always friendly Al Stamps is easily spotted in the open "see what we do here" kitchen with a huge smile and greeting for his customers. Stamps' wife Kim is usually seen finishing off your burger to spec, and a number on the table gets food out to the right hungry mouth.

Expect a 15-20 minute wait (even when it's not very busy) because, lets' face it...perfection takes time. Call ahead if you are in a rush, especially at peak lunch and dinner times. Busier periods may garner you a 45 minute - one hour wait.

Treat yourself. You deserve this. A ten will get you in and well fed, but bring a buck or two more: you may have to try the fries AND rings!! Cash and cards accepted. Open Mon-Saturday 10a-9p.

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