Staggs - Possibly the best burgers in Alabama
Staggs is a hole-in-the-wall joint in East Florence that serves the best burgers I have ever tasted. This place is old Florence; it’s been around as long as I can remember. It’s located in an old part of town, a part that’s not as frequented as it used to be, but Staggs is popular enough that, although its no longer on a regularly beaten path, they get plenty of business.
They grind their own beef every morning, so you know it is good and fresh. The burgers are quite large as well. I can rarely down a whole one, especially with I get it with all the fixin’s. Beware though; the beef is fresh, but by no means lean. It’s quite a greasy burger, but, of course, that just makes it tastier. They also have other food, but to what that food is, I’m oblivious. I only go for the burgers and fries.
They are open from 5:30am-2:00pm, so they have breakfast as well. I’ve heard it’s pretty good too, but again, I’ve only been for the burgers. It’s a shame that they’re only open until 2, the burgers would make a good supper.
Staggs is a super casual place, and comes off kind of dirty (hence the four stars). Regulars are construction/city worker types that just stop through on their lunch break. So, don’t go in expecting a gourmet meal. You stand in line and order, then sit and eat (if there’s room). They are really busy so expect to stand in a line (nothing too drastic) unless you call in an order. However, it’s worth it; they’re cheap and amazingly tasty. [more ]