Restaurant Review – Cool Al’s Jackson, MS

Cool Al’s didn’t get all those awards just because the location is convenient and the staff treats you like family.  Folks, Cool Al’s is the real deal when it comes to burgers.  Here are just a few of its awards the past couple of years:

2008 Jackson Free Press Best of Jackson
#1 Best Fry
#1 Best Veggie Burger
#2nd Best Local Burger
# 3rd Best Vegetarian Options

Southern Living Favorite – Southern Living Magazine 2003, 2004, 2005
P.E.T.A. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) -Garden Burger

Best of Jackson Awards Voted:
“Best Burger” and “Best Veggie Burger” 2004
“Best Burger” and “Best Veggie Burger” 2005

Vegeterian Times: “Stamps Superburger for the Jamaican and West African Veggie Burgers”

And the list goes on.

One of my favorite things to do on a weekend when I’m home alone is to order the large Garden Burger with sauteed onions and mushrooms to go.  I should mention that they will tell you that it will be ready in 20 minutes, but I’ve always had to wait when I showed up there 20 minutes later.  Anyway, I take that monster veggie burger home and eat half of it while I watch some sporting event on the tube.  I take the other half (except the bun) and refrigerate until suppertime when I crumble and mix it with a can of tomato sauce, and then simmer while the spaghetti is cooking.  You know the rest of the story.

4654 McWillie Drive
Jackson, MS
10 am – 9 pm

One response to “Restaurant Review – Cool Al’s Jackson, MS

  1. COOL AL’S HAS THE WORST SERVICE I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED. I’ve lived in Jackson off and on for 20 years and recently this restaurant has spiraled downward. The people who work their do NOT care about the customers. Yes, they can make a good burger, but is a burger worth 1.5 hour wait and $8 or $9 ? To me, the answer is no. The staff is borderline rude. The atmosphere is not friendly. It is not a place to “hang out” on top of it all. As someone who believes in Jackson, it is sad to see such a promising business FAIL in customer service and will eventually fail completely. Do not support them. They don’t care. Make your own burger.

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