Cool Al’s

March 27, 2015

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As true Southerner’s, we love our food.  When we find a restaurant that caters to what we want, then we tend to shout it from the rooftops and invite all of our friends to join us!  That’s what I’m about to do – I’m about to invite you to Jackson so you can try Cool Al’s!  It’s right off of Northside Drive and it’s not much of a looker, but I heard that they had great vegetarian burgers.  Surprisingly, I never liked hamburgers when I ate meat, but since becoming a vegetarian, I cannot get enough burgers!  Black bean burgers are my absolute favorite and when I have the chance to try an authentic, homemade, black bean burger – I DO!


When we first arrived, we were somewhat surprised that there was no one in the restaurant actually eating.  This isn’t exactly the restaurant you go to for atmosphere.  There were a few people inside, but they were all waiting on their orders to-go and while we waited on our food, many people came in and out picking up to go orders.  There were also zero trash cans, which led me to believe that not a lot of people stay there to eat.


I heard that they had a great veggie burger, but I had no idea that I could expect an entire portion of the menu dedicated to Vegetarian/Vegan options!  I was ecstastic!  I ordered the Garden Burger with grilled onions and mushrooms, plus the spicy ginger tomato sauce on the side (the sauce never came, so I’m not sure what it tastes like, but it sounded delicious!)  Nick ordered the Jamaican Veggie Burger.  We were both very pleased with our meals and enjoyed how authentic and home made they were.  Of course, not all of it is homemade – their Pineapple Veggie Delight comes with a Boca Burger, but I’m definitely interested in giving it a try because it sounds delicious with grilled pineapple, bbq sauce, and a hint of spiciness.  We shared an order of their sweet potato tots topped with cinnamon and sugar.  We decided afterwards that we should probably choose a different side or get the tots without cinnamon and sugar to be on the healthier side.  I will say that this is not necessarily a “healthy” option, but it’s a great eating out option for a vegetarian when you want a satisfying burger!



We were also pleased with the price.  It wasn’t overly priced and they didn’t try to up charge anything – you can see on our receipt that the sauce on the side was no extra cost and the cinnamon sugar was no extra cost.  The burgers were reasonably priced in my opinion.


  • Have you ever had Cool Al’s?
  • Where is your favorite burger place in Mississippi?  
  • Do you know if they have a good veggie burger?

I love trying home made veggie and black bean burgers!

Check out Cool Al’s: 4654 McWillie Drive, Jackson, MS



Renee Young April 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

I have never heard of this place! Sounds good though.

My favorite burger restaurant in Mississippi was Brian Michael’s Meat Market in Starkville before he closed his store due to family reasons. It was the BEST burger and you could even order buffalo-ranch french fries. He still does catering, but I haven’t do that before.

Did you ever get to eat there when you came to Starkville?

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