In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, we thought you might enjoy a guide to finding the best Burgers in Tampa Bay. This is a list of the top places according to our viewers!  Be sure to put on your stretchy pants, you’re gonna need the extra room!

When you need to indulge Datz consistently provides everything you crave. Serving the penultimate food to the ultimate foodie stop by for a Vandross Burger. Complete with house-made bacon onion marmalade (you read that right) and white cheddar cheese, it’s served on a split GLAZED DONUT.  Pictured here is the infamous CHEESY TODD! A burger tucked between two Mac N Cheese patties deep fried to create the 'bun'. At the top of many best burger lists in Tampa Bay, this is without a doubt one of our favorite Burgers in Tampa too! Not just a burger, the Cheesy Todd at Datz is an experience!

2616 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa FL Phone 813-831-7000

Ford's Garage

Serving up the finest varieties of Black Angus Beef, American Kobe, turkey, chicken, tuna, seafood, and vegetarian products coupled with All Natural aged Cheeses, Ford's makes the list with their Signature Ford's Burger:  Black Angus beef, aged sharp cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, Bourbon BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and red onion rings on a fresh-made brioche bun! With second place falling to their American Standard burger: Black Angus beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion rings, and dill pickle planks on a brioche bun. Simple yet divine!

11105 Causeway Blvd, Brandon FL Phone (813) 661-3673

Yeoman's Cask & Lion Pub

Enjoy a delicious burger, live music, cold beers and more at this eclectic Downtown Tampa British pub! Making the list with The King's Burger, an 8 oz Angus beef burger topped with cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon, served on a European Pretzel Bun, soft and buttery, this burger would even put a smile on Camilla! Be sure to follow them on Facebook for Burger Night when many of their burgers are only $6 from 4 pm till close.

202 North Morgan Street, Tampa FL Phone 813-224-9367
They brand their buns! And their onion rings are delicious. Thick cuts of onion battered and fried to crispy perfection. If you’re looking for something outside the norm, try the CEO, a double Wagyu beef and brisket blend burger with homemade candied bacon-tomato jam, truffle aioli, and aged swiss.
714 South Howard Ave., Tampa FL

Square One Burger

Now with 10 locations across Florida including Tampa and St. Pete, Square One is a unique restaurant serving a wide selection of burgers in an upscale steakhouse atmosphere. Order a specialty burger like the Juicy Lucy or build your own masterpiece. Don't miss the fries, they are perfection! (Pssst - are hamburgers your hangover food of choice?  They also have an excellent Bloody Mary!)

3701 Henderson Blvd, Tampa FL Phone 813-414-0101

James Joyce Irish Pub

James Joyce Irish Pub is an authentic Irish Pub in Ybor City featuring handmade, fresh, never frozen premium certified Black Angus beef burgers. Served on a Brioche bun with thick cut steak fries and all the trimmings the competition worries when James Joyce enters a burger challenge!  A frequent FIRST PLACE winner in showdowns across the Bay if you haven't had the pleasure it's time! Read more about this fantastic pub in Get Your Jollies with James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor

1724 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa FL Phone 813-247-1896

Eats American Grill

With two locations, South Dale Mabry in South Tampa and Riverview in South Shore Eats American Grill serves up a variety of classic American cuisine including sandwiches, salads, steaks and chicken entrees.  It's their burgers however that get meat-lovers excited!  Having taken FIRST PLACE in Best Burger championships in in Tampa it's their Black N' Blue Burger that puts them over-the-top! The crazy creative minds in the kitchen at Eat's dream up BIG things, like this Melrose burger! A half pound of Angus beef with cucumber, red onion, Feta cheese, pepperoncini, sun-dried tomatoes and spring mix tossed in Melanie's skinny vinaigrette!

4502 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL Phone 813-835-3287

Burger 21

High-end burgers with the benefit of fast food dining are what you find at Burger 21!  My favorite is the Black and Bleu, but they also offer vegetarian options as well including SEAFOOD burgers like The Ahi Tuna and SpicyThai Shrimp burger. 

11777N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa FL Phone 813-405-3595

Burger Culture Food Truck

Food truck burgers taken to the next level can be found in North Tampa at the Harley Davidson store, home to this favorite food truck in Tampa.  Burger Culture is an over-the-top joint with chicken and waffles, grilled cheese and the best burgers! we recommend the Waffle Burge,r served on Belgian waffles with goat cheese, blueberry compote, and a honey drizzle. Want to talk spicy?  Burger Culture's Kicker Burger is loaded with spicy pepper jack cheese, bacon, a sunny-side-up egg then drenched in Sriracha mayo.  If you like it HOT, Hot, Hot, try this delicious scorcher!  Que the heat tears! Read More about Burger Culture in Burgers Like No Other! Tampa's Burger Culture Serves Up Its Own Unique Cuisine.

6920 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL Phone (813) 992-7444
A dog-friendly bar with two locations in St. Petersburg you find them in the Grand Central District and on MLK in the heart of St. Petersburg. Their diverse and gratifying Prime meat menu makes it tough to highlight one burger only. All together Engine No9 boasts 24 Prime meat and 3 non-meat burgers!  Let's start with Marie Laveau, crawfish tails, andouille sausage, muenster cheese, green onions and creole sauce!  Ah, not exactly a traditional burger you say? How about The Saint, heaven on a bun with a short rib and brisket patty blend, muenster cheese, and bacon, beer battered chicken, crispy potato pancake and creole mustard smothered with gravy. Yes. A potato pancake and beer battered chicken ON A BURGER!  Owner Jason Esposito calls Phil Uncle and Tony Dad!  Stop into this official Blackhawks bar to meet Jason and try one of his Prime Burger selections. His menu is a thing of beauty!  (Hint: Not in the mood for a burger, try the Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli!)

56 Dr. MILK Jr. N., St. Petersburg FL Phone 727-623-0938 
Emphasis on the “all American”, this independent establishment is decked out in the colors of Old Glory and has a baseball-themed menu!. You feel as if you are at the ballpark and about to hear the crack of the bat as their juicy hand packed patties are carefully wrapped in foil and served in a paper bag. The best part? This is NO greasy spoon!  The focus is on delivering a home-run, the perfect burger, just the way YOU like them!  

3306 Falkenburg Rd., Tampa FL Phone 813-740-0606

Burger Monger

All-natural HeartBrand 100% Japanese Akaushi Kobe Beef, 2-3 grades higher than USDA Prime, PLUS 38 different standard and premium toppings to customize your meal squarely lands Burger Monger on this list! From pickles, onions, mushrooms, and ketchup to neon relish, glazed balsamic tomatoes, onion slaw and mustard kraut to their premium cherry wood smoked bacon and imported French Brie, the one-of-a-kind offerings at Burger Monger truly let you have it your way!
 3838 West Neptune Street, Tampa FL Phone 813-991-4242


Healthy and humane burgers. No added hormones or antibiotics. Organic buns. There are great options for these burgers on the lighter side (necessary if you’re just not in the mood for the heavier burgers on the list). There’s something for everyone from the Original Steakburger with all the expected fixings to the Wild Alaskan Salmon burger, rich in omega-3’s and even a veggie burger, the Veggie Garden Grill.   There’s a burger on this list for everyone, from folks who want the true, All-American burger experience to those wanting something on the lighter side.

609 S. Howard Ave., Tampa FL Phone 813-258-EVOS

El Cap

A historic dive restaurant where you will get the most amazing burger you have ever tasted including this decadent Mushroom Swiss Burger. A Landmark restaurant on 4th Street in St. Petersburg El Cap has been putting the burger in the burg for decades. Everybody has been to El Cap!  Wait, not you?  You need to remedy that! It's pet-friendly with an outside patio and THE spot to stop before and after, well, anything!

3500 4th St N, St Petersburg FL Phone 727-521-1314

Del Frisco's Grille Tampa

Modern, inviting, stylish and fun, Del Frisco's Grille Tampa takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients everything on the menu is inspired, including their perfectly executed carnivore's delight, their burgers!  My all-time fave is the Patty Melt, I get it EVERYWHERE and love their Wagyu Patty Melt with griddled onions, American cheese, and caraway Russian dressing.  For something spicy a local favorite is Del Frisco's Green Chili Cheeseburger, a double patty, jalapeño jack cheeseburger simply dress with lettuce, tomato, and a pickle.  Pricier burgers than many on the list, ($15 each at Lunch) this does not keep people from choosing them as a favorite! Found in the Westshore District near International Plaza and Bay Street !

4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa FL Phone 813-878-6890

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