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!
2616 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa FL Phone 813-831-7000
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!
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.
3701 Henderson Blvd, Tampa FL Phone 813-414-0101
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
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!
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
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.
56 Dr. MILK Jr. N., St. Petersburg FL Phone 727-623-0938
3306 Falkenburg Rd., Tampa FL Phone 813-740-0606
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
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!
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 !
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