The Brandon neighborhood is improving as a Tampa Bay food destination. 2016 saw the opening of Portillo's first restaurant in Florida, and now the Chicago food enclave trend continues with Chicago's Best Burgers which opened in September of 2017. The eatery, owned by Brian and Lisa Williams, held their The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting in October of 2017.
Chicago's Best Burgers features 100% grass-fed beef, but also has chicken, turkey or veggie patty options. Choices include menu items such as The Mafioso Burger (made of 100% grass-fed beef, regular bun, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and house-made garlic aioli), or The Rise & Grind Burger (100% grass-fed beef, pretzel bun, American cheese, double smoked bacon, avocado and a cage-free fried egg).
If you're looking for something different than beef offerings check out the Salmon Burger, featuring 100% wild-caught Atlantic salmon, panko encrusted, regular bun, spring mix, tomato, house-made spicy red onion, and a house-made dill aioli. Looking for a vegetarian option? There's also a veggie burger, consisting of potato, rice and barley and 8 fresh cut vegetables, topped with avocado and Chipotle mayo on a wheat bun.
A Build Your Own Burger from Chicago's Best
Not in the mood for burgers? No problem: there are wings, salads and (excellent) french fries are all available. Chicago's Best Burgers will even bring your food over to their neighboring business at Craft Beer Cellar Brandon if you'd like a beer with your burger! And if you're looking to dine in some other locale, you can order ahead on their website and pick it up on arrival, or use UberEats for delivery.
Photos from Andy Taylor.