Nothing quite says summer like a burger and cold drink. From the classic hamburger to mac and cheese buns and any number of outrageous toppings, Tampa Bay grillsmiths are whipping up burgers that honor both tradition and innovation. Here are 25 of our favorites.
Beach Bar and Restaurant
7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Beignet-style bun, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon and caramel sauce
Engine No. 9
56 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, horseradish mayo
Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café
5119 N. Nebraska Ave.
The Good Burger
Housemade veggie patty, avocado relish, crispy onion strings
Yeoman’s Cask & Lion
202 N. Morgan St.
The King’s Burger
Cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, European pretzel bun
Locations in Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, South Tampa and St. Pete
Build-Your-Own Burger Monger
Fresh mozzarella, Monger Sauce, grilled onions
1601 W. Swann Ave.
Royale with Cheese
Fried egg, onion, cheddar, Monterey Jack, mushrooms, barbecue bacon, lettuce and tomato
19255 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
The BrewTown Burger
Guinness infusion, Swiss cheese, horseradish mayo
2616 S. MacDill Ave.
100% fresh ground chuck, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle served on two bacon-jalapeño mac and cheese “buns”
901 S. Howard Ave.
Bison, the works, Daily Eats special sauce
The Anchor Bar
514 N. Franklin St.
304 E. Davis Blvd.
Angus beef, honey buffalo sauce, grilled bun
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
1600 E. 8th Ave.
Hickory bacon, tobacco onion strings, wrapped in pizza dough
Locations in Carrollwood, New Tampa and Westchase
Applewood smoked bacon, Gouda cheese, guacamole
5137 N. Florida Ave.
Tomato jam, white cheddar, garlic aioli
Duffy’s Sports Grill
1580 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Bacon Mushroom Cheeseburger
1/2 pound cheeseburger with onions, pickles, sautéed mushrooms, pepper-crusted bacon, tomato and lettuce
Square 1 Burgers
Locations in Brandon, St. Pete and South Tampa
Feta cheese, sun-dried tomato mayo, basil
1600 E. 7th Ave.
Jack and cheddar cheeses, bacon, grilled onions
Craft Street Kitchen & Drinks
3153 Curlew Road
Shorty’s Rebel Burger
Braised short rib, fried onion ring, garlic aioli
358 22nd Ave. S.
Original Cheese Chattaburger
Handmade burger, the works, relish
James Joyce Irish Pub
1724 E. 8th Ave.
Jameson BBQ Burger
Pepper jack cheese, jalapeño candied bacon, Jameson barbecue sauce
3500 4th St. N.
The Daily Double
Two hamburgers, add cheddar and the works
Hula Bay Club
5210 W. Tyson Ave.
Hula Bay Burger
Garlic teriyaki burger, honey Dijon sauce, grilled pineapple
Del Frisco’s Grille
4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
Grille Prime Cheeseburger
Blended brisket, short rib and chuck, double stacked patties, sloppy sauce
714 S. Howard Ave.
The CEO Burger
Double wagyu and brisket blend burger, homemade candied bacon-tomato jam, truffle aioli, aged Swiss cheese
707 Harbour Post Dr.
Two steak patties topped with mixed greens, red onion, tomato, provolone, uncured double smoked maple bacon jam and a fried egg on a potato roll, with hand-cut fries and Café Dufrain’s burger sauce