Top 10 Burger Joints to Satisfy Your Craving

Chow down on the best burgers in St. Pete/Clearwater!

We’ve rounded up the top spots to sink your teeth into some of the juiciest burgers around. What makes a perfect burger? The flavor, freshness, toppings, and, of course, the atomsphere you indulge in. From classic American burgers to gourmet mashups, here’s your guide to the best burger joints in St. Pete/Clearwater.

1 Engine No. 9, St. Pete

Grab a table quickly in this shotgun-style restaurant, especially when the happy hour crowd starts trickling out of nearby bars. With a menu of gourmet burgers and TVs throughout the restaurant, Engine No. 9 is your go-to spot for watching the game with good food and good company.

2 Rococo Steak, St. Pete

An upscale steakhouse in St. Pete with an award-winning burger. Celebrity Food Network chef selected the Rococo Burger in the battle of the ‘Burg competition. What makes this burger so special? The patty is a blend of New York Strip in a 70/30 meat to fat ratio, grilled to your perfect temperature, dressed with bacon onion jam, rosemary aioli, heirloom tomato, and artisan lettuce, all in between a brioche bun.

3 BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Treasure Island

Located in Treasure Island Beach Resort, BRGR Kitchen + Bar offers a dining experience full of contemporary style and retro details. Enjoy a custom seasoned burger paired with house-made sauces and unique toppings while overlooking stunning views of the beach and surf.

4 FarmTable Kitchen, St. Pete

This farm to table restaurant is home to the famous Saint Petersburger, a true work of art crafted up with the freshest ingredients and grilled to perfection. The only thing you’ll need after indulging in this epic burger is a nap!

5 The Avenue Eat + Drink, St. Pete

This lively bar in downtown St. Pete is your go-to spot to enjoy craft cocktails, beer, and gourmet burgers in industrial digs. With an indoor and outdoor bar and patio, come here to watch the game, enjoy live music, and hang with friends.

6 El Cap, St. Pete

Open since 1964, this no-muss, no-fuss burger joint fills to the brim with hungry patrons happy to order burgers a la carte and beer by the pitcher. Wood paneling on the walls, yellow and red condiment bottles on the tables, and servers who get right down to business dictate the vibe.

7 Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs

You might stumble upon the Tarpon Tavern if you go too far on your bike trip on the Pinellas Trail. You’re going to need a tall beer and one of their famous burgers, stat! This cozy low-light tavern situated in a 1920s-era building is the perfect spot to cool off and refuel.

8 Pete & Shorty’s, Clearwater & Pinellas Park

Calling all Iowa expats: This is your home away from home. Pete & Shorty’s is an Iowa bistro down to the posters and news clippings on the walls and the clientele around the bar. You don’t have to be from the Midwest to appreciate a homey experience while chowing down on their popular char-grilled burgers.

9 Biff Burger, St. Pete

A hangout for motorcycle enthusiasts, this local hot spot is family friendly and home to a classic all American menu. Biff Burger has a variety of burgers for anyone to choose from, from small and simple to giant knife and fork projects.

10 Sandbar Grill, Dunedin

You know something is a local secret when it looks like a shipping crate set up in a parking lot, but is still brimming with eager guests. Sandy folks coming from Honeymoon Island State Park stop here for a burger, cold beer, and a chill vibe.

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