Sometimes, all you need is a big, juicy, perfectly cooked burger. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to throw your own cookout, because we’ve compiled a list of some of the best burger joints in Florida. If you love a good burger, make sure to add these places to your to-dine list, ASAP.
1. Engine No. 9, St. Petersburg
It may have a traditional sports bar atmosphere, but these burgers are nothing short of gourmet. For a special treat, order the Chubby Duck, a huge burger topped with foie gras, pancetta, sauteed onions, brie, and duck cracklings.
2. Charm City Burger Company, Deerfield Beach
Charm City serves up towering burger classics with a creative twist. If you've ever had a hard time choosing between breakfast and a burger, you will love The Big Sloppy. It's piled high with bacon, cheese, hasbrowns and a fried egg.
3. MEAT Eatery and Taproom, Islamorada
At MEAT, no detail is too small. Everything is made in-house, down to the condiments. Don't miss the duck-fat fries or the Inside-Out Juicy Lucy. This MEAT masterpiece is stuffed with bacon and pimento cheese, then topped with lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.
4. Brooks Gourmet Burgers and Dogs, Naples
Brooks is famous for their Donut Burger. Is it over the top? Will it provide a large number of your recommended daily calories? Probably, but everyone should try this decadent dish at least once. As for your beverage, Todd's Half and Half's are where it's at. Guests choose the soda (or beer) of their choice and blend it with the milkshake of their choice, for the perfect sweet treat.
5. Lehne Burger, Fort Myers Beach
Customization is all the rage these days, so why not build your own burger, too? Whether you like your burgers plain or piled high with toppings and sauces, anything goes at Lehne Burger.
6. Pinegrove Market and Deli, Jacksonville
It doesn't get any better than this tiny gem in Jacksonville. Pinegrove doubles as a butcher's shop and deli, so you know everything is fresh and of excellent quality. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Have them cook your burger or take them home and make them yourself. You really can't go wrong.
7. The Breakers, New Smyrna Beach
This iconic pink restaurant sits right on the beach, with stunning views of the waves to enjoy while you eat. There are plenty of different burgers to choose from, but if you like it hot, try the Inferno Burger. It's topped with pepperjack, jalapenos and a their very own spicy sauce.
8. The Front Porch, Panama City Beach
9. Wells Brothers Bar & Grill, Tallahassee
This hot spot is known for having the best burgers in Tallahassee. The creative specialties at Wells Brothers include the Panhandle Burger, with cheddar, bacon, roasted red pepper, and bbq sauce on sourdough. There's even a burger with peanut butter and jelly, for you adventurous types out there.
10. Skinny's Place, Holmes Beach
This burger joint is a classic Florida beachside dive. The burgers are simple but tasty, and the beer and bottled sodas are always ice cold. Skinny's has been in the same family since 1952, and it's a must-try when you're on Anna Maria Island.