The Best Burgers In Tampa Bay

We’ve rounded up the top joints to sink your teeth into some of the juiciest burgers in Tampa and St. Pete. From the classic, no-frills American to gourmet concoctions with a twist, Tampa Bay has no shortage of options. Here’s a guide to the best burgers near our hubs – because biking for burgers is never a bad idea.

Engine No.9 in St. Pete

It’s always busy because it’s always good. You can return to Engine No.9 for burgers over and over again (we do) and experience a different culinary theme every time. Go Greek: Fried kasseri cheese, tzatziki sauce, feta, pickles and kalamata olives. Italian: Hot Italian sausage, peppers, onions and white cheddar cheese. Even New Orleans: Crawfish tails, andouille sausage, muenster cheese, green onions and creole sauce.

LOCALE Market in St. Pete

LOCALE Market’s FarmTable Kitchen is home to the famous St. Petersburger, a gargantuan combination of Locale dry-aged beef, bacon, gouda cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, freedom sauce and romaine lettuce, all served on a house brioche bun. A must for locals and visitors alike.

The Avenue Eat + Drink in St. Pete

A lively spot in downtown St. Pete where craft cocktails and good burgers are the name of the game. The Bacon + Cheese, a classic American burger served with thick-cut peppered bacon and two slices of cheese, is an all-time favourite, but you’ll find toppings like avocado, cabernet-glazed onions and fried green tomatoes here, too.

BurgerFi in Tampa

Angus beef, hand-cut fries, baskets loaded with onion rings and custard shakes make BurgerFi a delicious quick-fix for your burger cravings.

Goody Goody in Tampa

Richard Gonzmart of Columbia Restaurant Group frequented the iconic Goody Goody as a child – it had been a central part of Tampa’s food scene since 1925 until it closed in 2005 and opened a revitalized Goody Goody concept in Hyde Park Village last year. Richard fondly recalls picking up a sack of burgers “POX” (pickles, onions, secret sauce) for his family, which you can do if you’re on the go. Whether you dine-in or take-out, the menu is jam-packed with old home-style favorites: Juicy beef patties, American cheese, over-easy eggs and sauteed onions. Just save some room for the pie.