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The Best Burgers in Sarasota

You can soak up all the sun you like along the white-sand beaches of beautiful Sarasota, Florida. One of the most eclectic Gulf Coast cities, Sarasota offers a blend of culture, fine dining, circus thrills, sun, and surf! While you’re here, be sure to check out the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, tour the Historic Spanish Point, visit the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and check out the fine shopping at St. Armand’s Circle. When it comes to dining, there is a little something for everyone here, including some of the state’s best burgers! If you’re in need of help picking the spot for the best burger in Sarasota, check out our Tastemaker List to find out where the savviest foodies are dining.

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6 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel, Clayton's Siesta Grille, The Rosemary & Thyme
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Sarasota
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Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.2
287 reviews

Overture, located at the Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota, is impeccably decorated with an eye for detail. Diners can enjoy the beautiful hardwood floors and chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows, vibrant green booths and candlelit ambiance. Overture is a popular choice both for the laid back atmosphere and the varied menu. They offer an extensive selection of unique culinary experiences and inventive American Classics. Every dish features lots of flavor and flair, and the burger is no exception. They also have a great list of carefully selected American wines to pair with your burger.


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Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.5
1456 reviews

Clayton’s Siesta Key Grille, located just off the Sarasota coast is a casual local favorite for unforgettable burgers. Clayton’s offers a fun dive bar atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. The service is great and the vibes here are totally laid-back and beachy. But the food is anything but sloppy! There are plenty of fresh seafood options to choose from as well as salads and sandwiches. But locals claim that they have one of the best burgers in Sarasota, so make sure to try it! Clayton’s is a favorite for families and groups because of the bustling and friendly environment so come in for a good time and share a few small plates with your table before your burgers arrive.


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The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.6
2141 reviews

The Rosemary & Thyme, located right in the heart of downtown Sarasota, is an American Bistro-style restaurant. They offer many traditional dishes as well as contemporary cuisine with a focus on healthy options and local ingredients. Locals love some fo the house specialties, like the Rosemary Roasted Chicken Salad, Snapper BLT and Cuban sandwich. But most people will tell you to order The Rosemary Burger. It features 8 oz of grass-fed ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and red onion and a choice of toppings galore! Choose from Mushrooms, Jalapeños, Bacon, Red Peppers, and cheese.


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Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass

$$$$
American
Englewood
4.5
2181 reviews

The Lighthouse Grill is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy a great meal while overlooking the inter-coastal waterway of Englewood. Got a boat? Sail it right up to the Stump Pass Marina and dock it while you dine! Locals love it here and the setting is definitely one-of-a-kind. Many folks also believe it has the best burger in Sarasota! They serve delicious salads, entrees, sandwiches, and apps but most folks come for the Handcrafted Angus Cheeseburger. Depending on your hunger level, you can also top it with Bacon, Onions or Mushrooms.


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Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.5
2096 reviews

Stonewood Grill & Tavern is a bustling, casual restaurant located on University Parkway in University Park, Florida. They promise to make you a fabulous meal, starting with the apps! Try a plate of Bleu Cheese Chips, Tavern Wings or Buffalo Shrimp to share with your table before the main courses come out. The menu has plenty of steaks, super fresh seafood and more, all prepared by their gourmet chefs. They offer a couple of different burgers, including the Oak Grilled Cheeseburger and the Bistro Burger. Pair one of these tasty specials with a glass of wine from their long wine list.


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GROVE

$$$$
American
Bradenton
4.3
2046 reviews

Grove Restaurant, located on Boardwalk Loop, is a casual dining spot famous for its delectable burger. It’s the newest offshoot of PIER 22, the award-winning waterfront destination by restaurateurs Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell. The menu featured elevated cuisine that remains approachable and uses local ingredients. The dining area is sprawling and includes outdoor seating on the patio, patio room, and a relaxing lounge area. Their specialty burger is one of the most popular menu items. It features a half-pound of certified Angus beef cooked to order and served on a house-made burger bun.


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