The Best Burgers in Tampa

From exciting theme parks like Busch Gardens to fantastic art and cultural events, Tampa has a little something for everyone. The same goes for the town’s dining scene, which features a range of cuisines that appeal to both the locals who live in Tampa and the visitors who flock to its beaches all year-round. From the authentic Mexican spots of Ybor City to the mom-and-pop Indian Eateries of North Tampa, the city has it all. Tampa especially shines when it comes to burgers, and this coastal city has both casual mom-and-pop burger joints and world-class burgers at sophisticated bistros. Check out our Tastemaker list to find out where OpenTable’s expert, seasoned diners like to go for the best burger in Tampa. Your stomach and your taste buds will thank you.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel, Clayton's Siesta Grille, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Tampa
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Sarasota, Tampa
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Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
244 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals

Art Ovation Hotel’s signature restaurants are always impeccably decorated and Overture in Sarasota is no exception. Wood floors and chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows, electric green booths lining the w...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Sarasota / Bradenton

Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
1,222 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

In nearby Siesta Key (located off Sarasota) is Clayton’s, a local casual favorite for unforgettable burgers. Clayton’s has a dive bar atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. But the food is anyt...

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Good for Groups in Sarasota / Bradenton

Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
587 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

Doc B’s Restaurant and Bar, located on Bay Street at the International Plaza, serves an eclectic variety of food made from scratch daily. Their dishes feature the highest quality ingredients and the m...

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Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
1,489 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

The Rosemary & Thyme, located on Orange Avenue in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, is an American Bistro-style restaurant that locals adore. They serve traditional and contemporary dishes with a foc...

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Best Value in Tampa / Central Florida West

Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass

$$$$·American·
Englewood
1,621 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

The Lighthouse Grill is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a fantastic dining experience while overlooking the inter-coastal waterway of Englewood. Stump Pass is a full-service marina so you can eve...

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Hot Spot in Sarasota / Bradenton

Marchand's Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
747 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Marchand’s Bar & Grill is a classy, swanky eatery located in the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel by the downtown marina. The interior features Mediterranean decor with rich woods and marbles and it’s a lovely...

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The Library

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
1,825 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion

The Library, located on 5th Street South in St. Petersburg, is a casual dining American restaurant. It’s a gorgeous, stately establishment with dining options both inside in the handsome dining room a...

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Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Spinners Rooftop Grille

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St. Pete Beach
4,181 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

If you’re looking for a spectacular restaurant that is certain to impress your date, check out Spinner’s Rooftop Revolving Bistro and Lounge! This casual elegant American restaurant features awe-inspi...

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Scenic View in St. Petersburg
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Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
9,712 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

Ulele, located on Highland Avenue near the Water Works Park, celebrates the fusion of local ingredients from Florida waters and land that were once home to many Native Americans, including the legenda...

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American in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

$$$$·Seafood·
Tampa
2,877 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion

For an upscale dining experience nestled along the shore of Old Tampa Bay, head to the Rusty Pelican. It’s a fine dining oasis where locals love to hang out and tourists flock to from all over the wor...

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Great for Brunch in Tampa

Stonewood Grill & Tavern - Brandon

$$$$·American·
Brandon
1,724 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem

Stonewood Grill & Tavern offers a casual dining experience on Bloomingdale Avenue in Brandon, Florida. They promise to make your night out extraordinary by preparing a feast for both your eyes and you...

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Special Occasion in Tampa

The C House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
932 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Located on North Florida Avenue in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, The C House is a trendy restaurant that always has an edge. They love all things C: champagne, charcuterie, cheesecake, a...

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Outdoor Dining in Tampa

Cask

$$$$·American·
Tampa
815 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups

Cask, located on South Howard Avenue in the Courier City neighborhood of Tampa, is a vibrant and fun place to eat, drink and be social. They serve new American fare with a Southern twist, including co...

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Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Del Frisco's Grille - Tampa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tampa
1,592 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays

Head to Northwest Tampa to try the delectable burger at Del Frisco’s Grille. It’s a stylish, modern restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere where you can bring friends, family or a date to celebrate. The...

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Notable Wine List in Tampa

The Rez Grill – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
304 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

The Rez Grill is one of the best places to go for an upscale meal of delicious, grilled Southern food. It’s an exciting culinary destination located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. They featur...

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Seasons 52 - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
6,415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

This stylish, fresh grill and wine bar offers a refreshing approach to delicious contemporary American cuisine where guests can feel confident that every dish is delicious! The menu changes seasonally...

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Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West

Thee Tree House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
57 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fun

The Tree House is a fantastic place to go for a totally unique dining experience. They make artfully hand-crafted cocktails and masterpiece dishes for every guest. The menu features new-world-eclectic...

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