The Best Burgers in Tampa

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel, Shore St. Armands, Clayton's Siesta Grille
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Cuban, American
Neighborhoods:Sarasota

Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel

$$$$·Cuban·
Sarasota
187 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
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 greenRead more

Shore St. Armands

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
2,708 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
If you want to try what many locals consider the best burger in Tampa without having to change out of your swim trunks, head to Shore. This “diner-style” restaurant welcomes casualRead more
98% recommended
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Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
921 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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. Read more
94% recommended

Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
454 reviews
  • Casual
  • People Watching
  • Great for Lunch
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 iRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
699 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 contemporaRead more
94% recommended
Best Value in Sarasota / Bradenton

Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass

$$$$·American·
Englewood
919 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 mRead more
93% recommended
Hot Spot in Sarasota / Bradenton
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Marchand's Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
785 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
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 marblRead more
87% recommended
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The Library

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
953 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 haRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge @ Grand Plaza Hotel-St Pete Beach

$$$$·American·
St. Pete Beach
3,876 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 restauranRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in St. Petersburg
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Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
8,148 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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, iRead more
96% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

$$$$·Seafood·
Tampa
2,092 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 fRead more
81% recommended
Scenic View in Tampa / Central Florida West

Stonewood Grill & Tavern - Brandon

$$$$·American·
Brandon
1,470 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 boRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Tampa

The C House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
514 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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, charcuRead more
96% recommended
Hot Spot in Tampa / Central Florida West

Cask

$$$$·American·
Tampa
645 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
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 SouthernRead more
81% recommended
Hot Spot in Tampa / Central Florida West

Del Frisco's Grille - Tampa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tampa
1,204 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 daRead more
90% recommended
Great for Lunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Rez Grill

$$$$·American·
Tampa
302 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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 andRead more
Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Seasons 52 - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
6,085 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
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 menRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West

Thee Tree House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
57 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
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 featureRead more
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Muse at the Ringling

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
1,222 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Muse, located on Bay Shore Road, is an elegant eatery serving upscale local cuisine with an international flair. As the name suggests, Muse treats food as art and introduces new flRead more
97% recommended
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