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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 20 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:Muse at the Ringling, Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel, Shore St. Armands
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Sarasota
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Muse at the Ringling

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
1,071 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quiet Conversation
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
100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Overture Restaurant-Art Ovation Hotel

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
151 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
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
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Shore St. Armands

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
2,368 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Bar Seating
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
94% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West

Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
782 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Tampa / Central Florida West

Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
379 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Healthy
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
92% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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
98% recommended
Best Value in Tampa / Central Florida West

Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
172 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Creative Cuisine
Bravo coastal bar & kitchen offers a fun, comfortable and casual setting that is perfect for a casual dinner with friends, family or a cozy date. The restaurant features a seasonalRead more
Great for Brunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass

$$$$·American·
Englewood
438 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Tampa / Central Florida West

Marchand's Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
755 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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
89% recommended
Hot Spot in St. Petersburg

The Library

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
463 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
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Tampa / Central Florida West

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

$$$$·American·
St. Pete Beach
3,237 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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
91% recommended
Most Booked in Tampa / Central Florida West

Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
6,905 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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
94% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
1,649 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Tampa

Stonewood Grill & Tavern - Brandon

$$$$·American·
Brandon
1,267 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended

The C House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
285 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
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
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Tampa / Central Florida West

Cask

$$$$·American·
Tampa
549 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
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
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Del Frisco's Grille - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
1,007 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
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
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Rez Grill

$$$$·American·
Tampa
265 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
88% recommended

Seasons 52 - Tampa

$$$$·American·
Tampa
5,673 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Seasonal
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
96% recommended
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Tree House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
44 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West
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