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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.

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14 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
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
4.4
307 reviews
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 walls and cool modern art on the walls make this place a popular choice with locals and visitors alike. The menu debuts new curated culinary experiences and artistically inspired American Classics. Every dish features the freshest and finest ingredients, and the burger is no exception. Try one of the creative cocktails or carefully curated American wines with your meal.

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Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.7
1546 reviews
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 anything but sloppy, with plenty of seafood options to choose from as well as their premium quality burgers. Clayton’s is a family favorite because of its bustling and friendly environment, and all the fried dishes are sure to please the palettes of even the pickiest eaters.

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Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
716 reviews
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 menu offers a variety of entree-sized salads, “very special” entrees, incredible burgers and sandwiches, signature Wok Out Bowls and more. They also have an extensive craft beer, wine, and spirits selection as well as signature cocktails. Come enjoy their signature burger and take your pick of seating options, between the vibrant outdoor patio, cozy dining room or expansive bar area.

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The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.8
2559 reviews
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 focus on healthy options and local ingredients. Their lunch menu includes all kinds of delights, like a Rosemary Roasted Chicken Salad, a Snapper BLT and a Cuban sandwich. But the real star of the menu is 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, Jalapenos, Bacon, Sauteed Sweet Red Pepper, cheese and a fried egg!

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The Library

$$$$
American
St. Petersburg
4.7
2510 reviews
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 and outside on the patio. You can also grab a seat at the bar for a more casual meal. For walk-up service, the pastry counter offers coffee, tea, and pastries throughout the day. But after you’re caffeinated, sit and enjoy the house burger, which features a double patty, sliced American cheese, lettuce tomato, and their famous Peabody sauce.

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Spinners Rooftop Grille

$$$$
Contemporary American
St. Pete Beach
4.5
5201 reviews
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-inspiring panoramic views from the dining room, which slowly revolves 360 degrees. Located on the 12th floor of the hotel, Spinners is the only revolving restaurant in the entire state of Florida. And it’s great because every table has an awesome view. The menu features fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and signature pasta dishes as well as tasty sandwiches, salads, and their famous Beachside Burger.

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Ulele

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
11268 reviews
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 legendary princess Ulele. The restaurant is just 400 yards from the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and makes a great stopping point for dinner before you catch a show! They feature indoor and outdoor waterfront dining and a number of craft beers from Ulele Spring Brewery on tap. They offer a classic burger as well as the Ulele Burger, made with ground short rib, brisket and chuck blend with grilled vegetables on top.

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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

$$$$
Seafood
Tampa
4.3
3771 reviews
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 world. They feature elegant cuisine including American classics, seafood, and steak. It’s located at the southernmost tip of Pelican Island and offers a quiet respite from downtown Tampa. Try the All-American Cheddar Burger, which features a blend of short rib, chuck, and brisket.

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Stonewood Grill & Tavern - Brandon

$$$$
American
Brandon
4.5
1953 reviews
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 your palate! They oak-grill steaks to enhance natural flavors and use only the freshest seafood available, prepared by their gourmet chefs. They offer a selection of burgers, including the Oak Grilled Cheeseburger and the Bistro Burger, that regulars love. Try one along with a glass of wine from their innovative list!

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The C House

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
1342 reviews
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, and consciously curated goods. They feature well-crafted food, beverages, and housewares and provide a place for friends to converse and enjoy dinner and a glass of wine. They also offer a killer cheeseburger as a highlight of the menu and a Veggie Burger for those who would prefer a meatless meal.

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Cask

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.3
952 reviews
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 comfort food, seafood and rotating menu specials. Diners can hang out in the lounge or on the spacious patio to enjoy a meal alongside a bourbon flight or a craft beer. And their Prime Burger is a must-try; it comes topped with citrus bacon jam, arugula, tomato, provolone, mayo, and an over-easy egg.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Tampa

$$$$
Steakhouse
Tampa
4.6
1923 reviews
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 menu features American classic infused with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Locals love the hand-cut steaks and shareable dishes like the Cheesesteak Eggrolls. But the burgers are the real highlights. Try Quinn’s Filet Burger, a 6 oz. House-ground Filet Mignon served with bacon onion jam, arugula, blue cheese, gruyere, and grain mustard.

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The Rez Grill – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.3
304 reviews
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 feature a chef-driven menu and a down-to-earth vibe where you can ease right into the upscale dining room without feeling even a hint of stuffiness or pretension. The service is impeccable and their burger is to-die-for. It comes with cheddar, American cheese, tomato, caramelized onion and magic sauce.

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Seasons 52 - Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.8
6585 reviews
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 to feature ingredients at their peak, including the whole produce that arrives and is super fresh. They have 52 world-class wines by the glass as well as signature cocktails! Try one of their scrumptious burgers or other delectable sandwiches along with a pour of your favorite vino!

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