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Jan 19, 2012 06:47 PM

Who has the best burger in Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater

My wife and I will be coming down to Clearwater for a 10 day vacation. I always love to search out the best burger joint every time I travel. Any suggestions. I would even be willing to travel outside of this area.

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  1. El Cap on 4th street in St. Pete. Cash only joint, casual, cold draft beer. Ted Peters in South Pasadena, near St. Pete Beach. If you go there, dont miss the fish spread beats any I've ever tried and I've tried a lot!...also cash only. The beachside bar at the Bon Aire hotel on St. Pete's huge! and you can watch the sunset! The only place in Clearwater I can think of is called Diner Sixty West. All of their food including the burgers are pretty good and if you go on Tuesday, burgers come with a free milkshake.

    1. I've been to quite a few in the Tampa bay area and my favorite these days is Square One Burger on Henderson in Tampa.

      1. IMHO, Nicko's Fine Food on N. Florida Ave, in Tampa is a great little Pullman car greasy spoon...

        While the Nicko Burger might be a no frills, dirt cheap burger; it is easily one of my my favorite burgers in town. Plus, you can eat a burger in the same booth that Elvis ate in.

        1. CJ's Bar-B-Skew in Carrollwood in Tampa does a really really good burger, and on Wednesdays they do 'Burger Wednesday' where you can get a burger with whatever toppings you want for $7.49, and that includes a second 1/2 pound wood-fire grilled prime burger patty...

          Their potato chips are thick, crunchy, potatoey, and home made...
          Almost all the sides are good to great...

          So far, it's my favorite burger in the area... A juicy medium rare burger cooked on that wood fire tastes great... I'm doing a low carb diet right now, but I'm still going tomorrow... I'll be getting a double burger with cheese, bacon, and grilled onions---with no bread, and a salad...

          Food porn up ahead!

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          1. re: Mild Bill

            CJ's does have good food, and their 1/2 lb burger is great. My wife likes CJ's because she can get her fried pickle fix.

            Of course there is Twinz Big City Hotdogs, down on Waters Ave.

            Tampa Tap Room, on North Dale Mabry, has a pretty good burger also.

          2. Flemings, near the airport, has a good burger. Plus if you go during happy hour, 5-7PM in the bar, it's $6.00 for a bacon cheeseburger with either fries or onion rings, plus a mini-wedge salad (more like a garnish actually).

            It's an upscale steakhouse with a nice atmosphere and good cocktails too.

            If you're looking for something more casual, Burger 21 is pretty good, as is Burgermonger.