Sometimes it’s like magic to sink your teeth into a nice juicy burger. For this, burgers in St. Pete do not disappoint. There are some seriously good burger joints in St Petersburg. You may have noticed a few burger articles on our website simply because we LOVE burgers. No matter where we travel, we will seek out the best burgers in town.
St. Pete’s has burgers that are simply delicious, as well as those with toppings that take your taste buds on an exotic ride. From the greasy spoon to the fancy five-star, there’s something for everyone on the list. Everyone who loves a good burger that is.
The locals know where to find these incredible burgers. But if you’re planning a trip to St. Pete, we’ve got the hookup. This list of the best burgers in St. Pete will set you off in the right direction.
1. Engine No.9
With over 20 different menu options, they know how to make a burger. If you’re up for something other-worldly, try the Demi-God burger. It comes with cheddar, Swiss, sautéd mushrooms, caramelized onions, and horseradish mayo. Then again, you can’t go wrong with their bacon cheeseburger. All burgers are made with Prime Black Angus Beef to get your tastebuds going.
Just remember to get your burger “dressed” if you want the usual tomato, lettuce, and onion on it – it’s not standard here.
Beyond the food, Engine No. 9 is a serious sports bar, especially when it comes to hockey. The family of the owner, Jason Esposito, is hockey royalty. Let’s just say his dad and uncle know a thing or two about the sport.
- Address: 56 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg
2. Rococo Steak
If you’re looking for the five-star treatment and the crème de la crème of burgers, go to Rococo Steak. This upscale steakhouse knows how to serve up the best cuisine using only the finest ingredients. Their specialty is steak done just right.
As experts in meat, it means that the burgers at Rococo are nothing less than the absolute best. You can’t go wrong with the American Wagyu burger – it’s topped with red wine caramelized onions, aged white cheddar, garlic aioli, heirloom tomato, and arugula.
- Address: 655 2nd Ave South, St Petersburg
3. 2nd and Second
Breakfast burger? Yes, please. Specializing in breakfast and lunch, 2nd and Second has a menu designed just for this. Depending on when you arrive, they’ve got the burger for you.
Up early? Get the breakfast burger – it’s a burger with bacon, fried egg, and American cheese between two slices of french toast. So tasty. If you ask us, they have one of the best breakfasts in St. Petersburg.
Not in the mood for breakfast? The house burger is ready for you. It’s topped with cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeño, caramelized onion, lettuce, and tomato on a hard toasted roll.
Just know that 2nd and Second opens early at 6 am and closes at 4 pm. So if you’re looking to enjoy their yummy burgers, get there early so you won’t be disappointed.
- Address: 201 2nd Ave North, St Petersburg
4. The Burg Bar and Grill
At its foundation, The Burg Bar and Grill set out to serve a great burger every time, and they do not disappoint.
The Greek flare at the Burg is just killing it. The Burg (Gyro Feta Burger) is topped with gyro meat, tzatziki sauce made in-house, and feta cheese that is out of this world. Each burger is coming through with seriously good black Angus beef and some solid toppings.
The rest of the menu will satisfy any type of appetite, and once again, their Greek game is top. So definitely check out the spinach pie or the Mediterranean Plate if you’re not feeling like a burger. But then again, The Burg burger gives you the best of both worlds.
- Address: 1752 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
5. The Avenue Eat and Drink
The Avenue has food so good you’ll want to post about it. Everyone does.
The handhelds at the Avenue are all so good they make your mouth water just thinking about it, but the stand-out is definitely the DTSP burger. It has yellow American, bourbon bacon onion jam, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Don’t worry. It makes everyone salivate.
- Address: 330 1st Ave South, St Petersburg
6. El Cap
If you’ve got a good thing going on, why change?
El Cap has been serving up delicious burgers since 1964, and let’s pray they never change. Slide right in next to the regulars who’ve been coming here forever. The no-nonsense atmosphere gets down to business – there’s no need to dress up the food at El Cap.
Keeping it classic, their most famous burger is the World Champ. Simple and satisfying, you’re looking at lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion – that’s it. But it’s so good. Many people say it’s hands-down the best in town.
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- Address: 3500 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
7. Willy’s Burger and Booze
At Willy’s, they get down to it. You’ll head there looking for a great burger and booze, just like everyone else, and you’re in luck – that’s what they do best.
The vibe is super casual and welcoming. You’ll feel right at home as you sink your teeth into a juicy burger. Definitely order the Big Goooey for the ultimate cheeseburger, or if you like the hotness, the Wicked Willy will make you sweat.
At Willy’s, the burgers are oversized, and the drinks are full. Both are insanely tasty.
- Address: 645 Corey Ave, St. Petersburg
8. Burger Monger
Burger Monger’s, where you can get a burger literally surrounded by cheese. Their skirted cheeseburger has a cup of cheddar-jack cheese toasted around your patty – that’s right, a skirt of cheese.
Don’t see exactly what you want from the specialty burgers? Go for it and build your own. Add anything from pickles to chili or grilled pineapple. Just don’t forget to top it off with Monger Sauce.
Finish off your burger with a shake. From cookies and cream to Snickers supreme, you’ll be happy you went for it.
- Address: 1325 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
9. The Library
There’s so much more to The Library than just a great burger.
Yes, they have a stellar menu with burgers that are to die for, but the purpose of this place is noteworthy.
The Library is on the campus of Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, so it serves visitors and staff of the hospital. It’s inspired by the generosity of Johns Hopkins and his good friend George Peabody. These two men used their wealth to improve society. In Baltimore, Hopkins opened the medical university and Peabody a major library. You’ll see the decor at The Library echoes this.
Okay, so the food. The Prime Burger is downright scrumptious. With American cheese, bacon, crispy onions, and black truffle aioli, it’s gourmet goodness. Just about everything on the menu is perfection.
- Address: 600 5th Street South, St. Petersburg
Datz has built a following. With three locations in Florida and numerous mentions on shows nationally (like Good Morning America), the fans are known far and wide.
What’s the draw? The killer burgers.
Datz goes above and beyond, putting two Brasstown grass-fed beef patties on each. All the burgers on the menu are great, but the Cheesy Todd gets its own shoutout. It comes with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickle on two bacon-jalapeño mac n’cheese “buns.” Yum!
- Address: 180 Central Ave, St Petersburg