Tampa might not get as much attention on the international stage as other Florida cities, but it’s undergoing a gastronomic boom. The food scene is one of the things that sets it apart to stand on its own, so Tampa burgers are our focus today.
We’ve picked seven of the best burgers, so all you have to do is work up an appetite and get stuck into these bad boys…
You’ll be telling everyone how this is the new foodie hotspot after just one bite.
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The secret to the taste of their burgers is the 100% fresh meat, the fact they hand craft them daily and their focus on sourcing only the most natural of ingredients.
Want something utterly wild? They have a doughnut burger: a quarter pound of beef topped with cheese and bacon is loaded on a hot and ready Krispy Kreme donut. Sweet and savoury.
Craft Street Kitchen focus on working with local, and sustainable farms, so all of the ingredients are the best they can find.
The burgers in here are absolutely divine. Those buttery, brioche buns and juicy meat in Shorty’s Rebel Burger comes with braised short rib, fried onion rings and garlic aioli.
Burger Monger has five locations in Florida, where they serve some amazing hot dogs, fried chicken burgers and other delicious snacks.
It’s all about the Akaushi Wagyu beer burger though, which absolutely melts in your mouth. They even have it on special some Mondays for $5 which is a bargain that you’d be extremely foolish to miss.
Created by NFL legend and Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula, this place has a super loyal bunch of customers. Come for the huge portions, big flavour and the super friendly service that always greets you.
This is just the latest venture in a series of restaurants that Shula has opened and will certainly not be the last.
Burger 21 is a small chain that is wildly popular with locals (and a couple of neighbouring states).
They say that the burgers are “chef created”, which gives them an advantage given the quality of ingredients they source. Their shakes and sweet potato fries are some of the very best in the business too.
The Anchor Bar first opened in the Davis Islands area, and now has a second location in downtown Tampa.
A proper American style pub with great cocktails and a selection of quality beers. Their food is classic with wings, tacos and of course the burgers standing out.
Get one of these huge Tampa burgers into you and you’ll have plenty of sustenance for the night ahead.
Datz serve up some of the most colourful and imaginative food you are ever likely to come across. They do lovely sandwiches, shakes and waffles but our advice is to try the burgers.
They’re huge. Along with some great beers you’ll want to keep plenty of room for the truly epic desserts.
After all that food you’ll want to walk it off so why not check out the 7 most Instagrammable spots in Tampa.