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I love me a good burger and 5 Florida restaurants have made Yelp’s list of the best 100 burger spots in America.

May 28 was National Burger Day and personally, I don’t think burger consumption should be limited to just one day. Whether it’s a enjoying a burger at a restaurant or on the grill in my backyard in Fort Myers, burgers are one of my favorite foods.

So what makes a good burger? Well first, let’s start with the buns. But do you prefer a classic sesame seed bun? Or a trendy brioche? The bun should provide the perfect balance between flavor and texture, complementing the ingredients rather than overpowering them. Then we have the patty, the star of the show. The secret to a fantastic burger lies in the quality of the meat and the art of the seasoning. The patty should be juicy and cooked to perfection.

Now, let’s talk about the cheese – that gooey, melty, glorious layer of goodness. From sharp cheddar to creamy Swiss, the cheese choice can make or break a burger. Of course when it comes to other toppings, you have options! From the classic lettuce, tomato, and onion to more adventurous options like arugula, candied bacon, jelly or mac n cheese. These unique flavors can elevate a good burger to a great one.

So how did Yelp put together their list? They looked at businesses in the restaurants and food categories with a large amount of reviews mentioning “burgers”. Then they ranked them based on how many reviews and how they were rated. If you want to check out the full list, click here. Below are where Florida restaurants serving up the best burger ranked.

  • #20 Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Gilbert’s is known for “thick, juicy, cooked-to-perfection” burgers that Yelpers would “give 6 stars if that were an option.”

    Gilbert's 17th Street Grill - Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Specialties: Gilbert's 17th Street Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves up great burgers, ribs, wings, home made soups, and salads. Daily blackboard specials include Pan Seared Tuna, Chinese Roast Pork on Garlic Toast, Havarti Burger Served on a Toasted Garlic English Muffin and The Hottest Burger in South Florida.

  • #53 Love Food Central, Saint Petersburg, Florida

    This restaurant is 100% vegan and gluten-free which sets them apart from the others. Their burgers are a homemade beet & black bean patties.

    Love Food Central - Saint Petersburg, FL

    LOVE FOOD CENTRAL, 2057 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713, 332 Photos, Mon - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tue - Closed, Wed - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Thu - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Fri - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Sat - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Sun - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • #66 SOB Burgers, Bradenton, Florida

    When I lived in Sarasota, I used to hear people talking about SOB all the time, but never tried it for myself. Looks like I’ll have to! The reviews consistently mention how big the burgers are and how many options there are from buns to toppings.

    SOB Burgers - Bradenton, FL

    Specialties: Voted as a best burgers in the area. We have a good selection of "always fresh" juicy smashed burgers from the SOB with blue cheese and bacon to the Bitchin' Burger topped with onion rings and SOB BBQ sauce. We also have other sandwich options from chicken to vegetarian options.

  • #68 Pincho, Hialeah, Florida

    Sounds like their secret Pincho sauce is what sets their burgers apart. They also have some unique toppings like fried plaintains. I may have to take a trip to the other coast to try this!

    PINCHO Burgers and Kebabs - Hialeah, FL

    PINCHO BURGERS AND KEBABS, 4950 W 12th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012, 534 Photos, Mon - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Tue - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Wed - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Thu - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Fri - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sat - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sun - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • #99 Engine No 9, St. Petersburg, Florida

    This place has consistently been rated as having the best burgers in the Tampa Bay area. I’d have a hard time choosing which to get from the Border Line to the Goat Head to One Bad Pig, their menu looks AMAZING!

    Engine No 9 - Saint Petersburg, FL

    ENGINE NO 9, 56 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705, 1070 Photos, Mon - 11:30 am - 10:00 pm, Tue - 11:30 am - 12:00 am, Wed - 11:30 am - 12:00 am, Thu - 11:30 am - 12:00 am, Fri - 11:30 am - 12:00 am, Sat - 11:30 am - 12:00 am, Sun - 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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