It’s not a cliché, it’s a way of life best embraced with French fries or tater tots. Whether you like yours with lettuce and tomato, mayo, or ketchup, here are some of the best burgers around St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

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The Avenue Eat and Drink
3.9  4 Rating (1)
330 1st Ave S, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Surely, the burger mongers sit around dreaming up fantasy concoctions like the Rasta seasoned with mango/pineapple chutney, the Turkey Cobb and veggie burgers accompanied by Cajun fries. Save room for the deep-fried Oreos. Outrageous!
Apps & Tapps | Trinity
5.0  5 Rating (6)
10700 State Road 54 Ste 101, New Port Richey FL, 34655
Known for live music, drink specials, great wings, wraps, burgers and more. This neighborhood sports bar is a big hit for locals and travelers alike. Showing...
The Burg Bar and Grill
4.6  5 Rating (3)
1752 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL, 33713
Simple and delicious little hole-in-the-wall, perfect for grabbing a bite before a concert at The Hideaway. The best of show is the Impossible vegan burger topped with portabello mushroom, the gyro feta burger, and the black and bleu burger with bacon. Get a side of housemade chips.
Big Jim's Famous Steaks Tavern & Tap
4.5  5 Rating (1)
10395 Seminole Blvd, Largo FL, 33778
Known for their cheesesteaks and craft brews on tap, this Seminole Blvd. favorite serves up huge beer-battered onion rings, perfect for dining on The Western (applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, and BBQ sauce, topped with a golden-fried onion ring) or Hawaiian Bacon Bleu (applewood-smoked bacon, topped with grilled pineapple & bleu cheese crumbles).
4.8  5 Rating (2)
180 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg FL, 33701
After visiting The James Museum, you have two choices for lunch by Perry! Dr. BBQ on 1st Ave South or Datz, right next to the Western art treasure. Two kooky twists are the Double D burger, which has glazed donuts for buns, and the exceptional Cheesy Todd, made with deep-fried Mac n cheese "buns."
Bar & Restaurant $$
737 Main St, Safety Harbor FL, 34695
This Safety Harbor staple shows movies and flips burgers that are uniquely crafted, such as The Hendry (topped with butcher block bacon-onion straws, cheddar cheese, and bourbon bbq sauce) or The Big Kahuna (topped with grilled pineapple rings butcher block bacon and sweet teriyaki glaze).
Caddy's St. Pete Beach
4.6  5 Rating (26)
5501 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach FL, 33706
Casual Waterfront Dining at it is best in the heart of Sunny St. Pete Beach! Come to Caddy's for our mouth-watering menu, refreshing drinks all while enjoying...
Stillwaters Tavern
4.6  5 Rating (3)
224 Beach Dr NE, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
A Modern American Tavern, where classic American dishes blend harmoniously with old world flavors. With 20 beers on tap, we live up to our tavern roots.
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar
4.3  5 Rating (1)
2001 Pass A Grille Way, St Petersburg FL, 33706
Come In & Get Wharfed!! Live Music, Loads of Fun, Family Friendly, & Game Days and Happy Hour Specials with the only Full Bar in the St. Pete Beach Area...