Put these Burgers on Your Bucket List on Your Next Visit to St. Augustine

When traveling to St. Augustine turn to the locals to find the best places to eat. 

And that includes burgers. While you’re looking for things to do, stop for a bite. Here’s a list of a dozen great burgers selected for quality, terrific toppings, fresh ingredients, healthy choices and those that are just more than a mouthful.

Combine a mountain of fresh seafood with a perfectly grilled patty and you’ll have the Shipwreck Burger at the Beachcomber at St. Augustine Beach. It’s a perfectly grilled hamburger patty with a mountain of local, fried shrimp and tartar sauce on top of it. Bonus: you can enjoy it oceanside!

Head west to farm country where you’ll find Jim’s Place in Elkton. The signature Mushroom Swiss Burger tops a perfect patty with Swiss cheese, steamy and perfectly sautéed mushrooms.

Gas Full Service Restaurant has been featured on the Food Network. All the burgers are made with grass fed beef patties that you can customize with creative toppings. The Sara Burger is topped with a fried green tomato, Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar and Habanero Jack cheese, lettuce, pickle and onion.

If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian option, The Floridian makes a great black been or sweet potato burger. The popular restaurant’s Dixie burger will meet all your vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, gluten-free, or other special dietary needs!

Keeping with the healthy burger theme is the Sunlight Burger at Present Moment Café. The open faced mushroom nut burger is served over sprouts, a sliced tomato, cashew cheese and caramelized onions. And it’s served with a side of dehydrated corn chips.

Ice, Ice, Baby! While there are many great burgers, you’d be hard pressed to find a meal in a more historic, architecturally rich place – The Ice Plant. Once the area’s first Ice Plant, you can now find great cocktails and a half pound burger that combines a buttery bun, homemade bacon-chive aioli on a grilled grass-fed beef patty.

With a name like Burger Buckets it has to be good. Tucked away in the Red Sightseeing Train Station, Burger Buckets serves up some of the most eclectic burgers around. The Fudge Bacon Burger with its Famous Fudge Maple Peppered Bacon Fudge. Be sure to put this on your “bucket list.”

123 Burger House is family owned by the Tringali’s who operate one of the most popular pizza places in town, Carmelo's. So the Pizza Burger is the obvious choice. This 8 oz. prime patty is topped with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni and marinara sauce.

The World Famous Oasis has been a popular local watering hole for generations. In fact, every burger is named for a local customer. Try the spicy Chip’s Burger topped with grilled onions, jalapeno peppers, green bell peppers, banana peppers and provolone on a Kaiser roll.

Does meatloaf count? The Back 40 Urban Café serves a meatloaf sandwich topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and homemade brown sugar ketchup just like mom used to make.

At Prohibition Kitchen the PK Signature Burger is a special house grind blend short rib, brisket, sirloin, log smoked bacon, red onion jam, fried egg, and Red Dragon cheese

Usually it’s the filling that makes the burger. But at Obi’s Filling Station the Spare Tire is served between two Krispy Kreme donuts.

There are so many places, so many places to eat, and so many things to do. So book your stay in St. Augustine and work your way through the burger bucket list.