While you’re looking for things to do on Florida’s Historic Coast, be sure to stop for a bite. Here’s a list of a dozen great local burgers selected for their quality, terrific toppings, fresh ingredients, healthy choices — and some that are definitely more than a mouthful.
The St. Augustine Datil Pepper Cheeseburger is made from fresh-ground brisket and prime rib cuts of beef. Topped with thick cut Applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms, onions, spicy datil pepper sauce, cheddar cheese, this burger is second only to the amazing oceanfront views of The Reef’s dining room
If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian option, The Floridian will not disappoint with a great black bean or sweet potato burger. The popular restaurant’s Dixie burger also will meet all of your vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, gluten-free or other special dietary needs!
Sipping on a cold drink while sitting in one of the Crow’s Nest tables overlooking Salt Run at the Conch always makes one feel special. Now top that off with a thick, juicy burger made with Black Angus beef, served on a fresh brioche bun, and there’s no need to doctor it up with tons of toppings. But you can if you like with fresh tomato, a variety of cheeses, Applewood-smoked bacon and lots more.
Ice, Ice, Baby! While there are many great burgers in town, 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, it is now a popular restaurant and bar where you can find great craft cocktails and a half-pound burger that combines a buttery bun, homemade bacon-chive aioli, and a grilled grass-fed beef patty.