We’ve been entrusted to carefully sample and report back on the Best Burger Places in Jacksonville. The burgers below have proven outstanding in all categories: buns (freshness and softness), toppings (style points), and meat (the golden snitch).
Now, let’s get to the mouth-breathing, pant-unbuttoning meatiness that is the best burgers in Jacksonville!
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Carolina Jax has a burger that we would put money on in a fight. It’s a majestic meat beast that is intimidating in size. This is a face-first type of burger that can smell your fear–dive in with full eye contact, and you’ll come out the other side okay, albeit very full.
The menu has got both your traditional and creative burger combinations that they divide as “Simple” and “Signature” burgers. While it may be tempting to adhere to the classic “bacon and chedda,” I urge patrons to experiment with their signature burgers–which can get kinda wild!
We got the Riverside burger, which was a perfectly charred, crisp, and juicy patty with chevre, applewood smoked bacon, key lime datil aioli, baby spinach, orange marmalade, and a datil sauce drizzle. In one bite, we realized if Florida had a taste, it would taste exactly like this.
One of the aspects that we love about Carolina Jax is that from the moment you walk in, you know that people that love burgers are behind these burgers.
📍 2548 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Burgs of a feather feast together and our North American bros, the Canadians, are allies with us on the culinary battlefront. When it comes to fried, gravied, cheesed, smothered, and smoked – these guys really just get us, you know?
Wicked Barley saw genius in Canadian gluttony and was inspired to create their Curd Burger with our Canuck cousins in mind.
An 8oz cast-iron seared patty topped with cheese curds, bacon, cheese sauce, jalapeno garlic chimichurri on a pretzel bun graces their menu and our hearts. The perfect blend of spicy, crispy, and greasy – this burger is best served with a tall pint of beer on a back patio when the weather starts to cool down. It’s truly a sandwich to unite nations.
📍 4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
Remember that first time you drank and your mother told you to sop it up with a greasy burger? Well, Burger Barn listened to their mama’s and created the Hangover burger for all of your drinking related needs! A stacked, greasy burger to sop it all up with a fried egg on top because hey, brunch, right?
Now, all of our mothers can thank Burger Barn for taking over and taking care of us when we go a little too hard the night before!
📍 475 Durbin Pavilion Dr Suite 103, St Johns, FL 32259
This little hole-in-the-wall burger joint off Atlantic isn’t afraid to get creative with their burgers–but don’t be weary, they aren’t botoxed with fancy toppings in order to mask an ugly burger infrastructure. Their certified Angus short rib-brisket-chuck beef is the real deal.
However, the menu’s colorful collection of avant-garde burger creations asks for constant experimentation and exploration from customers. From PB&J burgers to “fruit and cheese” burgers, Epik is at no loss of inspiration.
📍 12740 Atlantic Blvd #105, Jacksonville, FL 32225
There are few things better than just a classic cheeseburger – it’s kinda an American Standard. Well Ford’s Garage sure thinks so and we’re going to go with it! Their classic cheeseburger was meant to be enjoyed with friends and family while watching baseball on the TVs and a cold one in hand!
It’s comforting, it’s nostalgic, it’s an American Standard. With a heaping patty of 1/2 pound of black angus beef, American cheese, romaine, and of course a slice of tomato, red onion, and some pickles all on a savory brioche bun – all with the charred Ford’s Garage stamp of approval! It’s a classic but maybe a little classier than your run-of-the-mill backyard BBQ burger!
📍 550 Outlet Mall Boulevard, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Edgar Allen Poe pairs well with a burger, and Poe’s Tavern is proof of that. Perhaps it’s a strange combo, but we truly love the “dark and dreary” atmosphere of the tavern surrounded by all its bright and beachy neighbors. Outside of being just plain cool, Poe’s has some amazing burgs. The style is “tavern” compared to “diner,” which just means it’s more of a rounded meat puck than a squished-flat griddle burger. Neither is better than the other, they’re both sides of the same delicious coin.
The burgers are named after Poe’s most famous works, and our personal go-to is Annabel Lee. It’s a half-pound, ground in-house burger topped with a Charleston Style Crabcake and fresh vegetable remoulade sauce. It’s sort of like a surf-and-turf burger that is extra tasty the closer you are to the beach! The burgers themselves are charred to perfection and come on fresh brioche buns and heaping fries. It’s a belly-bomber for sure, but you won’t regret it.
Pro Tip: Poe’s Tavern is in our Instagrammable Bathrooms Guide because The wallpaper is poetry (literally), and the speakers droll out Vincent Price’s monotone readings of Poe’s works.
📍 363 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Sometimes burgers are meant to spice up your life, or so Jumpin’ JAX House of Food sure thought so! Their HOF Dynamite Burger is a spice lovers burger of dreams! With their house seasoned patty topped with some garlic aioli, jalapeños, pepperoncini, roasted garlic, spicy pepper jack cheese, honey balsamic grilled onions, all smothered in some JAX sauce and Sriracha to top it all off! Are you drooling? Because we are remembering this most delicious encounter! 😋
Trust us spicy fans, get this burger and maybe a glass of milk along with it if you know what we mean!
📍 10131 San Jose Blvd #12, Jacksonville, FL 32257
📍 20 West Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
📍 1021 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
One may be tempted to opt for Mojo’s BBQ platters or pulled pork sandwiches when dining at this local favorite barbeque restaurant, but this burger should not be overlooked! The BBQ Bacon Burger at Mojo’s features top-quality chuck in a thick, flavorful patty and is topped with bacon, Mojo BBQ sauce, and a combination of Monterrey jack and cheddar cheeses. It’s a beefcake of a burger and will extinguish a beef craving like a meteorite to bewildered dinosaurs.
*Beef boy pro tip: Mojo’s is one of the few places in Jacksonville you can order a rare patty!
📍 1500 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
📍 1607 University Blvd W, Jacksonville, FL 32217
📍 3572 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
We indulged on the Cadillac Wagyu burger, which features a wagyu beef bled: cooked medium rare (this is not an option), roasted garlic A1 aioli, tomato, spinach, Swiss cheese and French fried onions for that crisp. Reporting in: It’s dang delicious. Something about this beef just melts in your mouth and between the garlic aioli and crispy onions, we were in burger bliss. You need to try this place for yourself!
📍4906 Town Center Pkwy, Unit 408 Jacksonville, FL 32246
The French Pantry is a beloved restaurant in Jacksonville, with customers lined up out the door for their delicious breads, sandwiches and desserts. It’s no surprise they also have a great burger – one worth the wait. While one should try everything on the menu here, but for the sake of brevity, we need to stick to the burgers.
Our go-to is, of course, the Kobe Burger! With kobe beef, cheddar cheese, crispy onion straws, red wine cranberry relish, garlic aioli on a homemade brioche Kaiser roll and those funny skinny little fries you eat by the fistful – this burger is so good.
📍 6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217
Sometimes everyone enjoys the comfort of the familiar and loving caress of flavors rooted in childhood nostalgia. For those times, we head to M Shack for a burger and shake combination that tastes like growing up. M Shack does a burger in a way that directly appeals to your inner comfort food cravings while simultaneously taking into account evolved palates–like happy meals for adults.
Our M Shack meal includes an M Burger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, shack sauce, a side of fries and a Bananas Foster shake. The burger itself is quality meat, ground fresh in house. It’s got a great meat-to-bun ratio that not too bready or induces meat sweats. It’s juicy without being soggy, and, frankly, it just hits the spot.
Side note: If you’ve ever had burger sauce, you’ll know what Shake Sauce is. If not, it’s somewhat pink and tangy.
📍 299 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
📍 641 Crosswater Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
📍 10281 Mid Town Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Graffiti Junction has a great little spot off Third street in Jacksonville beach, with plenty of patio space and a low-key atmosphere. We got a Brotherly Love burger, which is an Angus patty with sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms and topped with provolone and LT.
This burger is also particularly juicy for a “tavern” style, which often falls victim to being overly dry. With a side of mustard and mayo, this burger gets the job done and fills the burger void to the brim. 10/10!
📍 265 5th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
When the new BurgerFi opened up in Neptune Beach, we knew it was going to make our list of favorites. We ordered the SWAG Burger because we can’t ever say no to spicy. This burger came with a double Wagyu and Brisket blend patty, charred jalapeños, candied ghost pepper bacon, sweet tomato relish, habanero pepper jack cheese, and hot steak sauce. It also came stamped with the BurgerFi logo!
The burger itself is tender, juicy, and delicious. Not too greasy and not too dry. It was soft all around, and we inhaled it almost before we realized how good it actually was.
📍 628 Atlantic Blvd Suite 628, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
📍 4890 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246
📍 108 Riverside Ave #101, Jacksonville, FL 32202
ABBQ’s burger has two 4oz patties, raclette cheese, smoked mayo, and bacon-onion marmalade. As a great burger should, it tastes completely itself–100% burger flavor. A really great burger is greasy and has bites that juice and dribble and soak into the bun. While it’s not listed on the menu, the grease acts like a condiment, adding to the salty, meaty flavor of the burger-eating experience.
Word to the wise: Have some time set aside for that post-burger nap after treating yourself to ABBQ.
📍461 Atlantic Boulevard Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
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