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Megan duBois

10 Seriously Decadent Burgers In Jacksonville

From traditional favorites to unique spins, here’s where to find the best burgers in Jacksonville

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Burger and loaded fries from Carolina Jax
| Megan duBois

Burgers are an American food icon, and while many love a simple cheeseburger, there’s something about going out to a restaurant and getting an over-the-top sandwich version of the classic dish. In Jacksonville, some of the best spots to get a burger include a barbecue restaurant, a restaurant housed in a former gas station, and a spot just steps away from the beach. For those looking for a burger joint to satisfy any cravings consider these 10 restaurants in the greater Jacksonville area.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. T-Rays Burger Station

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202 S 8th St
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-6310
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This local favorite housed inside a converted gas station in Fernandina Beach sells burgers starting at just $4, piled high with the usual suspects: lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions. The toppings are kept simple in order to highlight the perfectly cooked patty, which can make for a messy meal in the best kind of way. Make sure to ask for a lot of extra napkins.

2. Dano's Diner

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1487 Mayport Rd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 247-0100
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Dano’s Diner serves up a variety of burgers named after some of the biggest stars in the baseball world. Favorites include the Jackie Robinson, which comes topped with onion, green pepper, ham, secret sauce, and sweet pineapple, or the Coach Shep burger, which houses a patty between two of Dano’s Diner’s fan favorite pancakes. Guests can also opt to play a game of burger roulette and let the chef decide what goes their burger.

3. ABBQ Meat & Drink

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461 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 853-6427
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Atlantic Beach is often known for beach bars and affordable eats, but ABBQ is changing that. Here Texas barbecue is the star of the menu, but the ABBQ Burger also shouldn’t be overlooked. The burger starts off with two four-ounce patties then topped with raclette cheese, smoked mayo, and sweet bacon and onion marmalade. After ordering, step outside to the backyard to take in some live music and games like corn hole.

4. Poe's Tavern - Atlantic Beach

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363 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 241-7637
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Named after legendary author Edgar Allen Poe, this Atlantic Beach restaurant and bar prides itself on its massive burger selection.The menu features more than a dozen burgers, ranging from a simple cheeseburger to more elaborate options topped with items like pimento cheese, queso, and chili. Each burger is served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and fried onions, and served with a choice of side like marinated bacon blue cheese slaw, potato salad, or hand-cut fries.

5. Epik Burger

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12740 Atlantic Blvd #105
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 374-7326
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Epik Burger has a menu brimming with more than 30 different burgers ranging from traditional beef to vegan varieties, offering something for everyone. Of course traditional burgers topped with the classic can be found on the menu, but when at Epik go for the more adventurous options like the buffalo fried burger made with a burger patty that’s been deep fried then tossed in buffalo sauce or fruit and cheeses burger topped with sharp cheddar, poached apples, bacon, and honey. Plus, most of the burgers at Epik can be modified to fit a gluten-free diet, and can be customized to include more than one patty, upgraded bread options, and more.

6. Bb's Restaurant and Bar

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1019 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 306-0100
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Bb’s restaurant and bar is known for upscale dinners and approachable lunches on the edge of downtown Jacksonville. Every Tuesday during lunch the restaurant features a rotating burger special, that’s a meant to be a surprise until diners arrive. In the past the chef has created dishes like a ribeye burger with truffle aioli, havarti cheese, and arugula, and a ribeye burger with truffle aioli, sautéed onions, and deep fried mushrooms, all of which are served parmesan herb fries to make for a classic combo. 

7. Black Sheep Restaurant

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1534 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 380-3091
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The swanky Black Sheep Restaurant located in the Five Points neighborhood serves a traditional and filling burger during brunch and dinner services that is perfect for someone craving a classic take on the dish. The burger is sandwiched in between a toasted brioche bun, then topped with lettuce, onion, and tomato. Extra toppings like cheddar cheese, bacon, or a fried egg can bump the flavor up even more.

8. Carolina Jax

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2548 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 240-1980
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Carolina Jax is often considered by locals the best burger spot in town. The small restaurant brings big flavor and unexpected combinations between a bun. The can’t miss burger on the Carolina Jax menu is the Riverside, which is topped with goat cheese, applewood smoked bacon, key lime datil pepper aioli, spinach, orange marmalade, and datil drizzle sauce. And don’t even think about leaving before trying the loaded fries, which come with a variety of toppings like cheese sauce, chili, and pulled pork.

9. Restaurant Orsay

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3630 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 381-0909
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This buzzy restaurant is best known for its Southern and French cuisine and laid-back atmosphere. For an extravagant burger consider the Orsay, which is topped with seared foie gras and red onion marmalade, all nestled inside a brioche bun. If that sounds too decadent, the hamburger topped with roasted tomato and crispy shallots on a brioche bun is the move to make. Both burgers are served with perfectly crisp pommes frites for a satisfying burger experience. 

10. Gas Full Service

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9 Anastasia Blvd C
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 217-0326
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Located in St. Augustine, Gas Full Service offers an eclectic menu with standout burgers and homemade salt and vinegar chips. The Half Tan burger is one of the most popular on the menu and features a half-pound patty, topped with “beer’mento” cheese (a savory combination of beer cheese and pimento cheese), slaw, bacon, fried pickles, lettuce, tomato, and onion.

1. T-Rays Burger Station

202 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This local favorite housed inside a converted gas station in Fernandina Beach sells burgers starting at just $4, piled high with the usual suspects: lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions. The toppings are kept simple in order to highlight the perfectly cooked patty, which can make for a messy meal in the best kind of way. Make sure to ask for a lot of extra napkins.

202 S 8th St
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

2. Dano's Diner

1487 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Dano’s Diner serves up a variety of burgers named after some of the biggest stars in the baseball world. Favorites include the Jackie Robinson, which comes topped with onion, green pepper, ham, secret sauce, and sweet pineapple, or the Coach Shep burger, which houses a patty between two of Dano’s Diner’s fan favorite pancakes. Guests can also opt to play a game of burger roulette and let the chef decide what goes their burger.

1487 Mayport Rd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

3. ABBQ Meat & Drink

461 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Atlantic Beach is often known for beach bars and affordable eats, but ABBQ is changing that. Here Texas barbecue is the star of the menu, but the ABBQ Burger also shouldn’t be overlooked. The burger starts off with two four-ounce patties then topped with raclette cheese, smoked mayo, and sweet bacon and onion marmalade. After ordering, step outside to the backyard to take in some live music and games like corn hole.

461 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

4. Poe's Tavern - Atlantic Beach

363 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Named after legendary author Edgar Allen Poe, this Atlantic Beach restaurant and bar prides itself on its massive burger selection.The menu features more than a dozen burgers, ranging from a simple cheeseburger to more elaborate options topped with items like pimento cheese, queso, and chili. Each burger is served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and fried onions, and served with a choice of side like marinated bacon blue cheese slaw, potato salad, or hand-cut fries.

363 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

5. Epik Burger

12740 Atlantic Blvd #105, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Epik Burger has a menu brimming with more than 30 different burgers ranging from traditional beef to vegan varieties, offering something for everyone. Of course traditional burgers topped with the classic can be found on the menu, but when at Epik go for the more adventurous options like the buffalo fried burger made with a burger patty that’s been deep fried then tossed in buffalo sauce or fruit and cheeses burger topped with sharp cheddar, poached apples, bacon, and honey. Plus, most of the burgers at Epik can be modified to fit a gluten-free diet, and can be customized to include more than one patty, upgraded bread options, and more.

12740 Atlantic Blvd #105
Jacksonville, FL 32225

6. Bb's Restaurant and Bar

1019 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Bb’s restaurant and bar is known for upscale dinners and approachable lunches on the edge of downtown Jacksonville. Every Tuesday during lunch the restaurant features a rotating burger special, that’s a meant to be a surprise until diners arrive. In the past the chef has created dishes like a ribeye burger with truffle aioli, havarti cheese, and arugula, and a ribeye burger with truffle aioli, sautéed onions, and deep fried mushrooms, all of which are served parmesan herb fries to make for a classic combo. 

1019 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

7. Black Sheep Restaurant

1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

The swanky Black Sheep Restaurant located in the Five Points neighborhood serves a traditional and filling burger during brunch and dinner services that is perfect for someone craving a classic take on the dish. The burger is sandwiched in between a toasted brioche bun, then topped with lettuce, onion, and tomato. Extra toppings like cheddar cheese, bacon, or a fried egg can bump the flavor up even more.

1534 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

8. Carolina Jax

2548 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Carolina Jax is often considered by locals the best burger spot in town. The small restaurant brings big flavor and unexpected combinations between a bun. The can’t miss burger on the Carolina Jax menu is the Riverside, which is topped with goat cheese, applewood smoked bacon, key lime datil pepper aioli, spinach, orange marmalade, and datil drizzle sauce. And don’t even think about leaving before trying the loaded fries, which come with a variety of toppings like cheese sauce, chili, and pulled pork.

2548 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

9. Restaurant Orsay

3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205

This buzzy restaurant is best known for its Southern and French cuisine and laid-back atmosphere. For an extravagant burger consider the Orsay, which is topped with seared foie gras and red onion marmalade, all nestled inside a brioche bun. If that sounds too decadent, the hamburger topped with roasted tomato and crispy shallots on a brioche bun is the move to make. Both burgers are served with perfectly crisp pommes frites for a satisfying burger experience. 

3630 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32205

10. Gas Full Service

9 Anastasia Blvd C, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Located in St. Augustine, Gas Full Service offers an eclectic menu with standout burgers and homemade salt and vinegar chips. The Half Tan burger is one of the most popular on the menu and features a half-pound patty, topped with “beer’mento” cheese (a savory combination of beer cheese and pimento cheese), slaw, bacon, fried pickles, lettuce, tomato, and onion.

9 Anastasia Blvd C
St. Augustine, FL 32080

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