When visiting Pensacola, you don’t have to travel far to hear about our world famous beaches, the Blue Angels, or the fact that we are the oldest settlement in American history. Yes, that’s true. And no, St. Augustine, we have no beef with you.
However, the beef we do have are the mouthwatering burgers you’ll find all over town in many family-friendly atmospheres. Let's take a look at the five best places in Pensacola to sink your teeth into a “cheeseburger in paradise.”
McGuire's Irish Pub
McGuire’s Irish Pub is famous for many things, but one reason is its burger combinations. The McGuire’s Irish Red Beer Cheese Burger is a must for beer aficionados. And the St. Patty Melt will make you feel like you have the “luck of the Irish.” McGuire’s even offers a $100 Grand Burger, which is worth every penny. FYI, it comes washed down with a side of Moet Imperial champagne. The Garbage Burger is a combination of every item you can find on the menu; just make sure to order many of the items on the side. You can thank me later.
Casino Beach Bar & Grille
Casino Beach Bar & Grille gives you a chance to enjoy a juicy burger while sinking your toes in the white sand of Pensacola Beach. There is no need for an extensive menu of burgers here because the Casino Beach Burger is the perfect creation of a half-pound steak burger with Applewood-smoked bacon, Muenster cheese, arugula, tomato, and avocado mayo on a jalapeno cheddar bun. Enjoy every bite where lunch or dinner feels like a vacation.
The Burger Factory
With two great locations in Pensacola, it is always a short drive to The Burger Factory. Both restaurants make every burger from scratch, with signature dressings and specialized orders, like the Chipotle Gouda or Tasty Turkey Burger with a side of sweet potato tots. The Burger Factory takes the burger experience to a whole new level you may never want to return from.
Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar
The Flora-Bama Lounge is known for its great atmosphere, its beach-front setting and its nightly performances by some of the best bands touring the country. But if you’re looking for an incredible lunch before you cross the state line, you better grab one of their burgers. The Bama Burger with bacon and American cheese is worth every bite, but even a good ole-fashion original is worthy of the drive to the border!
Blue Dot Barbeque
Finally, we travel downtown to a local hidden gem, Blue Dot. Each bite of a Blue Dot burger brings back the best memories of grilling out of a sunny afternoon during a family barbeque. Except, these burgers are 10 times better than the ones your pop used to make. There is nothing fancy about it; Blue Dot is a simple place with a simple menu. But it’s mouthwateringly good. Pro tip: Don’t ask for cheese. You’ll be looked at funny.
Whether you are heading to McGuire’s, Casino Beach Bar, The Burger Factory, Flora-Bama, Blue Dot, or any other burger joint in town, the next time you travel to Pensacola, come enjoy a cheeseburger in paradise!