If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, there is a national holiday honoring just about anything.   And tomorrow (August 24th) is no exception, it’s National Burger Day, according to NationalToday.com.

What is a burger?  Merriam Webster defines a burger as similar to a hamburger, which is defined as ground beef or a patty of ground beef used in a sandwich split typically by a round bun.  Nowadays, you’ll find tofu burgers, turkey burgers, Impossible burgers, among other concoctions.  But, when it comes down to the best burger in Fort Myers, where should we go?

Burgers are a go to here in the US, whether you grab one from a food truck, at a drive thru or grill your own at a backyard BBQ at home.  Hamburgers, in my opinion, are best with cheese, fried egg, bacon, mustard and ketchup.  Yes, things get messy.

The folks over at Yelp! did the work for us.  If you’re not familiar with Yelp!  they rank local restaurants and specific food and drink options based off of user reviews and recommendations.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a location that is loved by Southwest Florida locals, absent from this list.  We can’t forget about Cabbage Key.  Their burgers are nothing fancy, but they are good and the atmosphere cannot be beat.  I also really enjoy the potato salad…a lot!

These are the top 10 hot spots for a burger in Fort Myers; Ranked:

  • 10. Farmer's Market Restaurant

    2736 Edison Avenue  Fort Myers FL 33916

    The longest operating restaurant in Lee County, serving Southwest Florida since 1952.  The locals keep coming back for the best home cooking you can get.  Come put the taste of the south in your mouth!

  • 9. Matt's Red Hots

    18911 S Tamiami Trail #24, Fort Myers, FL 33908

    In addition to the delicious dogs, you can enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere that will bring back those nostalgic childhood memories of grilling outside with friends and family….oh, and did we mention the fresh burgers, hand-cut fries, hand-battered onion rings and homemade sauces?  Plus, they are serving up Royal Scoop Ice Cream

  • 8. Ford's Garage

    3 locations in Southwest Florida – Downtown Fort Myers – Cape Coral – Estero

    Welcome to your All-American neighborhood burger and beer joint! Make yourself at home in a unique dining room decked out with vintage details pulled straight from a ’20s era service station.
  • 7. The Tubby Pig Brewpub

    3732 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

    Artisan Brewery & Restaurant in Ft. Myers serving up the Tubby Burger, 8 Oz. American Beef Patty topped with American Cheese, Smoked Pulled Pork, Tangy BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw. Served with 1 House Fixin’.

    The Tubby Pig Brewpub

    Artisan Brewery & Restaurant in Ft. Myers - See Updated Menu in Gallery Below

  • 6. Lehne Burger

    1232 Cape Coral Parkway E, Cape Coral , FL 33904

    Always promising 100% fresh meat for their handcrafted burgers.  One reviewer said Jimmy Buffet probably ate a burger from Lehne’s when he wrote ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’.  That’s quite the compliment.


  • 5. Whiskey Creek Station

    11481 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

    The Whiskey Creek Station is a family style restaurant that has been serving the local community under different owners. Previously named Clancey’s Restaurant or Clancey”s Irish Pub.

  • 4. 10 Twenty Five

    33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers, FL 33901

    Providing a variety of unique homestyle scratch kitchen entrees, crafted cocktails & local craft beer.

  • 3. Artisan Eatery

    8951 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912

    Artisan Eatery proves you can combine great food, casual dining, and quick service. In fact, Artisan Eatery co-owner, Chef Timothy Yoa, graduated from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He also trained in the city’s top restaurants.

  • 2. Buckingham Farms

    12931 Orange River Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905

    The full farm-to-table experience! Pick up your fresh produce, order an amazing meal, or reserve a beautiful wedding & event destination today. The produce is fresh, the meals are delicious, and the farm is a sight to see!

  • 1. Fat Katz

    10080 Daniels Interstate Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33913

    Sister restaurant to Skinny Dogz and the new Fat Katz Slider Bar.  We serve up unique cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re craving a juicy burger, a piled-high sandwich, or some delicious wings, we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on our homemade recipes and use of fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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