Engine No. 9: Best Burgers in The Bay

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Having a hard time finding a good, juicy burger in Tampa Bay? Look no further than Engine No. 9, located in the heart of St. Petersburg, FL. This quaint, cozy sports bar dishes out incredibly tasty and unique burgers to couples from 11:30 a.m. to midnight every day of the week.

Having won “Best of the Bay” for burgers by Creative Loafing, Engine No. 9 is a guaranteed fantastic meal.


With their motto being “prime burgers,” Engine No. 9 offers perfectly cooked burgers from your standard bacon cheeseburger to something a little more crazy like The Resurrection, topped with three types of bleu cheese, applewood smoked bacon, roasted garlic, jalapeños, sweet Thai chili sauce, and mashed habaneros.

Other popular burgers include the Demi-God (cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and horseradish mayo), the Wine-O (red wine BBQ sauce, bacon, aged white cheddar, and fried onions), and the Goat Head (goat cheese, roasted red peppers, vinaigrette, and half-sour pickles). Munch on these burgers with one of the many delicious sides offered, including the famous tater tots.

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Engine No. 9 is also known for its Cajun/Creole style cooking which is evident in many of its dishes including the Marie Laveau burger topped with crawfish tails, Andouille sausage, muenster cheese, green onions, and creole sauce.

In addition to the burgers, Engine No. 9 offers other options including tasty appetizers, hot wings, salads, and a variety of hot dogs, and more. On top of this delicious food, the sports bar has over 65 types of beer in the bottle and on tap. They also have a wide variety of wine for those non-beer drinkers.


While you are enjoying your food with your significant other, watch your favorite sport’s teams on one of the many TVs located within the restaurant. In fact, outside of the bar area, each table has a personal TV at their table. All sports are fun to watch at Engine No. 9, but it is known to be a premier destination in Tampa Bay to watch hockey.

This bustling restaurant does not take reservations so keep this in mind before heading its way. However, you and your loved one can watch the Lightning hockey game and grab a brew while you wait, which is normally quite short.

Engine No. 9 is the fun date spot for you and your significant other. Head on to this sports bar for a burger that will have you keep coming back for more.

Address: 56 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Looking for some other “good eats” for your next date? Check out Tampa's Newest Restaurants to Try in 2018 or Early Morning Donut Dates.


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