If you love burgers, you are going to love Burger-ish, a premier burger restaurant, in St Pete Beach. Our fresh-daily all beef burgers are our specialty. We craft them with pride and love because we want you to love our burgers as much as we do!

What Is a Burger?

For most Americans, a burger is a meat patty (with or without toppings) inside a bun or roll. The ground meat is typically beef. The term burger can also extend to vegan and vegetarian patties. 

Why Are Burgers so Popular?

People really love burgers, but why is this food so popular? There are many reasons burgers are so beloved. Probably the main reason is that burgers are just so darn delicious. Burgers are also convenient, portable, typically inexpensive, and adaptable to various tastes. Although a lot of people prefer to eat hamburgers at restaurants, they are fairly easy to make at home too.

Who Invented the Burger?

There are many potential inventors of the burger depending on your definition of a burger. Some popular early burger names are Louis Lassen, Charlie Nagreen, Otto Kuase, Frank and Charles Menches, and Fletcher Davis. The first person that was known to make a burger like we know them today (with a bun) was Oscar Weber Bilby of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Where Do Burgers Come from?

While Hamburg steaks (ground beef formed into patties) came from Hamburg, Germany, ground meat patties predate even this early burger roots story. German immigrants did bring Hamburg steaks to America where at some point in the mid to late 19th century, the burger was invented in America (or possibly on the way to America). 

Why Is a Burger Called a Burger?

The most popular origin story of the burger is that the meat patty that was eventually put between bread hails from Hamburg, Germany. Another potential hamburger origin story stems from a 1758 cookbook by Hannah Glasse which had a recipe for Hamburgh Sausage which was served on toasted bread. Hannah Glasse lived in England, but her cookbook became very popular in the United States (Thirteen Colonies). Another origin story also comes from Hamburg. It is believed that Jewish passengers traveling from Hamburg to America in the mid-1800s on the Hamburg American Line ate Hamburg steak between bread. 

What Is the Difference Between a Burger and a Hamburger?

While a majority of people feel that the terms burger and hamburger can be used interchangeably, there is one way that a burger and a hamburger can differ. The term burger is more likely to be applied to other types of burgers, like veggie burgers, turkey burgers, etc. Whereas, hamburger is typically used to refer to classic beef burgers. 

Which Burger Is the Best?

Some say that the best burgers are like life, messy and topped with bacon. We can’t help but agree and our customers do too! Our second most popular burger is Jay’s Bacon Burger with 4 – YES FOUR – pieces of bacon. The best burger on St Pete Beach and our most popular burger is our St Pete Special. This masterpiece is crafted just for the locals (don’t worry – tourists can try it too). It is topped with American cheese, bacon, an onion ring, a fried egg, mesquite bourbon sauce and lettuce, tomato and onion – all on a pretzel bun.

Burger-ish Burgers Are the Best Burgers on St. Pete Beach

Burger-ish burgers are some of the best burgers on St. Pete Beach. Our patties are all beef and prepared fresh daily. All burgers come with fries, but we are happy to substitute any of our sides for $1.


You can add avocado, bacon and/or a fried egg to any burger. Gluten free buns, pretzel buns and brioche buns are available. We even offer a lettuce wrap if you want a healthier keto burger. 

Our Burgers

The Big Ish is an all beef burger topped with American cheese, avocado, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a pretzel bun. 

The St Pete Special is a beef patty with bacon, an onion ring, American cheese, a fried egg, sweet and smokey mesquite bourbon sauce, and lettuce, tomato, and onion on a pretzel bun. 

The El Dorado is a beef burger that is topped with swiss cheese, bacon, creamy mojo garlic sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion and placed on a bed of tostones (fried plantains) and is served with our unique and sensational yucca fries. 

Jay’s Bacon Burger (The JBB) is a beef patty topped with American cheese, four pieces of bacon, grilled onions, ketchup/mayo spread, and lettuce, tomato, and onion on a brioche bun. 

The classic All American is a beef burger that comes with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a brioche bun. 

We didn’t forget you lovely vegetarians! The Where’s the Beef is a Beyond Burger cooked to perfection with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, onion and garlic-balsamic drizzle. It comes on a gluten-free bun, but you can substitute one of our other buns or a lettuce wrap if you’d like. 

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