Let’s Get to Know Burger-ish

Burger-ish is a premium burgery with a Latin-Caribbean flare. It is a full service bar and grill located in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. You’ll love the dine-in atmosphere where you can enjoy awesome food and drinks and catch a game or two with your friends. There are 12 large screen TVs with an assortment of premium sports to watch. If you want to enjoy a more chill vibe and gorgeous weather, dine out on the patio. Burger-ish also offers live music on the weekends and a monthly comedy show. If you just want to enjoy the amazing food at home try the pick up or delivery options. Let’s get to know Burger-ish!

We spoke with Jeffrey V. Mercado, the owner of Burger-ish.

When did Burger-ish open?

We officially opened our doors and began to share our love of delicious, juicy burgers on September 3, 2020.

What are your hours of operation?

Burger-ish is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Our pickup hours are 11:30 to 9:00pm daily. 

Why did you choose St Pete’s Beach for the location of Burger-ish?

The beach is my favorite place in Saint Pete’s Beach. Our beach is beautiful!

Why did you start Burger-ish?

I wanted to bring a contemporary sports bar with great food to the beach.

What did you do before Burger-ish?

I was involved with a family restaurant and started my own business before starting Burger-ish.

How do you want customers to feel when they have your burgers or eat at your restaurant in general?

I want them to feel like they’re at home because everything is made fresh and burgers are pressed as they’re ordered.

What is your favorite burger/toppings?

My favorite burger is the JBB.

The JBB (which stands for Jay’s Bacon Burger) is a mouthwatering all beef burger with American cheese, 4 pieces of bacon, grilled onions, ketchup/mayo spread, and lettuce, tomato, and onion on a brioche bun. If you want to do it up, add avocado and/or a fried egg!

What is the most popular burger on your menu?

St. Pete Special

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

What is the most popular non-burger item on the menu?

Chicken and Tostones

The sweet and savory Chicken and Tostones is plantains topped with pulled chicken, sauteed onions, peppers, pico de gallo, a cheese blend, and avocado aioli. 

What is your ultimate goal for Burger-ish?

To provide a great experience to our customers and our community and also grow with the community.

Tell us about your worst customer.

The worst customer we have had was a drunk person that walked into the restaurant and was not able to control themself. We had to remove them from the restaurant.

Tell us about your best customer(s).

Most of our customers are wonderful. We have regulars that come in weekly to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Our comedy night has proven to be very popular with customers who come back every month to eat and enjoy the laughs.

Is there anything else you want people that are just learning about Burger-ish to know?

We are here for the community to provide live music on the weekends and a once a month comedy show. We have the NFL ticket, UFC fights, and more on our big screen TVs. Burger-ish also offers catering for parties, gatherings, and corporate events. Call us at (727)954-0001 for pricing. 

There you have it! Hopefully you have gotten to know Burger-ish a little better. Come try the food and enjoy the atmosphere at 4755 Gulf Blvd, St Pete’s Beach, FL 33706. Look for the green umbrellas. You are going to love the food, the friendly staff, the events, and the atmosphere. You might just become a regular too! 

Check out the Burger-ish menu here

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