🍔‘Good damn burger!’ Best burgers in Central Florida county-by-county

News 6 Insiders share their favorite burger joints

CENTRAL FLORIDA, USA. – You asked and we are delivering! Many of you have answered our Insider survey saying you enjoy hearing about local restaurants and top-rated eateries. We asked our News 6 Insiders to share the juiciest, mouth-watering burger joints in Central Florida and there were a few that received multiple nods:

Several Insiders mentioned the ‘cooked-on-the-grill’ taste of Back Yard Burgers. The chain is located in several counties throughout Central Florida.

The Burger Place in Melbourne was also mentioned for it’s homemade buns and variety of fresh toppings.

Johnny’s Fillin’ Station in Orlando received high praises for it’s large burgers. Breakers in New Smyrna Beach was a favorite amongst some of our Insiders, all mentioning how juicy the burgers are.

Alex’s Fresh Kitchen is known for its award-winning Mamba Burger, created in the memory of late basketball player Kobe Bryant, with a 24-spice eight-ounce patty, four fried pickles and four fried jalapeños, cheese sauce and the fixings. Owner and Chef Alex Diaz shared the inspiration behind the burger and his restaurant on News 6′s Florida Foodie podcast.

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For the vegetarians out there, one Insider shared that Evolve Modern Kitchen in Daytona Beach has an alternative meat ‘Crack Burger’ that’s “out of this world!”

Scroll down for a list of results county-by-county.

Take a look at some of the burger spots getting high praises and let us know what you think in the comments. Did we miss any notable mentions?

Brevard County

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s - “Perfect burger with freshest veggies and great fries,” said Judith Milan from Melbourne.

Brix Project Playalinda Brewing

“It’s the Brix Burger with brisket on top, crispy onion bacon jam... need I go on?” said Deborah Pauley from Palm Bay.

“They have delicious food. Also they always have a burger of the week to change it up,” said Bess Rose from Mims.

Burger Rob’s - “It’s just amazing,” said Melissa Gonzales from Titusville.

The Burger Place

“Homemade buns, fresh cut fries, all the toppings,” said Shannon W from Palm Bay.

“Fresh made rolls, great burgers the way you want them,” said Barbara Szulczewski from Palm Bay.

Flagler County

Culver’s - “An excellent fast food burger joint with decent prices. Nothing fancy or over the top, just a good damn burger!” Said Jeff Degenhar from Palm Coast.

Lake County

1921 in Mount Dora - “An amazing cut of meat cooked perfectly,” said Seth Vogt from Eustis.

Butcher Block in Groveland - “Tastes great. Better than the rest,” said Pete King from Groveland.

Culver’s - “Best of all the ‘fast food’ choices,” said Susan Swickard from Tavares.

Marion County

Silver Springs Diner - “Nothing frozen. All fresh ingredients. So tasty and delicious! Juicy flavor. Best burger around, period,” said Cathy Henderson from Silver Springs.

Orange County

19th Hole at Ventura Country Club - “Excellent burgers! They use a blend of meat. Delicious,” said Tracy Barnes from Orlando.

Five Guys - “Juiciest burgers and fresh fixings,” said Timothy Frank from Orlando.

Back Yard Burgers

“They are made just like the ones on the backyard grills,” said Kim McKinney from Orlando.

“A cooked-on-the-barbecue grilled taste,” said Teresa Barresi from Apopka.

Bar Louie - “Different and delicious stuff you have never tasted before,” said Cyntra Seegulam from Belle Isle.

Beth’s Burger Bar - “Juicy!” Said Jack Riegle from Orlando.

Buffalo Wild Wings - “They are so overlooked for their burger! One of the best tasting burgers out there,” said Susan Figueroa in Ocoee.

BurgerFi - “Juicy. Flavorful. Price,” said Victoria Roberts from Orlando.

Chilis - “Prices and ambiance,” said Ricardo Chacon in Winter Garden.

Fat Shack - “Without a doubt, the greatest burgers made how you want and stacked as you desire. The name says it all... Fat Shack!” Said Shaun Cooperider from Cocoa Beach.

Hamburger Mary’s - “Their burgers are cooked to order. They have quite a variety and they’re always fresh, never dry,” said Jeanne Hamilton from Orlando.

Johnny’s Fillin Station

“Best burgers, great service, lots of friendly people,” said David Schneck from Orlando.

“Big burgers and amazing flavor,” said Scott Smith from Orlando.

“It’s celebrated it’s 34th anniversary this year so it has to be doing something right,” said John Burr from Orlando.

Jr. Colombian Burger - “Always fresh and tastes great,” said Coletta Kivi from Orlando.

MOOYAH - “Always fresh, crispy around the edges,” said Donna Arms from Orlando.

Papi’s Smash Burgers - “The best flavor and Latin flare,” said Scott Kotroba in Orlando.

Red Robin - “Love the way the burgers taste and portion size,” said Shannon Box from Orlando.

Steak ‘n Shake - “Best taste and good shakes and fries,” said John Cowgill from Winter Park.

The Tap Room at Dubsdread - “It’s a great neighborhood restaurant where everything is made fresh with uncompromising quality,” said Bob Graves from Orlando.


“They have so many different types of burgers. It’s a great place to take friends or family because they have a burger for everyone,” said Kara Moeller form Orlando.

“They have a variety of meaty, juicy burgers. Be sure to ask for the secret menu,” said Joseph Shore-Goss from Orlando.

The Hideaway - “Fresh, hot, juicy, huge burgers,” said Eddie Rivera from Orlando.

The Porch - “Donut Burger and Colombiano are awesome! (Minus bacon for me though since I can’t eat it.),” said Asad Zafar from Orlando.

Osceola County

Johnny Rockets - “Old fashioned burger. Ones I grew up on,” said Rita Plotner from Kissimmee.

Miller’s in Champions Gate - “Quality meat, condiments and bun,” said Perry A from Kissimmee.

Mutt’s in Saint Cloud - “Local, fresh beef and toppings. Burgers don’t get put on the grill until ordered. Great milkshakes and onion rings, too,” said Carrollyn Allen from Saint Cloud.

Polk County

Ford’s Garage - “Tasty and unique burgers,” said Neal Prensky from Lakeland.

Seminole County

Alex’s Fresh Kitchen - The restaurant is known for its award-winning Mamba Burger, created in the memory of late basketball player Kobe Bryant, with a 24-spice eight-ounce patty, four fried pickles and four fried jalapeños, cheese sauce and the fixings. Owner and Chef Alex Diaz shared the inspiration behind the burger and his restaurant on News 6′s Florida Foodie podcast.

Five Guys - “The burgers are really good and juicy. They have many toppings and the hand cut fries are to die for,” said Trisha Clements from Casselberry.

Back Yard Burgers - “The closet thing to a burger from your own backyard grill,” said Kenneth Rogers from Altamonte Springs.

Sonic - “Have had burgers all over the USA and Sonics burgers always remind me of the burgers I ate while in my teen sand twenties. Their size is consistent and fixings fresh and scrumptious regardless of location,” said Mark Leopold from Oviedo.

Volusia County

Breakers in New Smyrna Beach

“A true burger, juicy and greasy. Like a diner burger,” said Kathy Henderson from New Smyrna Beach.

“Best juiciest ever,” said Rich Morris from Orlando.

“Awesome grilled flavor,” said Jim Arendsen from Kissimmee.

Evolve Modern Kitchen Daytona Beach - “Their vegan Crack Burger is out of this world,” said Cynthia Amoruso.

Five Guys - “Always juicy,” said Kathy Cuthbertson from Deland.

Krystal - “Cheap.” Said Marc Roberts from Daytona Beach.

Lost Lagoon New Smyrna Beach - “Hand formed patties with crispy edges. Great flavor,” said Karen Frye.

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About the Author:

Crystal Moyer is a morning news anchor who joined the News 6 team in 2020.