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The 5 Best Burger Places In Lakeland

Updated: May 2, 2022

Wondering where to get the best cheeseburger in Lakeland? The list below has the best burger options in the area. We incorporated millions of critics and user reviews in our analysis of top review sites to find Lakeland’s best burgers. Build the burger of your dreams with 100% Angus beef patties and Brioche buns at these Lakeland spots.

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Burger 21 - Lakeland

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ford's Garage

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • The Lakelander, 2018

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Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

The Chop Shop

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Lakeland, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Glory Days Grill

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Lakeland. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 7862 restaurants in Lakeland, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 266 lists and articles from experts at The Lakelander and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in The Lakelander - 9 Lunch Spots That Will Keep You Satisfied and Your Wallet Full. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Cabernet Sauvignon with beef burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your beef burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon complements the dish as it matches the beef due to its structure and tannins.

  • Chardonnay with your beef burger

    A beef burger can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Chardonnay. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its oaked.

  • A next-level pairing for Viognier

    Experts suggest pairing a veggie burger with a glass of Viognier, a popular white wine.


  • Craving some burger?

    Are you a fan of burger? The current record for eating the most burger is 12 burgers in only 3! Do you love burger enough to beat this record?

  • A classic meal

    If you take a trip to hamburger, then the well-known, tasty hamburger should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • The world record from The United States

    A giant hamburger, which weighed 2,014 pounds, was made in September of 2012.

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