Where to Find the Best Burgers in Gainesville

Plump, juicy patties enveloped in a warm bun with toppings galore? Sounds like a party to me!

It’s no secret that people love burgers, despite possible health detriments, but where can they be found in our beloved Gainesville?  Dive into these dream spots and find a burger that will wipe caloric worry away.


Unique toppings are what best characterize Relish burgers.

A subway-style line allows you to point at what you want on your immaculate meat machine and witness its creation.


This is your chance to go all out. Get the corn, pineapple and  french onions as well as more basic sides such as lettuce and tomato. The fruity punch  of the pineapple compliments the salty crunch of the french onions and blends beautifully with the majesty of the rest of the burger.

One of the few places offering a legitimate triple patty burger (no flimsy patties, three quality meat saucers) Relish takes the cake in terms of a quick and affordable burger fix.

Sweet Mel’s

Located in the heart of downtown Gainesville, Sweet Mel’s isn’t just reserved for latin Saturday’s, it’s also home to scrumptious variety when it comes to burgers.


From the Rajun Cajun to the Carolina Clucker, you really can’t go wrong. There’s even a burger with mac and cheese on it!

The Smokey Mountain burger is exceptionally good, smothered in barbecue sauce with inch-high onion rings and bacon. The honeyed crunch of the thick onion rings pair well with the saline pickles and savory barbecue sauce amidst a tender bun.

A side of thick cut fries, broccoli, corn, mashed potatoes or brown rice and you’ve found a fulfilling meal for any night of the week.



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Via: @Loosey’s – Downtown Gainesville

Sweet, buttery buns encompass Loosey’s half-pound meat patties, creating burger bliss unlike any other.

With a decadent array of toppings ranging from caramelized onions to havarti cheese, Loosey’s lets you make your dream meat sandwich.

Creamy avocado, crispy bacon and gooey melted cheddar prove an ideal topping combination. The pureness of the avocado beautifully blends with intense bacon flavor which is pleasantly equated in the delicate flavor of the bun.

Burger night on Wednesday’s validate a decision to grab a delectable bite from Loosey’s. From 4-9 you can get a half-pound burger for just $6!  All in all Loosey’s is a fantastic option for an evening out, with occasional live music and unprecedented service.

Copper Monkey

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Monday nights are Copper Monkey’s claim to burger fame. Three dollar burgers are sold in full glory from 5-7 at this casual midtown joint.  Home to hungry meat lovers from all over Gainesville, you will have to arrive right at 5:00 if you don’t want to wait on the great deal and remarkable burgers.

Unique creations like the Big Kahuna burger with pineapple, papaya and guava, or the Frizzled Monkey burger with fried onions and cream cheese, decorate guests plates daily.

The Monkey’s Uncle burger is another harmony of flavor. Sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions and bacon all buried under a blanket of rich provolone cheese. Warm and buttery the mushrooms and onions meet the hearty bed of meat with a mouthwatering kiss. After indulging in Copper Monkey, you’ll know it’s worth the Monday night wait.


Eating is essential, and if you’re going to eat, why not eat a burger? Decadent protein adorned with condiments from all aisles of the grocery store. It’s time to go on a burger brigade!

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