The Burg Bar & Grill is a local’s spot dishing out an irresistible menu of bar food favorites with a Greek flair. This neighborhood spot in St. Pete brings the chill, laid back and casual atmosphere that everyone loves. The idea behind The Burg Bar & Grill was to have a place where you can walk in and have a great BURGer and cold draft beer in St. PetersBURG. The burger section of the menu is pretty impressive with some unique toppings. The entire menu provides plenty of yummy options so everyone will be satisfied. Grab a seat at the bar, inside at a table or outside and explore the menu of burgers, sandwiches, Greek specialities, daily specials and more.
Starting with something light and refreshing is always a great idea. Since the menu has a Greek influence, we thought the Horiatiki (village salad) would be a nice taste of that. The Horiatiki salad comes with tomatoes, cucumbers, Greek olives, feta cheese, pepperoncini, onions, beets, green peppers, oregano, olive oil, and balsamic dressing. For such a simple salad, it was great. The feta and balsamic dressing deserve a shout out because together this duo was absolutely delicious.
How does one sit at a bar without ordering wings? I will never know and the wings at The Burg Bar & Grill are outstanding. Choose how you want them to be smothered from their list: mild, medium, hot, nuclear, bbq, sweet Thai chili, garlic parmesan, blackened or jerk. I went with medium for a little spice and it was perfect. If you’re like me, you’re okay with getting a little messy as long as it’s worth it. I’m here to tell you that these wings are finger licking good.
Under the Burg Specialities portion of the menu, you’ll find a Philly Steak & Cheese right at the top and you really should just stop right there and order it. I’m telling you, this giant hoagie bun is packed with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tender Philly steak, and topped with your choice of perfectly melted, ooey gooey cheese. We did provolone and it was absolute perfection. All sandwiches come with Burg chips, but we heard good things about the fries so we substituted that. The fries are house cut, salty, crispy, and greasy, just how everyone should love their fries.
I’m not going to lie, I definitely did a little happy dance when I saw the Chicago Dog on the menu. Being born and raised there, I love a good Chicago style hot dog and not many places here know how to do it right. The Burg Bar & Grill does, thankfully. The Chicago Dog comes with onion, tomato, sport peppers, pickles, celery salt, yellow mustard and relish. The best part? The sport peppers and relish. Also, don’t add ketchup, ever. All I needed was a Cubs win and I would’ve been the happiest gal at the bar. The waffle fries were my favorite. They’re thick and starchy, perfectly seasoned and come out steaming hot.
The moment you’ve been waiting for, a burger. Seriously, all of the burgers on the menu are quite unique. Kevin suggested The Burg (Gyro Feta Burger) which comes with gyro meat, house made tzatziki and a thick slice of feta. Another fan favorite is the Double Grilled cheeseburger which comes in between two grilled cheese bacon sandwiches. I was drawn to the Western BBQ Burger with an 8 oz burger topped with cheddar cheese, green chili-pepper, bacon, an onion ring and then drizzled with BBQ sauce. After just one bite of this hearty burger, I can certainly say I was very, very happy with my choice. The burger itself was juicy and of course the oozy cheddar, smothered BBQ sauce and crispy onion ring really brought it to the next level.
There’s something about fish tacos…they just always do the trick, especially when they’re a special every Friday. An order comes with three corn tortillas packed with grilled mahi, avocado and a house made citrus slaw. Order a side of chipotle mayo to add a little zesty kick to these and you’ll be happy. The Burg chips that come with it are salty, crispy and easily addictive.
I was going to end my review there, but as Sunday afternoon rolled around, I didn’t feel like cooking and I figured I can order from The Burg Bar & Grill for some savory comfort food while I watch the Bucs game. I’m so glad that I did because the Cuban sandwich with ham, pork, salami, Swiss, pickles, mustard and mayo was exactly what I needed to fight the Sunday scaries. The crusty, just-thin-enough Cuban bread and nearly perfect meat to toppings ratio was amazing. Again with the Burg chips, so crunchy and hard to stop eating.
The Pita and Tzatziki starter was also very satisfying. The tzatziki was tangy and had a little kick to it. If you’re looking for a Greek starter while you wait for your burger, I would recommend ordering this.
Not only was I craving their fries again, but when I noticed these Feta Fries I didn’t second guess it. Crispy fries topped with crumbled, salty feta cheese? I’m in! A savory lover’s dream come true.
Not to exaggerate or anything, but if you haven’t been to The Burg Bar & Grill are you REALLY a local foodie? I mean they really do have an array of savory, greasy and yummy options that we all need sometimes, or all the time, you do you. For the perfect Football Sunday at the bar or weekday evening on the patio with friends, a visit to The Burg Bar & Grill is the way to go.
Pint-sized bar & grill offering burgers & sandwiches alongside many tap beers, plus outdoor seating.