Square 1 Burgers

I am visiting my parents in Largo Florida and Dad decided to take me to lunch.  We went to Square 1 Burgers.  Dad had been there before and knew I would enjoy it.  Square 1 Burgers has 8 locations in Florida and will not disappoint if every location is to the same standard as the one we visited today.

Entering you are met with a red and black color theme, with some booths in a white and black cow print.  There is a lot of dark wood and colorful chandeliers.  It definitely says we are not your ordinary burger joint, we like to have fun but offer a high quality product.  The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

There is a wide variety of specialty cocktails, beers and wines to quench your thirst.  We just enjoyed a couple of beers, Square 1 Red and a 3 Daughters Beach Blonde ale, both were excellent.  Although we sat inside because it was getting ready to storm, I love how in Florida most of the restaurant have an outside seating area.   Most of the locations are also dog friendly (outside) and there is even a doggie menu for your 4-legged family member.

I decided on the Poblano Peno Burger.  This 1/2 lb 100% all natural Angus burger had roasted poblanos, jalapenos, swiss cheese, tomato, onion and a cilantro-lime cream sauce on a grilled brioche bun.

Poblano Peno

This is definitely not a “date” burger, it was messy and juicy, had a little bit of heat from the fresh jalapenos but not overwhelming.  The cilantro-lime cream sauce was a perfect complement to the two peppers.  My side, coleslaw, was a good basic slaw.  A little too much liquid but otherwise good, not too much vinegar and not too creamy.

Dad ordered the 3 mushroom burger made with porcini, portobello, and garden mushroom sauté, gruyere cheese and square 1 sooner sauce with fries.   He said it was perfect and left no crumble behind.

3 Mushroom Burger

The fries appeared to be the only way fries should be made–fresh cut.  We ordered our burgers medium and medium-well and each came out to that exact temperature.

They do have other items in addition to burgers for the non-burger and non-bun fans.  Instead of Angus beef you can substitute ground chicken, turkey, lamb, Kobe, or buffalo for an additional charge.  Today’s special burger was a crab cake burger that sounded delightful.

Do yourself a favor and visit Square 1 Burgers next time you are in Florida!

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