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Are you looking for the best burger in Sarasota? JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe is a long time casual favorite food and music venue. Our burgers have been named best burger in Sarasota. Nominated for best cuban in Florida by USA Today, we are thrilled to offer a mix of authentic cuban and american food on the menu. We are a local favorite known for casual dining with a personal touch, lively atmosphere offering outside and inside dining. Regularly seen on MySuncoast ABC7 with Culinary Director and Chef Judi Gallagher who states "Located off Cattleman Road, J.R’s Old Packinghouse Café is the quintessential dive with great Cuban and American food. Visit JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe and see for yourself…
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
All reviews cuban sandwich garlic wings famous cuban roast pork catfish french fries bread old florida packing house celery fields big bertha fabulous burgers both meals were excellent great local spot beer was cold cooked to perfection great place to eat
Very busy, loud, and fun road house. The food was very good, the staff was friendly, and everything moved at a fast pass. If you are looking for linen table cloths and quiet dining this is not your place. If you wnat good eats in...More
We had a wonderful time listening to guitar music. Two guys with guitars without any enhancements using their natural singing voices. The food is delicious and very reasonable. Great service. Our waitress Annie was wonderful.
I haven't had a burger in 2+ years. I had been craving a burger for a couple of weeks and told my husband I needed to go out for a burger, not just any burger, but a great burger. My husband googled best burgers in...More
We went with friends who have been hear many times. It’s a good place to meet friends and family. Our server Megan was excellent. We were visiting and were glad that we were not in the main room that had a band playing - it...More
A group of 7 went on a Saturday night. Unique Cajun/Cuban type food. Garlic wings were delicious! We all ordered different things. Several kinds of fish that you could get grilled, blackened, or fried. Desserts were good, too. We sat in the back and were...More
Stopped in for a late lunch. Waitress was delightful. She and cook were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions. Food was delicious and plentiful. Music had just started before we left but sounded like it would make for a fun evening. Would recommend for anyone.
On way back from Tampa and found through internet search. Lots of pub atmosphere, tap beers, Weds had a live band and everyone was eating. Had a couple of "shock tops" on tap which were served in canning jars, 2 burgers which were fresh ground...More