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Council's Burgers, Beer, Billiards

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Lunch
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Best burger ever. Staff super friendly oh ya and there were beers.... must stop while in Bradenton Florida. Jeff . Janice from Canada

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Hamburger was very good tasting, meat fresh, hamburger fresh, not a frozen patty. delicious grill fried.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sandra S
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Everyone raves about burgers, but we thought it was a dive. Burgers served on a napkin, nothing but burgers, no fries, etc.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed March 25, 2018

New owner, old concept. Billard and burger. However, great tables and even better, outstanding burgers. A Bradenton landmark.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tonybraxter
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Broke my heart when the original folks called it quits. Good group there now keeping the tradition alive downtown. Highly recommend you visit, not fancy but dang sure delicious. After 40 years in this area I can say with confidence that there's no finer cure...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank riterev
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Original owners closed this icon last year because after many years they needed to retire. Enter a younger couple who wanted to keep the tradition going. No break in service or quality in food. Small local “joint” that serves best burgers on wax paper to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Paula D
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Its a proper dive bar settled with years of character and experience with local clientele. An informal business lunch location? Yes, surely! They've been around since my father was a kid and he eats there frequently.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Devin G
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for the famous cheeseburger with a cucumber & tomato side. Cold beer and burger flavor delicious!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DrJCoff
Reviewed July 17, 2017

I am not a pool player nor a beer drinker, yet I loved this place! The burger was very flavorful. There are no plates, just napkins. My diet soda was refilled numerous times! Will definitely eat here again. Service was good, staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Janet N
Reviewed March 2, 2017

One of the best hamburgers in Bradenton and area. After closing in November Lawton is back making the best burgers in Bradenton. He apparently has sold the business to the owners of the Toasted Mango but is back for now helping out. Hopefully he stays...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank PatM815
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