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“Excellent Burger & Bar !”
Review of Square 1 - MOVED

Square 1
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, American, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Gourmet hamburgers. Delicious entrees. Try our healthy, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options! Doggie Dining Friendly! Weekly Specials 3-4-5 Happy Hour Every Day Tues $10.99 All-American Wed $3 Onion Rings Thur $3 Craft Beer, $4 Martinis M-F Lunch Menu starts at $5.99 (11Am-3pm)
Sarasota, Florida
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202 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Excellent Burger & Bar !”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

I am a huge "buffalo burger" fan, and had thought that the best in the USA was to be found at Ted's Montana Grill, which we do not have in Sarasota. Then we found Square 1 and they have what has to be a serious competitor to Ted's ! The buffalo burger here is great, the beer selection is awesome, the onion rings are the best I've had for a long, long time and my teenage son assures me that the regular hamburger is also excellent.
They are in a good location in Sarasota, just about across the street from the Memorial Hospital, so getting there is simple. Adequate parking surrounds the restaurant, but it does tend to get filled up during traditional eating hours. Arrive early if you want to get in quickly, or park quickly.
Prices are reasonable, especially so considering the food quality !

  • Visited May 2012
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Sarasota
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent hamburger”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Very nice atmosphere. Good choice of hamburgers. Will definitely go back. Waitress was very nice and accomodating

Visited November 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Overpriced, average fare and mediocre service all 3 times”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Been to both local locations and was under impressed all three times. Angus burgers are around ten bucks and the Kobe burger was about 15 for an overcooked greasy thing. Much better burgers to be had locally in a myriad of places with much more professional and efficient staff.

Visited August 2012
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Thank NamasteSuz
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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Under impressed and overpriced”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Tried this place on three different occasions. Burgers look okay but are overpriced for the quality. The Kobe burger was like $15 and was smaller than the Angus burgers plus really greasy. Evidently, this is a small regional chain but I would be surprised if they survive the duration of their current lease at their South Trail location.

Visited November 2011
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Sarsota
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“OMG what a burger !!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I didn't really expect a lot going into this establishment but this ordinary looking building on the outside is a really warm and modern looking place on the inside. It provides an excellent menu with really interesting cocktails, some nice beers including cigar city IPA but the burgers ... WOW !! JUICY, FRESH and with SO many different combinations. Would definitely recommend this place to all who love a good burger.

  • Visited July 2012
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