I fucking love BurgerQue! There I said it. I got it out of my system. What’s not to love about burgers and barbeque? Since my last visit to BurgerQue (
3852 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers), they added a beer garden with a great outdoor seating area. You can still walk up to the window or drive-thru for to-go orders.
BurgerQue is not a fast-food joint. Most folks will take one look at it and assume that which is terrible for two reasons. First, the food is not fast food as there is much depth of flavor, and secondly, you’re not going to get your order in 120 seconds. It’s going to take a little longer than to get something this good.
My cousin Fred had never been to BurgerQue & in true Fred fashion orders the BQ Burrito. He always seems to order the oddest thing on the menu. You’d think he’d have a burger or some ‘cue but as my Mom would say, to each their own. He did have the chips with sausage gravy.
Side Note: The Sausage Gravy at BurgerQue is ridiculous.
On December 9, 2020, BurgerQue’s owner Tim Mankin passed away in a car crash. BurgerQue closed permanently a few weeks later. I met him a couple of times & he was always a great host. May he rest in peace.
BurgerQue Food Talk
I had the can’t miss chili cheese dog and the DoubleMeat DoubleCheese Burger. The standard dressing at BurgerQue is ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce & pickle. I opt-out on the lettuce & pickle. I need to expand my burger horizons at BurgerQue cause there are some other dynamite-sounding patties on the menu.
If I lived in Fort Myers, I’d be hitting this place up regularly. Since I don’t, I take a to-go order of a brisket sandwich (dinner later), pulled pork sandwich (snack on the drive back), and 1/2 rack of St. Louis-style ribs with a heavy char for my wife at home. You may not want to believe the amount of self-control it takes to not ravage those ribs with that intoxicating smell everywhere in the car.
Don’t put yourself through what I just did. I say you head out to BurgerQue, sit in their beer garden, and enjoy your entire meal there.