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Smacks Burgers & Shakes in Sarasota happened to be on my path toward a weekend I was spending in the Tampa Bay area.

Whenever I’m on one of my road trips, I find that it’s imperative to check out the surrounding cities to your destination. I always seem to find great food gems.

I’ve also been following them on Instagram and checking out the burgers they’ve been making. They caught my eye & were already on my radar, what can I tell you.


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Smacks Burgers & Shakes Menu, Page 1
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First time here, which meant I chose the Original Double burger route with only cheese and smacks sauce.

I also “sampled” the split then griddled Hot Dog. My friend ate the super messy Chili Cheese Dog and he preferred my dog.

The Garlic Herb Parmesan and Beer-Battered Onion Rings were both winners. I should put an asterisk next to the fries as they were probably the most addictive of all the things I tried at Smacks Burgers & Shakes.

You have to keep it simple on your first time somewhere. I know folks who try these crazy toppings then hate on a place. I like to go the basic route and work my way up to some insanity.

The Original Double was a perfect little ditty. The Smacks Sauce is not overpowering and adds the right condiment element to the nice griddled burger patties with melted American Cheese. The Original Double is a can’t miss burger.

The special frozen custard was chocolate orange. The best way to describe it is if Orange Julius had a chocolate version, then this would be it. If you don’t understand what that means, think orange slushy meets chocolate flavor. I can, at last, use an adjective that I’d never think to with chocolate, refreshing.

Smacks Burgers in Sarasota is a great spot. On our way to Tampa, it made for a perfect little break but next time it will be our destination.


Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Garlic Herb Parmesan Fries
Garlic Herb Parmesan Fries
Split Griddled Hot Dog with Mustard drizzle
The Hot Dog, split & griddle with mustard
Double Cheeseburger
The Original Double with only American Cheese & Smacks Sauce
Chocolate Orange Frozen Custard
Double Scoop of the Chocolate Orange Frozen Custard

Where To:

Smacks Burgers & Shakes
2407 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239

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