Black Cattle Burger Co. is now open in downtown St. Pete

Smashburgers, chicken sandwiches and tendies are on this fast casual spot’s menu.

click to enlarge Black Cattle Burger Co. is now open in downtown St. Pete
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Nestled in between Mary Margaret’s Irish Tavern and Top Slice Pizzeria is downtown’s newest late-night restaurant—and it dishes out all of the appropriate greasy eats.

Black Cattle Burger Co.—from the brains of local restaurateur Shan Bakrac and Benson Hospitality Group—opened today at 17 3rd St N. in the 200 block of The Burg’.

Juicy smashburgers are the star of Black Cattle’s menu, but chicken sandwiches, hand-breaded chicken tenders, fries and salads are offered as well. Although its burgers are customizable, there are a few specials like its "Black Pearl," which comes with two patties, cheese, griddled mushrooms, pickles and truffle aioli. And there’s soft serve ice cream for dessert, too.

The burger joint's motto is "We're Reclaiming Classic," and Benson Hospitality's Corey Rose says that their burgers "are the perfect blend of ground chuck, brisket, and short rib that don't need anything other than classic yellow American cheese to make it one of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted."

Black Cattle Burger Co. is now open from 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.-3 a.m. from Thursday-Saturday. Follow its new Instagram page at @blackcattleburgers for the latest news on downtown’s newest burger spot.
Black Cattle Burger Co. is the newest concept from Bakrac and the Benson group, who're the same folks that recently announced the opening of their new high-end Asian restaurant Fortu. The fusion steakhouse will open out of the former Ceviche space in downtown St. Pete sometime this winter, and boast a Japanese-inspired menu.

Bakrac opened Top Slice Pizzeria— his debut restaurant and Black Cattle Burger Co.'s next door neighbor—in 2018, as the new burger joint and upcoming fusion eatery are his second and third concepts in St. Petersburg.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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