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Square 1

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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5239 University Pkwy, University Park Center, University Park, FL 34201-3010
+1 941-359-0001
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful staff, great food and great atmosphere. This is far from just a burger place, though their gormet burgers are excellent. The staff is very pleasant, entertaining and do their best to make it a unique experience.

Thank Chuck and Liz G
Sarasota, Florida
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally avoid chain restaurants, but I had a craving for a good burger and I drive past this place every day, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered the Bacon BBQ Burger. The amount of barbecue sauce on the burger was so tiny, I couldn't taste it. The promised sharp cheddar cheese was bland. The 7-ounce... More 

Thank BuceriasBoy
Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch on Tuesday before shopping at The Fresh Market, not expecting much but was totally blown away by the quality, freshness, and taste of what I was served. Their veggie burger is made from scratch in-house, and was the best I have ever had. The flavors were very pronounced, and I could still taste them hours... More 

Thank Seas0ned-Traveler_58
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why mess with great? They had excellent martinis, even on $5 Thursday WHAT No longer in a martini glass I have no idea what that was but it was not a martini. The waitress said they had changed glasses and that was it. I ordered a medium well burger, my husband ordered medium. His was fine, mine was rare. This... More 

Thank Jo-Anne S
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Square 1 has always been a favorite for myself and my son. We ate there less than an hour ago and, as always, were very happy with our choices. I had the grilled meatloaf with red skinned potatoes and green beans. My son had the pulled pork sandwich with red skinned potatoes and fresh coleslaw. There's never been a disappointment... More 

Thank Fusion3
Durham, North Carolina
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It was late by Florida standards, after nine, and my husband and I were hungry. We'd enjoyed a great concert in Sarasota and now faced an hour ride home. On our way to highway 75, we turned into a mall just off University Parkway and discovered Square 1, a burgers and beer pub that really means it when they say... More 

Thank lois l
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic burgers, really good tasting lots of options. Perfect burger bar to go and satisfy your burger needs. Little bit skimpy on the onion rings haha Friendly service, go and try it!

Thank Oliver M
Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We stop here each time we visit Sarasota. Great burgers and we've never had bad service. Cute decor and nice low lighting sets this place apart from other burger "joints". Bunless burger options come one a bed of nice greens. Glad they offer this. Try the onion rings - crispy and light batter with sweet onions - and sweet potato... More 

Thank JulieW868
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Be carful using the $30 beyond the bun Square 1 Groupon .. there are only 4 items on the menu that will qualify for this particular Groupon. Square 1 wasn't willing to let you use it unless all items purchased came from that menu selection. We spent $75 between the 2 of us but only $13 of that was from... More 

1 Thank Derrick T
Sarasota, Florida
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572 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place at least four times since it opened. And I still don't know what all the shouting is about. I just don't think it's that good. Going to a burger place, l figure the best way to test the product is to order the basic basic. First, I thought mayo was the exclusive purview of... More 

Thank JordanS8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5239 University Pkwy, University Park Center, University Park, FL 34201-3010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  University Park
  • Phone Number: +1 941-359-0001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?