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5239 University Pkwy, University Park Center, University Park, FL 34201-3010
+1 941-359-0001
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (114 reviews)
“onion rings” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5239 University Pkwy, University Park Center, University Park, FL 34201-3010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On September 8th, Sarasota FL. was almost on lock down with preparations for Hurricane Irma. Only several restaurants were open for business in a usually very bustling area. Luckily for us one of those places was Square One Burgers! The place was slammed with business...More

Thank wjc1154
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we saw Kobe Meatloaf on the menu we thought, why not? So we gave it a shot. Excellent, moist and good portioned slice of meatloaf with two sides. The meatloaf came on a puddle of rich beef gravy and was accented with a drizzle...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went expecting a good burger as we had enjoyed before (and we definitely got a very good burger) but we also got a menu education from Tom Reed. He took the time to enthusiastically explain other items on the menu, answered our questions with...More

Thank DrMike60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband for lunch on a rainy Saturday, service was very good, there wee may be another 3 tables so the food came out super fast. We ordered a strawberry milkshake which was just like in the picture so it definitely met my...More

Thank Dolce_By_Andre
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Friends had raved about the Square 1 newly opened near them, and then we had one open here in Sarasota, so we decided that was a good reason to try it. We almost walked out because after being seated, we had nothing! Not a server,...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This resturant has great customer service and terific burgers. They also have milkshakes with alochol. The onion ring pile is fantastic. As we left they held the doors open for us.

Thank thehonesttravler
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Square One has excellent burgers extremely juicy and flavorful. Their onion rings are also phenomenal! On Wednesdays they have $4 special on their onion ring appetizer. Which is a great deal as the onion rings come out stacked high to form a tower! If you...More

Thank happytravelers012
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This place has such a cool vibe when you walk through the door. Friendly staff and great food. Tonight I tried a chicken burger made into a SOB, south of the border. It was yummy. Black bean and corn salsa, jalapeño, Fritos and special sauce....More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Undoubtedly the best burger on our trip. We were seated fast and we ordered and the food arrived in no time. It was delicious. And make sure you try the triple chocolate brownie.

Thank rtjohnson57
Reviewed 23 June 2017

AWESOME! That is the word used by Square One to describe their food and service. The word awesome is also printed on the back of the shirts the employees wear. I absolutely love Square One’s delicious onion rings because they are not greasy. I was...More

Thank Anna D
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
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Response from lois l | Reviewed this property |
Yes, gluten free buns were available as were double vegetables to substitute for starch. I'd make a phone call first to be sure they can meet your needs.
michelle w
1 July 2016|
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Response from DrMike60 | Reviewed this property |
I always speak to everyone I can, from the hostess to the food servers. There is no perfect job. The food service industry is ridiculously competitive and stressful. That aside, the employees at the eatery were quite nice... More
12 June 2016|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every time I have been (In FL) they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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