What's the best cure for post-Gate River Run hunger pains?
Burgers, fries, and milkshakes.
As part of my quest to find the best burger in Jax, I joined my friends Chris and Jesse to check out Epik Burger. Chris raves about this place, and he is on his way to finishing their challenge (eat every burger on the menu). For me, it was all about rewarding myself for not dying at the top of the Hart Bridge.
If you've been to M Shack or BurgerFi, the Epik Burger concept is pretty similar. There are basic burgers, and then there are some really crazy signature burgers. Unlike M Shack/BurgerFi, you can choose to order bison and change up your bun here. Since it was my first time, I went simple and got the Epik Burger and an order of the buffalo bacon cheese fries.
Epik Burger is pretty small inside, but it's a cool little hangout spot. A bunch of other Gate runners had the same idea and were proudly sporting their medals.
The verdict? The burger was good, but not...Epik. I didn't really taste the pancetta, and I probably would have ordered it without mayo next time.
But, the fries...yes. The Epik Burger menu includes a bunch of cool fry dishes, with everything from buffalo to gravy. Since you can't eat a burger without fries (it's literally a law, and if it isn't then it should be), this is a major plus. I would go back just for another order of fries.
What's your favorite burger in Jacksonville?
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!