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Council's Burgers, Beer, Billiards

536 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7411
+1 941-746-8350
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (5 reviews)
“chili” (6 reviews)
“burgers” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
536 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Original owners closed this icon last year because after many years they needed to retire. Enter a younger couple who wanted to keep the tradition going. No break in service or quality in food. Small local “joint” that serves best burgers on wax paper to...More

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Its a proper dive bar settled with years of character and experience with local clientele. An informal business lunch location? Yes, surely! They've been around since my father was a kid and he eats there frequently.

Thank Devin G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for the famous cheeseburger with a cucumber & tomato side. Cold beer and burger flavor delicious!

Thank DrJCoff
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I am not a pool player nor a beer drinker, yet I loved this place! The burger was very flavorful. There are no plates, just napkins. My diet soda was refilled numerous times! Will definitely eat here again. Service was good, staff is very friendly.

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of the best hamburgers in Bradenton and area. After closing in November Lawton is back making the best burgers in Bradenton. He apparently has sold the business to the owners of the Toasted Mango but is back for now helping out. Hopefully he stays...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great burgers in a 90 year old pool hall. Don't think they've updated in 90 years but the burgers are great!

Thank JeanneS244
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great little poolhall in downtown. Hamburgers are good, chili smelled great, beer is cold and it gets busy at lunch. Pool is free on Tuesday, and they play one pocket.

Thank blackholeofcalcutta
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

They make the best burgers in town because of a grill that is old from 1923 and seasoned. The beer is always cold. Have some fun playing pool. This is the best kept secret in downtown Bradenton. Love this place. Love coming here with family.

Thank Heidi F
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Council's may look beat up but boy are they interesting and the cheeseburgers are GREAT! Here you will see lawyers sitting next to sandy tourists eating the burgers made on their flat top from 1923. That thing has seasoning that makes the burgers taste very...More

Thank FirestoneGallery
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Right downtown for easy walking access. Best burgers ever !! Potato salad very good and unique....need to. Ask. For that as not usually on menu board but they do always have. Setting not for everyone but most love it. Throwback to earlier time, pool tables,...More

Thank gene f
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-746-8350
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