JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe


Fourth of July - Closed - Enjoy fun times with family and friends. Reopen July 5, 2019.

NEW ADDITION:  Alcohol now being served. Come in and enjoy your favorite libation.

NOMINATED FOR BEST CUBAN BY USA TODAY. Proudly announcing that USA Today recently nominated us for the BEST CUBAN IN FLORIDA. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. 

This year brings you best wishes filled with the best burgers, best cubans, best music and best love.

A Special thanks to Chef Judi for visiting us recently. You can check out all the awesomeness here by clicking the link


 OCT - MAY - OPEN SUNDAY 12pm - 8pm


We will be posting updates on Facebook so check back often. While there, show us some love with a "Like" and a review.

Sarasota continues to vote us for the most popular burger in Sarasota and one of the best cubans in Sarasota and Florida. Many thanks!

Join us for Lunch and Dinner. Amazing live music six nights a week from 7pm - 10pm. This is the official website of JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe as of March, 2105. 

Are you looking for the best burger in Sarasota? JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe is a long time casual favorite food and music venue. Our burgers have been named best burger in Sarasota. We are a local favorite known first for our Cuban Sandwich that made us famous. Outside and inside dining. Casual atmosphere with a personal touch and recently seen on MySuncoast ABC with Culinary Director and Chef Judi Gallagher who states "Located off Cattleman Road, J.R’s Old Packinghouse Café is the quintessential dive with great Cuban and American food. Read the full review here.  Visit JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe and see for yourself if we are in fact the best burger in Sarasota.

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This is the most popular place in Sarasota. See you soon.

We want to thank the Sarasota Firefighters and Sherrif's Office for their dedication to fighting the six alarm fire at the warehouse on June 17, 2016. Your immediate action to save JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe kept the damage contained. This could have easily been a total loss. We also wish to thank the Red Cross for their efforts as well. The community support during this tragic and emotional time has been enormous. 


JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe

987 S. Packinghouse Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232 941-371-9358

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Sunday: Closed

MondayThursday: 11am9pm

Friday, Saturday: 11am10pm

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