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

Thank you for supporting us through the pandemic. We have flexible dining options with everyone's health in mind including safe distance dining in, outdoor dining and of course, take-out.

Due to continuing food price fluctuations, we appreciate your understanding that prices and menus are subject to change based on availability. Every attempt is made to keep the website up to date.

With music six nights a week, you won't want to miss a single note. Get the music schedule here.

Let's do lunch! JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe is THE #1 go to place in Sarasota for lunch and dinner specials. Come in from 11am-4pm to sample what all the lunch fuss is about.

Try our award-winning Reader's Choice favorites. Set to nightly music Mon-Sat and you've got the ultimate Sarasota dining experience. 


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.

OCT - MAY - ALSO OPEN SUNDAY 12pm - 6pm subject to covid-19 restrictions.


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. We update monthly so check back often for specials and musical guests. The one and only JR's Packinghouse Cafe here to serve since 1999!

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. 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 restaurant 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 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 was enormous but we're back better than ever. 


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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