Back in October of 2010, a friend had e-mailed me when he was down for Georgia / Florida weekend about this burger place that I “had to try”, T-Ray’s Burger Station.
A couple of months later there was an article in USA Today about 51 great burgers – 51 Great Burger Joints Across the USA – there was Florida’s entry, T-Ray’s Burger Station.
In January of 2011, I had to fly into Jacksonville for a meeting up in Brunswick. Amelia Island is, effectively, on the way, so I decided to swing by. I drove by it the first time as it is, basically, an Exxon station turned into a burger joint. There is no big sign out front, just a picture of a cheeseburger on the outside wall between the closed-in garage doors.
As you can see by the interior photo, they stopped part way through the conversion. The cooler that used to hold soft drinks now serve as the cold storage for lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. The front counter holds a vast selection of college and roadside memorabilia. The pumps are still out front, as is some of the Exxon signage.
The burger is simple – a good-sized handmade burger with steak fries. Worth the drive off 95, but I wouldn’t make a trip down there, just for the burger.