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Wayback Burgers

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Wayback Burgers (Formerly Jake's Wayback Burgers) - Big Burgers Piled High
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Wayback Burgers in PCB cooks up big burgers and piles them high with toppings. Pair the beef patties with fries and a milkshake, and you have a classic combination that’s made many classic joints successful. Bring the crew to this one, and they’ll love both the food and the friendly atmosphere.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Wayback Burgers, formerly known as Jake’s Wayback Burgers, is a classic burger joint that combines hearty beef patties with fries and milkshakes. While there are some other menu options, these are what people really come for.

The burgers at Wayback Burgers are all big and delicious, and they all come with cheese because that’s how a beef patty is meant to be. Along with melted cheese, other toppings include bacon, pulled pork, onion rings, and typical vegetables. Some also get an extra patty for a double-stack that’ll challenge even the hungriest members of your crew.

For those who’d like something other than red meat, there are grilled chicken sandwiches, fried chicken sandwiches, and salads too on the Wayback Burgers menu. A veggie burger and hot dog are also available, but burgers remain the menu highlight.

All burgers, of course, come with fries that are perfect for soaking up gooey toppings which drip off the bun. There are also hand-dipped milkshakes that aren’t to be missed. A sweet, cold treat, these are the perfect complement to the hearty burger and salty fries.

Additional drink options include non-alcoholic beverages, and a kids’ menu is available for little tummies that won’t eat a full patty.

Like a true joint, Wayback Burgers serves all of this in an atmosphere that’s laid back. Service is prompt and the staff is courteous, but absolutely no one here’s pretentious. Jeans, shorts, and even flip-flops are perfectly acceptable to wear.

There’s a reason the combination of burgers, fries, and a milkshake made so many joints successful. Come to Wayback Burgers in PCB, and remember how good a hearty cheeseburger and shake can be.

A few of our menu favorites at Wayback Burgers include:

That’s Cheeeesy with four E’s, and you should pronounce them all when you order. Two beef patties are topped with four slices of American cheese, making this more a burger-cheese than a cheeseburger. The whole thing comes on an inverted, grilled, and buttered bun for a meal that your cardiologist certainly doesn’t approve of.

A Southern-style cheeseburger, this double-stack comes with all the great toppings. Chili, coleslaw, onions, and mustard make for a combination that anyone from the Palmettos will appreciate. 

Craft Your Own Grilled Chicken
For a somewhat healthier option, go with the Craft Your Own Grilled Chicken at Wayback Burgers. The meat’s white instead of red and doesn’t get fried, so you’re already miles ahead of the Cheeeesy. You’re also in control of everything that goes on it — make it as healthy as you like.

Hand-Dipped Milkshake
The Hand-Dipped Milkshakes are made from premium Blue Bunny ice cream and crafted to order. Go with a classic Chocolate or Vanilla, or get a more exotic Cafe Mocha or Oreo Mint. Just make sure you get one because skipping dessert is the only mistake you can make when ordering.

Mac & Cheese Bites
How do you make classic macaroni and cheese even better? Fry it up and serve the bites with a side of dipping sauce. A perfect appetizer to share, the Mac & Cheese Bites have wide appeal.

Insider Tip:
If you’re not famished and starving, make sure to specify you only want a single patty. Many of the burgers come as a double at Wayback Burgers unless you say otherwise.