Friday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, so you know what that means, it's time to find your cheeseburger in paradise. Panama City Beach is filled with local restaurants sure to make a cheeseburger lover drool. If you're ever down at the Real. Fun. Beach., you're going to want to try these places:

The Grand Marlin

The Grand Marlin takes the classic cheeseburger and just makes it a bit more fancy. Their "TGM Cheddar Burger" is topped with Tillamook cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and house made pickles, to top it off, it comes on a brioche bun to create the perfect burger. You can go for brunch or dinner and sit upstairs to have a beautiful view while enjoying your cheeseburger. 

Gulf Coast Burger Co

If you've always dreamed about creating your own burger with no rules as to what you can put on it, then Gulf Coast Burger Co is the place for you. They have all sorts of burger toppings from mac and cheese to mini corn dogs. Make sure to save room for dessert, Gulf Coast Burger Co has one of a kind Cat 5 shakes that are insta worthy.  

Schooners Last Local Beach Club

If you truly want to enjoy a cheeseburger in Paradise, Schooners is the place to go. Located off Thomas Drive and overlooking the Gulf, it's the best way to eat a cheeseburger. Schooners is known by locals for having a classic, delicious cheeseburger. The best part is you can head to Schooners before or after a long beach day, or even get it to-go and sit on the beach behind Schooners while enjoying your burger.

Patches Pub & Grill

A lesser known spot among visitors but a hotspot for locals, Patches Pub & Grill is known for its burgers. This cool little pub is a great place to go for outdoor seating and live music while eating great food. Their "Old Mcdonald" burger comes with BBQ pulled pork, bacon, fried egg and pepperjack cheese and is a favorite among locals.