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There are endless options for getting your burger fix in Florida, whether it be from a fast food joint or a more upscale affair. From classic cheeseburgers to creative concoctions, these local restaurants across the Sunshine State consistently offer excellent patties for burger lovers. Dig your teeth into some of the best burger restaurants in Florida.
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Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs, Naples
Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs in Naples is a family-owned restaurant that was once voted the best burger in the nation by Tripadvisor, and it’s easy to be lured in by the half pound, all natural black Angus beef and locally sourced vegetables. Try the Western with bacon, barbecue sauce and an onion ring, the Pesto & Goat Cheese with fresh herb pesto or the Greek with feta cheese, kalamata olives and greek dressing. If you’re up for trying something new, they’ve even got burgers that include ingredients like brie cheese, duck bacon and glazed donuts.
Charm City Burger Company, Deerfield Beach
Burgers are done right at Charm City Burger Company in Deerfield Beach, a 100% chef-driven concept with a wide array of options on the menu. The Good Ole and Cowboy Style burgers are classic, while ambitious eaters can go for the Emperor, an American Kobe patty melt with sautéed mushrooms, cave aged gruyere cheese and truffle aioli. Feeling really hungry? Try the Big Sloppy, a double 1/3 lb patty with double cheese, double bacon, hash brown and a fried egg. You won’t find another 5-star chef designed burger at an affordable price like this place in Florida.
LoKal in Miami is known for its sustainable and locally sourced burgers and beer. The Florida grass-fed burgers are from Fort McCoy Ranch in Marion County, with free-range, Kobe-style cattle that include no hormones, antibiotics or steroids. Priding themselves on freshness and quality, it’s hard to resist the Miami Heat burger with spicy jack, jalapenos and sriracha and the classic Royale With Cheese that includes grilled Canadian bacon and smoky bbq sauce.
BRGR STOP, Coconut Creek
Each of the 18 craft burgers at BRGR STOP in Coconut Creek packs a lot of punch. La Loca is a custom 1855 Angus burger with Sweet Chili Doritos, El Chapo blends chorizo in the mix, while the Copperpoint Beer Cheese Triple burger will leave you full with its three 4 oz patties stacked with strips of bacon, beer cheese and onion straws. If you prefer something spicy, go for the Ay Papi with a 50/50 chorizo and beef, manchego cheese and fire roasted poblano pepper. Wash it down with one of their signature cereal milkshakes that comes in flavors like Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Krispies.
Burgers & Shakes, Miami Beach
A no-frills restaurant in Miami Beach, Burgers & Shakes is a small local joint with tasty burger offerings. Dig into the Classic Cheeseburger or a BBQ Burger, or try the B&S burger topped with provolone cheese, applewood bacon and a fried egg. The burgers pair perfectly with their sweet potato fries and creamy shakes, which come in classic vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors.
Burger Place, Melbourne
With a focus on making quality burgers, the Burger Place in Melbourne is a throwback to the 1950s and 60s with its vintage decor from a bygone era. You won’t find anything kitschy on the menu, just classic burger options. This is why locals love it so much, they keep it simple. The burgers here are huge, and toppings range from blue cheese and grilled onions and bacon, all sitting on a homemade brioche-type roll.
Tasty’s Fresh Burgers and Fries, Fernandina Beach
Known equally for their burgers as they are for their sweet potato fries with “sugga butta”, Tasty’s Fresh Burgers and Fries in Fernandina Beach is a local gem. Located in an old corner gas station, there a variety of burger sizes to choose, from 1/4 lb to 1/2 lb, in addition to specialty burgers, like the Chili Chedda with homemade chili and a Crown Royal with pastrami, Swiss cheese and Peruvian gold island sauce.
MEAT Eatery & Tap Room, Islamorada
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network, the MEAT Eatery & Tap Room in Islamorada is a hit. Voted the best burger in Florida previously by Tripadvisor, it has earned its reputation with its delicious burgers branded with the word “MEAT”. It may not look like much from the outside, but step inside to indulge in a Nancy Pants burger, truffle fries, pork rinds and alcoholic milkshakes.
BrewBurgers in Venice is a local favorite, a no-frills spot where you can consistently find high-quality burgers. Their menu is extensive with a range of burgers that include toppings like buffalo sauce, bleu cheese and bbq, while those looking for a hearty meal can choose from the half-pound burger menu. The Colossal sits on a pretzel roll and is smothered in beer cheese, while The Big Tasty is stuffed with gooey cheddar cheese. If you’re feeling adventurous, take on the Widow Maker, a sausage burger with ham, pulled pork, bacon chili and American cheese on a brioche roll.
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, Fort Lauderdale
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill has been a beloved institution in South Florida for many years, known for their range of great burgers and homemade Key Lime Pie and cheesecakes. This is a family-owned restaurant where you’ll be greeted warmly immediately as you enter, before being served classic 8 oz Certified Angus beef burgers topped with cheese, bacon and caramelized onions. They’ve also got some really over-the-top milkshakes that pair perfectly with their patties.
Teak Neighborhood Grill, Orlando
If you’re looking for a creative combination of flavors in your burger selection, Teak Neighborhood Grill in Orlando has you covered. They’ve got a huge selection of 37 signature handcrafted burgers at this gastropub, from the Spicy Veronica with ghost pepper cheese and pickled jalapenos to the Teak Morning Wood with Teak-daise, which is hollandaise with creme fraiche. They’ve even got burgers squeezed between waffles and donuts if you’re looking for something more unique.