Over the past few years, “Have you tried that new burger place?” has become a more common question around Miami than, “Did you also not watch that Marlins game?” And if you actually did try all of them, chances are you’d end up with a cholesterol score 80 points higher than the team’s batting average. Lucky for you, we narrowed it down to only the essentials. Presenting: the power-ranked list of the top 5 burgers in Miami.
No. 5: The Pittsburgher
901 N Atlantic Blvd; Fort Lauderdale; 954.565.0605
“Celebrity Chefs” seem to think they’re blowing our collective minds when they put French fries actually ON the burger! That's cute. You know who invented that? The hard-nosed steel workers of da ‘Burgh, who had such short lunch breaks, they couldn’t eat their burgers, fries, and coleslaw separately. So they threw it all on a bun, wolfed it down in three bites, washed it down with an Iron City, and got back to making metal. Fortunately, you can take your time and enjoy this creation beachside, then wash it down with as many Iron Citys as you can grab out of the cooler.
No. 4: The All-Beef Burger
19999 W Country Club Dr; Aventura; 786.279.6600
A certain grocery store based in Jacksonville likes to call themselves “The Beef People”, but we all know the real Beef People in Florida are Bourbon Steak. The steaks are always mentioned among Miami’s best, but the All-Beef Burger with 10oz of dry-aged beef, farmhouse cheddar, balsamic onions, and Michael Mina’s secret sauce puts them near the top in two beefy categories, leaving no need to tell people they’re “Getting Better Every Day”.
No. 3: The Edge Burger
Edge, Steak & Bar
Four Seasons Hotel Miami; 1435 Brickell Ave; Brickell; 305.381.3190
While having a burger at the Four Seasons seems like the eating equivalent of using your hi-def plasma to watch reruns of ALF
, Aaron Brooks’ Edge Burger takes perfectly seasoned Creekstone Farms beef, tops it with Vermont cheddar and chef’s pickles, and lets you laugh in the face of every seafood-eating dude at the table who sneered when you ordered it.
No. 2: 8oz Certified Angus Beef® Burger
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Rd; Fort Lauderdale; 954.768.8990
Try Gilbert’s flame-broiled 8oz of Certified Angus Beef® in all its unadulterated glory with just lettuce and tomato, and you’ll understand why it’s a Broward legend. Try the bleu cheese-stuffed burger, or the goat cheese burger with caramelized onions, and you’ll start your own blog about it.
No. 1: The Sirloinburger
Le Tub Saloon
1100 N Ocean Dr; Hollywood, FL; 954.921.9425
How good is the burger at Le Tub? You know that super-high-maintenance girl whose dinner usually consists of lettuce and oxygen? Even SHE would wait 90mins on hard tiki benches surrounded by old bathroom fixtures for this 13oz, 100% sirloin burger that's cooked on a tiny, ancient, outdoor grill (and flipped only once and never
pressed), then devour it like it’s a Black Amex.