Food & Drink

These are Miami's 8 best under-the-radar burgers

Published On 03/25/2014 Published On 03/25/2014
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1. Earls Kitchen and Bar 7535 N Kendall Dr., Miami, FL 33156 (South Miami)

This Canadian stalwart is serving up North-of-the-border classics and gargantuan burgers, plus craft cocktails and beers in Dadeland's new wing with a cool outdoor terrace.

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2. Keg South 10417 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156 (Pinecrest)

Born-and-raised Miamians will swear Keg's 6oz of flame-broiled perfection is the best burger in the city no matter how many fancier, artisanal, or build-your-own joints open up. The original Keg South on South Dixie Highway is the place to go classic eats and a friendly, neighborhood vibe.

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3. Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill 2721 Bird Ave, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)

Famous, of course, for their legendary ribs, Flanigan's also offers up a mean burger and solid seafood options like deep-fried shrimp and, if you're feeling adventurous, seared Dolphin.

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4. A&G Burger Joint 646 SW 109th Ave, 33174,

Because McDonald's refuses to put a Big Mac on a McGriddle, A&G starts serving its Angus patties starting at 9a, including the Breakfast Burger (applewood bacon, hash browns, fried egg, hollandaise), and one called the Creature that stacks 4bs of meat with a 1/2lb of fries, a 1/2lb of sweet potato fries, a 1/2lb of other, non-fry toppings, and your money back if you finish it.

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5. Tobacco Road 626 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

It may be considered Miami's oldest bar, but TR's laid back yet lively atmosphere's still got it; they're serving up good bar food and drinks & host live music seven nights a week.

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6. El Corral 7800 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33122

After serving up burgers in Columbia since 1983, El Corral decided to bring its Latin American flair to the states. The menu includes over 15 different burgers and sides including fires, onion rings, and even salads (do not be that person who goes to a burger joint and orders a salad).

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7. The Counter 18717 Biscayne Boulevard , Aventura, FL 33180 (Aventura)

This sweet DIY burger spot in Aventura has three-million different combinations of meats, topping sauces, and cheeses for you to master-mind your own personalized beef creation. Enjoy it with a selection of craft beers and homemade shakes on their sunny, outdoor patio.

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8. John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant 253 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Irish classics and Cajun flair meet at this Coral Gables pub. The odd combination works surprisingly well, as regulars rave about staples like their Pub Burger, a blacked patty topped with smoked bacon, Irish cheddar, and seasoned with Cajun spices. Locals come for the food and stay for the weekly live music, as the 20 foot mahogany bar -- lifted from an old Irish church -- proves an ideal place to enjoy a pint. Consider swinging through on St. Patrick’s Day -- apparently the festivities here are some of the most raucous and merry in Miami.