Friday, April 17, 2009

Burger Tour

I've made a concerted effort over the past few weeks to visit my favorite burger spots in order to update my rankings. I must admit that this is getting real tough. Jack's Old Fashion really came to play as did Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies. Char-hut was solid as usual and the Le Tub experience never disappoints. I was initially anti Five Guys but they have really won me over.
Sighhh this is very tough even for the opinionated Chowfather

1. Char-Hut- staying loyal
2. Kingdom- the real deal.
3. Five Guys- appreciate it more with each visit
4. Le Tub- great spot with great burgers
5. Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies (Hwood)- Underrated burger thanks to the great cheesesteaks
honorable mentions
Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger-(Pompano and FLauderdale)
Kelly's Landing (FLauderdale)- underrated because it's not their specialty. Get some chowder, clam bellies and a burger and you will thank me

On the burger to do list- Bourbon Steak, Michael's Genuine, Red Light & Clarke's.
Avoid- Dogma- high school cafeteria burger-trust me.
Second chance- Will return to 8oz after reading Lax's recent rec on chowhound


The Burger Beast said...

I'm probably going to go to Sonny's on your recommendation next week.

The Chowfather said...

Beast,you have to get a cheesesteak too. They have great garlic rolls (more like bread)after 4:30

johnmlinn said...

Actually, go with a friend and have one person get a cheesesteak, one person get a burger. Split them both. Enjoy!
@Chow: Sweet list, though, for me, the quality of meat at Jack's is the best around. But that's just the meat itself - there are other things I would change about Jack's.

NomNomNom said...

Not enough fatty delicious grease in the Char Hut burger for me.
I'm a Jack's girl- surprised they did not crack the Top 5.

The Chowfather said...

Jack's is good, the competition is tough..

rosemary life said...

I like five guys at least a couple locations I have been to anyway.

Le Tub is over rated in my opinion.

I have been there on two different times. I thought the first time maybe it was a bad night, the bottom was close to being burnt.

The second time it was not any better.

I don't get why it's considered the best burger.

It's thick, but I definately had better.