Friday, August 31, 2012

Best Burgers South Florida- Tiers of a Burger

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The following are the best of the best burgers in Miami according to ME and broken down into Tiers. I limited the list to my Top Twenty and listed them alphabetically within each tier with the exception of Shake Shack because they remain the King.

Let me stress that every burger on this list is great and worth driving for. There are no mediocre burgers on my list. All are located in Miami area unless noted.

TIER ONE

Shake Shack -ShackBurger, cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and shacksauce. Burgers are 100% all natural angus beef, ground daily and cooked medium

db Bistro Moderne- The Original db Burger, sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs, Foie Gras & Black truffle served on a parmesan bun.


TIER TWO

Bourbon Steak -The All-Beef, dry aged burger topped with melted farmhouse cheddar, shredded lettuce, balsamic onions and secret sauce.

Blue Collar- Real Juicy Cheeseburger, prime dry aged NY Strip on a delicious Portuguese bun.

Burger Fi - BurgerFi Burger, double all natural, grass fed angus burger, lettuce, tomato and secret sauce.

Houston's- Yes, Houston's. Get the Cheeseburger with fresh ground chuck, with cheddar, lto on a toasted egg bun

J&G Grill- J&G Cheeseburger with black truffle dressing and brie on a terrific housemade bun that hung with the burger until the last bite.

LoKal- The Classic, Florida grass fed burgers with thinly sliced white onions, tomato, shredded lettuce, dill pickles, sharp Wisconsin cheddar, mayo and mustard. The grass fed beef flavor shines through.



TIER THREE

Burger & Beer Joint - Build your own is the way I go

Edge Steak & Bar - Edge Burger, Creekstone Farms ground beef, Vermont cheddar.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger, house ground and served on brioche bun.

Red Light - Red Light Burger, secret onions & white cheddar.

The Dutch- Dry aged prime burger, cheddar, sesame bun, secret sauce.

Whisk- Big Old McDonald's Burger, 8 oz sirloin patty, shredded iceberg lettuce, Florida tomato, special sauce, pickles, shaved red onion, melted muenster cheese on toasted sesame bun. *Friday only.



TIER FOUR


Char-Hut - Char-Burger. (Broward locations)

Charm City Burgers- The Emperor, 8oz American Kobe beef patty melt, sauteed mushrooms, aged gruyere & truffled aioli. (Deerfield Beach)

HiWay Burger- Double Hi Cheeseburger with spread, lto. Ask for pickles and grilled onions. (Delray Beach)

Le Tub - Sirloinburger, 13 oz. ground top sirloin, seasoned, charbroiled, served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion. (Hollywood)

ROK:BRGR -Classic, 10 oz. certified angus beef, yellow american cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, sesame bun.

Sparky's Roadside Barbecue- 1/2 pound angus beef burger.


A TIER of Their Own
(great non-traditional burgers/food trucks that deserve their own tier)

gastroPod-Mo Better Burger, short rib, brisket and sirloin topped with poached egg, slaw and gPod sauce


Meat Market- American kobe slider duo- bacon/white cheddar foie gras.

Sakaya Kitchen- Angus beef bulgogi sliders with spicy goat cheese, pickles, roasted pork & kimchi

Sugarcane Raw Bar- Kobe sliders with tonkatsu sauce and fried quail egg..


RIP
Sustain and Tudor House. Your burgers will be missed.

COMING SOON

Umami Burgers ??

Did I miss any of your favorites?


13 comments:

Jim Winters said...

the moab at quickies? the grass fed at metro? the cheeseburger at brother jimmys bbq?

Anonymous said...

I would recommend Al carbon in Coral Way with their Blue Cheese and caramelized Onion. I would not recommend Gastropod unless you are planing to stay in bed the next 2 days thanks to severe food poisoning.

Michelle said...

Pincho Factory!

The Chowfather said...

Jim,

I've had the Moab and not a fan. Will have to try Metro and Brother Jimmy'. Thanks

Michelle, yes Pincho Factory is vey high on my list

Hamburgler said...

I'm thinking the Whopper would give Char-Hut a run for the money. Hold the pickles.

The Chowfather said...

No love for Char-Hut Hamburgler?? I've been a fan for years but must admit that they are in a rankings free fall for me because of all the new spots in town. Still fresh, simple and very good

Nate Yuen said...

Filling Station? Burgers are great!

The Chowfather said...

I've heard that but haven't tried them yet. Very high on my to do list

The Chowfather said...

Nate, are you tailing about The Filling Dtation in Miami or Bill's Filling Station in Wilton Manors? I was referring to Bill's

Anonymous said...

The Filling Station - in Miami.

Anonymous said...

Mayes Bistro en Madrid...

jon G said...

The burger at Flanagin's is 10oz and pretty tasty with cheddar cheese

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