Wow, this place is open 24 hours. Royal Castle was part of mighty chain of sliders that existed in the Southern United States but originated in Ohio. This location happened to be one of the original locations (opened in 1956) .
The last 2 Royal Castles left in Miami are owned by 2 different people. There is Brimberry’s Royal Castle and this one is owned by Wayne Arnold. Carlos Miller’s article on Royal Castle can give you a better overview of their history (link is below). This location re-opened in early 2009 after a fire 3 years ago that caused it to shut down. Everything is shiny & new at this location (well, the griddle seems to have a lot of flavor going on already).
I ordered their chili, which I was severely disappointed over. I was expecting it to be homemade for some reason, it was served near room temperature and I’m positive that it was Hormel’s.
The fries were ok but seemed to be slightly undercooked. I ordered them with cheese which means I get some nacho cheese over them.
The burgers were great. I liked them a whole lot more than most sliders I’ve had. I ordered them with Cheese and they had Ketchup, Mustard, Diced Onions and a Pickle. They are available to purchase individually or in a 6 pack (take a wild guess what I went for). Just an F.Y.I. , I watched them bring fresh batches of patties to cook from the back and they don’t seem to be frozen.
The funny thing is they serve their own brand of cola called Castle Cola. I, also being a Cola Connoisseur can tell you that it reminds me of Supermarket brand cola. Arnold’s Royal Castle also serves Birch Beer for you Root Beer fanatics. Something else you may want to keep in mind, because the cooking space is so small that it’s very easy for them to get overwhelmed with orders. You may want to stay away from coming here during peak hours like noon.
Burger Beast review: Brimberry’s Royal Castle
Carlos Miller’s article: The Royal Castle Hamburger Chain Meetup
Arnold’s Royal Castle is Now Closed
12498 NW 7th Avenue Miami, Fl 33168