Arnold’s Royal Castle In Miami, Florida

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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) .

Original Terrazzo Floor w/Royal Castle Logo

Original Terrazzo Floor w/Royal Castle Logo

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).

Flat-top Full of Love

Griddle Flavored with Love

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.

Royal Castle Chili

Royal Castle Chili

The fries were ok but seemed to be slightly undercooked. I ordered them with cheese which means I get some nacho cheese over them.

Cheese Fries

Cheese Fries

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.

6 Pack of Royal Castle Sliders

6 Pack of Royal Castle Sliders

Dissected Royal Castle Slider

Dissected Royal Castle Slider

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 visits 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

305-681-5346

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  • ieattortillas

    Mr. Beast the dirty grill scares me. I don’t think I will be eating at Royal Castle anytime soon. Thanks for posting the pics.

  • Woe

    Maaaaan, I been there like 9 times since they reopened, including less that 12 hours ago! Love them castleburgers man. I don’t even study Wendy’s across the street.

    A lil advice, call your order in ahead if you plan on taking your food to-go. It seems they can only make so many burgers at a time, and if there’s a crowd, you will find yourself waiting a good lil while…and oh yeah, I would definitely stay far away from that chili.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s the other Royal Castle in Miami?? They’re so much better than Krystal!
    The old Waffle Houses had the best burgers w/ toasted bun, any left in Miami?
    Burger King 6 pack isn’t that good, esp. 4 the price!

    • Ms. Jay

      Please don’t confuse the two Royal Castle Restaurants
      One is a mess and I would not eat there if you paid me.
      They don’t wear gloves, the food sucks.
      I only eat at the one on 79th street and 27 ave.
      Don’t believe the rumors the area is a mixed community Blacks, whites and Latin americans
      Eat there. People should stop stereotyping .

  • randian

    I went there 2 days ago. I had both a Feastburger and a pair of Royal Castle burgers (sliders). The sliders were much better than the Feastburger: crisp toasted buns, minced onion versus large slivers, and moderate condiments (the Feastburger was massively over the top on the condiments).

    I had this amusing exchange with the counter girl:

    Me: "I'd like a pair of sliders"
    Her: "What are sliders?"
    Me: "I'd like a pair of Royal Castle burgers"
    Her: "How many do you want?"
    Me: "Two"

    I'm not making this up.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadydangel Jady Lynn

      I think I met the same girl… 4 years later.

  • Anonymous

    These are pretty nasty burgers, not to mention the rest of the food looks nauseating too. White Castle, Krystals and Royal Castle should all be out of business in this day and age. Unhealthy and lousy food.

    Waffle Houses by far have better "road" food. Burger Chef should make a comeback if this place can make it ?

  • Anonymous

    I was born and raised in Hollywood Florida . I remember when there was a Royal Castle on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and State road 7 AKA 441. The hamburger were the best & still are.

  • M

    I’m a college student and I am always looking for a good quick meal; royal castle for me is delicious and filling. The servers are friendly and make me the most amazing six pack with everything.

    • Ms. Jay

      Which one did you buy at

  • roy smith

    Will they reopen a royal castle in cleveland, ohio?

  • Russ

    I grew up in Miami Springs in the 50’s and 60’s and loved Royal Castle. Closest thing we have where I live in Northern Va. Is Little Tavern, but no Birch Beer. In Miami we would buy half gallon jugs of Birch Beer.

    • Rivercitysmitty

      I remember the birch beer too. I lived in New Orleans back when and they seemed to be all over the place with two in the same block on Royal Street in the French Quarter. They seemed to disappear overnight as people went for the bigger burgers at the other chains. A couple of Krystals have opened recently, but they don’t seem to taste like they used to and certainly cost a lot more nowadays.

  • JJooeey

    Krystal’s and White Castle are still great and still going strong, I don’t know what happened to Royal Castle but they were wrong to sell or shut down.

  • JJooeey

    Anyone have Royal Castle Coffee Mugs for sale???

    • http://www.facebook.com/burgerbeast Burger Beast

      You can find them sometimes on eBay.

    • http://burgerbeast.com/ Burger Beast

      You can find them on ebay.

  • MikeMoskos

    1986: one hour trip to Indianapolis from college town: 5 fraternity guys, 2 cases of beer, ordered 100 White Castles. Nothing was left but a littered car when we got back.

    • http://burgerbeast.com/ Burger Beast

      Wowsers.