Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House has been around since 1972 and is known for its Burgers that are “Cut and Ground Fresh Twice Daily” on the premises. Jack’s is a South Florida Landmark and one that must be experienced. There are 3 different sizes available to order a Jack Jr. ( 1/4 lb.), Original (1/3 lb.) and a Big Jack (1/2 lb.). While I don’t eat Lettuce, Tomato and Onions on my burgers I like how when you order them, they’re given to you in a little clear resealable sandwich bag.

Law of the Land at Jack’s

The Burger had a beautiful crust on the outside which I love in conjunction with the ultra-processed Cheese they use. I really didn’t find the burger to be all that flavorful and it might have to do something with the fact that they use lean meat, not really a favorite of mine. But…..if you add Yellow Mustard it brings out the beef taste of the patty.

Jack’s Original Burger

Check out that Burger Crust!

The fries were the standard stuff that taste great with some salt and drowned in ketchup.


Jack’s Chili Dog suffers from “OK” Hot Dog and good Chili syndrome. If you’re fine with that then this is the wiener for you.

Chili Cheese Dog

A few years ago Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House was named one of “The Nation’s 15 Best Burgers”. Jack’s is an institution for some folks and a great part of South Florida Burger history so a visit here is a requirement for you Burger fans out there.

Get Old Fashioned:

Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House
4201 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

Comments (5):

  1. Tigger

    November 3, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Ed was punished later that evening for over doing the meal. He should know when to say when. You boys and your Jr. High challenges.

    I must say that did like the burger.

  2. Anonymous

    March 19, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    The best part of Jack’s is there is NEVER any gristle. Plus you put on your own condiments so it is exactly how you want it. Jack’s is awesome!

  3. The Chowfather

    June 14, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    BB, I know this is an old post but it looks like you went back recently. How was the recent visit?

  4. The Burger Beast

    June 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    The original post was from October, but I did go recently so I added the pic of the burger, the fries and the chili dog. There was really nothing new to report which is why I didn't write any type of update, I found everything the same as before.

  5. Bob

    July 30, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    I ate there today after reading all the raves about Jack's.
    The burger was good, fresh and cooked properly. No outstanding flavors or seasoning. 1/2 lb. for 5.95, so it was reasonably priced.
    Fries were terrible, overcooked and cold.
    I would go back, but this does not rate in my "favorite burger" category.