I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never really written about Jr’s Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs. I’ve mentioned them here and there and even put pics up on my Instagram. Hell, they’ve been on my “Approved Restaurants” list for almost 2 years. So here goes…
I spent my summers as a kid with my Dad working in Hialeah, Virginia Gardens and Miami Springs. One of his vending stops was Piggly Wiggly (now Milam’s Market) at the heart of Miami Springs. It’s no surprise that this is where you find Jr’s Gourmet Burgers. It’s a cozy little place right off the circle. I always feel right at home at home when I walk in and take a seat. There’s a great small town feel to the place but with big flavors. I don’t really need to look at the menu but I do.
The Sliders are without a doubt one of the best I’ve ever had. And I know what you’re thinking, why would you order Sliders when you’re going to order a Burger here? The answer: You would be estupid not to. Yes, misspelled “on purpose” for you spelling nazis. My suggestion is you order them just plain with Cheese & Onions but the BBQ Bacon Cheddar version is pretty good too.
Now don’t get me started on their Outside Is In Burger. The Outside Is In Burger is Jr’s riff on a Juicy Lucy (Cheese stuffed Burgers) but with crispy Bacon added to the mix. It is very important to note the beautiful crust on the outside of this Burger. It can not be ordered well done so that might prevent some of you from considering eating one. I say, butch up and order it anyway. Everyone has to grow up sooner or later why not at Jr’s. They won’t tell anyone that your natural carnivore instincts kicked in.
There are Turkey Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches and even a couple of Salads (the S word, gross) for those of you looking for something leaner to eat. Me? I’ll stick to Sliders and Burgers, that’s what we Beasts do.
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