Keg South has three locations: Kendall, Pinecrest and this one, Homestead. They are all independently owned and operated. There are some differences in their menus but they all have a Keg Burger. I used to vouch for the Kendall location but Pinecrest is really the way to go. Their Wings are way better too. This brings us to Keg South Homestead, which I needed to try to complete the KS triangle.
I was with my friends Fred, Jarce and Luis. We order some appetizers and one burger for the four of us to try. Our waitress is quite the character. In all my years of eating at restaurants, I’ve never had to negotiate for what I wanted to eat. Every time I asked for something she tried to change my mind by suggesting something else. I thought there might be a hidden camera somewhere.
We settle on the Onions Petals, Chili Cheese Fries and some Wings. You have the option of Grilled or Fried. We go 10 Fried and 10 Grilled Wings. She suggests we order the Sauces on the side (sounds like a good idea). Fred was leaning toward the Honey Apple and Jarce/BB want the Mt. St. Helens. Luis is cool with whatever we choose as long as he gets Blue Cheese but he doesn’t care for the really hot stuff. Too bad for him , huh? Jarce orders a pitcher of Heineken too.
Time to order the Burger. The 1/2 Lb. Keg Burger with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Mayo is what we want to order but we have some who disagrees. The waitress is insistent we order a different Burger. The Burger she is trying to push on us has Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce and Onion Petals. Guess what? I don’t want that Burger. I repeat to her that we want the 1/2 Lb. Keg Burger with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Mayo. She repeats it back to me, “A 1/2 pound Keg Burger with only Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Mayo”.
“Do you want lettuce?”: No.
“Do you want tomatoes?”: No.
“Do you want onions?” No.
“Do you want ketchup and mustard?”: No.
“So you want a 1/2 pound Keg Burger with only Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Mayonaisse?”: Yes.
It was surreal. Unbelievable even.
The Chili Cheese Fries arrive.
Chili Cheese Fries
The Fries were covered in Sour Cream, Jalapeños, Onions, Cheese Sauce and Chili (with Beans unfortunately). This was the best thing was had, hands down. The Wings arrive and take a wild guess? The Sauce is on them.
Fried Honey Apple Wings
Grilled Hot Wings
Fred calls our waitress over and asks why the sauce is on the wings while Luis reminds her about the Blue Cheese. If you remember, it’s something she actually suggested to us. The waitress tells him I asked for them that way. LOL…I decide at that moment to cease all interactions with her. The Onion Petals arrive and they’re just your standard Onion appetizer stuff.
The Wings, well they suck. They have an odd taste. The Sauces on them (just like I ordered, lol) are good. We realize if we grab the Honey Apple Wings and dip them in the Mt. St. Helens Sauce it makes a better Sauce. It still won’t save the Wing flavor. Plus, it doesn’t stop Fred from eating them. The Burger arrives to our specifications (thank goodness). One look at it and I know 2 things:
1. This is not fresh ground Sirloin as they claim
2. This doesn’t look like the “Keg Burger” I’m used to.
One bite and I’m right. Average tasting Burger at best but the guys seem to disagree with me.
They ask for the bill (remember I’m not on speaking terms with the waitress). And finally we’re free. We’re standing around outside and we see:
Outside of Keg South Homestead
Famous Burgers? Best Wings in the World? What place are they talking about? And Luis never got his Blue Cheese.
Keg South of Homestead
27591 S Dixie Hwy Homestead, FL 33032