Le Tub – Hollywood, Florida

I’ve been hearing the rumblings about Le Tub for quite a while now. I mean, the most asked question I get is when are you going to write about Le Tub? For those of you who don’t know about the hype, a few years back GQ, as well as Oprah, named Le Tub’s burger the best in the country.

I had been putting it off but I felt with the weather being a little on the colder side, this was as good a time as any. I was speaking to my friend in the morning when I suggested we should go right when they open that way we would not have to worry about the rumored long wait to be seated or the long wait for burgers (which I’ve heard can be sometimes upwards of an hour). Apparently, they can only fit 6 burgers on the grill at a time. If you do make the drive, make sure you slow down because you might pass the place as we did. There was no line to speak off when we arrived nor when we left.

Welcome Sign

Toilets not intended for use

The decor in Le Tub is rather cool with toilets, tubs, and signs all over the place proclaiming that they do not accept credit cards (but there is an ATM available) and it’s right by the water (for you romantic types).

My wife and a friend of ours sat in this secluded little picnic area that seemed to be falling apart(in keeping with all the ambiance). We are handed our photocopied menus but we already knew what we wanted. The ladies ordered 2 cups of chili: Le Tub Chili: Ground Sirloin, fried, drained, then added to our caldron of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and seasonings. I believe I saw beans in there as well.

Chili w/Crackers

The Chili was good and had a little bit of heat. I had a small taste since I had ordered a Chili Cheese Dog. Now that thing was pretty amazing.

Chili Cheese Dog

It had American cheese on it which I thought was a great idea instead of the nacho cheese most places love to use. We also ordered a large order of their steak Fries. I love the thicker cut fries so I was not disappointed. Of course, I had the 13 oz. Sirloin Burger with Swiss cheese.


So how was it? My wife Marcela was not impressed, my friend liked the Chili Cheese Dog better and Me? Well, I thought it tasted liked
Keg South’s burger which I happen to love so it’s no slight to them. The girls also had a slice of Key Lime Pie which they were raving about. It tasted like a lime cheesecake to me but maybe that’s the idea. And for all I have heard about the staff, I thought our waiter was pretty cool. So if you’ve never been here, you should come for the experience alone. It’ll be worth the trip.

Le Tub
1100 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Fl

Comments (6):

  1. Ericka


    That Chili Cheese Dog looks delicious. Too bad some people think I’m a dead fish and don’t take me anywhere. I’ve been replaced.

  2. Carlos Miller


    I also thought this place was overrated. So much for the hype.

  3. gcbron


    I heard the hype and made the trip. There was no wait for a table and only 4 other people in the place but it took 60 minutes for the food to arrive. The burgers were just ok. They reminded me of burgers you get at a friends backyard cook out. The staff were inattentive and really, it's just too much time to wait.

  4. Steve G.


    I happen to live just around the corner from Le Tub and while the burger and fries are really good, the long wait (45-60 minutes even when slow) for food tends to make this place hard to visit since I usually go into a restaurant to eat as soon as possible.
    The Peter Pan like theme was interesting and the location on the water was also nice. Lastly, do yourself a favor and don't look behind the bar into the grill, the guy sweating over the tiny grill in the tiny kitchen might just make you wonder exactly what is actually in the burgers…. but I'll still eat there!

  5. MiamiResident


    radically overrated. lovely place but i have never had a burger there that's been done to your request; it's always well done in that classic American way: cook it to within an inch of its life. truly, you can get a burger like this anywhere. the only reason i've gone back is because of GQ's raves; i thought it was just me, so gave it a couple more tries. you have to try hard to find a place that, after you send something back, returns with the exact same thing. it would be one thing if they were serving some wide-ranging menu, but all they do all day is think about and make burgers! inexusable. go for ambience, that's all.

  6. Scott K


    I ate dinner here once…..a cheeseburger. I have never been more ill in my life, I really should have gone to the hospital. But I don’t know how I’d have gotten there without a really nasty mess, let’s just say I sat on a commode with a waste basket in front of me for the better part of three days. Sorry to break the news, and to be fair food borne illness can take up to 72 hours to materialize, but I can’t think of anything else in that period of time which could have caused the problem. May have been a fluke, but I can tell you I never want to repeat that experience ever again……


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