Flanigan’s – Doral, Florida

Flanigans - Doral, Florida

Over the course of the last quarter century, I have eaten at Flanigan’s quite a few times. It has never really been a favorite of mine but whenever I’ve wanted to get a cold Beer (one of the few places I could get Elephant Red beer back in the day) and some appetizers this is always one of the first places to come up with my friends. My buddy Ed swears by this place. One time my cousin Chunktronics and I ordered so many appetizers that they didn’t even fit on the table (the ends of the plates were all overlapping each other). My wife Marcela and I recently went to Flanigan’s to have some appetizers and I had, you guessed it, a Burger.

Joe's Rockin' Rib Rolls

Joe’s Rockin’ Rib Rolls

For appetizers, we had Joe’s Rockin’ Rib Rolls and an order of the Chicken Crispers in Hot Sauce. Joe’s Rockin’ Rib Rolls are deep fried Egg Rolls filled with Rib Meat from their Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Cheddar Cheese and their Barbecue Sauce. These little guys are pretty good (not great). If all of the appetizers on the menu were Ed’s children, this is the kid who could do no wrong. He loves them, I like them, and I guess you can be the deciding vote if you try them. The Chicken Crispers are probably my favorite of Ed’s children.

Chicken Crispers

Chicken Crispers

The Crispers are juicy Chicken Strips which might not be for everyone. Ed prefers the Strips to be dry like his personality (t-minus getting a reply for that one). I prefer the Hot or Barbecue version, but if you’re a wimp they’re available in Mild or Medium Heat. Other appetizers to consider are their Potato Skins which are actually semi hollowed out Potato Halves (large ones not the T.G.I. Fridays size) with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Bits (I like ‘um) and the Loaded Nachos. My wife and Ed think these are the greatest Nachos ever created and I just don’t seem to get it.

Caribbean Burger

Caribbean Burger

I’ve had all of the Burgers here at one time or another but I decided to go with the Caribbean Burger on this trip. It’s an ok Burger but nothing really out of this world. I do realize I will get some heat for that comment because there are a few people who seem to really love this place and in particular this Burger. Unfortunately, I do not agree with that sentiment. I’ll just stick to my ice cold Beer and appetizers, thank you very much (in my best Andy Kaufman voice).

8695 NW 12th St. Miami, Fl 33126

Comments (10):

  1. GhenghisJuan

    February 12, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    this is an outrage. what are you doing at that flanigan’s? everyone knows the loggerhead in the grove is the good one. c’mon beast, you’re letting me down here.

    those rib rolls are too filling for me. I eat just one and i’m too stuffed for my caribbean burger.

  2. The Burger Beast

    February 12, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    I knew I would get heat for that comment. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and I will go to the one in the Grove, which is the one I used to frequent back in the day.

  3. Edric

    February 12, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    The one in the grove is just older and its frequented by more drunk people, that is why people think its the best.

    And there was no need for that pot shot.

  4. Carlos Miller

    February 13, 2009 at 2:52 AM

    Man, first you dis the ribs, then the Caribbean burger?

    Those are the two best things on the menu.

    But I agree with GJ, you need to go to the Loggerhead.

    And where else in Miami can you get a pitcher of Heineken and a burger at 4:45 a.m.?

    This is one review I don’t agree with.

  5. The Burger Beast

    February 13, 2009 at 3:00 AM

    Damn, I’m going down hard for this review.

  6. Ceasetodream

    February 13, 2009 at 4:04 AM

    You know, you’ve never really experienced danger/comedy/great food until you’ve been to the Hialeah location, you had to go to the blandest(read:safest) one, huh? Man, you’re getting old dude.

  7. The Burger Beast

    February 13, 2009 at 4:11 AM

    Keep it coming.

  8. broness

    October 9, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    I usually agree with almost every review, but gotta disagree here, I really love their burgers… Give the one in the grove or north miami a shot.

  9. Jady Lynn

    March 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    So I used to work at Flanigan’s (in the Grove. Probably served you a time or 6) and like most of us who grew up here, I ate at them my whole life. I used to rave about their burgers (and let’s face it, for the price they’re still pretty good for a hand-pattied, 10oz sirloin burger with a side… Especially in a world of $15 burgers. Shudder.)

    BUT… I’ll agree with you on a few points here! Yup! That’s right. Someone agrees with this review! (Albeit 4 years later.)

    I was there when the Rockin’ Rib Rolls first made their appearance. And I was just… Ew. Now, I can take a bite or two but, like you, I just don’t get their widespread appeal.

    And yes, their burgers are high quality and usually well made, and the Caribbean is a winner for sure, but like you said, it just doesn’t *Blow me Away*…. Not with all the other amazeballs burger options out there now. (Yeah, I said “Amazeballs.”) Honestly, (and here’s where *I* get my share of TrollSpamHateMail) I just don’t like Flanigan’s BBQ Sauce. So that probably has a lot to do with my not being a killer fan of these items. (Even their ribs… I order them Light Sauce.)

    HOWEVER. Their Fresh Dolphin (Blackened. Francaise. Fried. Whatever) is absolutely legit. So is their Smoked Fish Dip. ANd their Wings. And: Little Known Fact: Their Prime Rib KICKS ASS. Fo’Reals. Suffice it to say, when I’m hitting a Flanigan’s, I’m not going for the burgers.

    WooHoo. Someone agreed with you.