A few people had mentioned that Clarke’s has the best Burger on the beach. A few weeks ago my friend John and I were going to go check it out but other plans came up. Now that we find a gap in our schedules, we decide “It’s Time”. Clarke’s is not very big but it does have a nice relaxing look inside. As we “peruse” (that’s right, a big boy word), as we peruse the menu, John cannot control himself so we order some appetizers.
Let’s start with the Macaroni and Cheese (we’re told it’s a large portion, I prefer to be warned if it’s a small portion), the New York Pretzel, and the Buffalo Chicken Wings (served with Blue Cheese). And then John out of nowhere decides to throw in an order for the Black Angus Beef Chili.
Not that I was complaining. Where do I begin? The New York Pretzel, tasted just as you might expect it to but the Mustard was the real deal here, great stuff. The Wings are in the same boat, good but the Blue Cheese was the star in this dish. I’m not kidding, that was some really good Blue Cheese. The Black Angus Beef Chili was wow, awesome, as was the Macaroni and Cheese. When there was just one bite left of the pretzel I suggested to John he might want to dip it into the Mac N Cheese, which he did. He felt that although it did taste good, the Mustard was way better for it.
When it came to Burger time, there’s only one burger on the menu but you can add different toppings to it. John ordered his Clarke’s Burger with Cheddar & Bacon whereas I ordered mine with Swiss, Cheddar & Bacon.
In hindsight, I should have gone with Blue Cheese on my burger. Two thing that stuck out, the Bacon was nice and crispy and the fresh cut Fries were really good. It’s a good Burger but best on the beach? I guess that’s for you to decide.
P.S.: John couldn’t finish his burger, here is a picture of his last bite.
Clarke’s is CLOSED
840 First St, Miami Beach, FL