Charm City Burger Company – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Charm City Burger Company - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Charm City Burger Company is a good hour & half from where I live in Miami. I originally checked them out when I happened to be in Sunrise one day and convinced a friend of mine to make the extra 20 minutes or so drive from there to Charm City Burger Company. There is a front door but I always enter through the back door (please save the jokes for another time).

Charm City Burger Company - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Charm City Burger Company - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Charm City Burger Company - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Couple of cool things to start with: 1) They serve Fountain Coke & Mexican Coke (believe it or not this is very important to me 2) Awesome mural, reminds me of McDonaldland for some reason

Wall Mural

Wall Mural

and 3) Something cool is always playing on the TV, on this occasion, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. Also, they recently underwent a renovation that expanded the seating a bit and made service function much smoother and added some craft beers on draft too.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you look over the menu for the first time. Most folks can’t seem to decide, so they end up ordering either of the 2 first burgers on the menu (Good Ole: Straight up regular burger with or without Cheese or Cowboy Style: Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Mushrooms & Onions). My original inclination on my first visit was to get The Big Sloppy and I did. The Big Sloppy, besides being a great name for a professional wrestler is Double Meat, Double Cheese, Double Bacon, Hash Brown, and a Fried Egg. Only order if you are hungry, if not you will end up stuffed.

The Big Sloppy

The Big Sloppy

Sides include Tater Tots (someone who is longing for his grade school days usually orders these), Beer Battered Onion Rings (what a real man orders) and Hand Cut Fries. Everyone knows that Hand Cut Fries are just what the doctor ordered.



Beer Battered Onion Rings

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Handcut Fries

Hand-cut Fries

For the experienced Charm City eater, you know that the Emperor is the way to go. The Emperor is an American Kobe Patty Melt with Sauteed Mushrooms, Cave Aged Gruyere Cheese and Truffled Aioli. If you’re a little more adventurous you can add Foie Gras to it. We asked for our burgers to be cooked Under (their lingo is a little different), and that’s just what we got. Take a look at the beautiful Emperor, he should be in a Burger Museum.

The Emperor

The Emperor

You must pace yourself because there is plenty of good eats to be found here and multiple visits or one with a bunch of friends is really the only way to try out everything effectively.

On the menu, it says “Garlic Herb Marinated, Slow Roasted, and Flash Fried” about the wings, as my father would say “I believe it”. While writing this, my mouth is beginning to water (no joke). The Mahogany Soy although good was bested by the Volcano which I liked best out of the 3 (the other being Smokey BBQ). The meat was practically falling off the bone.

Smokey BBQ Wings

Smokey BBQ Wings

One of the newest additions is my friend the All Natural Hot Dog. The Hot Dog can be ordered up Grilled or Ripper style (Deep Fried) with an option of making it “Dirty”. Dirty means you’ll get Bacon, Cheese, and Onions and it’s a great choice if you like a loaded up dog.

Hot Dog served up Dirty

Hot Dog served up Dirty

If your palate loves spicy then you might want to try out the Volcano Style Burger (Pepper Jack Cheese, Volcano Sauce and Jalapeños) or El Diablo Chicken Sandwich (Grilled or Country Buttermilk Fried w/Volcano Sauce, Pepper Jack Cheese, Pickled Jalapeños and Garlic Sauce.

Volcano Style Burger

Volcano Style Burger

The Cheffy Chicken Sandwich (Candied Bacon Strips, Grilled Onions, Bleu Cheese Spread & Sweet Chili Sauce) is another must order item. The Candied Bacon Strips and Sweet Chili Sauce is just absolutely and unequivocally killer.

The Cheffy Country Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

The Cheffy Country Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

Most folks don’t know this but you can order a side of their Thick Cut Peppered Bacon and that would be a good move if you ask me.

Side of Bacon

Side of Bacon

And just when you think you’re done eating you’re faced with a decision, do I get a shake? The Shakes are made with Blue Bell Ice Cream and are thick, creamy and great (we’re talking shakes here). The faux Cinnamon Bun is the best, have that and you’ll be in sugar heaven but you won’t go wrong with even just the Chocolate Shake. I saw the syrup they use and I’ve been sworn to secrecy but it’s no surprise why it’s so good.

Cinnamon Roll Shake

Cinnamon Roll Shake

Charm City Burger Company is worth the drive. Come hungry, bring friends and whatever you do convince someone else to drive back. You’ll thank me when you’re in a food coma relaxing.

I suggest you check them out:

Charm City Burger Company
1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL

Comments (17):

  1. Steve G.

    August 13, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Not only are the burgers at this place awesome, the large selection of items always makes going there an easy choice. Everything is made with high quality ingredients and has lots of character. A Kobe Beef Patty Melt? What a great idea.
    And while I don't eat salads myself, my girlfriend does and we can both be happy about where we go without having to sacrifice options. I just wished I lived closer so we could take advantage of this awesome concept more often. It's really closer to Boca than Fort Lauderdale, so they just need to open another one further South!

  2. Blind Mind

    August 14, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Damn dude! You beasted that menu! I feel full just reading that!

  3. Ceasetodream

    August 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    It almost sounds like this place trumps Keg South AND Kingdom from what you're telling us here. Is it true? Do I smell a Burgie Sweep here?

  4. GhenghisJuan

    August 17, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    i was lucky enough to be in the neighborhood this last friday and after reading the beast's post i made sure to hit it. this place is great.

    i went with my kids so i was able to try the hot dog and grilled cheese from the menu, both were great.

    i had the cowboy style burger. it was nothing like what you expect "cowboy style" to be. no bbq sauce in sight. instead this one had mushrooms, grilled onions and bacon, delicious.

    also tried the sweet potato fries with my combo meal. those were pretty tasty too.

    i'm definitely going back.

  5. Anonymous

    September 19, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    I'm from Miami and I've driven by this place many times. Our family stays on Deerfield beach each summer. I need to check this place out after a day of swimming at the beach. sounds like a plan for next summer.

    Beast: make sure to check out Whales Rib in Deerfield its not THAT far from Charm City. It's closer to the water and its a Deerfield staple. Its been there for years. It was even on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It's pretty good if your into sea food. Theres actually a Flanigan's right next door, both places are packed with an hour wait line during the summer with all the tourists.

  6. Richard

    October 5, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Durn! I guess I was hoping that the world would leave Charm City alone. Well, the word is out now, so no going back. You can be like me and simply go for the Good Ole and be happy, or you can get whatever you like from this small but excellent menu. Personally, I like the Good Ole without cheese, with fries and a cherry coke on a Friday night after a crazy week of work. I got the double once–once. OK, I am old now and have been living here for almost 35 years, so the double, while amazing, is just a bit too much unless you haven't eaten all day and don't plan to the next day. It is awesome, however. The only advice–get the fries instead of the tots. They are fresh cut, fresh cooked, and just seem to go better with the burger. As for the Big Sloppy, the Cowboy, and all the rest–yeah, I know they are good and people order the heck out of them, but for my $$, the simple Big Ole is the burger you have been waiting for and will truly love.


  7. Sai

    October 26, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Beast, visited as per your recommendation and it was spot on. Awesome burgers, awesome joint, and I did see the Burgie hanging proudly on the wall as I came in. Great great find.

  8. DocBob

    February 4, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Went to Charm City Burger last night. Drove from Dade. Absolutely will go back. Had The Big Sloppy. Loved it. Better Broward Burger than Le Tub. In fact best of all Broward!! You must try it. Hope they keep their quality and friendliness, cause the're going to be very popular.

  9. Anonymous

    February 13, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    Beast, could you throw your weight around and see whats going on at Charm City…I used to love this place…something is going on either with the chef or the way they prep.

  10. Doc Bob

    February 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Went back to Charm City Burger. This time during lunch hour. What happened? It was embarrassing how bad it was compared to my previous visit just two nights earlier. The Big Sloppy was nothing like the previous one. No skewer necessary to hold it together because the egg was a quarter the size as was the hash browns and the burger was overcooked. The sweet potato fries were burnt. It was awful. We won't be driving from Dade to go there anymore. Consistency of quality is paramount if a restaurant wants to succeed. This was REAL bad!!

  11. fr8d

    October 13, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Beautiful Burger Pictures!

  12. Vern

    December 5, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Went yesterday after several rave reviews and when the Burger Beast says go… you just have to try it. I will say that it was a "good" burger but was not blown away. After reading several other newer comments/reviews, I'm really wondering if there has been a shift in ownership and/or management because I wasn't blown away. Don;t get me wrong, this was worth the drive but I'm definitely not running back. I could actually go to Capital Grille and get a burger and truffle fries for the same money and have a 5-star burger.

  13. Scott K

    June 8, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Just had dinner…..a Wednesday night in the summer and the place was full. Had the Emperor which was delicious although wish they had grilled the bread a bit better. Great burger though, huge and cooked just right. My dinner partners were equally impressed. Great find BurgerBeast!

  14. savvannaa

    September 27, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    charm city bugers…just the most awesome!!
    good food great folks so amazing ly perfect!!!!!!!yummmooo!!

  15. OX_Bigly

    March 26, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    They are also willing to build custom burgers for you as well.

    I just can’t convince them to make cinnamon sugar fries.

  16. Cary Goldberg

    June 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Hands down this is the best burger in the area. I consider myself a burger aficionado, since I am in the Real Estate Development business and am always talking to new retail tenants. I have been to all the ones on the Beast’s list, and CC is the best. Gilberts is second with a great piece of cow. ROK is good, but the prices are out of line if you just want to have a burger, but fine to go and drink. These guys at CC know what they are doing.

  17. Heidi

    December 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    I’ve been there 3 times and really enjoyed the food, but did not enjoy the roaches.
    I want to like the place, but all three times I went, I saw a roach crawling on the walls. One time the manager just killed it with his hand and said they they were coming out of the woodwork because they just sprayed……like it was nothing unusual. Didn’t even ask to comp a milk shake or anything.
    I live right down the street, but am afraid to go back eventhough the food IS good.
    What to do???