Gilbert’s has some of the nicest folks you’ll ever meet greeting you as soon as you walk in. It makes you feel like you’re home. There’s an old diner feel to the place and I like it. The menu has a variety of dishes but I’m obviously here to try their burger. Which burger to have? It made sense to have the standard 8oz. Certified Angus Beef Burger. I figured Cheese and Bacon were a necessary evil, so Cheddar Cheese and Bacon it is.
It was recently crowned Best Burger by Sun Sentinel’s Online Reader’s Poll. The Burger was good, it was a solid Burger. It was thick and if there’s one thing I took away from eating the burger was how juicy it was. The best way to describe the flavor is to say it’s a very beefy tasting burger, almost steak-like. Also, I really dug the bacon. And the fries? Dude. I loved them. Gilbert’s need to make a Cheese Fries appetizer with some of that amazing Bacon on it. I’ll be back. There are a few food concoctions on the menu I’d like to try like the Goat Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions or the Bacon Cheese Fries, wait….that’s not on the menu. Well, at least not yet.
After multiple visits, it is imperative that I let you know that you MUST have the Havarti Burger (8 oz. Burger topped with Bacon & Havarti Cheese between two toasted English Muffins with Garlic Butter). That is all!
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL