I’ve been wanting to eat at Shula’s Steakhouse for years, so it was pretty cool when I received an email inviting me to try out the burgers at Shula’s 347 Grill (now known as 347 Grille by Coach Shula).
Why 347? Don Shula had 347 wins as the Dolphins’ head coach.
So I started with the crispy ravioli. I had never eaten fried kinds of ravioli before, but I thought it was a great twist. The ravioli is breaded, deep fried, and then served with a side of the red stuff for dipping. This was right up my alley.
The sliders I tried next were seared filet medallions topped with caramelized onions, and mustard aioli on a small roll with Au Jus for drowning; I mean dipping.
Now these fellas made my day. I’ve never been an Au Jus kinda guy, and why dip them when they taste so good all alone?
Me = Potato Lover
Before I get to the main event, I wanted to tell you about the new love of my life at Shula’s 347 Grill, better known as smashed potatoes.
Their take on mashed potatoes with skins left on and grated cheese on it was a touchdown (I would have said homerun, but since we’re at Shula’s). I was prepared to haul home a bucket of it.
Shula’s Burger Talk
I was lucky enough to sample three of their burgers. The cheeseburger (with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and diced onions with a side of their seasoned mustard mayo spread), the Pesto Burger (pesto mayo on the top/bottom bun, gruyere cheese, bruschetta tomato mix, and shredded parmesan) and the French Onion (with chefs dressing, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and crushed croutons). I did add applewood bacon to the cheeseburger.
The 8oz tri-blend (I wasn’t told which were the 3) patty on a challah bun is the constant between all 3 burgers. All 3 burgers will appeal to 3 different types of folks.
The Pesto Burger is not my cup of tea, and I do eat bruschetta every once in a while, but the pesto mayo was great. The Pesto Burger was a daily special, so it might not always be available.
The regular cheeseburger is more my speed. It’s a good choice if you don’t want to go out on a limb and try some craziness.
My favorite, hands down, was the French onion. It was the right kind of sloppy and had such great taste. The gruyere, caramelized onions, and also had a crunch from the crushed croutons, which at first caught me off-guard.
The seasoned mustard mayo spread served with the cheeseburger was so good I slathered it all over my food.
I didn’t get to try the Black and Blue Burger, which is a menu fixture. I still regret not ordering the deep-fried buffalo chicken sandwich, another daily special. But I had some burger business to take care of.
You can’t win ’em all, but I got pretty close.
Shula’s 347 Grill
6901 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
Current 347 Grille Locations
347 Grille by Coach Shula
at Hotel Duval
415 North Monroe Street
Website – https://347grille.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/347grille
Monday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
347 Grille by Coach Shula
at The Westin Lake Mary
2974 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, FL
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm