Best Broward County Burgers You MUST Eat

I’ve spent the last few years eating the best burgers in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Like my Best Burgers in Miami list, I will update it throughout the year.

This Best Burger list was not created by a group of people but by me. Its sole purpose is to turn burger fans on to a new favorite.

Over the years, we’ve lost some good ones, like Burger Freak, Burgers & Suds, and even more recently, the short-lived Dad’s Favorite Burgers. So, go out and support these mom-and-pop burger joints.

Best Broward Burgers Rules

It’s important to note that all burgers on this list are fresh beef; frozen patties are not allowed. I then put together a list based on what I’ve eaten and started to eliminate burgers.

The list shrinks down to 30. Then, the most challenging part comes: deciding which to cut. From there, it’s a matter of figuring out which burger I prefer to eat when comparing the two.

To be 100% clear, I have eaten every burger on this list and taken every picture. If you’re looking for burger list shenanigans, go elsewhere.

All the burgers are listed alphabetically; if not, you’d only try the Top 5.

American Social

American Social AmSo Burger in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
American Social AmSo Burger in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

There’s an American Social in Boca Raton and Miami, but I prefer the vibe at the Fort Lauderdale location. The 1/2 pound AmSo Burger is big, beefy, and juicy, the way all burgers should be. Add an egg if you’re feeling frisky.

American Social
721 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 
(954) 764-7005

BMC Smash Burgers

BMC Smash Burger in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
BMC Smash Burger

I met JayRok when he was doing hot dog pop-ups as Frankenfurters. About a year later, he added smash burgers to his pop-up repertoire. He has now found his true calling.

Not to take away anything from the tasty cylindrical meats he was grilling, but the BMC smash burgers have that perfect crust with melted and crispy grilled onions. Plus, they look beautiful.

Follow them on Instagram to see where they will be: Eat.BMC


The Friendly Ghost Burger from BRGR STOP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Friendly Ghost Burger from Brgr Stop

It’s tough to decide whether to visit the BRGR Stop in Fort Lauderdale or the original in Coconut Creek. Whichever you prefer, it’s going to be delicious.

If you’re in the spicy mood, I gotta suggest The Friendly Ghost Burger: Ghost pepper sauce, ghost pepper cheese, pineapple chutney, and proper bacon on an 8-oz patty. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

Brgr Stop
1930 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 533-8621


Brgr Stop
4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy
Coconut Creek, FL
(954) 975-8459

Char-Hut Burgers

Big Bite Burger with Cheese from Char-Hut in Davie, Florida
Big Bite Burger with Cheese from Char-Hut

I first ate at Char-Hut by some chance encounter when I was lost driving around Broward County in my teen years.

The Char-Buster Double with cheese and grilled onions is my usual order, but now I’m all about the Big Bite Burger. It’s a half-pounder, which adds brisket to the burger patty beef blend, giving it a tastier, meatier flavor.

9000 W State Rd 84
Davie, FL
(954) 474-9312

12221 Taft St
Pembroke Pines, FL
(954) 438-1954

10000 West McNab Road
Tamarac, FL
(954) 720-5566

Charm City Burger Company

Cowboy Burger from Charm City Burger Company in Deerfield Beach, Florida
Cowboy Burger from Charm City Burger Company

I’ve been in love since that fateful summer afternoon in 2009 when I first ate at Charm City Burger Company.

The Good Ole with American cheese, LTO, pickles, and special sauce is a great first-time burger. I’m a giant fan of The Cowboy cause that thick-cut pepper bacon, grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms hit my palate like a ton of bricks.

Charm City Burger Company
1136 E Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL
(954) 531-0300

Dairy Belle

Double Cheeseburger from Dairy Belle in Dania Beach, Florida
Double Cheeseburger from Dairy Belle

Sadly, Dairy Belle is not generally found on Best Burger Lists.

If you want a perfect fast food-style double cheeseburger cooked to order, you must stop at Dairy Belle. Make sure to skip the fries and order the Poutine; you’ll be glad you did.

Dairy Belle
312 E Dania Beach Blvd
Dania Beach, FL
(954) 920-3330

Effe Cafe

Patty Melt from Effe Cafe in Cooper City, Florida
Patty Melt from Effe Cafe

A Patty Melt was the last thing I expected to find at Effe Cafe. Their menu leans on tasty baked goods, but there’s a tremendous non-traditional Patty Melt on house-baked sourdough.

Is it always on the Effe Cafe? No, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

Effe Cafe
10295 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL
(954) 900-2097

The Food Truck Store

The 954 Burger Month Burger from The Food Truck Store in Wilton Manors, Florida
The 954 Burger Month Burger from The Food Truck Store

The Food Truck Store is an Argentine burger joint that has two locations in South Florida: North Miami and Wilton Manors.

They are known for a menu filled with Regional Burger Specialties and tribute burgers to the brands that popularized them in the United States. The San Bernadino is named after McDonald’s founding city. And, yes, I’m suggesting you order this beauty.

The Food Truck Store
1417 NE 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL
(954) 928-8973

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill

The Havarti Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Havarti Burger from Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill

No matter how tempted you are, please repeat after me: eat the Havarti Burger at Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill. There are other burgers on the menu, but this is where you should start for first-timers.

All the burgers are half-pound and cooked to your liking, so if you’re one of the medium rare types of people, they’ve got it handled. Also, ask about burger of the month; it’s always a winner.

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 768-8990

Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House

Cheeseburger with Mustard Relish from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House in Oakland Park, Florida
Original Cheeseburger with Mustard Relish from Jack’s

Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House burgers are ground in-house daily; we’re talking super fresh. There are three sizes to choose from: Jack Jr (1/4 pound), Original (1/3 pound), and Big Jack (1/2 pound) burgers.

My go-to is the original cheeseburger with mustard relish, a condiment that has disappeared from burger joint menus. Your first bite will transport you back to when quality was king.

Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House
4201 N Federal Hwy
Oakland Park, FL
(954) 565-9960

Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House
591 S Cypress Rd
Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 942-2844

Le Tub Saloon

Le Tub Saloon Cheeseburger in Hollywood, Florida
Cheeseburger from Le Tub Saloon

Le Tub makes the best-known burger in South Florida. It’s a 13-oz. hand-pattied ground sirloin char-grilled burger on a Kaiser roll with onion, tomato, and lettuce. American or Swiss cheese, pickles, and bacon are optional.

That beautiful slab of burger heaven with American cheese is so freakin’ good. Feel free to do you while I’m over here, keeping it simple and delicious.

Le Tub Saloon
1100 N Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL
(954) 921-9425

Legends Tavern & Grille

Double Smash Burger from Legends Tavern Grille in Plantation, Florida
Double Smash Burger from Legends Tavern & Grille

Legends has two burger styles on the menu but the smash burger is the one that stole my heart. They did an excellent job with the crispy edges along with buttering and toasting the buns, which added a little hidden flavor boost that really tied that burger together. As a bonus, the buns are from a local Italian bakery.

Legends Tavern & Grille
1387 S University Drive
Plantation, FL
(954) 652-1162

North South Grill

Burger Club Meating 3 North South Grill Double Cheeseburger
Double Cheeseburger from North South Grill

North South Grill 1/4 pound burgers come standard with North sauce, American cheese, pickles, and lettuce-tomato-onion. The lettuce and tomato are a no-go for me, and I switch the onions to grilled, aka next level.

These fellas were so good that I made the 30-minute drive the following day cause I couldn’t believe it. I highly suggest that you squeeze in fresh-cut fries or hand-breaded chicken tenders.

North South Grill
154 S Flamingo Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL
(954) 404-8308

Rosie’s Bar and Grill

Ivanna Hooker burger from Rosie's Bar & Grill in Wilton Manors, Florida
Ivana Hooker burger from Rosie’s Bar & Grill

It took me a few years to finally visit Rosie’s Bar & Grill. The Riverwalk Burger Battle was my first encounter with Rosie’s, and I loved it but never pulled the trigger.

Now, after visiting and enjoying the Ivana Hooker burger, I’m hooked. My girl is a half-pound burger covered with blue cheese crumbles and bacon on a toasted brioche bun. And I love her.

Rosie’s Bar and Grill
2449 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL
(954) 563-0123

Shaun’s Cooking

The Double Cheeseburger from Shaun's Cooking
The Double Cheeseburger from Shaun’s Cooking

Shaun Whyte got his start in the burger game working with Ted’s Burgers. Since then, he’s gone off on his own, mostly doing his burger, jerk taco, and pizza pop-ups in Broward County.

If you’re looking for a beautifully smashed, tasty burger, Shaun has you covered. But don’t sleep on his kerk tacos; those are also great.

Follow him on Instagram to see where he will be: Shaun’s Cooking

Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies

Cheeseburger Hogie from Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies in Hollywood, Florida
Cheeseburger Hogie from Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies

Just give me a second to explain before you try to argue that a cheeseburger sub should not make a second appearance on this list. We’re talking about Sonny’s, the landmark Hollywood sub shop that serves killer cheesesteaks.

Take Sonny’s freshly baked bread and introduce fresh beef patties, grilled onions, and American cheese (or provolone) to the equation. I can’t imagine you’d be against this delicious fella.

Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies
1857 N 66th Ave
Hollywood, FL
(954) 989-0561

Temple Street Eatery

The Katsu Bao Burger from Temple Street Eatery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Katsu Bao Burger from Temple Street Eatery

It pains me to say this because this Katsu Bao Burger goes against many of my burger beliefs. So much so that this burger can not pass Go and can not collect $200…but went straight to my Best Burgers in Broward list.

Katsu Bao Burger = Japanese panko-crusted burger patty, Asian slaw, pineapple slice, tonkatsu sauce, and Kewpie mayo on a Bao burger bun.

Temple Street Eatery nailed it!

Temple Street Eatery
416 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(754) 701-0976

Terraza’s at Hyde

The Terrazas At Hyde burger won my Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge. This divine sandwich features their house beef blend burger with garlic aioli, Swiss cheese, bacon onion marmalade, tomato, and arugula (tomato and arugula are optional) on a fluffy bun.

The other burger on the menu. La Brea replaces the bacon onion marmalade for guac, and that might be more your speed, which is ok. I’ll be smiling across the table from you with the bacon onion marmalade.

Terrazas At Hyde
4111 S Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL
(754) 707-5076

Tipsy Boar

All American Cheeseburger from Tipsy Boar in Hollywood, Florida
All American Cheeseburger from Tipsy Boar

The minute you sit down at Tipsy Boar, point to the Millionaire Bacon Burger. Let your server know that before they even take the drink order.

This picture-perfect burger has cheddar cheese, orange rum BBQ sauce, and candied bacon. It will have your heart after you are done eating it.

Tipsy Boar
1906 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL
(954) 920-2627

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox

Mondragon Burger from Tucker Duke's Lunchbox in Boca Raton, Florida
Mondragon Burger from Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox
1101 S Powerline Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL
(954) 708-2035

All the burgers are listed alphabetically; if not, you’d only try the Top 5.

Brass Ring Pub

Brass Ring Pub 1/2 lb. Cheeseburger & Fries in North Palm Beach, Florida
Brass Ring Pub 1/2 lb. Cheeseburger & Fries

Brass Ring Pub
10998 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 296-4563

Brass Ring Pub
200 US-1
North Palm Beach, FL
(561) 848-4748

Brass Ring Pub
1150 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL
(561) 406-5057


Black & Blue Burger from the Irishmen in Boca Raton, Florida
Black & Blue Burger from the Irishmen

1745 NW Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 368-1129

MEAT Eatery and Taproom

MEAT Eatery Inside Out Cheeseburger in Boca Raton, Florida
Inside Out Cheeseburger from MEAT Eatery and Taproom

MEAT Eatery and Taproom
2831 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 419-2600

MEAT Eatery and Taproom
88005 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL
(305) 852-3833

Rhum Shak

Burger from Rhum Shak in Lake Worth, Florida
Big Ass 12oz Black Angus Burger from Rhum Shak

Rhum Shak
802 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL
(561) 755-7486

Tropical Smokehouse

Double Smash Cheeseburger from Tropical Smokehouse in West Palm Beach, Florida
Double Smash Cheeseburger from Tropical Smokehouse

Tropical Smokehouse
3815 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 323-2573

4 thoughts on “Best Broward County Burgers You MUST Eat”

  1. This should be labeled better fast food burgers. To suggest these are the best in Broward is a joke. For the best, you pay. Capital Grill level places. You get prime cuts of meat, crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, crunchy pickles, hot crisp fries, superb and knowledgeable servers and a kitchen that knows what its doing. And after the feast you get to wipe your hands on a linen napkin and tablecloth.


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