Char-Hut Burgers in Davie, Florida

It was 1976 when the first Char-Hut opened its doors in an old Royal Castle building. Shortly after that Miami Gardens location, they expanded into Broward County and became an institution for folks there.

The original spot closed many moons ago, but there’s hope they’ll come back to Dade County sooner than later.

1977 Char-Hut Coupon from the Miami Herald

You can’t call yourself a South Florida Burger Expert without eating Char-Hut at least once. Here, it’s all about that char-taste.

Char-Hut in Davie, Florida
Char-Hut in Davie, Florida

Part of the Char-Hut experience is watching your food on the grill in front of you behind protective glass after you place your order. Once cooked to your liking, you can view your sandwich’s assembly. It’s pretty exciting, mainly as the anticipation builds when you’re starving.


Regarding sides, the first thing that comes to most folks’ minds is fries, but you should consider the Frings. An order of frings brings skin-on fries and some of their string onion rings.

Char-Hut Burger Sizes

Char-Buster with Cheese & Grilled Onions

Three burger sizes are available: 1/6 lb, 1/3 lb, and 1/2 lb patties. I’ve never even considered eating the smallest of the three. I’m a Double cheese 1/3 lb pound, aka Char-Buster kinda guy.

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

It won’t let you down, but if you are insistent on something with a little more oomph size-wise, then the 1/2 lb Big Bite Burger. The Big Bite patty adds brisket to the burger blend mix, giving you a meatier flavor.

Chili Cheese Big-Dog from Char-Hut in Davie, Florida
Chili Cheese Big-Dog

Oh, I almost forgot…jump on that Big Dog with chili and cheese. I wouldn’t say I like raw onion sliced long on hot dogs, but I make do. The chili dog is excellent and brought me back to the first time I ate Char-Hut.

The pressure might be on when you’re taking in the menu, so here’s my suggestion: Grab a Char-Buster with cheese, a chili dog, some frings, and a birch beer to wash everything down. In other words, order as the BEAST would.

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

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Monday 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Char-Hut Old Sunrise Location

Giant Char-Hut Sign
Char-Hut Giant Sign

As a teenager, I got lost in Davie with my friend Liza, and we were starving with a capital S.

My Actual Char-Hut Receipt from 1993
My Actual Char-Hut Receipt from 1993
Char-Hut Logo outside of building
Iconic Char-Hut Logo

After driving aimlessly for what seemed like forever, I encountered a Char-Hut. The drive-thru was calling out to us. We stuffed our faces, and I remember, in particular, enjoying a chili dog that night. I never thought I would eat there again.

Char-Hut Burger window cling
Burgers on the grill
Where the char-magic happens
Char-Hut Char-Buster with Cheese
Char-Buster with Cheese

I hadn’t even thought of Char-Hut in years when I was driving in Sunrise and came across one of their locations. Flash forward to a few days later when I was in Sunrise again and decided to go for it.

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  1. I was at the first and original on 183rd St. in the 70s. It was excellent then they opened one on 441 and sunrise. It wasn’t quite the same and then several years later after I moved out of Miami I stopped at one in Broward County somewhere it was like a regular franchise. It was the most disgusting food I ever ate my life. It was not char hut if you came a franchise apparently that was in the 2000s I guess.


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