Char-Hut Burgers in Broward County since 1976

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 have since become an institution to 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 really can’t call yourself a South Florida Burger Expert without having eaten Char-Hut at least once.

Here it’s all about that char-taste. Part of the Char-Hut (2601 N. University Drive, Sunrise) 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 then view the assembly of your sandwich. It’s pretty exciting, mainly as the anticipation builds when you’re starving.

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

Burger Sizes

There are three burger sizes 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. 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, so you get a meatier flavor.

Oh, I almost forgot…jump on that Big Dog with chili and cheese. I’m not a fan of 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.

Char-Hut Menu

Char-Hut Menu Page 1
Char-Hut Menu Page 2

Char-Hut Food Pictures

Big-Dog with Chili & Cheese
Big Bite Burger with Cheese
Char-Buster with Cheese & Grilled Onions

Char-Hut Old Sunrise Location

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

After driving around aimlessly for what seemed like forever, we came across 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.

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 again I was in Sunrise and decide to go for it.

Giant Char-Hut Sign
Char-Hut Giant Sign
Char-Hut Logo outside of building
Iconic Char-Hut Logo
Char-Hut Burger window cling
Enticing isn’t it?
Burgers on the grill
Where the char-magic happens
Char-Hut Char-Buster with Cheese
Char-Buster with Cheese

1 thought on “Char-Hut Burgers in Broward County since 1976”

  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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