Charm City Burger Company (1136 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach) is a good hour & a half from where I live in Miami. I initially checked them out when I happened to be in Sunrise one day.
Then I convinced a friend to make the extra 20 minutes or so drive from there to Charm City Burger Company. There is a front door, but I always enter through the back door (please save the jokes for another time).
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you look over the menu for the first time. Most folks can’t seem to decide, so they order either of the two first burgers on the list.
The Good Ole (a Straight up regular burger with or without cheese) or Cowboy Style (bacon, cheddar cheese, mushrooms & onions) aren’t bad choices either.
Charm City Burger Menu
My original inclination on my first visit was to get The Big Sloppy, and I did. Besides being an excellent name for a professional wrestler, the Big Sloppy is double meat, double cheese, double bacon, hash brown, and a fried egg burger. Only order if you are hungry; if not, you will be stuffed right off the bat.
Sides include tater tots, beer-battered onion rings, and hand-cut fries. Everyone knows that hand-cut fries are just what the doctor ordered.
For the experienced Charm City eater, you know that the Emperor is the way to go. The Emperor is an American Kobe Patty Melt with sauteed mushrooms, cave-aged Gruyere cheese, and truffled aioli. If you’re a little more adventurous, you can add Foie Gras. We asked for our burgers Under (their cooking temp lingo is slightly different), which is what we got.
You must pace yourself because there are plenty of good eats to be found here, and multiple visits or one with a bunch of friends is the only way to try out everything effectively.
The Hot Diggity Dog can be ordered up grilled or ripper-style (deep-fried) with an option of making it Dirty. Dirty means you’ll get bacon, cheese, and onions, and it’s a great choice if you like a loaded-up dog. You can order a side of their Thick Cut Peppered Bacon, and that would be a good move if you ask me.
When you think it’s over, here comes the real decision, do I get a shake? The Milk Shakes are thick and creamy (we’re talking shakes here). The faux Cinnamon Bun shake is the best. You’ll be in sugar heaven, but you can’t go wrong with even just the Chocolate Shake.
Charm City Burger Company is worth the drive. Come hungry, bring friends, and convince someone else to drive back. You’ll thank me when you’re in a food coma relaxing.
One last thing, Charm’s sister restaurant El Jefe Luchador is almost across the street. If you love real-deal Mexican street tacos, you need to check them out.