Charm City Burger Company – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Charm City Burger Company 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 of mine 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 end up ordering 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.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

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 also double meat, double cheese, double bacon, hash brown, and a fried egg burger. Only order if you are hungry; if not, you will end up stuffed.

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 to it. We asked for our burgers to be cooked Under (their lingo is a little different), and that’s just what we got.

You must pace yourself because there is 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.

DESSERT?

And just when you think you’re done eating you’re faced with a decision, do I get a shake? The Milk Shakes are thick, creamy, and great (we’re talking shakes here). The faux Cinnamon Bun is the best. Have that, and 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 whatever you do, convince someone else to drive back.

You’ll thank me when you’re in a food coma relaxing.

 

Charm City Burger Menu (click to enlarge)

FOOD

“The” Entrance
Garlic-Herb Grilled Chicken Wings with hand-cut Fries
Hot Dog Diggity Dirty aka with Bacon, Cheese & Grilled Onions
Cinnamon Milk Shake

BURGER SPOTLIGHT

BURGER NAME The Cowboy
COOKING METHOD Chargrilled
CAN BE COOKED TO TEMP Yes
SIZE 1/3 lb.
STANDARD TOPPINGS Thick Cut Peppered Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Mushrooms & Grilled Onions

BURGER NAME The Emperor
COOKING METHOD Chargrilled
CAN BE COOKED TO TEMP Yes
SIZE 1/2 lb.
STANDARD TOPPINGS Sauteed Mushrooms, Aged Gruyere Cheese, Truffled Aioli, Foie Gras Optional

Check ‘Em Out:

Charm City Burger Company
1136 E. Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, Florida
954-531-0300

17 Comments

  1. Not only are the burgers at this place awesome, the large selection of items always makes going there an easy choice. Everything is made with high quality ingredients and has lots of character. A Kobe Beef Patty Melt? What a great idea.
    And while I don't eat salads myself, my girlfriend does and we can both be happy about where we go without having to sacrifice options. I just wished I lived closer so we could take advantage of this awesome concept more often. It's really closer to Boca than Fort Lauderdale, so they just need to open another one further South!

  2. It almost sounds like this place trumps Keg South AND Kingdom from what you're telling us here. Is it true? Do I smell a Burgie Sweep here?

  3. i was lucky enough to be in the neighborhood this last friday and after reading the beast's post i made sure to hit it. this place is great.

    i went with my kids so i was able to try the hot dog and grilled cheese from the menu, both were great.

    i had the cowboy style burger. it was nothing like what you expect "cowboy style" to be. no bbq sauce in sight. instead this one had mushrooms, grilled onions and bacon, delicious.

    also tried the sweet potato fries with my combo meal. those were pretty tasty too.

    i'm definitely going back.

  4. I'm from Miami and I've driven by this place many times. Our family stays on Deerfield beach each summer. I need to check this place out after a day of swimming at the beach. sounds like a plan for next summer.

    Beast: make sure to check out Whales Rib in Deerfield its not THAT far from Charm City. It's closer to the water and its a Deerfield staple. Its been there for years. It was even on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It's pretty good if your into sea food. Theres actually a Flanigan's right next door, both places are packed with an hour wait line during the summer with all the tourists.

  5. Durn! I guess I was hoping that the world would leave Charm City alone. Well, the word is out now, so no going back. You can be like me and simply go for the Good Ole and be happy, or you can get whatever you like from this small but excellent menu. Personally, I like the Good Ole without cheese, with fries and a cherry coke on a Friday night after a crazy week of work. I got the double once–once. OK, I am old now and have been living here for almost 35 years, so the double, while amazing, is just a bit too much unless you haven't eaten all day and don't plan to the next day. It is awesome, however. The only advice–get the fries instead of the tots. They are fresh cut, fresh cooked, and just seem to go better with the burger. As for the Big Sloppy, the Cowboy, and all the rest–yeah, I know they are good and people order the heck out of them, but for my $$, the simple Big Ole is the burger you have been waiting for and will truly love.

    Cheers!

  6. Beast, visited as per your recommendation and it was spot on. Awesome burgers, awesome joint, and I did see the Burgie hanging proudly on the wall as I came in. Great great find.

  7. Went to Charm City Burger last night. Drove from Dade. Absolutely will go back. Had The Big Sloppy. Loved it. Better Broward Burger than Le Tub. In fact best of all Broward!! You must try it. Hope they keep their quality and friendliness, cause the're going to be very popular.

  8. Beast, could you throw your weight around and see whats going on at Charm City…I used to love this place…something is going on either with the chef or the way they prep.

  9. Went back to Charm City Burger. This time during lunch hour. What happened? It was embarrassing how bad it was compared to my previous visit just two nights earlier. The Big Sloppy was nothing like the previous one. No skewer necessary to hold it together because the egg was a quarter the size as was the hash browns and the burger was overcooked. The sweet potato fries were burnt. It was awful. We won't be driving from Dade to go there anymore. Consistency of quality is paramount if a restaurant wants to succeed. This was REAL bad!!

  10. Went yesterday after several rave reviews and when the Burger Beast says go… you just have to try it. I will say that it was a "good" burger but was not blown away. After reading several other newer comments/reviews, I'm really wondering if there has been a shift in ownership and/or management because I wasn't blown away. Don;t get me wrong, this was worth the drive but I'm definitely not running back. I could actually go to Capital Grille and get a burger and truffle fries for the same money and have a 5-star burger.

  11. Just had dinner…..a Wednesday night in the summer and the place was full. Had the Emperor which was delicious although wish they had grilled the bread a bit better. Great burger though, huge and cooked just right. My dinner partners were equally impressed. Great find BurgerBeast!

  12. charm city bugers…just the most awesome!!
    good food great folks so amazing ly perfect!!!!!!!yummmooo!!

  13. They are also willing to build custom burgers for you as well.

    I just can’t convince them to make cinnamon sugar fries.

  14. Hands down this is the best burger in the area. I consider myself a burger aficionado, since I am in the Real Estate Development business and am always talking to new retail tenants. I have been to all the ones on the Beast’s list, and CC is the best. Gilberts is second with a great piece of cow. ROK is good, but the prices are out of line if you just want to have a burger, but fine to go and drink. These guys at CC know what they are doing.

  15. I’ve been there 3 times and really enjoyed the food, but did not enjoy the roaches.
    I want to like the place, but all three times I went, I saw a roach crawling on the walls. One time the manager just killed it with his hand and said they they were coming out of the woodwork because they just sprayed……like it was nothing unusual. Didn’t even ask to comp a milk shake or anything.
    I live right down the street, but am afraid to go back eventhough the food IS good.
    What to do???

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