Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill & Thick Juicy Burgers in Fort Lauderdale

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale has some of the most amazing folks you’ll ever meet. Bob & Lenore Gilbert founded Gilbert’s in 2008 after selling their previous restaurant, the Kansas City Steakhouse.

Once you step foot inside, Leonore is usually the first to greet you. She makes you feel like you’re at her home, and you are.

Their daughter Beth runs the restaurant, and her husband, Chef Corwin, are the other important components of Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill magic. There’s an old diner feel to the place too. I love everything about this.

The menu has a variety of dishes, so there’s something for everyone.

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill Menu

Gilbert's 17th Street Grill Menu Page Front in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill Menu
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill Menu Page Back in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Back Page

Also, don’t miss out on checking what specials are happening on their chalkboard; always worth a look.

Menu Chalkboard at Gilbert's 17th Street Grill Chalkboard in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Chalkboard Menu at Entrance

Burger Joint?

First and foremost, Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill is a burger joint to me. So when the Sun-Sentinel’s Online Reader’s Poll crowned Gilbert’s Best Burger, it confirmed that thought.

The burger was great, a solid burger. It was thick steakhouse-type with a very beefy taste. The main thing I took away from my first Gilbert’s burger was how juicy it was.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger
Cheeseburger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cheeseburger

After multiple visits over the years, you MUST have the Havarti Burger (8 oz. Certified Angus Beef Burger topped with bacon & Havarti cheese between two toasted English Muffins with garlic butter).

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

Gilbert’s is More Than Burgers

The wings are either grilled or fried versions, tossed or not, in various sauces. I’m partial to the fried wings tossed in hot sauce or the sauceless grill wings with a side of blue cheese.

Grilled Buffalo Wings from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grilled Buffalo Wings
Fried Buffalo Wings from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fried Buffalo Wings
Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings
Grilled Chicken Wings from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grilled Chicken Wings

The Jumbo Kosher Hot Dog, Panko Breaded Chicken Tenders, and ribs are also good options as your main meal if you’re not going to do the burger thing.

Jumbo Kosher Grilled Hot Dog from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jumbo Kosher Grilled Hot Dog with toppings
Chicken Tenders with Fries from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Chicken Tenders with Fries
Full Rack of Ribs from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Full Rack of Ribs

Don’t Forget The Desserts

There are Little Gilbert’s Kitchen Sink Cookies on the dessert side, which are, just as the name implies, cookies topped with everything under the sun.

Lenore’s Key Lime Pie and Hot Apple Cobbler round out the must-have sweets on the menu. You can’t go wrong with any of these.

The Kitchen Sink Cookie from Little Gilbert's Cookies (Gilbert's 17th Street Grill) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Kitchen Sink Cookie from Little Gilbert’s Cookies
Mrs. G's Homemade Apple Cobbler from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mrs. G’s Homemade Apple Cobbler
Key Lime Pie from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Key Lime Pie

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

Website – https://gilberts17thstgrill.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eatatgilberts
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eatatgilberts

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

6 thoughts on “Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill & Thick Juicy Burgers in Fort Lauderdale”

  1. My husband Van and I used to work for Bob Gilbert at KC Steakhouse. We were just talking about him because he told us we would never last and today is our 18th wedding anniversary! We have 2 beautiful children and moved back to his hometown in New Zealand. Glad to see he’s more successful in business than match-making! We’ll be sure to bring the family in next time we’re in town, the menu looks awesome! All the best Gilbert family – Michelle & Van Elkayem

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  2. The Havarti Burger was exceptional! I also loved the teriyaki grilled wings. I also tried their Kale Salad. I really liked it too as it was fresh with garbanzo beans, raisins for a little sweetness and some different nuts and a dressing that I grew to love. The dessert I liked the best was the baked apple pie with vanilla ice cream, sooo good! Lastly, as good as the food was the best part about this place is how great the owners and the employees treat you! BTW, we split everything just to try different things.

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  3. I could say a lot of things that I like about Gilbert’s 17t Street Grill. But seriously, the Brownie Burger (and all of their desserts) needs some recognition…!!!

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  4. My neighbor told me about Gilberts and I tried it last night. First off…service is excellent. Nice setting. Burger was very good. Love the portion size of the slaw too. Bun was nice and fresh…I did think it was a bit pricey. I had a mushroom/onion/cheeseburger and a small fountain drink and it was $13…then a tip for the wait staff…good burger though.

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  5. Thank you so much for coming in and checking out our burger!! We are so glad you enjoyed it and look forward to having you back again. We can pretty much make anything you request and while cheesy fries with bacon may not be on the menu, please let us know it is something you would like when you come in and we would be happy to make it. Also, we are constantly trying new burger creations, any suggestions or inspirations are always welcomed!

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