Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach, Florida

Hamburger Haven has been in the same location since it was established way back in 1947. Yet somehow, it slipped past my burger radar for many years.

Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach, Florida
Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach

I don’t travel to Palm Beach County often, so Hamburger Haven (along with the Brass Ring Pub) has sat on my burger to-do list for years. But then, Titus, my bud from Chicago, ate a double and posted his beauty shot online.

I felt embarrassed. How is it possible Titus ate there, yet my blog (founded in 2008) had not even mentioned Hamburger Haven, much less eaten there?

Marcela and I were in West Palm Beach for a couple of days on business. Hamburger Haven was our first stop before checking in at our hotel on the drive from Miami.

It’s strictly a takeout burger joint which worked out fine since our two dogs were with us.

Hamburger Haven Counter in West Palm Beach, Florida
Order Counter

The menu is kept simple with single burgers, double burgers, and hot dogs. Chili, cheese, and chili cheese toppings are optional.

Potato chips are also available, but that will be a big no. I’m sticking to burgs and wieners.

Chil Dog Real Talk

Over the years, I’ve learned that my preferred chili dog is beanless chili, diced onions, and mustard. I’m not so sure the meat slathered on the dog should be considered chili, but it is seasoned beef.

If we’re out and about, I’m not about to turn down one of these fellas, but maybe some cheese might add a little more depth. The dog appears to be a pork and beef mix with no casing.

Even Realer Burger Talk

Titus, this is a contender for the best burger this year. Do not pass go, and do not collect $200; instead, go straight to Hamburger Haven for a double cheeseburger.

The onions for the burger are slivers instead of the smaller diced version for the dog. I’m still not sure if they don’t have pickles or were out of them. I was offered sweet relish in their place when I requested onion, mustard, and pickles on my smashed double cheeseburger.

This combination worked so well, and one bite in, I regretted the let’s share speech Marcela, and I had before leaving Miami. But I’m a man of my word and begrudgingly shared this beauty.

Double Cheeseburger from Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach, Florida
Double Cheeseburger
Double Cheeseburger from Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach, Florida
Halfway through my Double Cheeseburger

*The Hamburger Haven Double Cheeseburger made it on my Best Burgers in Broward and Palm Beach Burgers list and will return to the list, once it reopens.

In my mind, I had plans to stop in on my way home in a few days. However, I knew that wasn’t going to be possible.

Sweet Potato Pie from Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach, Florida
Sweet Potato Pie

We needed to leave the rental by 10 AM, so I cherished my last bite. Plus, there was still a slice of sweet potato pie to share, which, as it turns out, was really great too.

1018 N Tamarind Ave
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 833-1713

Tuesday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

3 thoughts on “Hamburger Haven in West Palm Beach, Florida”

  1. Im a born and Raised West Palm Beach Floridian and yes Hamburger Haven is by far the best burger in Florida and it’s not permanently closed they open this month will be in Florida to get my double cheese burger and chili cheese dog with onions and a Tahitian treat drink and a jungle juice and a fat slice of pie


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