Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House has been in Ft. Lauderdale since 1972. Jack’s is located in a former Burger Chef building which, is a nice nod to burger history. Now, all these years later, Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House is itself a South Florida landmark.
Jack’s second location in Pompano Beach opened in 1973. In the late 1970s, there were 4 Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House locations (Deerfield Beach, two in Ft. Lauderdale, and another in Pompano Beach).
As far as burgers are concerned, there are three different sizes available to order: Jack Jr. (1/4 lb), Original (1/3 lb), and a Big Jack (1/2 lb). I don’t eat lettuce, tomato, and onions on any of their burgers. If you choose to go that route, you’re given a clear resealable sandwich bag with the veggies.
The burgers at Jack’s are Ground Fresh Daily On The Premises. If that isn’t the selling point of all burger selling points, then you need to stop reading right now. Jack’s hamburgers have a beautiful crust on the outside, which I love in conjunction with the white melty cheese they use. They use lean meat, which I find works perfectly with their housemade Mustard Dill Relish.
The fries were nothing out of the ordinary, but I prefer the chili cheese version if I decide to order them. Jack’s Chili Dog suffers from OK hot dog and excellent chili syndrome. If you’re okay with that, then this is the dawg for you.
Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House is an institution and an important part of South Florida Burger History. They also have accolades galore under its meaty belt, so a visit here is a requirement for you burger fans out there.
Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House in Oakland Park
4201 N. Federal Highway
Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House in Pompano Beach
591 S Cypress Road