Keg South Burgers in Pinecrest, Florida

I know what you’re thinking. Are all the Keg Souths and their burgers created the same? Absolutely not!

The Keg South location on US1 in Pinecrest opened in 1968, but the original Homestead location predates it. Both are South Florida landmark restaurants. The Kendall restaurant near Tamiami Airport has been around since the 1980s.

Another less-known fact is that they all have different owners, which explains a few things, like the wings, which have a similar taste profile with variations in size per location. The burgers, like the wings, taste like long-lost cousins, but I prefer the Pinecrest location.

And that’s not even counting spin-offs by former owners like Sports Grill and Hole in the Wall.

Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida
Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida

As a child of the 1980s, I grew up eating at a Fuddruckers (and later Betty’s Best Burgers) across the street. It’s mind-blowing to think that Keg South was right there the entire time.

This Keg South in Pinecrest may be a little challenging to find if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but it’s well worth the search. You park and enter through the back of the building.

Keg South Menu from Pinecrest, Florida
Keg South Menu

What to Order at Keg South

Ice Cold Beer from Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida
Ice Cold Beer

If they’re available, pull up a stool near the grill to watch all the action. All great meals at Keg South start with an ice-cold beer.

I ordered the Stuffed Jalepeño Peppers and ten of their signature Special Grilled Wings. The peppers were good but not house-made. These poppers were stuffed with cream cheese, and they were hot. It was so hot that the roof of my mouth suffered from my impatience.

Jalapeño Poppers from Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida
Jalapeño Poppers
Special Grilled Wings from Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida
Special Grilled Wings

The Special Grilled Wings were excellent, as usual, with just a little bit of heat on the tail end. Their wings are the most significant difference between this Keg South and the location in Kendall. These babies are a little larger and more fully formed.

It’s always a high-pressure situation trying to figure out whether it’s going to be a Keg Burger (one-third pound) or Jumbo Keg Burger (half-pound) kind of day. The good thing is either one doesn’t disappoint. I usually get Swiss cheese when I choose the Jumbo Keg Burger, but I felt American-y this time.

Jumbo Keg Burger with Cheese from Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida
Jumbo Keg Burger with Cheese

Always remember to complement your burger with the tasty fresh-cut fries. One order is large enough to share if you do that kind of thing.

Keg Dog from Keg South in Pinecrest, Florida
Keg Dog

If you’re not into burgers, there’s also a grilled chicken sandwich and hot dogs. There is also a Death Dog on the menu with jalapeños and horseradish that will wake up your taste buds.

Keg South
10417 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
(305) 284-9296

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Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

10 thoughts on “Keg South Burgers in Pinecrest, Florida”

  1. Always was my favorite even when we were sneaking in there back in the 60’s with fake ids to get a cold one or three! The Tamiami Keg at one time was an expansion and became the family friendly favorite leaving the original Keg to us old crusty types. Left MIA in ’94 and was back once with little time and opted for a memory lane dining at Shortys. Some of the old ambience is still there but like a lot of memories and fantasies they aint what I remember and are sometimes better left fantasy. Next trip back to my hometown my homies and I will do The Key…Bon appetite! Is that 3×5 card still on the back wall that says ‘NO PEEKIE PANNIE’

  2. I am fortunate to live a block away from this one of a kind hole in the wall restaurant. Great wings, amazing burgers and lets not forget their mahi sandwich. The staff is fantastic as is the ambiance. Check it out … Wont be dissapointed.

  3. I went there tonight and tried the wings and the burger.

    The wings were good but the burger was disappointing.

    It’s basically a frozen patty cooked on the grill, so it’s pretty bland. Nothing really special.

    I like how the wings are grilled after they are fried.

    But I expected better burgers.

    • Dude, you might have gone at the wrong time or something. I am there every single Saturday afternoon at about 1 or 2 and I must say. It once gave I seen a frozen party that’s just slapped on the grill like at a drive thu joint. The burger has never let me down by far one of the best burgers around and the wings, although fried before being grilled and never tasting the same twice each time a different taste of awesome for lack of a better word. Also, did you order your food to go? Because if you did,, your comment is void. The wings get soft and mushy due to all the steam and the bun in the burder which are put on the grill for a minute just as the burger is ready cools down along with the beef thus making your first encounter not in the best of situation.

  4. Keg South is definately a contender yet you have to get up to WPB and eat at Grease their burgers will get you off-trust me as its my favorite place and I like you have tried them all..

  5. keg south is one of my all time favorite places. i’ve only experienced keg south kendall, which has the same menu…but damn, the mozzerella sticks are AMAZING..only to be followed by the wings, burgers and those french fries, and $2 beer….bliss 🙂

  6. Keg South is a hidden gem down in Pinecrest. Their wings rank up there with Sports Grill. And they make a mean burger. Now I’m craving it big time.


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