I know what you’re thinking, are all the Keg Souths and their Burgers created the same? The Keg South location on US1 (10417 S. Dixie Highway, Pinecrest) opened up back in 1968. There’s also the original Homestead location which predates it. Plus, 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 taste similar but vary in size per location. The burgers also have a similarity with one another. This Keg South in Pinecrest is a little challenging to find if you don’t know what you’re looking for but well worth the search. You park and enter through the back of the building.
My Usual Order at Keg South
I order the Stuffed Jalepeno (not a mistake, I meant to type jalepeno) Peppers and ten special grilled wings to start with. The peppers were good. I’ve eaten poppers with cheddar cheese most of the time, not cream cheese. I bit into them way too soon, so the roof of my mouth has seen better days.
The Special Grilled Wings were awesome as usual, with just a little bit of heat on the tail end. Their wings are the biggest 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 when trying to figure out whether it’s going to be a Keg Burger (1/3 lb.) or Jumbo Keg Burger (1/2 lb.) kinda day. The good thing is either one doesn’t disappoint. I normally get Swiss cheese when I choose the Jumbo Keg Burger, but I felt American-y this time.
Don’t forget to compliment your burger with the tasty fresh-cut fries. One order is large enough to share if you do that kind of thing. If you’re not into the burger thing, there’s also a Death Dog on the menu with jalapenos and horseradish to brighten up your life.
Keg South Food Pictures
|BURGER NAME||Keg Burger or Jumbo Keg Burger|
|CAN BE COOKED TO TEMP||Yes|
|SIZE||Keg 1/3 lb or Jumbo Keg 1/2 lb.|
|TOPPINGS||American or Swiss Cheese|