Keg South Burgers in Pinecrest, Florida

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

Ice Cold Beer
Death Dog
Stuffed Jalepeno Peppers aka Jalapeño Poppers
Fresh Cut Fries
Special Grilled Wings

Burger Spotlight

Jumbo Keg Burger with Cheese
 BURGER NAMEKeg Burger or Jumbo Keg Burger
SIZEKeg 1/3 lb or Jumbo Keg 1/2 lb.
TOPPINGSAmerican or Swiss Cheese

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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