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Le Tub – Hollywood, Florida

In 2005 GQ named Le Tub the best burger in the United States. Then Oprah mentioned it in 2006 and the next thing you know, Le Tub is crazy busy.

I had been hearing the rumblings about Le Tub for quite a while now. I mean, the most asked question I would be asked is, when are you going to write about Le Tub? For those of you who don’t know about the hype, a few years back, GQ named Le Tub’s burger the best in the country. Oprah followed suit the following year.

With the weather being a little on the colder side, today was as good a time as any. I suggested to my wife Marcela that we should go right when they open so that we would not have to worry about the rumored long wait. They can only fit six burgers on the grill at a time. If you do make the drive, make sure you slow down because you might pass the place as we did. There was no line to speak off when we arrived, nor any when we left.

The decor in Le Tub is rather eclectic with toilets, tubs, and signs all over the place. It’s right by the water (for you romantic types).

Marcela sat in this secluded little picnic area that seemed to be falling apart (in keeping with all the ambiance). We know what we’re eating so no menus necessary.

CHILI?

Marcela asked for a cup of chili.

Le Tub Chili: Ground Sirloin, fried, drained, then added to our caldron of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and seasonings.

There are beans in there as well.

The chili was good and had a tiny bit of heat. I had a small taste since I had ordered a chili cheese dog. Now that thing was really good.

It had a slice of American cheese on it, which I thought was a great idea instead of the nacho cheese most places love to use. We also ordered a large order of their steak fries. I love the thicker cut fries, so I was not disappointed.

BURGER?

Of course, I had the 13 oz — Sirloin Burger with Swiss cheese.

So how was it? Marcela was not impressed.

Me? Well, I thought it tasted similar to Keg South‘s Keg burger. I happen to love the Keg burger so it’s no slight to them.

And for all I have heard about the staff, I thought our waiter was pretty cool.

If you’ve never been here, you should come for the experience alone. It’ll be worth the trip plus the burger was great.

Not true, they do take credit cards now

Le Tub entrance

Some billiards, maybe?

Le Tub Menu

Chili

Steak Fries

Sirloin Cheeseburger

Le Tub
1100 N Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida
954-921-9425

Comments (4):

  1. Carlos Miller

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    I also thought this place was overrated. So much for the hype.

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  2. gcbron

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    I heard the hype and made the trip. There was no wait for a table and only 4 other people in the place but it took 60 minutes for the food to arrive. The burgers were just ok. They reminded me of burgers you get at a friends backyard cook out. The staff were inattentive and really, it's just too much time to wait.

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  3. Steve G.

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    I happen to live just around the corner from Le Tub and while the burger and fries are really good, the long wait (45-60 minutes even when slow) for food tends to make this place hard to visit since I usually go into a restaurant to eat as soon as possible.
    The Peter Pan like theme was interesting and the location on the water was also nice. Lastly, do yourself a favor and don't look behind the bar into the grill, the guy sweating over the tiny grill in the tiny kitchen might just make you wonder exactly what is actually in the burgers…. but I'll still eat there!

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  4. MiamiResident

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    radically overrated. lovely place but i have never had a burger there that's been done to your request; it's always well done in that classic American way: cook it to within an inch of its life. truly, you can get a burger like this anywhere. the only reason i've gone back is because of GQ's raves; i thought it was just me, so gave it a couple more tries. you have to try hard to find a place that, after you send something back, returns with the exact same thing. it would be one thing if they were serving some wide-ranging menu, but all they do all day is think about and make burgers! inexusable. go for ambience, that's all.

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