It was around 9:30 am when Ted mentioned a newish smash burger joint in Broward County. I was already in investigative mode when the words North South Grill in Pembroke Pines left his lips.
Based on their Instagram pics, North South Grill is up my comfort food alley. Besides the burgers mentioned above, they’ve got fresh-cut fries, hand-breaded chicken tenders, sandwiches, and various subs.
I’m the de facto leader of this 10:30 am burger group (Ted, Marcela & me). After making all the critical decisions, we retreat to our table to await the grub.
North South Grill Food Breakdown
North South Grill Burgers
The burgers are first up and have a beautiful brioche bun. Usually, I’m a double meat kinda guy, but considering everything else we ordered, a single seemed to make more sense. The 1/4 lb. burgers come standard with North sauce, American cheese, pickles, and lettuce-tomato-onion.
Ted and I agree that no lettuce or tomato is the way to go. No self-respecting smash burger fan will eat theirs with those offensive characters.
It turns out the owners are Canadian; hence, Poutine (fries-brown gravy-cheese curds) is on the menu. I enjoyed it, but I took points off since I’m sure it was shredded mozzarella, not curds.
The fresh-cut fries were excellent. Even if you only go the burger and fries route at North South Grill, you will be a winner.
Chicken Tenders and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
If you showed up with your big boy pants, you must leave room for their hand-breaded buttermilk chicken tenders. These are some of the heaviest tenders I’ve encountered in my boneless chicken adventures.
Our five-piece tenders arrived on a bed of those super tasty fresh cuts with our choice of either honey mustard, BBQ sauce, or ranch. I would consider this a shareable plate unless you are a bottomless pit.
My biggest regret was thinking my partners in crime would appreciate the lettuce on the crispy chicken sandwich. Instead, I got the “Why’d you do that?” look.
I took one bite with very little lettuce. However, that moist chicken breast with blue cheese crumbles and a few pickles were right on. There’s also a spice-dusted version that I think will also be a hero.
Wagyu Steak Subs
You know, cause we didn’t order enough, I threw in a small steak sub with pepperoni. Marcela is not a big pepperoni fan, so I may have subconsciously chosen this one.
Ted and I went halfsies. The sub was a Pablo Picasso filled with American Wagyu steak, peppers, onions, cheese, and pepperoni.
The sub is excellent, but North South Grill‘s strong suits are burgers, fresh-cut fries, and buttermilk chicken tenders. They’ve got a winning combination that I’m looking forward to eating again.
One last thing: there’s a secret menu cheeseburger sub that you must try.
North South Grill
154 S Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
Website – https://northsouthgrill.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NorthSouthGrill
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/northsouthgrill
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm