North South Grill in Pembroke Pines, Florida

North South Grill in Pembroke Pines, Florida
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It was right around 9:30 am when Ted mentioned a newish smash burger joint in Broward county. As soon as the words North South Grill (154 S Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines) left his lips, I was already in investigative mode.

North South Grill is right up my comfort food alley based on their Instagram pics. Besides the burgers mentioned above, they’ve got fresh-cut fries, hand-breaded chicken tenders, and sandwiches along with a variety of subs.

I’m the de facto leader of this 10:30 am burger group (Ted, Marcela & me). After making all the critical decisions for us, we retreat to our table to await the grub.

North South Grill Burgers

The burgers are first up, and they’ve got 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.

North South Grill Cheeseburger in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Cheeseburger

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 pretty sure that 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’re gonna be a winner.

North South Grill Poutine in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Small order of Poutine

Chicken Tenders & Spicy Chicken Sandwich

If you showed up with your big boy pants on then, you need to leave some 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.

North South Grill Chicken Tenders in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard & BBQ Sauce

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’m thinking will also be a hero.

North South Grill Spicy Chicken Sandwich in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Spicy Chicken Sandwich

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 for that reason.

Ted and I went halfsies. The sub was a Pablo Picasso filled with American Wagyu steak, peppers, onions, cheese, and pepperoni.

North South Grill Steak Pepperoni Sub in Pembroke Pines, Florida
Steak Pepperoni Sub

The sub is excellent, but North South Grill’s strong suits are their burgers, fresh-cut fries, and buttermilk chicken tenders. They’ve got a winning combination that I’m looking forward to eating again.


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