When I first wrote this post there were 11 Johnny Rockets locations in Miami. Currently, there are 14, with thirteen of them located on cruise ships and a last-standing restaurant at Dolphin Mall. Johnny Rockets was included in my book, All About the Burger. In it, I mention my first experience with eating at one….
I’ve been eating Fuddruckers‘ World Greatest Hamburgers since the mid-1980s. Initially, the soon-to-be burgers’ carcasses were hanging in a refrigerated butcher area, complete with a window to watch the action. Yes, you could watch as the butcher ground the fresh beef then made patties out of them. They ground the meat themselves and baked the…
I’ve been to Five Guys Burger and Fries all over Miami more times than I care to mention, and they consistently have great food.
Fritas Domino La Original (936 SW 67th Avenue)has been around in one incarnation or another since 1961. It was originally on 8th Street and 12th Avenue in Little Havana. When it closed in early 1982, the same location became the legendary El Rey de las Fritas. The decor and seating have a very 1970s skating…
Morro Castle had an iconic building that once housed an ice cream parlor.
It was one of the original Friteros aka Frita Cubanas sellers in Miami.
La Palma’s building is a landmark to the people who live in the suburbs of Miami.
On cold nights, everyone gets in line for churros & hot chocolate.
Since 1955, Duffy’s Tavern in Miami has been serving up tasty chargrilled burgers and ice cold beers in a frosty mug.
It had been years since I had eaten at Big Pink. You can find my original visit at the bottom of this post. What made me return after all that time?
El Mago De Las Fritas has made its home in Miami on 8th street (Calle Ocho) since 1984, though it’s not the only frita place on Calle Ocho. Four of the five old-school Frita Cubana Joints (El Mago de las Fritas, El Rey de las Fritas, Fritas Domino & La Palma) are on Calle Ocho….
Betty’s Best Burgers opened as a Fuddruckers in 1984.
Initially, there were four owners, including former Miami Dolphins legend Nick Buoniconti.
East Side Pizza on Miami’s Upper East Side has been around forever. I remember when it was Flora’s & I’d go late night for a cheese slice & a Coke.