The Last Royal Castle Restaurant in Miami

It’s unbelievable to think that the Royal Castle Hamburgers chain at its peak (in the late 1960s) had well over 150 locations throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Ohio. Approximately 40 or so of them were in Miami-Dade, Broward & Monroe counties.

Now, all these years later, there is only one Royal Castle left. The building and establishment are both landmarks in Miami.

Last night at Royal Castle

Jim Brimberry and his wife had owned this last Royal Castle since the late 1970s, and their grandson James purchased it from them in early 2019. He now continues the legacy that William Singer started when he opened the first Royal Castle in the Little River area of Miami back in 1938 [Royal Castle History].

Yes, the sliders are still excellent at Royal Castle and a must-order item, but don’t sleep on the larger Feast Burger, which is great. Make sure to wash everything down with a fountain Birch Beer.

Royal Castle Counter
The counter
Please follow directions

Royal Castle Menu

Royal Castle Menu
Royal Castle Menu
Royal Castle Menu Board
Menu Board

More Royal Castle Pictures

Royal Castle Hamburgers
Jim & Josephine Brimberry with their Burger Beast Burgie Award for Best Late Night Eats
James Brimberry with a six-pack & Birch Beer

Go out, be old school, and support this Miami landmark.

You should read my History of Royal Castle!

Royal Castle
2700 NW 79th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 696-8241

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Monday 7 am – 11 pm
Tuesday 7 am – 11 pm
Wednesday 7 am – 11 pm
Thursday 7 am – 11 pm
Friday 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday 7 am – 11 pm
Sunday 7 am – 11 pm

25 thoughts on “The Last Royal Castle Restaurant in Miami”

  1. I remember Royal Castle from the 1960s when my parents, two sisters and I went to the one in Little River. We could not beat the 15c hamburgers and a 5c frosted mug of birch beer. We lived in the Edison Center area were we went to the Edison schools. Edison High beat Miami High school the year I graduated in 1965. I still remember Grable’s bakery with crumb cake. I started surfing at South Beach in 1964. I had my surfboard custom made by Murf-the-Surf. It’s gone now but Jahn’s Restaurant on Miami Beach was good for a date night with the kitchen sink ice cream. The Flick coffeehouse comes to mind in Coral Gables for a date night. Peter Paul and Mary were there as entertainment. The good old days, I would love to have them back even though I live in a nice home on a mountain top in North GA now. I have been a vegetarian for over 50 years I would still love a Royal Castle hamburger and birch beer. Cheating on a diet once in a while will not kill you, cheating on a spouse can. I would love the surfing and sailing back too.

  2. Just now, I discovered this Royal Castle “Memory Lane”. At age 77, many fond memories are coming to mind, including Royal Castle. In 1957 (?) our family lived in Miami, near the Tropical Park race track; which was just off “Red Road ??? I got peed on by an elephant, which wasn’t funny. My dad grabbed my right hand, and I was immediately airborne. I believe that only my right leg was saturated, which included my right shoe. Around age 10, my father would take me fishing (before the crack of dawn?) and we would start of at this new fangled hamburger joint (Royal Castle). I loved it! I remember the hamburgers being quite small, but were delicious. My dad became fond of the food and cleanliness of the interior. The root beer was very cold, and the container (glass mug?) was usually layered with fresh ice crystals. Eventually we moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Many years later my wife and I moved to Reno, Nevada so I could finish up my college education. We’ve been in Northern Nevada ever since. BUT!! I remember well the hamburgers and icy root beer served at the counter, as we sat on stools and dove in for the great food. I now wonder if this was the first Royal Castle location? Thanks for stirring up some old memories. Great Memories!

  3. Royal Castle of Ft. Lauderdale; one store was on corner of Wall Street and Andrew Ave…what a treat, ‘specially if you had a 50 cents for two burgers and a birch beer. But, I take issue with your picture. The mugs were frozen in a deep freeze so when the birch beer went in it bubbled over and froze down the side.

    And we always tried to sneak them into the Warner Theater for Saturday morning matinee. But the delicious aroma, especially the onions, gave us away and we were ejected—deservedly so.

  4. In the late 60’s I would ride my bike to the Royal Castle on Bird Road to eat a couple of hamburgers and hang out with my friends.

  5. You have the address wrong, it’s 27 ave and 79th st. Us natives know this but visitors will be dring to Homesread.

  6. As a Florida Fire Cracker Born at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1948 and living in Miami area in what is called “Little Havana ” now. I sold Miami Herald Newspapers on Streets, pitched coins on sidewalks , shinning shoes in area bars and Royal Castles that allowed me to do this during Korean War picking up empty pop bottles at .02 cents a piece cash would help support mother to buy my twin sister ,older brother and mother Royal Castle sliders and Birch Beer two or three times a week, Attending Shenandoah Elementary within walking distance to Royal Castle was a plus for us. Today if I want a Royal Castle I would need to fly from Fort Collins, Colorado to Miami. 4/15/2023

  7. I remember as a kid…I’d get up every morning to deliver my papers in Miami Springs and would ride my bike over the bridge to Hialeah where there was a Royal Castle. I’d go in and get six burgers and a gallon of Birch Beer. I probably drank half of it before I got home, where I would share the rest with my brothers and sisters. Nothing could match the warmth and oniony flavor of those burgers in the morning. Next time I get down there I’m going straight to the last remaining store and relive a childhood memory. Oh I can’t wait already!!

  8. I remember my mother taking me to the Royal Castle everyday before kindergarten class on Miramar Parkway in Miramar, FL in the early 70s. That is when Kindergarten was split into morning and afternoon classes. Luckily I got the afternoon class. I remember being so sad when they closed and I had to start going to McDonalds. I always thought they went out oc business until recently I saw them online in Miami.

  9. I lived in Davie in the late 60’s early 70’s. Me and my brother Road our horses to the Royal Castle and to the store. Best place to run the horses is now where the Miami Dolphins practice. What great memories.

  10. Hi, does anyone remember any affiliation between Royal Castle and the Miami Dolphins. I know in 1967 Royal Castle put out a set of Miami Dolphin football cards, does anyone remember this or have any stories to share about it. Anyone remember any of the players visiting any of the stores? Thanks, I look forward to hearing from someone!

  11. We would go to the one in Davie Florida every weekend when we were kids back in the early 60’s. Would ride our bikes or horses, yes I said horses. They had a hitching post out front as back then Davie was a country area. Loved the 20c burgers and birch beer! Those were the good old days, which they were still there.

  12. We used to have royal castle parties. I loved the open sir sites and the birch beer was to die for. Can’t beat a twenty-five vent burger or the aroma of grilled onions.

  13. We had a Royal Castle in my home town 55 years ago. They had the BEST fricking honey buns. Like Krispy Kreame but better, in a 1963 kind of way.

    Jack: Who put the frick in french fries?
    Customer: There ain’t no frick in french fries.
    Jack: That’s right butt breath there ain’t no fricking french fries. Oh, and have a nice day

  14. There were plenty of Royal Castle restaurants in Northeast Ohio but all were gone by the late ’70’s. The local concessionaire used to sell Royal Castle burgers and the heavenly ‘Birch Beer’ from a tavern he owned on Cleveland’s West Side known as the City grill up until a few years ago.
    Will need to make a stop there next time I visit MIA.


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