The last Royal Castle, owned by James Brimberry
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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 which were in Miami-Dade, Broward & Monroe counties.

Now, all these years later, there is only one Royal Castle left at 2700 NW 79th Avenue. 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.

9 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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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