The Counter Burger at the Miami Airport

The Counter opened its first South Florida spot a few years back at the Miami International Airport in one of those clearance areas where only travelers are allowed. I desperately wanted to try it, but since I don’t fly often, I realized the likelihood of that happening wouldn’t happen.

Then I heard another South Florida location was finally coming to the Aventura area, which meant it was time to start studying. Unfortunately, that location closed.

Fat Tire Draft Beer from The Counter at the Miami Airport
Fat Tire Draft Beer

I went solo and started my meal with a Fat Tire on draft. After some perusing through the menu, I figured let’s do the chili cheese fries, deviled eggs, and their namesake sandwich, the Counter Burger.

Chili Cheese Fries from The Counter at the Miami Airport
Chili Cheese Fries

The cheese, sour cream, and chopped onions can be important toppings in a chili, but they shed light on those here. Luckily, the chili itself was great. I didn’t care for the fries, which hurt any chances of making it worth ordering again.

Deviled Eggs from The Counter at the Miami Airport
Deviled Eggs

The deviled eggs at $3 might be a little steep for some folks, but I didn’t have a problem paying that because I enjoyed them. The eggs were two boiled egg halves stuffed with creamy egg yolk & topped with bacon bits and parsley.

I would have preferred that this app be more substantial and include six portions instead of just two. I popped its current incarnation in my mouth, and they were gone right before my eyes in a split second.

The Counter Burger

The Counter Burger from The Counter at the Miami Airport
Here it is, the Counter Burger

The Counter Burger comes with lettuce and tomatoes, which I had banished from my table (and life). I’m unsure if my burger was supposed to arrive in a “do it yourself” state, but the onion strings and the sun-dried tomato vinaigrette were served on the side.

I added some onion strings to my burger and dipped the burger here and there into the vinaigrette. The provolone and sautéed mushrooms were a great combo, but the burger never won me over.

I must return here and try a simple burger with American cheese, pickles, onions, and yellow mustard. That’s the real test! Or maybe add the chili; the chili should hit the spot.

The Counter at Miami Airport
Terminal D Gates 32-33
4250 NW 20th St
Miami, FL 33126
(786) 868-1416

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Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

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