Earlier this month Thrillist released their Best Burgers in America. “The 47 American Burger Spots You Need to Try Right Now” is not filled with the usual suspects.
It gets kinda tiring to see the same names on all of these listicles. I’m not disputing whether some of these gems should be on the list but if I were a betting man, I’d be all in that folks are just out there looking at other best burger lists for inspiration.
They’ve compiled a great selection of burgers nationwide. Many of which have been on my radar for a bit and some that I’ve never heard of before. Hopefully, after a little more investigating by me, they might make it into one of my future road trips!
Glad to see that my friend Billy’s NFA Burger from Dunwoody, Georgia made the cut along with legit classics like White Manna (Hackensack, New Jersey). However, I was frightened to find out which, if any Florida spots had been selected.
Until I did.
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill with their chargrilled steakhouse-style heavy pub burgers is representing my home state and I’m quite happy about that. A family-owned and run restaurant that opened more than 10 years ago, Gilbert’s has a great homey vibe that can’t be fabricated.
Plus it doesn’t hurt that the burgers are killer and the food is great.
Miami’s got a Burger List?
Thrillist has a smaller version of their national burger rolodex, but this time featuring The 15 Best Burger Joints in Miami. It should probably say South Florida instead of Miami since there are two restaurants (Gilbert’s & Le Tub) from Broward.
Matt Meltzer, who fathered the list did a great job. It’s not exactly the one I would have created but it has great bones. Check out his suggestions below and feel free to discuss in the comments area.
- 109 Burger Joint – Sweetwater
- Batch Gastropub – Brickell
- Blue Collar – MiMo
- Duffy’s Sports Grill – Multiple Locations
- EDGE Steakhouse and Bar – Brickell
- El Mago de las Fritas – West Miami
- Flannigan’s Bar & Grill – Multiple Locations
- Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill – Fort Lauderdale
- Jeepney – Wynwood
- Keg South – Pinecrest
- Le Tub – Hollywood
- LoKal – Coconut Grove
- Pinch Kitchen and Bar – MiMo
- Sweet Liberty – South Beach
- USBS – Little Haiti