Ten Best Burger Restaurants in Broward County
Only the best burger joints in Broward County made this list.
Photo courtesy of Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
You love burgers. You love burgers so much, every few years New Times publishes a list of the best ones, most outrageous ones, and — like this list — the best restaurants that specialize in them.
The rest of the year is then spent obsessing about every new and amazing burger we try, until it's time to revisit said lists and give a rundown of the best ones all over again. This year, some favorite spots were revisited to highlight some South Florida classics while updating with some of the newer models that impressed and made everyone gain a few pounds.
Think of it as the all-around comprehensive list of the best burger joints in Broward County for when you're craving a cold beer, milkshake, and a burger.
Photo by Nicole Danna
10. Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger
4201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-565-9960, or visit jacksoldfashionhamburgers.com.
For the crowd that likes things plain and simple, it doesn't get much better than the double from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger. With two locations — in Pompano Beach and a second in Fort Lauderdale — this burger joint has been making its burgers the same way since 1972. That means a plain, pressed all-beef patty ground in-house fresh each day and seared on the flattop until both sides form a crispy, golden-brown crust. It's topped with a thick slice of white American cheese and fitted between a giant, plain bun. No lettuce, no tomato. No fancy sauces. No artisan toppings. But if you want some ketchup or mayo, a short bar of do-it-yourself options provides the basics. Ah, the good ol' days.
9. Burger & Beer Joint
11025 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Call 954-367-8980, or visit bnbjoint.com.
In 2009, Burger & Beer Joint opened its first restaurant, in South Beach. Today, the fast-growing gourmet burger and sports restaurant with a rock ’n’ roll theme is quickly expanding across South Florida, with new franchise locations in Pembroke Pines and most recently Orlando, with a new location set for West Palm Beach. For now, the Broward County establishment is the closest you'll get to the delicious, meaty burgers, which includes the indulgent Stairway to Heaven, a half-pound Wagyu beef burger topped with a three-ounce, pan-seared cut of Hudson Valley foie gras and black truffle aioli on a brioche bun. Feeling a little less crazy? Hey Jude might be the way to go, a half-pound chicken burger with applewood-smoked bacon, Havarti cheese, and tons of ripe, fresh avocado, served on a whole-wheat bun. The most outrageous, however: the Motherburger, a $150 beast of a burger the size of hubcap — served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle — and sandwiched between buns more massive than entire loaves of bread. You'll get it for free if you order it and manage to finish the whole ten pounds of beef alone (in two hours or less), or order it to split among the entire table.
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8. Quickies Burgers & Wings
1000 S. State Road 7, Hollywood. Call 954-981-9464.
When restaurant founders and husband-and-wife duo Evan Alichos and Aleka Nakis opened their drive-through eatery, the goal was to offer some of the best burgers and wings in Hollywood. The stand-alone building located off State Road 7 has a retro-cool feel thanks to a small, diner-like sit-down eating area and the order-from-your-car option. Here, the burgers are cooked over a gas and charcoal grill that imparts char-like burn marks (and plenty of flavor) on your patty. Order them a number of ways, with nine specialty concoctions, including the 16-ounce Moab, a giant cheeseburger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, bacon, crispy onions, and fries. Just be patient: This beast takes 20 minutes to prepare. If you opt for something smaller and your burger doesn't already come with it, ask for a side of the Quickies "special" sauce, a mayo-based blend that offers a kick of flavor from a special seasoning blend.
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7. The Burger Freak
6880 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-969-0380, or visit theburgerfreak.com.
With its circus theme and crazy concoctions, the Burger Freak in Fort Lauderdale will have you feeling like a carny in no time. But while the selections are fair-like in their over-the-top pairings and comfort-food indulgences, high-quality ingredients make each of the 15 burgers a true handcrafted affair. Owners Chris Tran, Jordan Seiler, and Clinton Siqueira say the Fortune Teller is the most popular, their own beef-patty blend seared up on a flattop grill and piled high with American cheese, fried egg, potato sticks, lettuce, tomato, and a pesto mayo. Order the thick-cut sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping sauce or some fried mac-and-cheese bites and your trip to the circus is complete.
Photo by Candace West
6. Brgr Stop
4301 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek. Call 954-975-8459, or visit brgrstop.com.
Almost everything on the Brgr Stop menu is like a challenge straight out of the Food Network's Man vs. Food. Some are things you'd find at the fair; others are foods you'd eat on a dare or when maybe you've got a bad case of the munchies. In a world of food trends driven by healthy eating, special meal plans, and dietary restrictions, Brgr Stop goes the opposite direction. Here, the bigger the burger, the better. There are eight craft burgers in all, each oversized and amped up with a hodgepodge of ingredients. Some are espresso or jerk-rubbed. Another is your favorite bowl of soup — French onion — re-created in sandwich form. And the Mac Daddy arrives a teetering construction, crowned with a heaping portion of jalapeño-cheddar-sausage-flecked mac 'n' cheese, long strips of house-made candied bacon, and a root-beer sriracha barbecue sauce. Peanut Butter Jelly Time takes the burger back to basics with more bacon and a thick layer of Skippy spread across the bottom bun. It's paired not with jam or jelly but rather a complex San Marzano tomato confit.
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