The Ten Best Burger Restaurants in Palm Beach County
Photo courtesy of Grease Burger Bar
Let's face it: There are tons of burgers in South Florida (plus or minus a few, if you want to be nitpicky about it). And, because it's our job, we've eaten a lot of them.
Some are exotic meats that can be ordered with mix-and-match gourmet toppings. Others are basic burgers executed to perfection and made with quality ingredients. And then there are those that are best paired with the perfect glass of wine or liquor-spiked milkshakes.
Yes, when it comes to burgers, turns out there are quite a few options in Palm Beach County. To help you find the best, here's a list of the top burger restaurants from Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton.
10. Shula Burger
14917 Lyons Road, Delray Beach. Call 561-404-1347, or visit shulaburger.com.
If ever there were an iconic South Florida name, "Shula" would be it. The football legend is famous not just for his coaching skills but for his namesake high-end steakhouses to boot. Several years ago, he debuted a new concept for the Shula brand: Shula Burger, coach Don Shula's casual-dining establishment that specializes in — well — burgers. Try "The Don," a burger in which two American classics come together as one. What exactly does that mean? It's a burger and hot dog in one, complete with pickles, onion sauce, American cheese, ketchup, and yellow mustard on a brioche bun.
Photo by Nicole Danna
9. HiWay Burger
12 SE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-243-6430, or visit hiwayburger.com.
One part fast food, one part burger shack, this little slice of burger heaven is located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, just a few miles west of the beach and a few steps away from Atlantic Avenue. Where Doc's All American off Swinton would typically get the vote for cheap burger and shake shack in Delray, you should check out HiWay for its simple menu and ridiculously low prices. In fact, nothing on the menu costs more than $7. Yes, you read that right. Even the "Triple Hi Cheeseburger" — with three patties, a divine melted-cheese sauce, and all the fixings — is only $6.95. All that's left to do is pair it with a milkshake and an order of hand-cut French fries.
Photo courtesy of Lindburgers
13860 Wellington Trace, Wellington. Call 561-753-0555, or visit lindburgers.com.
If you couldn't already tell by the name, Lindburgers is all about the burgers. Founded in 1983 right here in South Florida — Delray Beach, to be exact — Lindburgers has been offering some of the area's best beef patties for more than three decades. With its nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere and retro feel, it's a locally based, fast-casual chain that offers something for everyone. There are old-fashioned sloppy joes and sliders and a burger stuffed between two English muffins in place of buns. Think a variety of meats as well, from turkey and lobster to a portobello-mushroom-based veggie, all cooked to order. The restaurant offers 50 varieties in all, so the chances of your being disappointed with the options are pretty much zero.
Photo courtesy of Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
7. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-393-3252, or visit zinburgereast.com.
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale burger restaurant offering gourmet burgers combined with perfectly paired wine selections, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Boca Raton restaurant (there's also one in Sunrise). Located at the Town Center at Boca Raton, the burger joint offers made-to-order burgers, hand-dipped shakes and floats, homemade pies, and 23 wine varieties meant to be paired with any burger on the menu.
Photo courtesy of Grease Burger Bar
6. Grease Burger, Beer, and Whiskey Bar
213 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-651-1075, or visit greasewpb.com.
At West Palm Beach's Grease Burger, Beer, and Whiskey Bar, the name alone tells you everything you need to know about the Clematis Street restaurant. Here, you can find a large array of burgers, hefty ten-ounce patties as thick and big around as truck tires. There are more than eight kinds, each burger ground fresh daily and hand-shaped, with stuff like cheese and bacon and onions and fried eggs. And, as the name suggests, there is grease. Bite into one of these bad boys and the juices and molten fat dribble all over your chin and pool on your paper-covered plate. Order your burger with everything from apples, grilled jalapeños, and thick-cut bacon to homemade chili or fat slices of grilled cheese. If you're feeling extra hungry, you can go for the signature Grease Beast, a dish that's "not for the faint of heart." Just as the name suggests, the Beast is a monster of a sandwich — a few meals in one, plated to satisfy all your cravings with just a single bite. Start with a ten-ounce cheddar-cheese burger, stacked between two bacon/grilled-cheese sandwiches, piled high with shoestring French fries and onion rings. Then add a healthy slathering of ranch dressing and traditional toppings like tomatoes, onion, lettuce, and pickles.
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