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Ten Burgers for Under $7

"Where can I get a $5 lunch burger that's not fast food?" Today's question has me stumped. To accommodate a range of burger deals, I've bumped the ceiling to $7, $3 less than the restaurant average of $10 a burger.

Here are the findings.

10. $4 burger, fries, and a Pepsi at Hard Rock Cafe
 A reminder: In honor of its 40th birthday, Hard Rock Cafe is offering a 10-oz burger, fries and a Pepsi for $4 until December 21, should you fill out this info. Embrace the holiday spirit by tipping on the actual rather than the deal price.

9. $5 burger at Tarpon Bend on Mondays
Buy a beer, wine, or cocktail to take advantage of $5 burger night.

8. $6 burger and fries at Bill's Filling Station
From 2 until 6 p.m.daily, the same meal is $8 later in the evening.

7. $5 burger at Rok:Brgr

From midnight to 3 a.m. daily, burgers are half-price and cheeseburgers are $6.

6. $7 for three cheeseburger sliders at Morton's

From 5 to 6:30 p.m. and after 9 p.m. in the bar, three sliders are featured on the $6 and $7 happy hour menu.

5. $5.75 burgers at Pour House

Pay $5.75 for a burger and a dollar more for a cheeseburger.

4. Less than $5 burgers at Quickies
Old-timey burgers cooked over a wood-fire are a BurgerBeast recommendation, so take note.

3. Less than $5 at Jack's Old Fashioned Hamburgers
Ranked "Best Culinary Legacy" for New Times' 2011 awards, these burgers are awfully close to fast food, but we love them anyway.

2. Less than $5 burger at Hot Dog Heaven
Most patrons are partial to the Chicago dawgs and the Italian sausages, but the burgers are pretty good, too. Just be sure to go on a nice day to sit outside, unless you'd like to return to the office perfumed by grease.

1. $5.25 burger at Charm City Burgers
This is a favorite of the list, but it's not every day Lauderdalians can justify the 20-plus mile ride for a delicious burger. If you're closer to Deerfield, consider yourself lucky.

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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