Sunday, April 12, 2009

Burger Beast - The Best Burgers in South Florida

Through the wonder of the internet I have become acquainted with the Burger Beast. A kindred spirit in all things burger, I asked him to give us an overview of his top three choices for burgers in South Florida. His reviews are below. I can’t wait to get to Miami to try them out.

SRK

SRK aka Hoosier Burger Boy suggested I might give you a heads-up as to where to get the Best Burgers in South Florida. When visiting SoFl there are a couple of burger must tries.
Located in Miami's Design District is Kingdom where you can get either a Queen (8 oz.), King (12 oz.) or Doomsday Burger (24 oz.) (See photo above.). There is also the Doomsday Challenge for whoever thinks they can finish a Doomsday as well as fries and onion rings (see photo below) in under 15 minutes. If you're able to complete the Doomsday Challenge, you get your meal for free. So let's pretend you decide on a King burger because I would be disappointed in you if you had a Queen. I would suggest you add bacon as they cook their bacon crispy, It's a great tasting burger and you also have to order the onion rings/fries combo side. Of the 2, the onion rings are better but the crinkle cuts are not bad. They both do have some good seasoning on them.
What else.....Oh yeah....next place. Le Tub is located in Hollywood, Fl right on the water, as a mater of a fact, I think if you have a boat you can dock there but don't hold me to that. Le Tub is known nationally for a few reasons GQ as well as Oprah (no last name necessary) named it the Best Burger in the U.S. (See next photo.) I do want to make one important suggestion if you decide to go to Le Tub. They open at Noon, try to get there as early as you can. When this place gets busy, it can take upwards of an hour to get your burger. Now I'm not saying it's not worth the wait, it is but I thought you should know. I love the Le Tub burger (13 oz.) and it definitely should be up there in some sort of Burger Hall of Fame. They serve steak fries (fried in peanut oil) at Le Tub, which were pretty good (but not homemade).
Now, Kingdom and Le Tub have 1 thing in common with my 3rd choice, the flavor of their burgers is reminiscent of Keg South's burgers. I've been going to Keg South for well over 10 years and when asked where is the best burger in Miami, my reply is always "Keg South" There are a couple of Keg South locations in South Florida and for some reason they are not affiliated with one another. The Kendall location is where my burger heart has been for years but lately I've been going to the location on South Dixie Highway aka US1. Both locations have the same amazing burger (in either 1/3 lb. or 1/2 lb. sizes). This is where my burger obsession comes from and you must definitely check this place out. Keg South also serves awesome fresh cut fries; one order is enough for two people. When in South Florida, Kingdom, Le Tub and Keg South are 3 must stops but it doesn't end there. You must also try a Frita better known as a Cuban Hamburger but I'll leave that for another post.

Kingdom

Burger 5 spatulas out of 5
Fries 3 spatulas
Onion Rings 4 spatulas

Le Tub

Burger 5 spatulas out of 5
Fries 4 spatulas

Keg South (photo below)

Burger 5 spatulas out of 5
Fries 5 spatulas

Addresses:

Kingdom
6708 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Fl
305-757-0074
Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm- Midnight, Fri 11:30 AM-2Am, Sat-Sun 11AM-2AM

Le Tub
1100 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Fl
954-921-9425
Hours: Noon-4AM 365 Days A Year
www.letub.com

Keg South
10417 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, Fl
305-284-9296
Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-1AM, Sun 12PM-12AM

2 comments:

UmamiMiami said...

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I have an east coast and a west coast winner. I will start with the East and finish with the West because I am from the West. The Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern is simple mouth watering. No sauce necessary. I need this in my mouth right now. Perfection in the form of a burger.