It’s no secret that in the culinary world, south Florida is highly regarded as one of the top destinations to wine and dine. It’s no coincidence that the Sunshine State is also synonymous with some of the best burgers eateries in the country. Knowing which spots to hit when craving a nice juicy burger could be a challenge. Here are the top five spots to enjoy a succulent burger in south Florida.
Burger & Beer Joint
Mary Brickell Village
900 S. Miami Ave. Suite #130
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 523-2244
www.bnbjoint.com

When this burger joint was featured on “Man vs. Food” in 2010, South Beach was the only location available. Fortunately, foodies don’t have to drive all the way here to enjoy some of the best burgers and beer in south Florida. In fact, one can easily make the case that this is one of the fastest growing burger joints in the Sunshine State, as there are currently four locations and three more to be added by 2016. These locations include Miami, West Palm Beach and Doral. At Burger & Beer Joint, the burger selection is second to none. Some of the options include the Hotel California with half-pound Black Angus beef, guacamole, jalapeno relish, sour cream, sharp cheddar, and a fried egg. The legendary $125 Motherburger consists of 10-pound Black Angus, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a pickle.

ROK:BRGR Miami
5800 S.W. 73rd St.
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 663-6099
www.rokbrgr.com

Anyone familiar with the Coral Gables/South Miami area knows that worldly renowned restaurants are a dime a dozen in this part of town. However, one of the things that separates ROK:BRGB Miami from its competitors is the fact that there are are no attitudes and just scrumptious burgers. From $10-burger Monday through Friday Nights in South Miami, ROK:BRGR is the best gourmet burger bar and gastropub in Sunset Place. Be sure and try some of the following signature handcrafted burgers including Cuban with Swiss cheese, Ropa Vieja, pickles, plantain chips and mojo aioli or the Truffle Burger with swiss, mushrooms, caramelized onions truffle oil drizzle and truffle aioli.

Norman Brothers Produce
7621 SW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 274-9363
www.normanbrothers.com

The burgers served at Norman Brothers are among south Florida’s best-kept secrets. While this is a typical produce market, there’s nothing ordinary about the gourmet burgers being served at Norman Bros. Each burger is prepared right in front of you. These delicious treats are prepared on an onion bun with Black Angus beef, chipotle aioli sauce, sliced avocado and bacon strips.

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Roasters’ N Toasters
9465 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 251-4848
www.roastersntoasters.com

It’s no secret that Roasters’ n Toasters is one of those south Florida restaurants where seemingly everything on the menu is delicious. The Melissa Melt, which could also be prepared on a regular bun, is quite simply on another level. This signature melt is served on rye bread and an eight-ounce burger patty that comes topped with Swiss cheese melted to perfection, grilled onions and Russian dressing. The Melissa Melt comes served with homemade steak fries and sliced pickles.

Bobby’s Burger Palace
7535 N. Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 667-4617
www.bobbysburgerpalace.com

Located inside one of the most popular shopping centers in all of South Florida, Dadeland Mall, the opening of Bobby’s Burger Palace was certainly a no-brainer for celebrity chef Bobby Flay. One of the most appealing parts about this venture, other than the quality burgers, has to be the informal atmosphere. With an eat-and-go business model that benefits everyone, shoppers can grab a tasty bite without exiting the mall or breaking stride. It comes as no surprise that since its grand opening just a few years ago, Downtown Dadeland goers have embraced this place with open arms. Other than the signature burgers, which include the Burger of the Month, be sure and also try some of Flay’s fried and shakes combinations, as well as appetizing sandwiches and salads.

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