Top Creative Burgers In South Florida

February 19, 2014 8:00 AM

A hamburger or cheeseburger is a staple of the American menu. The cold, crisp lettuce and tomato mixing with the salty, melted cheese and beef patty combine to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. However after a while, burgers begin to lose their appeal, but the ability of restaurants to get creative with burgers maintains the ongoing allure of the dish to the mainstream customer. These five restaurants put a creative spin on burgers that tantalize taste buds and the eyes of customers that find them on the menu.

The Burger Freak

6880 N Powerline Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 969-0380

The Burger Freak provides a wide variety of creativity in its burger menu and gives the non-red meat eater options also. Any red meat eater can order a single or double beef patty in the following manner: The Spider Lady (cilantro lime sour cream, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, sauteed onions, lettuce and tomato), Human Cannon Ball (chipotle mayo, sliced Italian sausage, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onions) and Onion Juggler (mozzarella cheese, crisp-fried onion topping, caramelized onions, French onion spread, crispy bacon, lettuce and tomato).

The Cactus Jack Burger from Royal Pig Pub

350 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 617-7447

Along the Boulevard of Las Olas, one can stop into the Royal Pig Pub and grab a Cactus Jack burger. The burger transports eaters back to the Old West with tastes that dazzle the tongue but don’t overwhelm – poblano peppers, smoky gouda and oaxaca cheese topped with fried shallots and guacamole. A customer can put this on a buttery, brioche bun or go healthy with a whole wheat bun and incorporate other sauces (chipotle ketchup, habanero picante) along with extra shallots, thick-cut bacon or a fried egg.

The Frita by Kush Burger from LoKal Burgers & Beer

3190 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 442-3377

The Frita burger is a Cuban-style presentation where the burger is made thinner than regular burger patties. The Frita by Kush is made with Kobe beef and topped with guava jelly and melted gruyere cheese, then stuffed with crispy bacon and potato sticks with a special sauce. The sweetness of the jelly can only be compounded by the saltiness of the cheese and beef. The bacon and sauce top the journey, leaving the eater completely satisfied for the night, unwilling to eat anything else because it would ruin the feeling.

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The Toston Burger from Pincho Factory

9860 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 631-2038

Pincho Factory is a well-kept secret in Western Miami-Dade County that is becoming well known. The Toston burger is a staple of the restaurant and is delicious. It includes two mashed green plantains (called “tostones” in the Hispanic community) as the bun and a beef patty that’s topped with jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and cilantro sauce. A customer can order a single or double order of beef patties and enjoy their time licking up the trail of the cilantro sauce down their hands.

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The Guilt Free Burger from Al Carbon

2280 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 856-3366

Burgers aren’t just for voracious, meat-eating, beer-guzzling customers. They cater also to the environmentally conscious and healthy eater. Al Carbon restaurant offers the Guilt Free burger on its menu for this type of customer. It is made with hummus, arugula and cucumber together with a grass-fed beef patty on a whole wheat bun. The dish also comes with sweet potato fries to satisfy any customer’s diet plan along with their need to taste a well-grilled beef patty.

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