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Best Burger in Miami

I have been less than impressed by the choices of places to get burgers in Miami. Does anyone have any suggestions?

We leave at the southern end of the county, but we are willing to make a drive for a good burger

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  1. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Keg South, One Burger for gourmet burgers, and el rey de las fritas for Fritas, or the cuban hamburger.

    1. Tobacco Road has a pretty good burger.. but most of the burgers have already been mentioned in a south florida burger thread.

      I thought five guys was completely forgettable. I can't be bothered to ever go back.

      1. I like Tobacco Road as well. Ice Box Cafe on Michigan just off Lincoln makes a mean Kobe burger too and most people dont know that. For the ultimate burger though, you gotta check out the Food Love Cafe on the beach. Its a trailer on the sand at about 18th or 19th. Jalapeño burger is pure bliss and you get to take in the sights and sounds of the beach and the ocean whole you scarf one down.

        1. Kingdom. Around 65th & Biscayne.

          Note there is extensive coverage already in this thread ->

          Top Burgers in FLA
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/134563

          For reference, the list of top/best lists ->
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/477263

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          1. re: Frodnesor

            I gotta say the recent burgers I had at Joe Allens were outstanding and it has become my item of choice when I go there.

          2. The sliders (I hate that term, but that's what they are) on Morton's bar menu. Best beef out of all the burgers I've had in Miami.

            Anyone tried the burger at Bourbon Steak yet?

            1. Clarke's on South Beach has a great burger
              Michael's Genuine has an amazing burger on their lunch menu
              21 toppings does a good burger as well

              1. Im tellin you guys - Food Love Cafe on the sand aka "Cheeseburgers on the Beach" is where its at. Give it a try. You wont be disappointed.

                1. I must bring up the topic about Colombian burgers... just to put in a new twist.

                  My favorite Colombian burger place so far is MAO on Bird Road. I've tried Los Perros farther west on Bird Road, La Moon in Brickell, and Que Perros on SW 8th St west of the Turnpike (I forgot how this one compares though). If anyone can suggest better, let me know, but the one at MAO tastes just perfect to me. It's a great late-night dining spot as well.

                  Here's the info:

                  8438 SW 40th St
                  Miami, FL 33231
                  (305) 551-0506

                  Hours:
                  Mon-Thu 12:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
                  Fri-Sat 12:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.
                  Sun 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

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                  1. re: mialebven

                    Have you tried Al Carbon on Coral Way and 18th? (or is it 23rd?) yet to see how their Colombian burger compares?

                    I haven't had the burgers there, but the ribs were darned good.

                    1. re: karmalaw

                      I had the ribs and I have to say People's BBQ's ribs are a lot better. Or anyplace with a real smokehouse. I wasn't really blown away by the ribs. The salads, Colombian empanada, and the burgers and some steak were better, in my opinion.

                      The burgers are pretty good at Al Carbon, but they're not Colombian style. You won't find them stacked mile high, and with multiple sauces such as pineapple. No eggs in them either. Maybe I had to ask for it and it's a special request?

                      1. re: mialebven

                        well.. at the times I've gone to Al Carbon (midnight or later) for ribs -- I wouldn't go to People's. Plus, the $10 price tag with a nice salad sways me. :-) I didn't mind the non-smokehouse taste -- but I wouldn't tell anyone they were the best in Miami either.

                        on a side note: Monday, April 7th, Tobacco Road is celebrating their 96th Anniversary with 96 cent Road Burgers! Yum!

                        1. re: karmalaw

                          This is a bit getting off topic, but have you tried the ribs across the street from some place, I think on 79th St? I think they serve them real late... I saw it in some blog the other day. Maybe I would drive there for the ribs?

                          The burgers at Tobacco sounds right on! Is it all day or all night?

                    2. re: mialebven

                      Burgers? Since when? Last I ate there they did hotdogs and the chicken or beef sandwich, and the corn. Are they more of the same or any different? The hot dogs really are fantastic as well.

                      1. re: Icantread

                        .... Are we talking about the same MAO? I just recall the burgers, hot dogs, arepas and maicitas (corn). I've first frequented it two years ago, and they had burgers. I have not yet tried the hot dogs as I liked the burgers but since you mentioned them and miamisweet did too, I'm going to have to check that one out! But as far as Colombian burgers go, I haven't had any better... yet.

                        1. re: mialebven

                          Yes, can't read is right. Mao also has chicken sandwiches with all the toppings that you put on the hot dog or burger. I don't recall beef though unless it's the burger. I think i may head there this w/e to get my hot dog fix.

                      2. re: mialebven

                        I love Mao too! But I like their hot dogs more than their burgers.

                      3. Believe it or not I think the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove has a great hamburger!

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                        1. re: mageeee

                          Haven't had it, but if you go upscale, Creek 28 and Pascal's on Ponce have excellent hamburgers as well