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Jan 29, 2010 04:44 PM

Best Burger Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

New board means time to start a best burger thread for Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

I'll nominate Bourbon Steak.
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  1. In the spirit of the new board being extended north of Ft Lauderdale I'll nominate Charm City Burgers in Deerfield Beach.

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    1. re: RickL

      B&B and Charm City are very close....particularly the cowboy vs the thunder road.

      1. re: tpigeon

        Update: I just ate at charm city again and thier burgers are better than B&B. This place just keeps getting better every time I go. The peanut butter and jelly shake is awesome too.

        1. re: tpigeon

          I'm trying to remember whether I've been to Charm City.
          Is there a pharmacy - a CVS or Walgreens - next door, to the right?

          1. re: racer x

            No there is a chase bank to the right of it. It is on hillsboro south side of the street (not sure if I spelled the street right).

            Racer - I promise you would remember if you had their burgers.

            1. re: tpigeon

              Visited Charm City last week for lunch. MUCH better burger than Le Tub.

              I just remembered which place has a CVS Pharmacy next door - it's Quickie's in Hollywood. Also better burgers than Le Tub.

    2. I will throw Michael's Genuine's burger on there, though it is only available at lunch.

      1. Le Tub. Still the King. I like Flanigan's as well.

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        1. re: flavrmeistr

          Le Tubs burger isn't worth the attitude, and wait....

          Charm City has some great burgers and nicer people..

          1. re: SaminSFL

            Le Tub is an experience all of it's own. The endless wait, the Gaulic insouciance, the ratty Faux-Polynesian ambiance. The burger is the kind I would make for myself. On the whole, my kind of place.

            1. re: flavrmeistr

              I have not been to Le Tub in a long time but their burger was great. I think Charm City edges them out though but I would have to try Le Tub again to be sure. To be frank with you, it is certainly not worth the wait relative to charm city, that is for sure.

              a little off topic
              I have also been to 8oz and like most find it inferior to B&B which I find inferior to charm city. For anyone who cares...

              1. re: flavrmeistr

                I lost my Le Tub virginity today.

                I really liked the ambiance: the beautiful view of the water as the sun set, the fearless birds cawing and marching overhead and underfoot and chowing down on Hellman's Real Mayonnaise in those little takeout packets (thank heaven none of the birds decided to relieve themselves while over MY head!), the faux-beach hut? design (I wouldn't call it exactly faux-polynesian).

                Have to agree that the service didn't leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling at all: When I somehow missed the little sign(s) that say seat yourself, the staff just kept walking past me as I cluelessly waited to be seated for several minutes. (They should put s huge signs up at the entrances.) The server was also pretty mechanical. And the wait WAS very long.
                (However, one of the staff - the owner? - did make a point of visiting tables and asking diners how they were enjoying their meals and thanking them for coming as they were leaving.)

                As for the food: the burger patties (maybe mounds would be more appropriate) were just way too big (think Jackson Hole, if you are familiar with NYC restaurants). The equivalent of 3 or 4 Whoppers or QuarterPounders in one burger.

                The problem with massive burgers like this is that all the wonderful flavors of the char on the outside of the burger, the bun, the cheese and toppings - all of these flavors are overwhelmed by the pretty bland meat flavor that is the innards of the burger (same complaint I had with Jackson Hole burgers, even though Le Tub's is a better-tasting burger overall).

                I also didn't care a whole lot for the fries.
                (Frankly, I'd rather have had a McDonald's or BurgerKing's burger.)

                So wouldn't consider Le Tub "the best."

          2. Really enjoyed B&B
            I'd throw Pascal's (lunch) in there for "haute"

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              1. re: danb73

                I've heard the burger at the Isle Casino in Pompano Beach was excellent.

            1. Burger & Beer Joint took the crown from Love Food Cafe for me last year. Need to get back to B&B to try the Stairway to Heaven. Jalapeno burger at Love Food Cafe is da bomb. I also like Le Tub a lot but I need to fast for 3 days before and after eating it.

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              1. re: Blind Mind

                stairway is good but not worth the money

                1. re: Blind Mind

                  voted for Love Food's jalapeno burger last year and still vote it one of the best in Miami, anyway. Love Le Tub still, but have yet to make it to Charm City

                  1. re: Blind Mind

                    I love the mustang sally at B&B but I swap cheddar in for the brie