The food choices in Miami are as amazing and diverse as the city itself. But as exotic and intriguing as some of the restaurants in Miami are, sometimes you just want to keep things simple and grab a burger. Of course, in Miami, just wanting to grab a burger opens up a Pandora’s box of options for you. Here are four restaurants in Miami where you can find some of the most incredible burgers you’ve ever tasted.
Frankey’s Sports Bar
Located in Hallandale a little north of Miami, Frankey’s one of South Florida’s newest sports bars, but it’s quickly becoming one of its best. One reason for this is the Adena Burger, which uses beef raised on a family farm in the central Florida city of Ocala. The Adena is a thick and juicy burger with melted cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion. It sounds a bit simple, but with the quality of beef, the Adena Burger hits the spot.
On the outside, Bulldog BBQ looks like another innocuous restaurant in North Miami, but inside they are grilling up The Hot Mess, a work of art by barbecue great Howie Kleinberg. This burger is cooked with Certified Angus Beef, so you know you’re getting a quality piece of meat. Then it’s topped with bacon candy, roasted mushrooms, blue cheese, caramelized & crisp onions, and horseradish mayonnaise, just in case it needs a little extra kick. This is a burger that’s going to require two hands and your full attention to eat.
Located in Coral Gables, this restaurant has a secret burger, literally. The Local has an off-menu burger called The Secret Burger. It is massive and only meant for those South Florida natives who know where to find it; not that they’ll say no if a tourist comes in and asks for it. Just be warned, this is only for serious burger eaters. It starts with the bun, which is actually two Mc’Discos, which are made in house by pressing pimento cheese spread between a potato roll. The meat is a bacon and brisket blend, and it’s topped with fried onions, a house-made barbecue sauce, and a fried egg. Now you know why they try to keep it a secret.
In the heart of downtown Miami you’ll find a French bistro called db Bistro whose burger will shock you. It doesn’t have a fancy name (The Original db Burger), but many in Miami consider it the best burger in town. This burger doesn’t rely on fancy or elaborate toppings; instead, it’s a burger made of sirloin that’s stuffed with braised short rib, truffle, and foie gras. If you consider yourself a burger lover with a sharp pallet, you may have found the Holy Grail at db Bistro.