Gables' Burger Bob's Lives to Grill for at Least Three More Years
|Burger Bob's got a new lease on life.|
But don't kick yourself too hard, you'll have a chance to expand your repertoire for at least three more years. Burger Bob's just inked a contract extension to continue operating in the same building as the golf pro shop.
That's a bigger deal than you might think as Bob's has teetered on extinction for the past several years.
The city, which owns the Granada Golf Course and the pro-shop building, seriously thought about scrapping the diner as part of a large scale redevelopment.
Though it's always been a favorite of locals, Burger Bobs isn't exactly a cash cow for the city. And when the cash-strapped Beautiful burg (yeah, even the Gables is hurting!) had to find a developer to take over the city-owned Country Club of Coral Gables (directly across the street from Burger Bobs) initial plans showed a complete revamp of the country club, golf course, tennis courts and Burger Bob's.
|Angus burgers for as little as $3.50|
What's so special about Burger Bob's-- besides the fact that you can pay less than $5 bucks for a burger while looking at million dollar homes. "It's a meeting place for everybody in the Gables. Office workers, politicians, lawyers. Everybody comes here to eat and talk business," says "Burger" Bob Maguire. The new deal assures Bob's will live to see its 20 year anniversary, even though the restaurant actually predates Maguire by at least a quarter-of-a-century.
|Counter gives you best view of grilling burger.|