Miami's Ten Best Burgers: Bourbon Steak, Blue Collar, Lokal, and More

Categories: Best of Miami
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Mama and baby burger. We'll eat the whole family.
"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," said Popeye's pal Wimpy. He was clearly the smarter of the pair.

Burgers these days can be made from anything -- lamb, turkey, pork, tuna, vegetables, ostrich. But as most will agree, the best ones are the classic. Give us a good-size hunk of beef, charred on the outside, pink on the inside, seasoned with salt and pepper, and we're in beefy heaven.

JR's Gourmet Burgers in Doral won our 2011 Best of Miami prize, while Five Guys won the Readers' Choice. Here are ten others we love. Please pass the ketchup.


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10. Shake Shack
Danny Meyer started the burger chain Shake Shack in New York, where gigantic lines form daily at lunchtime. Though Miami isn't as obsessed, you'll still likely have to wait a few minutes during peak hours. So what? Where else can you get hormone-free Black Angus beef for $3.75 ($4.25 with cheese)? Some critics complain the burgers are small, but we say that's to make room for cheese fries ($3.70) and a shake ($5.15).

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9. Sakaya Kitchen
Richard Hales is on his way to an Asian-fusion empire with Sakaya Kitchen, and his bulgogi burger just might be the catalyst for world domination. Basically a bacon cheeseburger with a twist, this patty is infused with classic Asian flavors and then gets topped with tater tots, spicy cheese sauce, and fresh pickles. For $6.99, that's a lot of burger to bite.



Location Info

DB Bistro Moderne

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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23 comments
Miamibeachchef
Miamibeachchef

Seriously, Not having The Filling Station on this list is a bit ridiculous. How do you even choose the places to vote on? Like someone else said, get out and explore a little. Shameful. 

Yak
Yak

I like the Lokal burger at Lokal. I'll have mine with a cold Dales Pale Ale please!

luldangs
luldangs

Where the shit is the Filling Station and their nutella and carmelized onion burger? c'mon man, that place obviously should have been on the list. Get around and explore once in a while.

Keithjam
Keithjam

Shake Shack is the best by far.  Best quality meat.  best seasoning.  Best quality ingredients, best quality control (every burger comes out the same).  And BEST PRICE!!!

Bernz1
Bernz1

worst burger list EVER…

Holminator
Holminator

The Shake Shack picture makes me want to vomit.  That's gross.  So like who bribed you to write this crap?

Holminator
Holminator

The SOBE Ritz has a better burger than any of these joints.  

Holminator
Holminator

Seriously?  Lokal is grissle'ly, bland, and fried.  Nasty.

Steve
Steve

Gotta agree with the whisk burger. It's awesome on Fridays. Another restaurant in Coral Gables, Route 9, has one of the best burgers I've eaten. Shake Shack holds the key to my burger heart.

Rookazoo
Rookazoo

I tried Blue Collar, and was pleasantly rewarded with a juicy cheeseburger.  I will be back, anyone try heavy burger?

msg_3
msg_3

I agree with most of the list but the B&B Burger at Norman Brothers Produce should be on this list too. That burger changed my life.

rel
rel

I know this says Miami, but Le Tub should be on this list, and I've heard Rok Burger is worth the trip. Filling Station is great too.

Having said that, there's nothing Blue Collar about a $12 burger. What happened to great regular burgers? Some places like T-Road still have those...

jg
jg

Latin House Grill should be on this list

Goober
Goober

morton's is pretty darn good. plus they serve them RARE, which is a rarity for many places. whisk is decent, hardly great. i like them, eat there almost weekly, but they ain't great.

David McBurnett
David McBurnett

Perhaps Whisk Gourmet is not on your list because they only serve burgers on Friday...They really kicked off the current burger craze several years ago. Seriously check out their Burger Friday.... Best in the City! 

NE1469
NE1469

I've eaten burgers at each of the places on this list.  I've also eaten every great burger in chicago, tempe, los angeles, new york, milwaukee, and shake shack's the best. Hand's down.

Ushka Shakhnis
Ushka Shakhnis

DB Bistro Moderne is an over priced hype burger.  Yes its the most expensive but that's about it. The flavors just don't work . They put too much stuff on it which i had to take completely off to taste the burger.  Save your money and go to B&B. 

Asdf
Asdf

Filling Station didn't make the list??!?!!?

Xx
Xx

The fact that the Filling Station isn't on here is a travesty. Filling Station trumps all these joints.

Jake
Jake

Yo good call the Tobacco Road burger is AWESOME, and they make that fucker fast as hell too.

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