Have a Bite

In South Florida, there’s no shortage of burger spots. Here are some of our favorites you shouldn’t miss: Make sure to keep this issue, stuff it in your pocket and get driving. Yumminess awaits.

Bourbon Steak
Your childhood favorite meal of a burger and milk shakes goes upscale here with a menu of quality beef, lamb, turkey and even falafel burgers. Pair your dish with one of three adult milk shakes made with Jim Beam, chocolate liqueur and Appleton rum. Now that’s an upgrade! 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, 786.279. 6600

Burger and Beer Joint Love the challenge of a massive burger loaded up with toppings? As they say at this spot, pick a beer and then pick from one of 15 rockin’ burgers, like Turning Japanese, Stairway to Heaven or Hotel California. 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305.672- 3287; 900 South Miami Ave. Suite 130, Mary Brickell Village, 305.523-2244

Charm City With burgers named The Mobster, The Big Sloppy and My Big Fat Greek Burger, customers have come to love this hidden gem. While there are plenty of traditional burgers available for those who don’t have the guts to venture into new territory, the chef at Charm City likes to dress his burgers to the nines with black beans, cranberry mustard and more. 1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 954.531.0300.

Burger Fi Forsake greasy burgers forever with this popular spot’s natural eats. All burgers are made from natural Angus beef free of antibiotics and hormones. Also, the cattle are fed a strictly vegetarian diet, topping off Burger Fi’s high standards for food. Round out your meal with fresh-cut fries or crunchy onion rings. 4343 N. Ocean Drive ,Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954.489.0110; 1955 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, 954.455-0536; 18139 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.466.0350

Jack’s Original Hamburger House For 40 years, the late Jack Berry’s humble burger joint has served up delicious burgers to generations of South Floridian foodies. With beef ground on-site at the restaurant’s two locations in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, customers flock to this old-school staple. 4201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.565.9960; 591 S. Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, 954.942.2844

Le Tub Known for its comical porcelain decor, this tucked-away spot on the Intracoastal has been enchanting foodies with its nationally acclaimed burgers for decades. The winner on the menu is the sirloin burger, freshly ground on site and charbroiled to drool-worthy levels. In fact, it’s so delicious they’ll even serve the 13 ounces of patty heaven to you without the bun. 1100 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.921.9425

Shake Shack A favorite in the Big Apple, Shake Shack shimmied its way down to Lincoln Road, where locals fell in love with its 100-percent Angus-beef burgers. With frozen custard and cheese fries, there’s no better way to enjoy the South Beach sun. Oh, except for enjoying it with your pup . There are items on the menu for your furry friend, too. www.shakeshack.com. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.434.7787; 1450 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, 786.470.3701

Smashburger The fast-food-chic restaurant’s name gives away this growing joint’s recipe for success: the smash. Burger patties are made the same way every time and are topped off a variety of unique ingredients. Available only in South Florida, the Miami burger features Spanish chorizo, frita potatoes and spicy chipotle mayo for a flair only true Floridians can appreciate. Plus, the geniuses behind Smashburger have paired Holy Mackerel beers with menu items, sure to refresh. 9019 SW 107th Ave. Space 340, Kendall, 786.541.1587; 14730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.406.6614; 5975 N. Federal Highway Ste. 103-104, Fort Lauderdale, 954.271.2870