The Best Burger Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Helen Silverstein

Fort Lauderdale has burgers with thick, juicy meat, burgers with unique and wacky toppings, and burgers that defy the typical fast food association and fit in better with titles like ‘gourmet.’ Read on to discover the best burgers and the best places to eat them in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


1. Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill

Located at Fort Lauderdale’s Harbor Shops, Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill is a family-owned burger joint with a variety of burgers stuffed with bleu cheese, topped with onion rings, or sitting atop garlic english muffins. All of the burgers at Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill are made with certified Angus beef and pair nicely with their homemade french fries or sweet potato fries. In addition to burgers, Gilbert’s offers a selection of other grilled items, salads, entrées, and desserts, such as key lime pie.

Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, Harbor Shops, 1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, +1 954 768 8990

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2. The Burger Freak

Restaurant, American

The Burger Freak is a circus-themed restaurant that calls itself ‘the greatest burger show on Earth.’ And it might be in the lead for that title with its delicious 100% beef burgers on brioche buns. All of the menu items at The Burger Freak follow a freak show theme, with names like ‘two headed man’ and ‘bearded woman,’ and have wacky toppings such as ‘freaky hot fire sauce’ or even a hot dog. In addition to burgers, The Burger Freak also serves salads, chicken sandwiches, and chicken wings.

3. Jersey Dawg

Restaurant, Fast Food

This Powerline Road food truck is known for its hot dogs, but it also serves delicious New Jersey style burgers. New Jersey burgers are made by steaming ground beef on a flat grill in onions. Their burgers are served as sliders, but are cheap enough that customers can purchase two or pair them with one of their famous fried Jersey hot dogs. Jersey Dawg also serves chili cheese fries and even ‘disco fries,’ french fries topped with gravy and cheese.


Restaurant, American

ROK BRGR is a burger bar and gastropub on Fort Lauderdale’s 2nd Street. ROK BRGR is known for its high class, gourmet burgers that come with unusual and exciting toppings such as truffle oil, exotic mushrooms, maple bourbon jam, brie cheese, peanut butter, and strawberry jam. ROK BRGR also serves up creative spins on junk food classics like lobster corn dogs, potato chip encrusted fish and chips, and a short rib grilled cheese. On Sundays ROK BRGR serves brunch.

5. Kelly’s Landing

Restaurant, Seafood

Kelly’s Landing is a New England style seafood restaurant that surprisingly makes great burgers, or, as they call them, ‘burgahs.’ In addition to a few types of burgers, Kelly’s Landing also serves lobster, New England rolls, stone crabs, baked or broiled seafood, fried seafood, steaks, sandwiches, clams and oysters. With New England seafood shack decor and New England pronunciations written into the menus, Kelly’s Landing is a unique place to enjoy a burger.

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