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Miami

Our motto in Miami is "go big or go home" for just about everything — cocktails, parties and, of course, burgers. In our recent survey, it’s clear locals love the finer things, like truffle-topped patties, but the standby classics garnered love as well. Here are the top 10 best burgers in Miami based on your votes.

Ratings are out of 30. Key to ratings

Hamburgers are rated in three categories — flavor, ingredients and value — on a 30-point scale.

26–30Extraordinary to perfection
21–25Very good to excellent
16–20Good to very good
11–15Fair to good
0–10Poor to fair

Ratings have been rounded to the nearest whole number, but the top burger rankings are calculated using the non-rounded scores.

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  • Flavor
  • Value
  • Ingred.
  • Ingredients
  • db Bistro Moderne

    The Original db Burger

    • 28
    • 29
    • 26
    • 29
    #1

    A standout in the burger scene, NYC's Daniel Boulud’s Original db Burger ($34) stuffed with short rib might be pricey but it's well worth it thanks to a homemade bun and lux toppings like black truffle and foie gras. One voter says it’s “the only burger that I never have to put ketchup on,” as the “juices from the burger patty are enough.” Read more about db Bistro Moderne on Zagat.

    www.dbbistro.com

  • Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

    Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger

    • 23
    • 25
    • 18
    • 25
    #2

    The Design District restaurant is home to impressive American eats including its signature Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger ($13) that’s “excellent in every way.” Made with its own house-ground meat that’s “cooked to perfection” and sandwiched between a brioche bun, this upgraded classic keeps burger lovers coming back. Read more about Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink on Zagat.

    michaelsgenuine.com

  • Blue Collar

    Real Juicy Cheeseburger

    • 23
    • 24
    • 20
    • 24
    #3

    Chef Danny Serfer knows a thing or two about hearty comfort food, especially when it comes to stellar creations like the Real Juicy Cheeseburger ($16). “A good burger all the way around,” says one voter, as this baby is made with dry-aged NY strip that’s piled with lettuce, tomato and onions on a Portuguese bun. Read more about Blue Collar on Zagat.

    www.bluecollarmiami.com

    Photo by Giovanny Gutierrez

  • Lokal Burgers and Beer

    Royale with Cheese

    • 23
    • 23
    • 22
    • 23
    #4

    A staple in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, this pet-friendly burger joint serves up an "awesome" cheeseburger ($11) made of "local grass-fed beef" that they grind in-house. The patty is then topped with crispy bacon, Monterey jack cheese and smothered in barbecue sauce for an end result that is "so good." Read more about Lokal Burgers and Beer on Zagat.

    www.lokalmiami.com/site

  • Houston's

    Cheeseburger

    • 20
    • 22
    • 16
    • 22
    #5

    Aventura’s mega chain is always on point with its casual cuisine, and when it comes to its cheeseburger ($16), it’s no different. “Prepared exactly the way you like it,” with no-fuss toppings and “cooked to order,” the large patty served with crispy shoestring fries is legit. Read more about Houston's on Zagat.

    www.hillstone.com

  • BurgerFi

    BurgerFi Cheeseburger

    • 19
    • 20
    • 19
    • 19
    #6

    The fast-food phenomenon has been sizzling up the burger scene in South Florida, serving on-the-go eats like the original cheeseburger ($6.57) for “a good value.” Stacked with two slabs of juicy Angus beef and double cheese, this “consistent” patty is one of “the best burgers in town.” Read more about BurgerFi on Zagat.

    www.burgerfi.com

  • Shake Shack

    ShackBurger

    • 19
    • 20
    • 19
    • 19
    #7

    A New York transplant, Shake Shack serves addictive fast-food offerings on the cheap, including the standard ShackBurger ($4.95). The rock-star cheeseburger, with “good meat and sauce selection,” can be converted into a double ($7.55) for large appetites. Read more about Shake Shack on Zagat.

    www.shakeshack.com

  • Burger & Beer Joint

    Thunder Road

    • 19
    • 21
    • 16
    • 20
    #8

    The Florida-based franchise is always buzzing with locals and tourists alike craving monster, grasp-with-two-hands burgers like the Thunder Road ($13.99). Made with black Angus beef and topped with crispy applewood bacon, this messy cheeseburger doused in barbecue sauce is downright “solid.” Read more about Burger & Beer Joint on Zagat.

    www.bnbjoint.com

  • Rok:Brgr

    Classic

    • 18
    • 20
    • 16
    • 19
    #9

    A cool gastropub, the South Florida chain has “fantastic burgers, buns and fries,” says one voter, and the classic burger ($12) is the standout. The chuck, brisket and short-rib blend is cooked to your liking and served with a pickle. Read more about Rok:Brgr on Zagat.

    www.rokbrgr.com

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries

    Hamburger

    • 18
    • 18
    • 19
    • 16
    #10

    A favorite standby, the chain's been serving “consistent and tasty” patties for years, including the signature hamburger ($5.99) with “good-quality, juicy meat.” Customers can also pile on free toppings (onions, mushrooms, jalapeño peppers), making it a bang for the buck. Read more about Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Zagat.

    www.fiveguys.com

    Photo by Giovanny Gutierrez

Ratings are out of 30. Key to ratings

Hamburgers are rated in three categories — flavor, ingredients and value — on a 30-point scale.

26–30Extraordinary to perfection
21–25Very good to excellent
16–20Good to very good
11–15Fair to good
0–10Poor to fair

Ratings have been rounded to the nearest whole number, but the top burger rankings are calculated using the non-rounded scores.

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