Hot New Burgers to Try in South Florida

By Carissa Chesanek  |  October 29, 2013

While we have our staple go-to burgers we can't get enough of, there's always room for trying something new. Here are our top picks for the hottest new burgers found throughout South Florida right now. 

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    Swine Southern Table & Bar

    Step into this Coral Gables space known for its pig-infused menu and bourbon-based cocktails to try out its new signature meat-packed patty. Pilled high with short rib, brisket, smoked pork blend and thick-cut house-smoked bacon, the Swine burger is perfection right down to the special sauce and all the fixins’.

    2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.; 786-360-6433

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    Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen

    While crowds are usually found at the buzzing bar for the $3 off drink specials during happy hour, the new burger offered at this Fort Lauderdale beer joint is a draw at all hours. Try the newly debuted Left Hand Milk Stout barbecue short rib burger doused with Dijon and pair it with the Breckenridge vanilla porter for the best custom-fit combo.

    1411 South Andrews Ave.; 954-463-4900

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    Area 31

    The brand new redesign to this swanky Downtown restaurant inside the Epic Hotel wasn't limited to the interior. Chef Wolfgang Birk completely revamped the old menu and added a new seafood option: a unique cobia burger with wasabi mayo on brioche. 

    270 Biscayne Blvd Way; 305-424-5234

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    Duffy’s Coconut Grove

    Try this sports grill chain's latest Cocowalk location for their new Jacked Up Burger. This patty is made with jalapeno pimento cheese and pepper-crusted bacon, all sandwiched between a salted pretzel roll.

    3015 Grand Ave., Ste. 250; 305-648-2200

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    Wolfgang's Steakhouse Miami

    Sitting along the bay, this sophisticated steakhouse has an impressive view to match an equally first-rate traditional-style patty. Opt for the classic burger stacked with the traditional lettuce, tomato and onion, then add a few slabs of crispy bacon for that extra crunch.

    315 South Biscayne Blvd.; 305-487-7130

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    Atlantic Surf Club

    If there’s ever a reason to travel north to Las Olas Boulevard, it’s now, thanks to this new low-key oceanfront space with multiple burger choices. While the lobster mac 'n' cheese is reason enough to go, when hunkering for a meaty patty, it’s all about the Martin's burger - a beef and smoked bacon patty with a sunny-side up egg and cilantro salsa.

    17 South Ft. Lauderdale Bch.; 954-256-7873

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    Restaurant Michael Schwartz

    This new dining destination from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz sits along The Raleigh Hotel’s iconic pool deck and offers the must-try ultimate cheeseburger. Make it the way you like it too, with various add-ons including avocado, caramelized onions and wild mushrooms.

    1775 Collins Ave.; 305-612-1163

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    Sure, we're all about this burger joint's classic patty with sharp Wisconsin cheddar, but the new gator burger has our attention. The grilled alligator is doused in a homemade cocktail sauce then piled on arugula and red onions that's wedged between a soft challah bun.

    3190 Commodore Plz.; 305-442-3377

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    This recently opened Coral Gables outpost offers a large sushi menu to choose from but also need-to-try wagyu sliders. These small burgers are served on a sesame brioche bun with aji panca ketchup and paired with a side of crispy French fries.

    180 Aragon Ave.; 305-448-4990

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    The Social Club

    The recently debuted New American gastro lounge in the lobby of the Surfcomber Hotel isn't just about socializing with drinks. The food is good too, including the new porcini crusted beef burger with crispy smoked bacon served on a traditional kaiser roll.

    1717 Collins Ave.; 305-604-1800