South Floridians love their burgers. Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and its surrounding cities are dotted with burger joints of every kind - from the lone hamburger stand and national chains to sit-down neighborhood favorites and even burgers for those a little more health-conscious.
Here, hamburgers are celebrated with various annual contests headed up by local media outlets, and the proclamation of being the year's winner of any of them can mean big things for the victorious eatery.
After receiving this esteemed honor as "Best Burger" in all of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Charm City Burger Company - located on Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach - is packed even more than it was before. For that reason, they're creating more devoted followers, too. The burgers here are ground fresh daily and they're definitely market fresh, with all ingredients proudly sourced locally and 5-star-chef-approved.
Eats at Charm City Burger Company in Deerfield Beach — Photo courtesy of Dale Mack
Charm City Burger Company is hamburger central in this popular ocean-side city. A small restaurant with plenty of seating - shoulder to shoulder at times, in a cozy sort of way - there's a great urban vibe among the patrons, who are of every age, all enjoying the great burgers. For those who enjoy taking in the beautiful sub-tropical temperatures and scenery, a few tables out front are just the thing.
Choose from the Good Ole Burger with cheese or Cowboy Style with amazing thick-cut bacon, aged cheddar, sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions. For those who enjoy a bit of heat, order the Volcano Style Burger with pepper jack cheese, Volcano Sauce and jalapeno.
The Big Sloppy is popular, with double meat, cheese and bacon. It comes complete with a hash brown and a fried egg. Or, go for The Emperor. This 8-ounce Kobe beef patty melt includes sauteed mushrooms, aged Gruyere and truffled aioli. Add seared foie gras for the ultimate decadent burger.
Charm City Burger Company also offers a list of Chicken Sammies, from the Plain Jane with cheese, aioli, tomato and onion to The Foodie, which comes with sauteed mushrooms, aged Swiss cheese, grilled tomato and garlic aioli. Also available are everyone's favorite: chicken wings.
More trips here are a necessity to try even more originals. How about trying a turkey burger, Italian sausage burger, veggie burger, spiced lamb burger or - wait for it - the ground sushi burger. What more could there be?
Bring the kids, as there is a kids' menu that is sure to delight. Also, plan to stick around for dessert. Charm City Burger Company has it all.
Deerfield Beach is an upscale neighborhood north of Fort Lauderdale that is abuzz with activity, offering an amazing beach, great shopping, restaurants and relaxing parks. It's a city that defines the true Florida experience.
With easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the playful Intracoastal, Deerfield Beach not only offers the ideal vacation experience but also, for the resident, a variety of housing styles from moderate to luxurious. This is indeed a zip code that is fun to visit and to live in.