Get ready, Miami – August 24th is National Burger Day! What better place to indulge in mouthwatering burgers than this city known for its diverse culinary scene? From classic diners to gourmet versions, Miami has no shortage of spots slinging amazing burgers.


A Brief History of Burgers in the US

While the origin is debated, the hamburger is believed to have gotten its start in the late 1800s. Ground beef patties served between two slices of bread became popular fair at fairs and food stands. Fast forward to the 1920s when White Castle popularized the burger, leading to franchises like McDonald’s cementing the burger in American food culture.


Where to Find Miami’s Best Burgers

On National Burger Day, hit up these top eateries for the ultimate burger experience:

  • Pinch Kitchen – This Design District hot spot serves gourmet burgers like the Pinch Burger with dry-aged beef, smoked gouda and onion bacon jam. Don’t skip the truffle fries!
  • Lokal – With locations in Coconut Grove and South Miami, Lokal is a must for juicy burgers made with grass-fed beef and local fixings. Try the MSG Burger topped with a fried egg and miso ginger glaze.
  • Fat Ronnie’s Gourmet Burger Bar – This spot on Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach specializes in all-natural Black Angus burgers, with five generations of burger-making expertise.
  • Burger Beast – Burgers are an obsession for chef Ralph Pagano. His Burger Beast pop-ups serve indulgent burgers like the Donut Burger with a glazed donut bun.
  • United States Burger Service (Citadel Food Hall) – Located in the Citadel food hall, USBS serves juicy burgers with house-made potato buns. Try their rotating specials with unique cheeses and sauces for something special. Their fun burger names will make you giggle.
  • Blue Collar – Located in Miami’s Upper Eastside, Blue Collar serves juicy patties, buns baked fresh daily, and loaded toppings. Try the Frita Cubana Burger topped with chorizo, shredded pork and potato sticks. Address: 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL.
  • Chug’s Diner – For a retro diner vibe, head to Chug’s in Coconut Grove and order classics like the Bacon Cheeseburger with crispy bacon and American cheese. Address: 3444 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL.
  • Le Chick – This airy Wynwood spot from Top Chef’s Jeremy Ford serves up gourmet burgers like the Wagyu Burger with foie gras, truffle butter, and pork belly. Address: 310 NW 24th Street, Wynwood, FL.
  • Ted’s Burgers (Wynwood) – Located in the heart of Wynwood, Ted’s serves smashed burgers, fries, and milkshakes in a retro diner setting. Try the double bacon cheeseburger stacked with two patties and crispy bacon. Perfect for eating at the bar! Address: 120 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
  • Off Site (Little River) – This unassuming burger at the tiny Little River brewery may not look like much at first, but it delivers incredible flavor in every bite. The fluffy fresh bun holds a patty packed with umami from brisket, short rib and koji-cured chuck. Topped with melty American cheese, pickles and a special sauce, it’s a simple burger done to absolute perfection.
  • Shake Shack – This NYC import in South Beach serves up classic Shackburgers, cheeseburgers and Shack Stacks with crispy patties. Get the ShackMeister Burger topped with fried shallots and ShackSauce.


More Top Stops for Juicy Burgers

In addition to the classic joints, here are some other hot spots for unique and elevated burger experiences:

Arkadia Grill

Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s Arkadia Grill will be serving up two juicy specialty burgers on August 24th for National Burger Day. With proceeds going towards No Kid Hungry, guests can indulge in the Surf and Turf Burger for $100 – consisting of a wagyu patty, lobster chorizo, black truffle brioche, osetra caviar and black truffle aioli – and the Fannafuci Burger for $32, consisting of housemade ricotta, pancetta, a prime beef patty, provolone cheese and pickled celery relish.


The Key Club

The Key Club located in the heart of Coconut Grove’s renowned CocoWalk, is offering a variety of decadent burgers for their Tuesday summer special. Indulge in The Club Burger, featuring cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and their decadent secret sauce, served with a side of fries; Truffle Burger – Raclette cheese, mushroom marmalade, truffle aioli, and serve with a side of fries; The Cubano Burger features crispy pork belly, swiss cheese, mojo aioli, pickle, and served with tajin plantain chips.



A delicious Middle Eastern-inspired twist on a classic “Sloppy Joe” burger, this Glatt Kosher dish by MasterChef Israel winner Chef Tom Aviv features a mixture of finely chopped beef, pine nuts, scallions and aioli, served on a tumeric-infused bun to make every bite flavorful. It’s available during Branja’s brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.


American Social

American Social, the place to eat, drink and be social, offers the ultimate burger to celebrate National Burger Day. The Social Smash Burger is made with two ¼ lb. AmSo beef blend patties, cheddar, special smash sauce, pickles, and caramelized onions, all nestled between a warm pretzel bun.


Sugar Factory American Brasserie

The 24K Gold Burger meal is the only way to indulge this National Burger Day. This burger is dripping in 24k gold leaves and served with gold dusted french fries and a 24K Gold Milkshake – made with Ferrero Rocher golden truffles, and topped with a gold draped chocolate glazed donut.



Guests can enjoy the CHICA Frita Burger this National Burger Day! Made with certified Angus Beef and topped with a Chorizo Schmear, Cuban Style Dressing, Crispy Sweet Potato Strings, Colby Jack Cheese on a Jalapeño Cheddar Rolls, the CHICA Frita Burger is the furthest thing from basic.


Don’t forget to grab crunchy fries, creamy shakes and local craft brews to make it a perfect burger feast! How will you celebrate National Burger Day in Miami?