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The Best Burgers in Miami

By Germaine Benson


Say goodbye to May (and National Burger Month) with any of these five outstanding patties.
Truffles are the star ingredient in River Yacht Club’s Keith’s Truffle Burger.
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Spiced Up
The newest concept by golfer Ernie Els, Big Easy Winebar & Grill is all about South African cuisine and that’s why we’re intrigued about The Big Easy Burger ($16). Created by Els himself, the patty includes heirloom tomatoes, onion jam, braai barbecue sauce and hand-cut fries. Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.814.5955,

Flaming Hot
Continuing the tasty tradition of MINA Burger Month at Bourbon Steak, the restaurant is offering weekly rotating menus with burgers that are only available for a limited time. This week’s temptation is the Haute Burger ($21), which is topped with foie gras aioli, black truffle and balsamic onions. Turnberry Isle Miami, 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, 786.279.6600,

Sweet Tooth
Known for pushing the envelope with imaginative burgers, the chefs at Lokal have outdone themselves with their latest. A collaboration with The Salty Donut, My Childhood Dream ($13) is a sweet and savory winner: a seared glazed donut serves as the bun to a ground in-house beef patty topped with American cheese and candied bacon. 3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, 305.442.3377,

That’s Amore!
Pizza & Burger is closing National Burger Month with the Italian-inspired Impero Burger ($24) created by Chopped judge Scott Conant. This carnivorous masterpiece includes two dry-aged patties, pickled mustard seed sauce, truffle aioli, fontina cheese, lettuce and tomato. Fontainebleau Miami, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4636,

Truffle Treat
Even the most refined palates crave a succulent burger now and then. It’s with those folks in mind that River Yacht Club created Keith’s Truffle Burger ($30), a patty topped with gorgonzola, caramelized onions, truffle butter and a bed of shaved truffles. Yes, please! 401 SW Third Ave., Miami, 305.200.5716,