Best Dive Bar Food in South Florida
4. Blue Boar Tavern
Radar to the Scene The Blue Boar's AJ's grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate, with sautéed onion and tomato.
If you've ever been to the Blue Boar Tavern in West Palm Beach, then you probably already know it's the very definition of "hole in the wall," the type of place where you're guaranteed to walk out smelling like smoke -- the funk of nearly 24 straight hours' worth of patrons permeating the place. And you know it's got some pretty awesome, greasy bar food too. Overall, it may sound like the last place you want to spend your night out -- but it's all these reasons (and more) that keep a lot of people coming back for more. Blue Boar purveys homemade chicken noodle soup, beef quesadillas, char-grilled cheeseburgers, fries, and a full lineup of classic greasy bar bites until 4:30 every morning. And in the deepest hours before dawn, there's a whole lot of comfort to be had from a gooey grilled cheese and a shot of Jack. Try AJ's Super Grilled Cheese. It has three kinds of cheese (mozzarella, American, and cheddar), bacon, tomato, and sautéed onions.
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3. Le Tub Saloon
Safely nestled on a quiet strip off A1A right on the water behind a dense veil of lush greenery, LeTub Saloon has been a favorite of the people of Hollywood for years. You can get there by car or boat -- pull up on the Intracoastal Waterway if you're on the water -- and prepare to feast -- on a 13-ounce burger, that is. Way back in 2006, before anyone was judging a "best" burger, Le Tub was dubbed the "Best Burger in America" by GQ and was hailed by burger aficionado Oprah Winfrey. The ground top sirloin hunk of meat is near obscene, though the toppings are underwhelming, as is the service. But with tropical oasis pirate hideaway charm and quirky picnic-style dining space on the water, there's plenty more to love.
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