Ten Best Burgers in Palm Beach County
8. 3rd & 3rd
A great burger is not just comfort food. Once you've had one, it's like a rite of passage into gastronomy. When 3rd & 3rd owner John Paul Kline opened his Delray Beach restaurant just over a year ago, the first thing he put on the menu was a seared burger. Why? To get everyone a little bit closer to burger nirvana. Kline also believes a burger should be just that -- a burger. His iteration is simple -- practically minimalist in comparison to other flashy joints. That means a single patty, a pure blend of ground beef, and nothing added but a generous smothering of salt and pepper before a quick searing on the flattop for a brown, crispy exterior. That crusty finish locks in texture and flavor and presents the perfect platform for a generous portion of Kline's red-onion jam, a simple reduction of fresh red onion, balsamic vinegar, and sugar made in house. It works so well with the burger that Kline says his patrons have given up on ketchup and mustard entirely.
7. Rebel House
The Rebel House
Some could argue the Rebel Burger is nothing more than a Charm City burger dressed up in bit more hipster cool. Sure, it's made using co-owner Mike Saperstein and Evan David's own special blend of meats from their own grind house, just like Charm. And then it's topped with white American cheese and its sister establishment's famous Charm City sauce, then nestled into the very same sesame seed bun. However, the pickled tomato and crispy onion add an extra element of flavor you won't find at Charm. And the petite salad side is different. But what makes it better than a Charm burger? Well, the fact that you can add seared foie gras, of course. You're welcome.
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