Ah, burgers. Like most “All-American” foods, burgers are basically a balanced meal. You’ve got all of the primary food groups: meat, dairy, vegetables, fruit (yes, tomato is a fruit), and grain. It’s the balanced meal that you can hold in your hand! What more could you possibly ask for? Okay, maybe a delicious burger that’s zero calories is a bit much, but one can dream. A good burger is not necessarily difficult to come by in Miami, but it might require making a drive. And, sometimes you just don’t feel like doing all of that. So, it’s always nice to try and find new places that serve good burgers around Miami. That way, no matter where you are, there’s a good burger somewhere nearby.
Da Burger Shack is one of those food truck success stories where a food truck business did well enough to open an actual storefront. They serve Chicago-inspired burgers, although I’m not exactly sure what that means. Given the amount of praise that is heaped onto this place, I’m surprised that it took me this long to discover them.
The restaurant is probably about the size of a fast food chain restaurant. However, while you do order at a counter, your food is made-to-order. The person at the counter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, although I already had an idea of what I wanted.
I ordered the BBQ, Bacon, and Cheddar burger (otherwise known as my Burger Holy Trinity). As the name implies, it’s a burger with BBQ sauce, bacon, and cheddar cheese. It was also topped with sauteed onions and a fried onion ring. The burger was cooked exactly how I asked (medium). It was juicy, tender, and flavorful. The bacon had the right amount of chewiness. The fries I found to be kind of average, but they are included with the burger so I won’t complain much. They were just fine with ketchup.
Da Burger Shack has not replaced my favorite burger place in Miami, but it is definitely worth a return trip.
For more information on Da Burger Shack, visit their web site at http://www.daburgershack.com/105089/home