Burgers we love: 9 favorites in West Palm Beach – Palm Beach Post

Take a break from the grill, enjoy these hefty patties this holiday weekend.

Just in time for July 4th weekend, here are some of our favorite burgers in West Palm Beach.

PETANQUE

Here’s a burger we first experienced on bossa nova night at Petanque Kitchen & Bar. This is no puny burger, mind you. A hefty patty is layered with Brie, green tomato, apple crisps and walnut mayo. It is large enough to share, but we don’t blame you if you keep it to yourself. The interplay of sweet and rich, crisp and smooth is so balanced it mirrors the progressions in best bossa novas.

Petanque Kitchen & Bar: 517 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach; 561-273-5441

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BURGERFI

The locally based burger chain was launched on the inspiration of one monumental burger, the “CEO Burger” at The Office in Delray. Founded by Office partners, BurgerFi has gone on to excel in its own carnivorous adventures. They do list the CEO on the menu, however – it is composed of two wagyu and brisket patties topped with candied bacon-tomato jam, truffle aioli and aged Swiss. Save room for one of the burger joint’s super-thick, frozen “concretes,” shakes that require a spoon.

BurgerFi has locations throughout Palm Beach County. West Palm Beach location is: Rosemary Square, 700 S. Rosemary Ave Ste. 102, West Palm Beach; 561-557-9144

NEW VEGAN

With locations in Delray Beach and Northwood, Rahein and Patricia Jones’ New Vegan grills up some of the most flavorful burgers in town — on a George Foreman grill. They start with a sprouted and dehydrated chickpea and mushroom flour Rahein dreamed up some years ago when he and his family were new vegans (hence the name). He shapes patties from the moistened flour dough and grills them for two minutes before serving them topped with pistachio cream and veggies on gluten-free toast. The flavor: falafel with earthy mushroom undertones. Delicious. It’s no wonder this burger won “best alternative” burger in the 2015 and 2016 annual Boca Burger Battle competitions.

New Vegan: In Northwood at 538 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach, 561-557-1124; in Delray Beach at 528 NE 2nd St., 561-404-5301

DUFFY’S SPORTS GRILL

A trio of Duffy’s burger possibilities: two customized Certified Angus Beef burgers flank a customized Impossible Burger (center). [Provided by Think.Shop]

There’s a good variety of customizable burgers at Palm Beach County’s most popular sports grill chain, including a plant-based Impossible burger. (And, at the other extreme, the enormous Hangover Burger, half-pounder topped with pepper-crusted bacon, double American cheese and a sunny-side-up egg.) We’re perfectly happy with Duffy’s Certified Angus Beef Cheeseburger, topped with melted cheddar and maybe some sautéed mushrooms.

For locations, visit duffysmvp.com.

GREASE BURGER BAR

You’ve got more than 20 drool-worthy burgers to choose from at Clematis Street’s favorite burger joint. We are partial to the Black and Blue, a burger that’s boldly seasoned with blackening spiced and topped with crumbled blue cheese and pecan bacon.

Grease Burger Bar: 213 Clematis St., West Palm Beach 561-651-1075.

KITCHEN

Chef Matthew Byrne’s Kitchen Burger doesn’t mess around. Made of grass-fed chuck, brisket and foie gras, it’s topped with melted American cheese and charred onions. Just like the rest of the menu at this cozy American bistro, Byrne elevates a classic with this burger.

Kitchen: 319 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach 561-249-2281.

OKEECHOBEE STEAKHOUSE

If there’s anywhere in the county where a carnivore can expect superb, expertly prepared beef, it’s at this family-owned steakhouse, which is the oldest in the state. Okeechobee Steakhouse has been in business for nearly 72 years for two reasons: quality and consistency. It’s the same reason why the burgers there are so good.

Okeechobee Steakhouse: 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-5151.

PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO

One may not expect to find a burger so fine at Pistache that it’s worth a detour from the exceptional bistro fare. In fact, it’s easy to miss on a menu popping with classics like steak frites and tartares, especially when it’s listed simply as “Hamburger.” This burger is topped with romaine, tomato and onion and served on a brioche bun. For a slight upcharge, you can get it with melted cheese. For a bistro-fied touch, go for the Gruyère.

Pistache: 101 N. Clematis St. West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090.

CITY CELLAR

What’s not to love at City Cellar, the Rosemary Square mainstay that serves a menu of updated American classics? The burger is one of the menu items that will bring you back to the second-floor restaurant and bar. It’s topped with applewood-smoked bacon, Brie and a drippy egg and served on a bakery bun with a side of Parmesan fries.

City Cellar: 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-366-0071.