Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gilbert's - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

It's award winning (Sun-Sentinel Best Burger in Broward 2010)... So we had to end the year with the what the people voted on as the best. Back in July of 2010, Gilbert's was voted #1.

Right off the bat, you can tell this was a family run burger/grill spot. Owner's Lenore & Bill Gilbert were at the door greeting every customer and making you feel like you walked into their own home. Both, their son and daughter were working the counter and front of house... Truly a warm feeling for a strip mall - fast food type of burger/grill joint. 8 burgers fill the menu which has plenty of other grill items on it, but we're here for one thing... Burgers! Every burger is made with Certified Angus Beef with no extra seasonings added to keep the meat flavor at its purest.

What we ordered:
Lunchbox - Brie, Bacon & Fried Onions burger.

Miracle Man - Crumbled Blue Cheese Stuffed burger with grilled onions.

Open Mic - Bacon Cheese burger.

Hockey Puck - Classic burger with grilled onions and mushrooms on the side.

Wifey & Mrs. Disney - Cheeseburger's
Momma Dukes - Chicken Philly Sandwhich... Huh?

Our burger thoughts:
Meat flavor was awesome... Size of the burger was great... The cheese on the cheese burgers was not melted when the burger arrived... Blue cheese stuffed burger was PERFECT... They ran out of pickles(could of gone to Publix in the shopping center to get more?)... The Brie slices were great & melted as the burger was eaten... If you get a chance, try ANY of the desserts (Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake, Plain Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie or Mexican Wedding Cookies) Mmmmm!

Overall ratings from Rare (worst-1) to Well-Done (best-5):
Lunchbox: Medium-Well (4)
Miracle Man: Well-Done (5)
Open Mic: Medium-Well (4)
Hockey Puck: Well-Done (5)
Mrs. Disney: Medium-Well (4)
Wifey: Medium-Well (4)
**Total for the group overall rating = Medium-Well (4.2)
We do have to extend a WELL-DONE (5) rating for the hospitality!

Owner: Lenore Gilbert
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Gilbert's 17th Street Grill on Urbanspoon


  1. You gotta be kidding. This is the best burger joint I have ever eaten in!!!! By Far the freshest and the tastiest...No kidding. Take it from me Chef DLish....

  2. Delish - I agree.... They do a great job with their burgers!!!