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Riverwalk Burger Battle And These 6 Great Burger Deals Are The Best Way To Celebrate National Burger Month In Fort Lauderdale

We've got meat sweats already, but we're not complaining.

More than a dozen local restaurants will take to Fort Lauderdale's Huizenga Plaza on Friday to compete in this year's Riverwalk Burger Battle

Every guest in attendance can sample gourmet burgers from the 16 competitors and hit up the French-Fry bar. Three drink tickets are also included. 

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The event, perfectly timed with National Burger Month in May, takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is 21-plus only.

Local favorites such as Shula Burger, The Downtowner, Shake Shack, Burger Craze and Tucker Duke's Lunchbox (last year's winner) are among the competitors who will battle for the title of Best Burger, Best Burger Joint and Fan Favorite. (See the full list here.)

Judges from the restaurant industry will award the Riverwalk Burger Battle trophy to the winner, and attendees can also vote for the Fan Favorite.

VIPs at the Burger Battle have the chance to enter the event half an hour early and enjoy an open bar, additional bites from Stache, and sweets. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $125 for VIP.


National Burger Month Deals in Broward County

In addition to checking out what we think are the 15 best burgers from Fort Lauderdale to Boca, here are six restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area where you can celebrate National Burger Month with specialty burgers available for the month of May only.

Burlock Coast

Enjoy Burlock Coast's special Bootleg Burger, made with ground brisket, pulled pork, chipotle aioli, and jack cheese ($19).

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Try Indigo's new Breakfast Burger, served with a fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a Kaiser roll and a side of fries. 

620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Pincho Factory

Known for crazy creations such as the Toston Burger and Pastelito Burger, Pincho Factory is bringing back the Quesadilla Burger as a chalkboard special for National Burger Month. The restaurant's custom-blend chuck brisket and short rib patty is served with queso fresco, guacamole, and pico de gallo in between two quesadillas. 

155 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines


How about a $50 gourmet burger? ROK:BRGR is offering an American Wagyu Kobe Burger throughout the month of May. It features a blend of Kobe brisket and chuck with foie gras, cream truffle brie cheese and blood orange marmalade on a brioche bun, which is then topped off with summer truffles shaved table-side. And it comes with a side of large truffle fries!

208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale

Tarpon Bend

Take advantage of Tarpon Bend's monthlong $15 Burger & Brew promotion, which lets customers pair a featured burger of the week with one craft beer. The upcoming burgers for the rest of the month are:

May 8-14: Salmon Burger with Islamorada Sandbar Sunday
May 15-21: Korean Bulgogi BBQ Burger with Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen
May 22-28: Greek Burger with Warsteiner Dunkel Lager
May 29-31: Black & Blue Burger with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

What would a burger be at Wild Sea Oyster without some seafood? For National Burger Month, the restaurant is offering a Soft-Shell Crab Burger, crafted with crispy soft-shell crab and served on a Kaiser roll with sriracha mayo, bacon, avocado, heirloom tomato and watercress.

620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


(Photo courtesy Tarpon Bend)