Charm City Burger Company

Last Activity: Feb 21st, 2015

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Charm City Rear Entrance


1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
(954) 531-0300
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Critic's Rating

Last Review: 02/23/12


Hours7 days, 11:30pm-9:30pm
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholBeer and Wine
OutdoorNo ReservationsNo


Good Burgers
5 Guys Prices


Dumpy Storefront
Juvenile Atmosphere

Insider Tips

Do Take Out

Critic's Review

I heard that they had remodeled, and after checking out nearby Gimme a Burger, I thought I'd see what was new. If you remember the previous exterior photo we had here; from the outside the place looks pretty much the same. The door is painted blue, but it still doesn't quite fit. Inside, it's still pretty much a dump. They have a counter in the rear now, and the cheap vinyl tablecloths are gone and they have some nicer tables and chairs. There's a couple of seats at a stainless steel bar.


They've raised their prices a little, and they sell craft beers. I'd gotten a really good burger here before; and I'd just had a burger, or at least part of a burger, so I decided to try their new chicken sandwiches. I ordered an El Diablo; you can get the chicken grilled or buttermilk battered and fried; I opted for grilled.

They give you a number and you wait. They have a bunch of chairs in front of the counter. The wait was ridiculous. At 3:30pm and not much of a crowd, it shouldn't take over 20 minutes to grill a piece of chicken. Adding insult to injury, the counter people weren't really paying attention. A dude was on the phone for 10 minutes, and the girls were busy eating and socializing while my order sat ready to be wrapped. Then they brought it out on a tray, even though "Take Out" was written prominently on the ticket. They shoved the sandwich in a bag and gave it to me with no napkins; it's a good thing I had some napkins in the car.
Charm City El Diablo Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Charm City El Diablo Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Now Charm City (the same owners as El Jefe Lucador) tout their chef-worthiness, but this was hardly culinary genius. A handful of jalapeno's, some hot sauce and some white sauce on a bun. They don't seem to believe in melting the cheese in this place; you'd think in 20 minutes that the cheese might have melted. This sandwich was "ok"; no better. It's not something I couldn't make at home, and for the size of the cutlet for $6.50 it should come with something.

One thing of note is that this is a Kid's operation; run by kids, staffed with kids and marketed to kids. It's no place for adults or a family.

Review 6/19/10

The word "charm" is not exactly the word you'd be thinking of as you approach this place. With "parking in the rear", they have a sign claiming the best burgers around leaning against a dumpster overflowing with garbage bags. It sets the stage for an adventure in perseverance. One that is ultimately worth the journey.

Inside, theres a long, lean room with cheap tables and chairs with vinyl plaid tablecloths. The walls are adorned with cutesy artwork. Its mid-day on a Saturday and there are quite a few people eating here.

Charm City Burgers Interior

Charm City Burgers Interior

Not looking to tackle some monster burger, I order their basic burger, the Good Ole, medium rare, with the works. The hard sell on the combos follow, but I resist. "Just the burger". They give you a number and you sit at a cheap table and wait for them to call your number.

The wait is tolerable, and soon a paper bag is ready. Grab it and go, out past the dumpster and back into civilization.

Opening the bag, its a pretty big burger. A sturdy sesame seed bun, piled high with onion, lettuce and secret sauce.


I take a bite. Wow. This is really good. I need another bite. The flavors are layered in a way that you don't expect from a burger. No additional seasoning is required. Its really fantastic. As a saltaholic, I tell you don't ruin this burger with salt or ketchup before tasting it. They have it down.

Is this the best burger I've ever had? I don't know. But its the best burger I've ever had for $5.25. Is it worth a 20 mile drive? Maybe not. Or maybe it is. Its a close call.

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