Ticket Information

Dates: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Where: Sanborn Square Park
72 N. Federal Highway
Downtown Boca Raton
Tickets: VIP ADMISSION
6 PM to 10 PM

GENERAL ADMISSION
7 PM to 10 PM



11th Annual Boca Burger Battle,

A Grilling Affair! takes place on

Saturday, July 13, 2024.

Both VIP and GA Ticket holders enjoy UNLIMITED Burgers, Bites!, Beer, Wine and Spirit Tastings.

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After ten amazing Battle of the Burgers, the BBQ Grills are firing up again to celebrate the 11th Annual Boca Burger Battle Competition on Saturday, July 13th, 2024, in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton, Florida. The hand-picked Burger Battle 2024 team of Top Chefs are incredibly adventurous at creating the "best burger recipe" as preparations for the Boca Burger Battle, A Grilling Affair! return for the ELEVENTH YEAR.

2024 BOCA BURGER BATTLE CONTENDERS!

These top chefs are bringing their A-game from across South Florida and even as far as Rio, Brazil:

Boca Raton features Yard House, Burtons Grill & Bar, American Social, PZZA, DRIFT bar and Sonrisa
Coral Springs features Marcos Top Burgers with location also in Pompano Beach
Deerfield Beach features The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar
Delray Beach features Warren with location in Naples, Papamigos with locations in Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach features Lucky Fish Beach Bar and Grille
Rio, Brazil features Sem Frescura Burgers & Fries

Our participants have other restaurant locations in:

Bird Road, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Coral Gables, Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Islamorada, Miami, Miami Beach, Oakland Park, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Royal Palm Beach, Sarasota, Stuart, Sunrise, Vero Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Orlando.

Each hand-picked chef will create their grilling masterpieces and present them to a prestige table of Grill Master Judge's which includes a few well known "burger conneseuirs" like Carmine Gialanelia, on WiLD 95.5 with his show "Carmine & Maegan In The Morning. Listen to them on Wild 95.5. Our next new Grill Master Judge is Chef Scott Seddon and Brand Manager for Pero Family Farms. Chef Scott has focused on new product development, sustainability initiatives, packaging, recipe ideation, and social media content creation. Currently, Pero Family Farms has the number one brand of mini sweet peppers and green beans nationwide. His recipes and brand building help entice millions of people to eat healthy with exciting flavors and convenience. Next up, we all recognize our next Grill Master Judge, Sam Kerrigan from CBS News 12. Vicki Corrao sits on the board of the Palm Beach American Culinary Federation and is a former owner of three Italian restaurants on Mulberry St in NYC's Little Italy. Vicki also has judged numerous events for Cordon Bleu and Johnson & Wales. Our longest serving battle judges are Robert S Weinroth, Former Palm Beach County Mayor, and Douglas Heizer from The Boca Raton Tribune. These Grill Master Judges' will determine which contender's burger is deserving of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place awards for Best Grill Master; while the guests VOTE with their wooden chip for People's Choice and will determine the champion to hold the title as Best Battle Burger. Visit the Judges page to read more about them.

Read more about past Champions Burtons Grill and Bar, 2023 2nd Place and 2022 1st Place Judges' pick for "Best Grill Master" and 2022 People's Choice winner for "Best Battle Burger",Yard House, 2023 1st Place Judges' pick for "Best Grill Master", Tucker Duke's 2nd Place Judges' pick for "Best Grill Master", Papamigos 2023 People's Choice winner for "Best Battle Burger" and Cheffrey Eats in Boca, a previous battle winner just won an online poll. Visit the 2024 Burger Contenders page to read more about the latest burger contenders.

This community event with its "Backyard BBQ" showcases some of the best burgers in south Florida that can be found, and extra bites! You can quench your thirst with a variety of craft beers, seasonal spirits and summer wines. The Best Summer Festival is held in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton near the intersection of Palmetto Park Road and Federal Highway. Please visit the Location page to see where the Check-In Entrance is located.

The Boca Burger Battle benefits Children's Giving Foundation, a 501c3 Boca Raton nonprofit that supports Children's Charities here in South Florida.

VIBE-COOL™ THIS SUMMER WITH E-COOL OF FLORIDA!

We’ve got you COOL this summer with a cool addition to our VIBE... introducing VIBE-COOL™ - bringing the cool to the hottest event! E-Cool of Florida will strategically place their Evaporative Cooling System Fans throughout Sanborn Square Park to help keep the humidity and temperature levels comfortable for our Guests and Participants. Get ready to VIBE-COOL™. To learn more about their cool air anywhere products visit E-Cool of Florida.

2024 EVENT SCHEDULE

MAIN EVENT - A Grilling Affair! Saturday, July 13th
General Admission Tickets are Pre-Sale $69 Per Person / Regularly $100 and VIP Tickets are Pre-Sale $89 Per Person / Regularly $125. ALL TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE UNLIMITED Burgers, Bites!, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Live Entertainment and TONS of FUN! A BONUS TO VIP TICKET HOLDERS, enjoy EARLY ENTRY AT 6 PM instead of 7 PM for General Admission guests. This is a 21+ year old event from 6 pm to 10 pm, PLEASE, No Pets! Event is Rain or Shine! So, NO Refunds Battle Fans... You can purchase Tickets Online or call 561.338.7594.

We're looking forward to seeing you at A Grilling Affair!

The Boca Burger Battle is produced by South Florida event production company BocaRaton.com & The BITES! Network, which also produces the Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival , A Culinary Affair! on November 9th, 2024 and the Florida Wing, Taco and Dessert Battle on April 26, 2025.


JM Lexus: Driving Us Past Our 10-Year Journey!
From Founding Sponsor to Official Car Sponsor of the
11th Annual - A Grilling Affair!

JM Lexus


Barrel of Monks Brewing: Raising a Toast to 11 Years of Burger Battle Excellence!
This year's Cup & Shirt Sponsor from Boca Raton, FL

Barrel of Monks


2024's Live Performance by Friday At Five Band

Friday At Five Band

Friday At FIVE Band This isn't just a band; it's a state of mind. Get ready to rock wherever and whenever you catch them, it's always Friday At Five. As a tribute to all parties, these seasoned musicians bring over 38 years of collective experience to the stage, having performed with national and international acts. FAF is a well-oiled machine!
Their performances cover a wide range of hits from Van Halen to Pink, Zac Brown to Sublime, AC/DC to Rihanna, Led Zeppelin to Blink-182, 4 Non Blondes to Pat Benatar, The Killers to Bon Jovi, The Cranberries to Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris to Lady Gaga, SRV to Elle King - truly a playlist for every party. Every member of the band takes the lead at some point, with Carey delivering shreddietastic guitar licks and Gonzalo and Jordan laying down the drum and bass foundation.
Friday At FIVE will have you singing every word while you savor those delicious burgers, cold brews, wine, and spirits at the Boca Burger Battle. Then, you'll jump on stage to dance the night away! Stick around until the end when the crew announces this year's winning chefs. You won't want to miss this epic night of food, music, and fun!

Friday At Five


We are always searching for the highest social media rated burger joints in Florida. And, we also welcome your recommendations for your favorite burgers. You can tag us in your Facebook post or send us an email to let us know your top burger joint picks. We know you search for 'Best Burgers Near Me' and 'Burger Bash near me' and we search for all of the 'Best Burgers in South Florida' rated by media and foodies. Tell us about your Best Burger West Palm Beach... Palm Beach County chefs and others who have the Best Burger Recipe in Florida. This Battle is held in Boca Raton and accepts burger contenders from ALL FLORIDA CITIES to compete in this charity event.


BEST BURGER VIDEOS:

Founder and Producer, Russell Spadaccini along with Bill Ring, Executive Chef at Burtons Grill and Bar in Boca Raton and Executive Chef George Patti from M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom took to the airwaves on CBS 12 to talk about this year's battle with Anchors Sam Kerrigan and Matt Lincoln

Bill Ring, Executive Chef at Burtons Grill and Bar in Boca Raton took home 2022's 1st Place Judges' pick for "Best Grill Master" and People' Choice for "Best Battle Burger"

John Cortes, Executive Chef at Tucker Duke's in Deerfield Beach. People's Choice winner for "Best Battle Burger" in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The only restaurant to pull this off three year's in a row!

Carl, Executive Chef at Yard House in Boca Raton's Mizner Park.

NEW CONTENDER: Paul Pincus, Executive Chef at the new American Social location in downtown Boca Raton's Mizner Park

NEW CONTENDER: Marco, Executive Chef at Marco's Top Burgers in Pompano Beach

NEW CONTENDER: Giovanni Ramirez, Executive Chef at The Munchies Report at Pompano Brewing Company in Pompano Beach, FL

NEW CONTENDER: Lucky Fish in Pompano Beach, FL

NEW CONTENDER: The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar in Deerfield Beach, FL



9th Annual Promo - Featuring Sanborn Square Park event location



7th Annual Promo - Featuring Contender Restaurants



1st Annual Promo - Featuring the vibe of A Grilling Affair



TAKE A BITE AND JOIN THE BATTLE!

Burger Battle

2023 BOCA BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - Yard House in Boca Raton
2nd Place - Burtons Grill and Bar in Boca Raton
3rd Place - Tucker Duke's in Deerfield Beach

People's Choice Award for "Best Battle Burger" went to:
1st Place - Papamigos in Delray Beach, Coconut Creek and a Food Truck

2022 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - Burton's Grill and Bar in Boca Raton
2nd Place - MEAT Eatery and Taproom in Boca Raton
3rd Place - Bar Louie in Coconut Creek

People's Choice Award for "Best Battle Burger" went to:
1st Place - Burton's Grill and Bar in Boca Raton (Double Win)

2019 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - MEAT Eatery and Taproom in Boca Raton
2nd Place - La Perrada Del Gordo (Gordos) in Boca Raton and WPB
3rd Place - CWS Bar + Kitchen in Lake Worth

People's Choice Award for "Best Battle Burger" went to:
1st Place - Cheffrey Eats at Boca Raton's Barrel of Monks Brewery

2018 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - Funky Buddha Brewery
2nd Place - Tucker Duke's
3rd Place - Cheffrey Eats

People's Choice Award for "Best Battle Burger" went to:
1st Place - ROK:BRGR

2017 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - Deck 84
2nd Place - Sybarite Pig
3rd Place - M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom

People's Choice Award for "Best Battle Burger" went to:
1st Place - ROK:BRGR

2016 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom
2nd Place - Deck 84
3rd Place - The New Vegan

Judge's Pick for "Best Alternative Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - The New Vegan

People's Choice Award for "Best Boca Burger" went to:
1st Place - Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
2nd Place - Zinburger

2015 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom
2nd Place - Salt 7
3rd Place - Bite Gastrotruck

Judges' Pick for "Best Alternative Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - The New Vegan

People's Choice Award for "Best Boca Burger" went to:
1st Place - Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
2nd Place - M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom
3rd Place - Bite Gastrotruck

2014 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for "Best Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - Salt 7
2nd Place - Bite Gastrotruck
3rd Place - Red's Backwoods BBQ

Judges' Pick for "Best Alternative Grill Master" went to:
1st Place - Green Spot Kitchen

People's Choice Award for "Best Boca Burger" went to:
1st Place - Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
2nd Place - Bite Gastrotruck
3rd Place - Benny's on the Beach

2013 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for Best Grill Master went to:
1st place - Bite Gastrotruck
2nd place - Potions In Motion
3rd place - Shake Shack

Judge's Pick for Best Alternative Grill Master went to:
1st place - 4th Generation

People's Choice for Best Boca Burger went to:
1st place - Morton's Steakhouse
2nd place - Rebel House
3rd place - Potions In Motion

2012 BURGER BATTLE WINNERS:

Judges' Pick for Best Grill Master went to:
1st place - Rebel House
2nd place - Gimme A Burger
3rd place - Big Joe's Burgers & Wings

Judges' Pick for Best Alternative Grill Master went to:
1st place - The English Tap & Beer Garden
2nd place - 4th Generation
3rd place - Irie Spice

People's Choice for Best Boca Burger went to:
1st place - Rebel House
2nd place - Super Dave's Diner
3rd place - Red's Backwood BBQ

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