Boca Burger Battle 2023 Contenders



This year's Contenders have locations throughout South Florida:
Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach,
Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Worth,
Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and so many more...

Burtons Grill and Bar Boca Raton Burtons Grill and Bar burger

2022 CHAMPION 1st Place Judges' pick "Best Grill Master" and People's Choice winner "Best Battle Burger"
Burtons Grill and Bar is located in the new Park Place Shopping Center on Military Trail in Boca. Burtons is fast becoming the lunch and dinner spot for locals. And is also a great place for power lunching and socializing after work. We do offer reservations and take-out is also available. Since 2005 Burtons Grill & Bar has one simple goal in a complex and highly competitive business, “Delight every Guest“ one at a time, everytime! Whether it’s our traditional fare you will come to love or our chef-driven innovative local preparations, we promise you'll be coming back for more. In our legendary scratch kitchen we are also able to customize our menu offerings so we meet your dietary needs or wants. Our business provides guests with an array of high quality food and beverages along with friendly knowledgeable staff so that we keep your loyalty. We appreciate your loyalty and we know we must earn it every time you visit.

Burtons Grill and Bar | 5580 North Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33496 | 561.465.2036 | Web

MEAT Boca Raton MEAT Eatery and Taproom

2022 2nd Place Judges' pick "Best Grill Master", 2019, 2016, 2015 1st Place Judges' pick "Best Grill Master" and 2017 3rd Place Judges' pick "Best Grill Master"
Chef George Patti is Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom. He was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant, Tasters Grille, from 2009 to 2015. These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life. In the past five years he has won local awards for Best Chef (three times in the Keys and once in South Florida’s Burgie Awards), his Yellowtail Entrée and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Best Overall Restaurant (Tasters Grille), Soups (twice), Desserts (twice), Burgers (twice) and four years in a row for his Smoked Fish Dip. Chef Patti has been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine for his grilled filet mignon with chocolate port wine sauce and tempura battered bokchoy. In 2003 during his time as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, he received glowing reviews in both the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald newspapers. He has also been featured on the national television show, Finer Living, which showcased him preparing his signature dish, pan-seared scallops with sweet potato rum sauce and roasted scotch bonnet. Chef George was also featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives that aired on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Be sure to catch the re-run of the episode. George Patti’s prior culinary experiences include positions as Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen; Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh all in Washington, DC. He is a Johnson & Whales culinary graduate.

M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom | 2 locations in Florida | Web

2831 N Federal Highway, Ste #9 Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.419.2600
88005 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.852.3833

Tucker Duke's Lunch Box Tucker Dukes

2016, 2015, 2014 People's Choice winner "Best Battle Burger" and 2018 2nd Place Judges' pick "Best Grill Master"
Tucker Duke's Lunchbox philosophy on food is one of refined simplicity. Shop LOCAL first. Use local, seasonal ingredients to create a twist on old classics. The power to create and invoke memories is precisely what we do.

Tucker Duke's Lunchbox | 1101 S Powerline Road #102 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 | 954.708.2035 | Web

Yard House Yard House Boca Raton

Yard House is a well-known restaurant chain with locations across the United States, including one in Boca Raton, FL. The restaurant is famous for its extensive menu of American-style cuisine, with a particular emphasis on burgers, beer and other classic food favorites.
The Yard House menu features an impressive array of burgers, each made with high-quality beef and served on a freshly-baked bun. From classic cheeseburgers to more adventurous options like the Truffle Burger or the Hawaiian Poke Stack, there is something for every taste at Yard House.
The Boca Restaurant has over 100 beers on tap, as well as a full bar serving up cocktails, wine and other libations.

Yard House | 201 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.417.6124 | Web

Marcos Top Burgers Marcos Top Burger Food Truck

Marco’s Top Burgers, originally Marquinho’s Top Burgers, started with the intention of bringing Brazilian style burgers to the community of south Florida, a first of its kind. Marco and his wife Ana rented a small ghost kitchen in 2018, and after Marco’s day job, he would heat up the grill while Ana took orders over the phone and the drivers ensured a speedy delivery. Soon enough, people were telling their friends and family about the burgers and the business took off. In less than a year, the company went from 2 to 6 delivery drivers, and the orders kept on coming.
Marco and Ana have been in the food industry all their lives, previously owning a restaurant together, but Marco’s Top Burgers presented an opportunity to combine what they love to do, with what customers were seeking, especially the Brazilian community in South Florida, which was Brazilian style burgers that tasted like home.
With demand growing, Marco and Ana took a leap of faith and invested in a food truck, for the first time serving customers with dine in and take out options. Soon after, the company partnered up for a few months with a local supermarket where the first burger joint was opened up. With the food truck doing private parties and neighborhood nights, and the burger joint expanding clientele, Marco and Ana had their hands full. It was time for the next step.
In 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, Marco’s Top Burgers opened doors in Pompano Beach. This restaurant allowed them to put in practice all the know-how they have been accumulating for years in order to create a cozy environment for customers to enjoy tasty burgers, fresh meals, and a good atmosphere.
Marco and Ana are believers in God and their purpose in life is beyond themselves. Marco’s Top Burgers is a tangible proof that dreams do come true when you serve God with love. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. May this story keep growing with success and love as Marco’s Top Burgers continues their mission.

Marco's Top Burgers | 3350 NW 22nd Terrace #400B Pompano Beach, FL 33069 | 954.366.3651 | Web

American Social American Social Boca Raton

American Social Bar & Kitchen is the newest addition to Mizner Park in Boca Raton and is set to make its debut at the Boca Burger Battle this year. With a winning track record of bagging big awards at the 2021 SOBEWFF Burger Bash, American Social promises to bring a unique twist to the competition.
At American Social, eating, drinking, and socializing go hand in hand. The high-energy atmosphere, award-winning cuisine, live entertainment, and crafted cocktails make it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a great time. Designed specifically for socializing, American Social boasts a space where conversations flow freely, and connections run deep.
The restaurant offers a tantalizing take on American cuisine, with bold and classic dishes infused with an #AmSo twist. From fire-grilled burgers topped with horseradish cheddar sauce to meatballs infused with a Knob Creek Maple Bourbon Glaze, there are flavors for everyone and endless conversations to go with them. With its wide variety of dishes, American Social has quickly become a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
Whether dining with old friends on their chic and relaxing resort-style patios or flying solo to meet new ones at their lively bars, at #AmSo, you're never alone. "Social" isn't just part of their name, it's ingrained in their spaces, embodied by their staff, and celebrated by all, especially you.
At American Social, the experience is more than just the food and drinks; it's about the connections you make. With their high-energy atmosphere, fantastic cuisine, and lively entertainment, American Social is the perfect spot to satisfy your cravings, unwind, and have a great time. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or dinner, a place to celebrate, or a spot to enjoy drinks and live music, American Social has something for everyone. So come and join the fun, meet new friends, and make lasting memories at American Social Bar & Kitchen.

American Social Bar & Kitchen
351 W Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.710.7272
721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130
601 S Harbour Island Blvd. #107, Tampa, FL 33602
7335 W Sand Lake Road Suite 101, Orlando, FL 32819 Web

The Munchies Report Pompano Beach Brewing Company Giovanni Ramirez

Executive Chef Giovanni Ramirez started in the restaurant industry when he was 15 as a busboy at a small Italian restaurant. He went on to work at Salt Life Food Shack in Coral Springs after high school, taking on multiple positions and moving his way up to management. When the restaurant closed, he moved to managing Salsa Fiesta, a fast casual taco and burrito restaurant where he learned more about cooking, experimenting with spices, marinades, and sauces.
After Salsa Fiesta, he moved on to work at Mission BBQ, immersing himself in the back of the house and acquiring extensive knowledge of cooking low and slow, as well as mastering the art of creating mouthwatering barbecue dishes such as brisket, pork, mac 'n' cheese, and delectable desserts like cobblers. During his time at Mission BBQ, he achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Master Carver title two years in a row in a competition where he skillfully carved meats to precise portions without relying on weighing scales and without wasting any meat.
Influenced by his Peruvian grandparents, Chef Giovanni Ramirez developed a deep appreciation for culinary traditions. His grandmother's skillful preparation of dishes like Lomo Saltado, Aji de Gallina, and Causa left a lasting impression on him, while his grandfather introduced him to his first cheeseburger, igniting his love for this classic American staple. Throughout his childhood, his mother would often take the family to burger joints, further fueling his passion for cheeseburgers.
Cooking became more than a passion for Giovanni; it became a means of sharing his love for food with friends, family, and others. The pandemic provided him with an opportunity to refine his culinary skills and unleash his creativity by cooking for friends and family. It was during this time that he and his girlfriend made the decision to embark on a culinary adventure. They sought out a location for their pop-up cooking concept, leading to the establishment of their thriving food truck business, 'The Munchies Report'.
Based at Pompano Beach Brewing Company, 'The Munchies Report' specializes in mouthwatering smash burgers, tacos, and a rotating menu influenced by their Peruvian and Puerto Rican backgrounds. Their dedication to blending flavors from both cultures has garnered them a loyal following and elevated their food truck business to new heights.

The Munchies Report based at Pompano Beach Brewing Company
3200 NW 23rd Ave Suite 500 Pompano Beach, 33069 | 954.470.6967 | Web

Papamigos Delray Beach Papamigos Coconut Creek

Owners Lauren Grosso & Brian Faeth - Papamigos started in late 2019 early 2020 with the idea of serving tacos sushi and just fun gastro food. Lauren and I came from more upscale backgrounds and we didn’t want to be another Houston’s or J- Alexander’s. We want to go after a broad demographic. So we were all set to build our first location in Pompano Beach when the Covid-19 pandemic happened and knocked us off course. So we decided to work with the City of Pompano and buy a food trailer and put it on the ground where we were supposed to build. We figured we could get our food out there and see what life was going to be like after Covid. It turned out to be a great decision for us since we really hit the ground running and our food was getting rave reviews by all of our guests. In the early stages, we were bustling with activity and made the exciting decision to acquire a restaurant in Coconut Creek to serve as our commissary kitchen. Little did we know that it would become our very first location! As our journey continues, we are thrilled to announce that plans for our upcoming Pompano Beach establishment are still underway. On top of that, we proudly opened our second location in Delray Beach in early June 2023. Stay tuned for more delectable adventures on our culinary quest!

Papamigos Web
3035 S Federal Highway Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561.359.2687
6370 N State Rd 7 STE 120 Coconut Creek, FL 33073 | 954.422.9464
Food Truck location Old Town Pompano 44 NE 1st Pompano Beach, FL 33060 | 954.532.2627 - Call for Booking

The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar The Cove Restaurant

Welcome to The Cove Waterfront and Tiki Bar, where the good times flow as freely as our cocktails. Our waterfront restaurant sits right on the Intracoastal Waterway, and is the perfect spot for a fun and casual dining experience with friends, family, or hey, maybe even a romantic evening out. With a laid-back, fun atmosphere and an amazing selection of craft cocktails, frozen drinks, wines, and thirst-quenching beers, you’ll never want to leave.
Whether you choose to sit inside or outside, or prop up at the Tiki Bar, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Marina and waterway. And on those warm Florida evenings, our outdoor tiki bar and seating area is the perfect spot to unwind, or let loose and have a good time.

The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar Web
1754 SE 3rd Ct, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.421.9272

Lucky Fish Pompano Lucky Fish Pompano Beach

Simple eats, tiki bar drinks, toes in the sand while watchin’ the waves. Add some palm trees for shade and our laid-back vibe... We welcome you to Lucky Fish Beach Bar & Grill! Our slice of oceanfront paradise is the south side of the new Fisher Family Pier along North Pompano Beach Boulevard. Whether you are looking for a place to grab a meal to picnic on the beach or sit with friends to relax over food and drinks, Lucky Fish is always the right place and the right time.
Lucky Fish is a first-come, first-serve restaurant. We are not currently accepting reservations. We invite you to join the waitlist upon arrival and enjoy a drink at the bar if there is a wait. We look forward to serving you soon and thank you for visiting us!

Lucky Fish Beach Bar and Grille | 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33062 | 954.247.9967 | Web

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A Flair For Fudge Hilary Saporta

A Flair For Fudge will be serving three different kinds of Fudge!
Armed with twelve unique creations such as Cuban Coffee Toffee, Wasabi and Ginger, Key Lime Pie, Guava and Cream Cheese, White Chocolate Blueberry Pie, Black Bean, and Oreo® Cookie, A Flair For Fudge was launched in April, 2011, offering a distinct spin on this classic treat. Owner, Hilary Saporta , started experimenting with additional ingredients such as black beans. “I drew on my mother-in-law’s Cuban roots for that one.” The results are some of the most original combinations and delicious tasting fudge, anyone will ever experience. Encouraged by the quick progress of her exciting new enterprise, orders started coming in almost immediately from old friends, colleagues and the “South Florida motorcycle community.” In fact, she received her first corporate order from a local property of a national hotel chain after her second week in business. In addition, A Flair For Fudge just landed a monthly gift program deal with a major automotive retailer. “I am so flattered and thankful for all of the wonderful support and incredible response to my product. It fuels my dream and determination to take this company nationally. If you love what you do, you’ll love how you live. I’m certainly doing that and I realize how lucky I am,” Hilary said. A Flair For Fudge ships nationally. Treat yourself to the extraordinary. Treat yourself to Real! Unique! Fudge! Order online at

A Flair For Fudge | 754.444.0585 | Web


Photo of Salt 7 accepting the award for 2014
Judge's Pick for "Best Grill Master"

Salt 7 Best Burger 2014

Photo of Tucker Duke's Lunchbox accepting the award for 2014
People's Choice for "Best Boca Burger"

Tucker Duke's Lunchbox Best Burger 2014

Photo of Bite Gastrotruck accepting the award for 2013
Judge's Pick for "Best Grill Master"

Burger Battle Winner Bite Gastrotruck