by Shayne Benowitz
This is a pretty hot debate around town. It’s one that I hold close to my heart. After all, is there really anything better than a mouth-watering, delicious cheeseburger when you’re really hungry? For me, sometimes nothing else will hit the spot. So, where does one find the absolute best cheeseburger in paradise? Here are three spots where you can’t go wrong.
Pull up a chair at this tropical garden of a restaurant on Duval Street and watch the masses stream down the street. Make sure you come hungry because the portions are out of control. Order up Reverend Joe’s burger as you like it served with a stack of crispy french fries. It’s a classic burger full of flavor. If you think you’ve got room for an appetizer, too, order locals’ favorite Tex Mex rolls: part egg roll, part fajita, completely delicious.
Well, the name says it all, really. At Cheeseburgers, you’ll find a menu a page long with different options for your burger. Some of the more tropical toppings include guacamole, jalapenos, and pineapple. Get adventurous and try a flavor combination you’ve never had before.
Located at the Historic Seaport, a visit to Schooner Wharf is a must on any trip to Key West. While you’re chugging your beers watching the ships sail in and out of the harbor, you might find yourself getting a little hungry. Never fear. These guys serve up one of the juiciest burgers on the island. Order yours all the way: tomato, lettuce, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, swiss cheese, and bacon. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crewmember and freelance writer working on her debut novel. For more travel stories and a daily dose of what’s cool around the globe visit her Wanderlust Website at http://web.me.com/shaynebeth.