This place is just north of Miami Beach and probably the only reason to go to Hollywood, Florida. I usually don’t like to leave the beach, but for Le Tub I will always make an exception.
Nothing is more American than a good Hamburger and no place is more American than Le Tub. Built entirely with driftwood and ocean borne treasures gathered by the owner, this place takes eco-friendly to a whole new level, long before using reclaimed wood became chic.
No place reminds me of America, quite like this place nestled on highway A1A. Put together on the barren land of an old Sunoco gas bar that was closed by the energy crunch of the early 70’s, it is everything America used to be.
Located at 1100 North Ocean Drive, you will have a hard time finding this place, as it has no signs unless you count the piece of beach wood with the name painted on it. The great food has kept the crowds coming back and spreading the word for years.
In 2006, GQ Magazine voted Le Tub the best burger in America, and they were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Quite the feat for a 13 oz patty of ground top sirloin that gets served up on a styrofoam plate, a plain white bun and some lettuce and tomato.
It is well worth the trip to Le Tub and one I look forward to every time I am in the Miami Area. The place has never disappointed me. The burger is a must, but do try the mouth watering Gumbo Shrimp, crab legs, or the fish catch of the day sandwich. If you have the room for desert, their Key Lime Pie is made on premise with fresh limes.
This place is South Florida cuisine at its best, reminding me of my winter Florida vacations long ago. Unpretentious, downright good eating and a place where the great food does not rely on the mesmerizing vista of the inter coastal waterway that it overlooks.
Try grabbing a seat overlooking the water and your in for an experience that will leave you speechless and one that will come up in your thoughts every time you bite into a hamburger again. Just remember, it will be tough to match up to Le Tub.