By CHRISTINA CANARY
It all starts at mile marker number 88 in the Florida Keys: M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom was built to present a whole new twist on the typical burger joint.
This year, M.E.A.T. Eatery was named the number one burger place in Florida. Fun fact, they also makes their own bacon, sausage, ice cream, ketchup and mustard from scratch.
Arriving in Boca more than a year ago, the M.E.A.T. Eatery team takes all of the same pride and joy in their work as they do in their location in the Keys.
“It’s not your typical restaurant,” said Max Johnson, senior. “When you arrive, you order from the counter and they bring you your food to your table. It creates a more relaxed feel.”
The dining area of the restaurant is very different. There are huge booths with comfy colorful pillows. It makes their customers feel like they are right at home. “Many people don’t know about them because it is inside of a business building kind of tucked away and hard to see,” said Mike Visnick, senior. “It is something you have to go and find. It will be well worth it.” M.E.A.T Eatery does not only offer burgers. They sell a variety of different wings, soups, salads, breakfast sandwiches, corn on the cob and their most famous, duck fat fried french fries. The staff is small, but each employee is extremely kind.
“It is the perfect place to go out to dinner with your friends and just spend hours laughing and enjoying yourself,” said Madeline Fryburg, senior. “[It is a] hidden gem in Boca.”
The next time someone is craving a burger or a milkshake, or just want to try something new, visit M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom located at 980 Federal Highway.
There is always something new brewing at M.E.A.T. Eatery.