Where are we today? Located on the Bayside of Hollywood beach, Fl and named GQ’s favorite burger and Oprah Magazine’s burgers you have to eat before you die among many many other accolades we are at Le Tub. Seat yourself. Well, there are certainly many seats at Le Tub including lots of "thrones" for you to choose from. Toilet humor is fun!
Le Tub has been a local favorite since it opened in 1975 in a converted gas station of all places. There is plenty of quirky seating, toilets aside, both inside and out, but expect your food to take its time. There is always a wait, but when you have views like this it’s part of the charm. Appetizers or a cold drink will be there to hold you over until your ginormous "never frozen" burger is ready. Le Tub is on the bay side across A1A from the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk which is a great place to walk off the feast you are about to have.
The drink menu has grown over the years so you have plenty of choices of frosty beverages to keep you company until dinner arrives. The menu itself isn’t huge. You can’t customize your burger with a million artisan toppings but that’s part of its beauty. Cheese or no cheese cooked how you like and never frozen.
A big bowl of homemade chili hit the spot for my hubs and the kids love the crackers that come with it. The fries are steak cut and perfectly fried. These are a personal favorite of mine, not the shoe string or generic fries many other burger places offer but true sturdy potatoes worthy of that huge burger. My burger was cooked medium and was perfection. The soft but sturdy kaiser roll held everything today as I had to strategize eating it. It was big enough to share with my 7-year-old burger aficionado who was equally pleased. My husband enjoys a medium well and was thrilled with his burger. Not often do we find something that actually satiates my husband. He often will clean up the rest of our unfinished dinners so we rarely have leftovers. He was stumped with this though.
We couldn't help but to throw some crumbs to the schools of fish hanging around to hoover the remains of people's meals and had a blast watching them eat as enthusiastically as we did.
We've heard reviews of rude service but we know food isn't going to be fast so we weren't expecting coddling. We got everything we ordered and didn't feel neglected. Our server was pleasant if anything. My only advice is to know you will seat yourself, so don't wait to be rescued. No help is coming. Prepare to find your own table. It gets busy around sunset because, let's face it, it is absolutely gorgeous so it will be extra hard to get a waterside table. Be prepared. Lastly, while they used to be cash-only we were so pleased to discover they in fact take cards. Change can be good! But not when you are looking for it in the backseat of your car to pay for dinner. You will need to pay for parking though so make sure to have a few dollars on hand. Pretty sure that is still cash-only.
Le Tub lived up to the legend. With one last bite to the fishes, we are off on our next adventure! Le Tub is a wait but it is worth it. Make sure you aren’t impatient or starving and enjoy one of Florida’s hidden gems. You won’t regret it. It is another one of those experiences that you can only find in Florida. I hope this inspires you to find your local hidden gems. Have you been to Le Tub? Let us know your story in the comments! As always Bye Bye for now!