Refuel for shopping season with quick, tasty bites in Davie
9000 W. State Road 84, Davie
Hours: In Davie: 11am-10pm Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday. Check website for other store hours
Prices: Char-grilled items $3.69-$10.24, platter meals $4.79-$11.79, salads $5.79-$9.79, sides $1.64-$3.19
FYI: Also in Sunrise, Pembroke Pines and Tamarac. Check website for discounts like Monday’s Free Cookie Day, game-day specials for Little Leaguers and discounts for military and teachers
It’s easy to shop till you drop during the holiday season – so we like the convenience of Davie’s Char-Hut, with indoor and drive-through service and a focus on quality that’s made it a hit since 1976. With four Broward locations, Char-Hut is a good bet for a quick meal as we crisscross the county.
The local chain has steadily increased its menu choices over its 34 years. While it has added veggie burgers, yellowfin tuna and Latin combos, we still like staples of hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and especially the juicy, fresh-ground chuck patties. The char-grilled burger is cooked to order in front of you. The counter folks will add as many of the 18 toppings that you want (cooked mushrooms, raw or cooked onions, peppers and relish are among the choices). Then you pick a roll – regular, wheat or poppy Kaiser, pita or a plain hamburger bun for junior. The cheeseburger comes with a Swiss-American blend.
Other good picks include grilled chicken, palomilla steak and gyro on a pita. We thought the barbecue sauce with the new chicken sandwich was a little too sweet. Pair with sides like house-made onion rings or, for $1 extra on the combo meal, a plump baked sweet potato. We decided a killer shake (at the Davie branch) was what we needed before braving the mall, but if your prefer something stronger, the Sunrise site serves beer.
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