At Bulldog Barbecue and Burger, we may not adorn our tables with flowers or dress our servers in ties, but we get serious: serious about plating up Chef Howie Kleinberg’s signature style of barbecue, serious about serving the most indulgent and creative burgers in town, and serious about providing fast, friendly service. No white tablecloths here, you’ll sit at our wooden tables or the stainless steel bar and pull from a roll of paper towels to wipe the sauce from your face. We insist you come as you are, dig in deep and stay as long as you like… as long as you leave happy and come back with friends, our dogs will remain tamed!
Known for his star turn on Bravo’s Top Chef Miami (2007), Chef Howie Kleinberg, nicknamed “Bulldog” for his take- no-prisoners’ competitive streak – is the star chef on the line at Bulldog Barbecue and Burger in North Miami. Formerly an executive chef at South Florida’s Ivy Restaurant and The Food Gang, Howie has the perfect showcase for his larger-than-life personality, unbeatable barbecue and over-the-top burgers with Bulldog. “Bulldog Barbecue and Burger is about simple food made right,” says Kleinberg. “There is an art to great barbecue, but you definitely have to start with the right ingredients. Saucing and spicing is important, but having the best ingredients available on the market is key.” Highlighting hearty stick-to-your-ribs fare, menu choices include brisket, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, certified Angus burgers and an array of sides with Kleinberg’s artful touch, influenced by stints with renowned chefs Mark Militello, Michael Reidt, and a recent stage with renown chef Alfred Portale. Vegetarians don’t fret: Bulldog also offers a selection of salads and a Smoked Portobello Sandwich.
Check out who’s been barking about Bulldog Barbecue!
Golden Local Award for Best BBQ in Miami
Named Top Ten New Barbecue Restaurants in the Nation
- Bon Appétit Magazine
"Bulldog Barbecue is one of those restaurants where your eyes become much bigger than your stomach when you look at the menu. You can’t help but order more than you can actually eat.”
- The Amateur Gastronomer
- Lee Klein, Miami New Times
“The Bulldog seems to be onto something with his big-portioned, moderately priced, sweet, nothing-too-extreme, fancy, fast food 'cue.”
- Victoria Pesce Elliott, The Miami Herald
“Next time you hear that stomach growl, head down to Bulldog and muzzle it with a meal to remember.”
- Aventura Magazine
Howie is “a very likable guy. He’s a big guy, kinda cuts a pretty wide path through the kitchen, but he shows a lot of respect and poise.”
-Alfred Portale, Executive Chef & Co-Owner of Gotham Steak