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The brainchild of Chef George Patti and Sommelier Thomas Smith, M.E.A.T. isn’t your typical burger joint; we smoke all of our own meats onsite, make our sausage in-house and even create our own condiments from scratch.

While M.E.A.T. is certainly a carnivore’s dream, don’t be fooled by the name, we also serve lighter fare including creative salads, veggie dips and more. You’ll also find 12 craft beers on tap, along with organic wines and micro-brewed sodas prepared without high fructose corn syrup. From our duck fat French fries to the homemade Nutella ice cream in our “adult milkshakes”, M.E.A.T.’s menu is bursting with flavor and delightfully unexpected.

So grab a seat at the counter, or take advantage of our online ordering and treat your taste buds to a meal they won’t forget!

ChefGeorge Patti

Chef George Patti’s experience includes Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen, Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh both in Washington, DC. and is a Johnson & Whales graduate. Chef George Patti is currently Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom and was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant Tasters Grille. These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10 Best.com, WLRN National Public Radio, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life as well as being listed in most South Florida daily periodicals likethe Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald. Chef Patti has also been written up in Bon Appetite as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. He has been featured on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom’s most prestigious recognitions was being named the #5 Burger restaurant in the US by Trip Advisor in 2014, Best Burger in Florida by Thrillist 2015, Best Burger in Florida by Chowhound 2016/2017 and Top 101 Burgers in America by the Daily Meal 2015-2019. His restaurants have over 40 awards in Florida.


SommelierThomas Smith

Sommelier Thomas Smith studied wine under Sally Mohr, the second woman to pass the esteemed Court of the Master Sommeliers’ Master Sommelier program. Tom
passed the Court of the Master Sommeliers’ Certificate program in 1997 and was the Sommelier/Wine buyer for Trios Wine Bar & Grille and its sister establishment Trios Enoteca simultaneously. He achieved the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 1996 through 1999 and winning local awards for the wine program while training five members of his staff to pass the Court of the Master Sommeliers’ Certificate Sommelier Program. In 2003, Tom moved to the Florida Keys to become the sommelier and co-GM at Marker 88 Restaurant in Islamorada where he developed the largest wine program in the Florida Keys, again winning the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2004 through 2007. In 2012 Tom was named one of the Top 5 Sommeliers in South Florida by CBS Miami.