New York Grilled Cheese

Ever since I was a frequenter of The Grilled Cheeserie food truck in Nashville when I lived there, I’ve been longing to find a place to go out and get a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, unlike anything that I could make on my own at home. Sure, a grilled cheese is simple to make, but I’m talking about something more than your standard kind that you’d grill on the stovetop at home.

I had thought that this was a delicacy that was reserved for only food trucks, but was really happy when a friend pointed out to me a little restaurant by her house that specializes in this dish and I jumped at the opportunity to grab dinner there with her.

New York Grilled Cheese – Wilton Manors Review

There are two locations for this restaurant but we went to the one in Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale neighborhood) off of Wilton Drive. I took a look at the menu online before we went, as we had decided on it earlier in the day, and I immediately knew I wanted to try their Blue Buffalo grilled cheese sandwich. I’m a regular eater of the buffalo chicken sandwich when I eat at the Duffy’s in Weston and this was the most appetizing looking to me (though they all looked amazing and I need to try them all!).

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My friend got their special of the week (month? season? I can’t remember) which had meat (I can’t recall if it was beef or pork) and mac and cheese in the sandwich. I had a bite and it was pretty amazing. I like that they press the bread (which is great, by the way) into a waffle texture on the outside. It tastes so good. We also got an order of their waffle fries. Any place that offers waffle fries as an option, it is a must buy for me. They had a few different type of ketchup that were great accompaniments to the awesome fries.

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All in all, this was an incredible meal and you can’t beat the price. We both struggled to eat our last bites – these sandwiches are packed thick and are quite filling! The buffalo chicken was as good as I anticipated and while I want to try others the next time I come, I’m quite a creature of habit and I may end up getting it again. I know I’ll be here again often, it’s too good to resist!

If you’re in the Wilton Manors area, or just near downtown Fort Lauderdale in general, it’s worth making a stop at New York Grilled Cheese for a delicious meal! Or you can also check out their Boca Raton location. A nice, simple concept that is executed very well. I’m happy to have been introduced to it!

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2207 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Phone: (954) 564-6887

Hours of Operation

Mon. 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Tue. 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Wed. 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Thu. 12:00pm – 3:00am
Fri. 12:00pm – 4:00am
Sat. 11:00am – 4:00am
Sun. 11:00am – 3:00am

493 N. Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 277-0777

Hours of Operation

Sunday – Thursday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 3:30am

Chris is a Midwest Transplant that has lived in South Florida since 1999. While he likes to remain active and is an avid sports enthusiast, he's become our go-to provider of reviews of any establishment serving food and booze!