PHILADEPHIA - With International Burger Day right around the corner, and we've got all the juicy details on where to celebrate the food-lovers holiday on Friday, May 28, at Philadelphia area restaurants, bars, and hotels.
Take a Bite Out of Philadelphia Area's Best Burgers for International Burger Day
The South Philadelphia gastropub is planning beer specials this International Burger Day (Friday, May 28) with Burger and a Beer ($13) consisting of a signature house burger, an 8 oz patty, American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a brioche bun paired with a pint or can of Sweetwater Brewery beer, available for dine-in only. Additionally, Devil's Den will offer Burger and a Four-Pack ($12), including the signature house burger and a four-pack of Sweetwater G13 IPA, available solely for takeaway. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm with weekend brunch service from 11 am - 2 pm 1148 South 11th Street.
The popular breakfast and lunch eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics recently revamped the menu with the addition of the Burger ($12) consisting of classic toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese, served with a choice of French fries or a house side salad. Folks have the option of adding an egg for $1 up-charge, bacon for an additional $2, and double the meat with an added patty for just $2 more. Available for limited outdoor dining, takeaway, and outdoor sidewalk seating. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 8 am – 2 pm. 1527 S. 4th Street
Pub on Passyunk
East on East Passyunk Avenue, home to over 150 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is a beer-hall boasting the local favorite P.O.P.E. Burger ($13.50) composed of an 8 oz. Black Angus burger, fried green tomato, grilled red onion, aged cheddar, and basil mayo, served with fries. Available for curbside pick-up, dine-in, and delivery. 1904 E. Passyunk Avenue
Old City's contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, boasts an ever-evolving menu of French-forward dishes that rotate by the month, with one constant -- the famous Burger Royale ($16), which consists of two smashed patties oozing in raclette and their top-secret 'comeback sauce.' Available for limited indoor dining, expanded sidewalk seating, and takeaway. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm,233 Chestnut Street
Grubhouse at The Bourse
Old City's modern artisanal food hall offers its signature Hangover Burger ($10), composed of ⅓ lb LaFrieda beef with pork roll, American cheese, fried egg, and chipotle sauce to top off the masterpiece of a sandwich. Available for takeaway and delivery via Grubhub, Doordash, and Caviar. The Bourse Food Hall's updated hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm. 111 S Independence Mall E.
The iconic Philadelphia-based brand consists of concepts spanning bars, restaurants, live music venues, and a prestigious recording studio serving up bodacious beef burgers at both of its dining concepts, MilkBoy Philly (Chestnut St) MilkBoy South Street. MilkBoy Philly, the bar known for offering early service -- the kitchen and bar open at 7 am -- offers burger lovers a classic Cheeseburger ($13), topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, mayo, and ketchup, as well as a morning-friendly Hangover Burger ($15) with a sunny egg side-up, smoked bacon, American cheese, fried onions, and chili mayo. Vegetarian guests can enjoy the Veggie Burger ($14), with optional cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, mayo, and ketchup. Over at MilkBoy South Street, guests can dig into a Cheeseburger ($13) with all the fixings, including cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, signature Tommy Sauce, sauteed onion, and bread & butter pickles. Various Locations
Northern Liberties' new American bar and grille have not one, but two equally creative, mouthwatering burgers on its dinner and brunch menu, including the Philly Hot Burger ($16) with provolone cheese, bacon, arugula, roasted long hot, hoagie spread, and special sauce, and the Sesame & Ginger Spiced Tuna Burger ($15) with miso greens, wasabi mayo, on Martin's role. Diners can enjoy these sandwiches with a choice of hand-cut fries and pickles or substitute a house salad for an additional $3. 801 N 3rd St
Red Owl Tavern
The neighborly yet sophisticated tavern adjacent to Independence Mall offers burger-lovers a toppling Tavern Burger ($20) with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheddar cheese -- Or, with additional add-ons of applewood smoked bacon (+$3) or avocado (+$4). Guests can choose between a side of fries or salad or upgrade to truffle fries for an additional $5. 433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia's go-to for elevated Southern cuisine offers not one -- but two crowd-pleasers for burger-lovers on their all-day menu, starting with the "Best of Philly" Hamburger ($17), an 8 oz house grind patty, bacon, spicy pimento cheese, crispy red onions, and bibb lettuce, with an add-on of fried egg for $2. Vegans, too, can enjoy this stellar sandwich with the plant-based alternative Veggie Burger ($14) composed of black bean and roasted beet patty, vegan pimento cheese, crispy red onions, and bibb lettuce. Available for outdoor dining at their spacious streetery and takeaway and delivery during opening hours of Sunday through Thursday 1 – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 12 – 9 pm. 1516 South St
Old City's American brasserie specializing in French-style cuisine, boasts an elevated take on the classic cheeseburger -- which just so happens to be a fan-favorite amongst local foodies -- with their Grass-Fed Boucherie Burger ($18) consisting of bone marrow, watercress, and gruyere cheese, with the optional add on of bacon for $2, served with french fries. It is available for limited indoor and expanded outdoor seating at their streetery set-up and second-floor patio during dinner service Wednesday through Sunday from 4 - 10 pm. 52 S. 2nd Street
The locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch, and (in one case) dinner restaurants are serving up three juicy and delicious burgers such as the Build Your Own Burger ($13.79) with lettuce, tomato, and choice of three toppings, the Santa Fe Turkey Burger ($13.79) with jalapeno, corn, black beans, and tomato, topped with cheddar jack cheese, pickled onion, pickled onion, and chipotle-ranch sauce, and the House Burger ($13.89) composed of Angus beef, "Big Spence" sauce, buttermilk fried onions, leaf lettuce, and sliced tomatoes and an over-easy egg on a brioche roll. Various Locations
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel
The New Jersey Shore's quintessential resort kicks off Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer in-style by offering folks Jersey Burger Dogs ($8) paired with a refreshing Cape May Brewing Co. beer for $12, available on their sweeping front lawn as well as Seaview's world-class golf courses from 12 - 4 pm on Friday, May 28 in celebration of International Burger Day. In addition, $1 of every Burger sold that day will be donated to a local charity. The Jersey Burger Dog consists of a beef patty, shaped to fit a hot dog bun, paired with pork roll, cheese, and a pickle for extra flavor -- perfect for easy, handheld access while lounging on the lawn or golfing on the course. If sitting down is more one's speed, Seaview will also offer various burger specials in the hotel's restaurant and bar on Friday, May 28. Additionally, when picking up the Jersey Burger Dog, Seaview offers registration to win a $200 shopping spree at their top-rated gift store and golf shop. 401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ
Silk City Diner
The retro and eclectic bar and lounge with beautiful art and artifact-filled outdoor garden have burgers perfect for both meat-eaters and herbivores: The Silk Burger ($8) is a 4 oz. Beef patty topped with cooper sharp cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, thousand islands, served on Martin's potato bun. The Impossible Burger ($10) comes with a 4oz patty, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, vegan thousand island dressing, served piping hot on a vegan sweet potato bun. For both of these hot sandwiches, guests can add a patty for an additional $4. 435 Spring Garden St
Stella of New Hope
Bucks County's modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River offers locals and tourists killer waterfront views and an exceptional array of offerings such as the hearty Stella Burger ($16) composed of a double patty, American cheese, lettuce, red onion, tomato, on a potato roll, served with French fries, available on the weekend brunch menu. Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10 pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm. 50 S Main Street. . . . .
The modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets boasts a premiere staple amongst the bevy of delicious brunch offerings. The Wagyu Burger ($18) comprises a double bacon cheeseburger, sharp hickory bacon, and fries. Available for limited indoor dining and takeaway during weekend brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm. 121 South 17th Street
The Twisted Tail
The popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square classic cheeseburger with The Twisted Burger ($14) crafted with bacon, blue cheese, and bourbon B.B.Q. Sauce, available on the popular brunch menu. Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 12 am, Saturday from 11 am – 12 am, and Sunday from 10 am – 12 am 509 S. 2nd Street
Logan Square's modern American steakhouse offers foodies an elevated, gourmet sandwich in The Farm Burger ($16) with white cheddar, aioli, served on a house-made English muffin. Indulge in this masterpiece for brunch or dinner service, available indoors at limited capacity and outdoor on Urban Farmer's sweeping patio overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 4 – 9 pm. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway