Forsythia Burger Royale

Where to Celebrate International Burger Day 

May 27, 2021 – #InternationalBurgerDay is on Friday, May 28 and we’ve put together our favorite pubs, hotels bars, and restaurants to celebrate with a delicious burger. With or without all the works, that is!

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Devil’s Den, the South Philadelphia gastropub, is planning beer-tastic specials this International Burger Day 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.

Opening Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 9pm with weekend brunch service from 11am – 2pm.

1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855 |  www.devilsdenphilly.com

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The Dutch, 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 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 8am – 2pm.

1527 S. 4th Street | 215.755.5600 | www.thedutchphilly.com

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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.

Opening Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 4 – 11pm.

1904 E. Passyunk Avenue | www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

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Forsythia, 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 – 10pm.

233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 |  www.forsythiaphilly.com/

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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.

Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday from 7am – 10pm and Sunday from 9am – 6pm.

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 | www.theboursephilly.com 

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MilkBoy, the iconic Philadelphia-based brand consisting of concepts spanning bars, restaurants, live music venues and a prestigious recording studio, is serving up bodacious beef burgers at both of its dining concepts, MilkBoy Philly (Chestnut St) and 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 an egg sunny 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.

MilkBoy Philly | 1100 Chestnut St | 215925.6455 | www.milkboy.tv/chestnut-street

MilkBoy South St | 401 South St | 215.925.6455 | www.milkboysouthstreet.com/

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North 3rd, Northern Liberties’ new American bar and grille, has 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 a Martin’s roll. Diners can enjoy these sandwiches with choice of hand-cut fries and pickle, or substitute a house salad for an additional $3.

Opening Hours: Sunday through Thursday 4 – 10pm, Friday through Saturday 4 – 11pm, and weekend brunch service Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm.

801 N 3rd St | 215.413.3666 | www.norththird.com/

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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.

Opening Hours: Monday 8am – 8pm, Tuesday through Thursday 8am – 9pm, Friday through Saturday 8am – 10pm, and Sunday 8am – 3pm.

433 Chestnut St | 215.923.2267 | redowltavern.com/

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Rex 1516, 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 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, as well as takeaway and delivery during opening hours.

Opening Hours: Sunday through Thursday 1 – 8pm and Friday – Saturday 12 – 9pm.

1516 South St | 267.319.1366 | www.redowltavern.com/

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Royal Boucherie, 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. Available for limited indoor, and expanded outdoor seating at their streetery set-up, and second floor patio during dinner service.

Opening Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10pm.

52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 | www.royalboucherie.com/

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Sabrina’s Café,  the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, is 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.

Fairmount | 1804 Callowhill St | 215.636.9061 | www.sabrinascafe.com/

Collingswood | 714 Haddon Ave | 856.214.0723 | www.sabrinascafe.com/

Wynnewood | 50 E Wynnewood Rd | 484.412.8790 | www.sabrinascafe.com/

University City | 227 N 34th St | 215.222.1022 | www.sabrinascafe.com/

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Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 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 – 4pm 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 sit down is more one’s speed — Seaview will also offer various burger specials in the restaurant and bar of the hotel on Friday, May 28.

Additionally, when picking up the Jersey Burger Dog, Seaview is offering registration to win a $200 shopping spree at their top-rated gift store and golf shop.

Whether folks are traveling to the shore for an extended weekend, hitting the course for a round of afternoon golf, or looking for a relaxing getaway at the swanky Seaview Hotel — all are welcome to take advantage of this stellar special.

401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800 | www.seaviewdolcehotel.com/

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Silk City Diner, the retro and eclectic bar and lounge with a beautiful art and artifact filled outdoor garden, has 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 island, served on a Martin’s potato bun, and 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 sizzling sandwiches, guests can add a patty for an additional $4.

Opening Hours: Wednesday through Thursday 4 – 10pm, Friday 4 – 11pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm, and Sunday 11am – 9pm.

435 Spring Garden St | 215.592.8838 | www.silkcityphilly.com/

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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 – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 2pm.

50 S Main Street | 267.740.2691 | www.stellanewhope.com/

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Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, boasts a premiere staple amongst the bevy of delicious brunch offerings with the Wagyu Burger ($18) composed of a double bacon cheeseburger, cooper sharp, hickory bacon, and served with fries.

Available for limited indoor dining and takeaway during weekend brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 2pm.

121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 | www.square1682.com/

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The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, puts a twist on the classic cheeseburger with The Twisted Burger ($14) crafted with bacon, blue cheese, and bourbon BBQ sauce, available on the popular brunch menu.

Opening Hours: Monday through Friday from 4pm – 12am, Saturday from 11am – 12am, and Sunday from 10am – 12am.

509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |  www.thetwistedtail.com/

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Urban Farmer, 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 – 9pm.   

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |  www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com/philadelphia-menus/

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-Alexis Levant