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The Best Spots to Celebrate International Burger Day

May 28, 2022 — International Burger Day (Saturday, May 28) is here, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up a plethora of mouthwatering, must-try burgers and one-day-only offerings from locales including Devil’s Den, MilkBoy South Street, Royal Boucherie, Forsythia and more.

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Devil’s Den, Philadelphia’s leading craft beer bar, will be celebrating International Burger Day with beer-tastic specials for guests on Saturday, May 28, with a Burger and a Beer ($13), consisting of a house burger, made with an 8 oz patty, American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a brioche bun, paired with a pint or can of Sweetwater Hazy IPA, available for dine-in only.

Additionally, Devil’s Den will offer a takeaway special, a Burger and a Four-Pack ($12), which will include a signature house burger and a four-pack of Sweetwater Hazy IPA.

Hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday from 4 to 9 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm, with weekend brunch service on Saturday – Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm.

Devil’s Den | 1148 South 11th Street | (215) 339-0855 | www.devilsdenphilly.com  

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Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine, located on the second floor of Hyatt Centric Center City, is celebrating International Burger Day with a Beer + Burger + Shot for just $21, available Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29. Folks can enjoy the signature Patchwork Burger, served on a brioche bun with cambozola, onion marmalade, and a lemon garlic mayo, while sipping on a local brew from Love City Brewing, accompanied by a bartender’s choice shot of whiskey.

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Thursday from 6:30 am – 11:30 am and 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday from 6:30 am – 11:30 am and 5 pm – 11 pm, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 11 pm, and Sunday from 8 am – 2 pm

1620 Chancellor St | 215.985.1234 | www.patchworkphilly.com

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MilkBoy South Street, part of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand known for booze, bites, and music, recently launched a takeaway only module created by Culinary Director Yun Fuentes. Guests can personalize their burgers with their signature sandwich dubbed the Hit Single ($9.95), served on a MilkBun with a 150g beef patty, Tommy sauce, red onion, and a sidekick pickle. Folks can then add a wide variety of toppings, like maple bacon, glazed span, chorizo con papas, tempura asparagus, kimchi, and more.

With the launch of MilkBoy TakeOut comes the Burger of the Month Burger (BOMB). Burger-enthusiasts are encouraged to create their own ideal sandwich by selecting from a plethora of toppings such as baked brie, blue cheese, maple bacon, long hots, sundried salsa, sauerkraut, crispy o’s, crab cake, and much more. Following, they’ll name the burger concoction, and tag @milkboysouthstreet on Instagram for a chance to win a $25 gift card and be featured as the Burger of the Month Burger. This month’s create-your-own hamburger is dubbed “El Pambazo” ($12.95), prepared SloppyStyle with chorizo con papas, guacamole, lettuce, queso fresco, and is served on a guajillo bun.

MilkBoy South Street is open Monday through Thursday from 3 pm – 12 am, Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 1 am, and Sunday from 11 am – 12 am

401 South St | 215.925.6455 | www.milkboysouthstreet.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, with one constant — the Burger Royale ($18), which consists of two smashed patties oozing in raclette, their top secret ‘comeback sauce,’ and bibb lettuce.

For International Burger Day, guests can snag a seat at the bar and enjoy the Burger Royale for just $10. Available at the bar only during brunch and dinner service on Saturday, May 28.

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm – 10 pm for dinner service, and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am – 2 pm for brunch service

233 Chestnut St | 215.644.9395 | www.forsythiaphilly.com

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Red Owl Tavern, the contemporary kitchen and bar located across from Independence Hall in Old City, offers burger-lovers their riff on the classic burger, dubbed the Tavern Burger ($21), served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, pickles, and lemon aioli. Guests can add avocado for $4, and bacon for an additional $5.

Red Owl Tavern is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, dinner for Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 pm – 9 pm, Thursday and Friday from 4:30 pm – 10 pm, and Saturday from 5 pm – 10 pm, and brunch Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm, and Sunday from 8 am – 3 pm

433 Chestnut St | 215.923.2267 | www.redowltavern.com

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Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom Street, offers brunch-goers a premier staple amongst a bevy of brunch offerings with the Wagyu Burger ($18), composed of a seared double patty, hickory bacon, cooper sharp, shredded lettuce, tomato, and a side of fries or a simple salad.

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday from 8 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm and 5 – 10 pm, and Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm

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

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Royal Boucherie, Old City’s atmospheric and lively neighborhood restaurant and bar, boasts an elevated take on the classic burger with the Grass-Fed Boucherie Burger ($18), a popular favorite amongst local foodies, which consists of bone marrow, watercress, and gruyere cheese, with the option of topping with bacon for an additional $2.

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 4 pm – 10 pm for dinner service, and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm for brunch service

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

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Silk City Diner, the eclectic retro diner and lounge with adjacent art and artifact-filled garden, has burgers perfect for meat-lovers, herbivores, and pescatarians with the classic Silk Burger ($9), composed of a 4 oz. Patty, Cooper sharp cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, thousand island, served on a Martin’s potato bun, as well as the Impossible Burger ($10), crafted with a 4 oz. Patty, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, vegan thousand island, served on a vegan sweet potato bun, and the Shrimp Burger ($15) with sriracha mayo, arugula, ginger dressing, served on a sesame bun.

Silk City is open Wednesday through Sunday with varying hours.

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

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North 3rd, Northern Liberties’ new American bar and grille, has not one, but two equally creative, delectable burgers on its menu including the Southern Burger ($17) served on a brioche bun with fried green tomato, bacon, pepper jack, cajun remoulade, and lettuce, as well as the Sesame & Ginger Spiced Tuna Burger ($16) with miso greens, wasabi mayo, on a Martin’s roll. Diners can enjoy these sandwiches with choice of hand-cut fries and pickle, or a house salad for an additional $5.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 12 am, Saturday from 11 am – 12 am, Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm

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

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Rex at The Royal, Philly’s sexiest new restaurant and destination for elevated Southern and Lowcountry cuisine, has two varying options for guests to indulge in this International Burger Day, including the signature Rex Burger ($22), prepared with an all-beef burger, crispy red onions, spicy pimento cheese, butter lettuce, smoked bacon, and a brioche bun, as well as a unique vegan option, the Accra Burger ($19), composed of a curried marsh hen mills black eyed pea fritter, root vegetables, crispy red onions, butter lettuce, sambal sauce, and a brioche bun.

Folks can also indulge in Rex at the Royal’s Burger, Shot + Beer Special, available every Monday from 5 – 10 pm. The special consists of REX’s award-winning Rex Burger, paired with a pint of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.’s Sojourner Lager, and a shot of bartender’s choice of bourbon, all for $24.

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday from 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday through Saturday from 5 pm – 11 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 2:30 pm and 5 pm – 12 am

1524 South St | 267.319.1366 | www.rexphl.com

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Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, the New Jersey Shore’s quintessential resort, located only a 50-minute drive from Center City, Philadelphia, offers a tantalizing version of the quintessential hamburger with the Resort Burger with Aged Cheddar ($16), made with a special custom ground beef blend that is char-grilled to perfection, placed on a toasted brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Guests can add avocado for $3, applewood smoked bacon for $4, or a grilled Taylor pork roll for $4.

Hours of operation: Everyday breakfast from 7 am – 11 am, lunch from 11 am – 5 pm, dinner from 5 pm – 10 pm

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

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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, provides foodies with an elevated, gourmet take on the cheeseburger with the Farm Burger ($20), made with white cheddar, aioli, and served on a house-made English muffin. Folks can add an avocado for $3, or smoked bacon for $3.50. Indulge in this delicious burger during brunch, dinner, or lunch service.

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm, and Sunday, 8am – 3pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |  www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com

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The Twisted Tail, the Southern-inspired restaurant, bar and live music venue on Headhouse Square, provides brunch-goers with a delicious rendition of a hamburger dubbed The Twisted Burger ($14), topped with bacon, blue cheese, and a bourbon BBQ sauce.

Hours of operation: Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm, and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm for brunch service

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

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The Bourse Food Hall, an iconic Old City landmark with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, offers locals and visitors a delicious way to celebrate International Burger Day with a toppling Hangover Burger ($11), composed of a 1/3 lb. beef patty, a pork roll, American cheese, a fried egg, and a dash of hot sauce. courtesy of Grubhouse.

Grubhouse is open Tuesday through Friday from 8 am – 1 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm, and Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm.

111 S. Independence Mall E | 215.309.2496 | www.theboursephilly.com

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Pub on Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.) located along East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently owned shops and restaurants in South Philadelphia, boasts the local favorite P.O.P.E. Burger ($14) composed of an 8 oz. Black Angus burger, fried green tomato, grilled red onion, aged cheddar, and basil mayo, served with fries. For vegetarian diners, there is a meat-free version of the burger, dubbed Veggie P.O.P.E. Burger ($13.50), made with a Kasha patty, fried green tomatoes, grilled red onion, basil mayo, and a side of fries.

Pub on Passyunk East is open Monday through Saturday from 4 pm – 2 am, and Sunday from 12 pm – 9 pm.

1501 E Passyunk Avenue | 215.755.5125 | www.pubonpassyunkeast.com

-Hannah Church