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It is no secret that Philadelphia’s diverse food scene has much to explore and try – but amidst the variety, sometimes all we really crave is a delicious, quality burger. With National Burger Day approaching on Tuesday, May 28, there is no better time to savor this beloved comfort food and American classic. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of some mouthwatering and creative sandwiches that are sure to impress — including a one-day-only burger and beer combo event from Dock Street Brewing Company, in addition to standout burgers found at Butcher BarMilkBoyPatchworkPuttshackRed Owl TavernSeaview Hotel and Golf ClubSquare 1682Stella of New HopeThe HayesThe Twisted TailTownsend EPX, and Urban Farmer.



Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s original woman-owned and family-run craft brewery founded in 1985, is opening the garage doors and grilling up made to order burgers in honor of National Burger Day. On Tuesday, May 28 from 5pm to 8pm, guests are invited to head over to Dock Street South to celebrate the delicious holiday with a refreshing brew served alongside some freshly flipped burgers. Attendees have the option to order either a Classic Burger ($7), made plain or with American cheese, or a Supreme Burger ($16), made to order with guests choice of toppings including caramelized onions, avocado, bacon, jalapeños and much more. Attendees will enjoy the perfect combination of burgers and beers with a cool 16 oz can of Dock Street El Puffer Mexican Lager and Dock Street Barracuda for $6 each. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their four-legged besties to sit outside and enjoy a Doggy Burger ($5), because National Burger Day is for everyone. 

Hours of operation: Tuesday 11am – 9pm; Wednesday and Thursday 11am – 10pm; Friday 11am – 11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am – 9pm

Dock Street South | 2118 Washington Avenue | 215-284-0345 | Website | Instagram | Facebook



Folks craving a burger on #NationalBurgerDay can enjoy one at Butcher Bar, the Rittenhouse hub for American comfort food, grilled fare, and an expansive brown spirits collection, where carnivores can dig into the Royale with Cheese ($18). Available lunch, brunch, and dinner, this double-patty handheld is piled high with American cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions, special sauce, and comes with a side of house cut fries.

And it doesn’t stop there: the Royale with Cheese is the star of Butcher Bar’s new Hoppy Meal ($15) special consisting of asingle-patty royale burger and house cut fries, accompanied by an ice-cold Love City Lager — available during “Hoppy Hour,” Sunday through Friday from 3 — 4pm.

Butcher Bar is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday from 11:30am – 3pm, and for dinner from 4pm – 11pm. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am –3 pm, and Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4 – 6:30pm.

@butcherbarphl | 2034 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | (215)-563-6328 |

MilkBoy, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City, doesn’t mess around when it comes to burgers. At both locations – MilkBoy Philly and MilkBoy South Street – guests can choose between a variety of serious patties, including the Hangover Burger ($17) comprised with a 6oz beef patty, applewood bacon, American cheese, fried onions, pickled jalapeños, and chipotle mayo topped with a fried egg (substitute a Beyond Burger for $2), the Bacon Blue Burger ($17) with a 6oz beef batty, shaved red onion, applewood bacon, crumbly blue cheese, and Tommy sauce, and their classic MilkBoy Burger ($16) with a 6oz beef patty, Tommy sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and choice of American, provolone, smoked cheddar (add bacon for $3). Folks have the option to add sea salt fries, brussel sprouts, or a side salad to any burger.

MilkBoy South Street is also running a limited-time special with their Peanut Butter Bacon Jam Burger ($17), stacked with two double beef smash patties, Thai peanut sauce, espresso bacon jam, garlic aioli, and American cheese, and offers a happy hour cheeseburger and fries deal for just $12.

Hours of operation at MilkBoy Chestnut Street: Monday through Friday 7am – 2am; Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2am

Hours of operation at MilkBoy South Street: Sunday through Monday 11am – 12 am; Wednesday through Saturday 11am – 2am MilkBoy Chestnut Street | 1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 | 

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Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine nestled on the second floor of the Hyatt Centric, offers The Patchwork Burger ($26) with Swiss and house-made ketchup on a brioche bun served with French fries, available for dinner beginning at 5pm everyday. 

This burger can also be enjoyed during happy hour Monday-Friday from 4pm to 6pm as part of the Burger Beer Vibes special featuring the Patchwork Burger, a domestic beer and fries for $24  

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm; Sunday 7 am – 9 pm

1620 Chancellor Street | 215.985.1234 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Puttshack, the world’s first and only tech-infused mini golf experience, presents two toppling burger offerings that are sure to thrill players just as much as competing on the course. Selections include the fan-favorite Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger ($17) comprised with brisket, chuck & short rib patty, pecanwood bacon, roasted jalapeño cream cheese, house-made pickled jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, and onion, and The O.G. ($16) made with brisket, chuck & short rib patty, American cheese, signature sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. 

Hours of operation: Sunday through Wednesday 11am – 11pm, Thursday through Sunday 11am – 1am

The Shops at Liberty Place: 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.907.PUTT | Website | Instagram | Facebook

Red Owl Tavern, the contemporary kitchen and bar located across from Independence Hall in Old City, features its “luxurious in lifestyle, yet humble in character” Boujee Ben Burger ($25) during dinner service, consisting of two 4oz patties, onion jam, smoked bacon, raclette arugula, and “steakhouse” aioli, as well as the Tavern Burger ($23) with two 4oz patties, new school American cheese, jalapeño jam, smoked bacon, chicken fried onions + jalapeño, and smoked BBQ mayo. The restaurant also offers the Tavern Burger during brunch hours (which is served everyday!), in addition to the Brunch Burger ($21), featuring a 4oz patty, pork belly, avocado, long hot aioli, and a fried egg. 

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 – 10:45am, Saturday & Sunday 8 – 10am (breakfast); Monday through Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm (lunch); Monday through Friday 4:30 – 10pm, Saturday 5 – 10pm (dinner); Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm (brunch)

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.923.2267 | WebsiteInstagramFacebook

Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, South Jersey’s quintessential historic resort celebrating 110 years in Galloway, NJ, boasts a classic burger that is perfect for satisfying red meat cravings on National Burger Day. Guests can enjoy The Resort Burger ($18) topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese and pickles on a brioche bun. This delicious meal is available on the lunch and dinner menu. 

Also, Seaview offers a Burger + Beer + Whiskey Shot every Monday from 5pm to 9pm. Guests can indulge in the ultimate trio of a mouthwatering burger perfectly paired with a refreshing pint of beer and topped off with a shot of whiskey for $26. The featured beer and whiskey will change regularly. 

401 South New York Rd, Galloway, NJ • 609.652.1800 • Website • Instagram • Facebook

Square 1682, the modern American restaurant and award-winning bar located on 17th and Sansom Streets, welcomes visitors with an array of delicious burger offerings available throughout the day. During weekend brunch, folks can enjoy the Brunch Burger ($20), a seared double patty with hickory bacon, lettuce, tomato, Cooper Sharp and a side of fries, or the Square Burger ($22) for dinner, a seared double patty with South Philly jam, garlic aioli, and Cooper Sharp served with fries or an organic green salad. Guests can also swing by for happy hour, hosted Tuesday through Saturday from 4 – 6pm, and nosh on a Square Burger for just $8.

Hours of operation: Breakfast Monday through Friday 7am – 11am; Brunch Saturday 8am – 3pm and Sunday 8am – 2pm; Lunch Monday through Thursday 11:30am – 2pm and Friday 11:30am – 3pm; Dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 10pm and Friday & Saturday 5 – 11pm; Bar Sunday & Monday 9am – 2pm, Tuesday through Thursday 9am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 9am – 12am

121 S. 17th Street | (215) 563-5008 | Website Instagram Twitter Facebook

Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant located in the Ghost Light Inn with 180 degree views of the Delaware River, is the place where burgers can be enjoyed riverside. Offered for brunch and lunch Friday through Sunday, the Stella Burger ($18) is a double patty composed of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion on a seeded roll served with perfectly crisp French fries.

Hours of operation: Thursday 5 – 12am, Friday 5 – 2am, Saturday 8 – 2am

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 • 267.740.2691 • Website • Instagram • Facebook 

The Hayes, a contemporary American tavern and gastropub in the heart of Midtown Village and a part of the acclaimed Townsend Wentz Restaurant Group, is a premier destination for those seeking an inviting atmosphere with casual and quality cuisine. The Hayes Burger ($18) is a crowd-pleasing choice on their menu, comprised of Cooper Sharp cheese and hot pepper mayo for a flavorful kick, with the option to add an egg or bacon for $3. 

Hours of operation: Wednesday 11:30am – 12am; Thursday – Saturday 11:30am – 2am; Sunday 11:30am – 12am

1123 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | 215.982.2192 | WebsiteInstagram

The Twisted Tail, Headhouse Square’s restaurant, bar and live music venue, boasts The Twisted Burger ($14) topped with blue cheese, bacon and bourbon BBQ sauce, available for brunch on Saturday from 11am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Sit back, relax and enjoy a juicy burger while listening to live blues. 

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 10 pm; Friday 4 pm – 12 am; Saturday 11 am – 12 am; Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

509 S. 2nd St. • 215.558.2471 • Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter

Townsend EPX, Chef Townsend Wentz’s French restaurant and bar on East Passyunk Avenue, features a decadent burger that is just as visually stunning as it is delicious, available exclusively on their newly-launched happy hour menu. Wednesdays through Sundays from 4:30 – 6:30pm, patrons are invited to wine & dine at the bar and enjoy Le Burger ($18), stacked with fresh Bibb lettuce, garlic aioli, and six-month aged cheddar on top of a house-made brioche bun. 

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 5pm – 12am

1623 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA | 267.239.5643 | Website Instagram Facebook Twitter

Urban Farmer, the modern American steakhouse located in the Logan Hotel known for its locally sourced ingredients and in-house butcher shop, is the place to be to celebrate National Burger Day. On Tuesday, May 28, pop into Urban Farmer for lunch, offered from 11am to 2 pm, and dig into The Farm Burger ($22) topped with white cheddar cheese and aioli on a house-made English muffin served with a side of farm fries or green salad. Guests can choose to add bacon or avocado for an additional price. 

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

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

– Alana Shapiro