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Where to eat and drink in the Tampa Bay area for Memorial Day

Here are more than a dozen Memorial Day specials.
 
Marine Corps Veteran Jack Strong plays 'Taps' during Remembrance Service. Here is a list of Tampa Bay area food and drink specials to help you mark the holiday.
Marine Corps Veteran Jack Strong plays 'Taps' during Remembrance Service. Here is a list of Tampa Bay area food and drink specials to help you mark the holiday. [ Michele Miller ]
Published May 24, 2023|Updated May 26, 2023

Many American’s traditionally celebrate Memorial Day with cookouts, picnics and barbecues. Here are some options that celebrate the holiday at local restaurants.

American Social Bar and Kitchen: A limited brunch menu Memorial Day on Monday features the Brunch BLAT, Brunch in the Keys, Cinnamon French Toast Crunch and Brisket Fried Rice. There will also be mimosa specials. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-605-3333.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: Duffy’s celebrates Memorial Day the entire month of May with Burger May-nia. Specials include the Fiesta Burger ($14.99), the Primetime Burger ($15.99) and the Avocado Bacon Turkey Burger ($14.99). 1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340.

Miller’s Ale House: Military veterans and active duty get half-price entrees with proof of service. For a location near you, go to millersalehouse.com.

Shula Burger: During the month of May you can indulge in the American Kitchen Burger, made with two 4-ounce burger patties, American cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato jam, dill pickles and Shula’s sauce. Also, get a milkshake for $1 every Monday in May. 500 S Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-867-8230.

4 Rivers Smokehouse: Make your Memorial Day cookout easier by ordering to-go from 4 Rivers Smokehouse. There will be a variety of specials. For a location near you, go to 4rsmokehouse.com.

The Wheelhouse: Enjoy a “Dog Memorial Day Weekend” as The Wheelhouse serves up a “Hot diggity dog”-themed menu all weekend. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Monday (May 27-29). 7220 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-623-0589.

The Talking Pint Bar and Bistro: Join the Freakin’ Hooligans for a pig roast with live music, drink specials and family activities. No cover (food/drink additional). 3 p.m. Monday (May 29). 13418 Boyette Road, Riverview. 813-315-9889.

Bayboro Brewing: Enjoy barbecued food and music by Cross Junction as the brewery opens a vet tab to honor those who have served our country. No cover. Noon Monday (May 29). 2390 Fifth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-767-9666.

Chester McKay VFW Post 7987: This all-you-can-eat barbecue features pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs and sides. $10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (May 27). 7445 Chester McKay Drive, New Port Richey. 727-264-7275.

Grassroots Kava House: All veterans get 50% off drink purchases all day Monday (May 29). 957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-220-3041.

Sloppy Joe’s: It’s a barbecue weekend with a rib and brisket platter for $21.99, $5 drink specials and live music daily. 6-9 p.m. Saturday-Monday (May 27-29). 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. 727-367-1600.

Tijuana Flats: Get a free order of Churro Bites with the purchase of a Taco Take Home Meal Kit from Friday (May 26) through Sunday (May 28). Kits include choice of hard corn or soft flour tortillas, chicken or beef, toppings and chips ($40). Upgrade to steak for an additional $6. All locations will be closed for the holiday Monday (May 29). For a location near you, go to tijuanaflats.com.

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill: In honor of Memorial Day (and all year long), military service members and first responders receive 10% off their entire check with the restaurant’s “Heroes Discount.” For a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.

Olive Garden: Celebrate Memorial Day without cooking with a family-style bundle that feeds up to six people. Bundles include your choice of lasagna, shrimp scampi, chicken Parmigiana or spaghetti and meat sauce. Prices range from $42.99-$70.79. Add a jumbo salad and 12 bread sticks for $23.49 or a half-gallon of soup for $18.79. For a location near you, go to olivegarden.com.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse’s “Heroes Discount” gives military veterans, medical professionals and state or federal service members 10% off their entire guest check with a valid ID all day every day. For a location near you, go to outback.com.