Tampa Bay Burger Week starts Thursday and includes specials at dozens of local bars and restaurants

It features 10 days of burger deals, drink specials and more.

click to enlarge TBBC Westchase's 'The Carnivore' burger complete with a 5 oz. wagyu patty, grilled portabella mushrooms, bacon and hickory-smoked gruyere. - c/o Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
c/o Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
TBBC Westchase's 'The Carnivore' burger complete with a 5 oz. wagyu patty, grilled portabella mushrooms, bacon and hickory-smoked gruyere.
Each year, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay teams up with dozens of local bars and restaurants to offer foodies a variety of unique burgers and accompanying sides.

In addition to several take-out and dine-in burger deals, this 10 day-long collaboration also features drink specials, social media giveaways and the chance to vote for your favorite burger in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Burger Week 2023 runs from Thursday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 12.

There are almost 50 restaurants participating in this year’s Burger Week—from local institutions like El Cap, Ferg's and Gigglewaters to burger-centric spots like Nebraska Mini-Mart and Butter’s Burgers, plus scenic, waterfront restaurants including St. Pete Pier’s Teak and Hula Bay.

Even local bars and breweries like Shuffle, TBBC, Bar Fly, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and Walk-On's will offer unique takes on the common burger.

If you’d like to participate in any of these restaurants' deals throughout next week, all you have to do is ask an employee about its featured Burger Week special. While prices may vary, Burger Week specials may cost about $20 at the most (like Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s pub burger paired with a crisp white ale) and around $10 on the lower end (like TBBC’s Cuban-inspired burger with pulled pork and smashed plantains).

For the full line-up of participating Burger Week concepts on both sides of the bridge, head to tampabayburgerweek.com.
And for all the plant-based folks out there, 3 Dot Dash will also sling its “Up in Smoke” burger, while Brandon’s Vine Vegan features a plant-based burger topped with bacon onion jam. The Independent Bar & Cafe in Seminole Heights will offer a vegetarian-friendly frisco melt.

A portion of sales from 2023’s Tampa Bay Burger Week benefit Feeding Tampa Bay, a local nonprofit that aims to end food insecurity across 10 Central Florida counties. Sponsors for this year’s Burger Week include Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey, Florida Man Hot Sauce, and Dunedin Fine Arts Food Workshops.

And if you truly can’t get enough of Tampa Bay Burger Week, head to its website to learn more about this year's social media contest, where winners will receive gift certificates from participating restaurants.

For the latest information on Tampa Bay Burger Week and its various deals, head to @cltampabay on Instagram.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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