12 Fantastic Memorial Day BBQ Options in Tampa Bay. Our beloved American holiday, is traditionally celebrated with cookouts, picnics, and barbecues, as friends and families gather to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military. This longstanding tradition dates back to the late 19th century when Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was established to commemorate fallen soldiers from the Civil War. Today, it has become a time-honored tradition to pay tribute to these heroes while enjoying delicious grilled delicacies. If you’re in Tampa Bay we’ve got you covered with 12 Fantastic Memorial Day BBQ Options – local restaurants offering fantastic eats to make your holiday celebration truly special. TBT

  • 1. American Social Bar and Kitchen

    American Social Bar and Kitchen (601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, 813-605-3333): Enjoy a limited brunch menu on Memorial Day featuring tasty options like the Brunch BLAT, Brunch in the Keys, Cinnamon French Toast Crunch, and Brisket Fried Rice. Don’t miss out on their mimosa specials!

  • 2. Duffy's Sports Grill

    Duffy’s Sports Grill (1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 813-875-7340): Duffy’s is celebrating Memorial Day all month long with Burger May-nia. Try their Fiesta Burger, Primetime Burger, or Avocado Bacon Turkey Burger for a flavorful treat.


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  • 3. Miller's Ale House

    Miller’s Ale House (Multiple locations, visit millersalehouse.com): Military veterans and active duty personnel can enjoy half-price entrees with proof of service. Find a location near you and savor a delicious meal.

  • 4. Shula Burger

    Shula Burger (500 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-867-8230): Indulge in the American Kitchen Burger, featuring two 4-ounce burger patties, American cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato jam, dill pickles, and Shula’s sauce. Plus, get a milkshake for just $1 every Monday in May.


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  • 5. Rivers Smokehouse

    4 Rivers Smokehouse (Multiple locations, visit 4rsmokehouse.com): Make your Memorial Day cookout easier by ordering to-go from 4 Rivers Smokehouse. They offer a variety of specials to enhance your celebration.

  • 6. The Wheelhouse

    The Wheelhouse (7220 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-623-0589): Enjoy a “Hot diggity dog”-themed menu all weekend long during their “Dog Memorial Day Weekend” event. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday-Monday.


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  • 7. The Talking Pint Bar and Bistro

    The Talking Pint Bar and Bistro (13418 Boyette Road, Riverview, 813-315-9889): Join the Freakin’ Hooligans for a pig roast on Memorial Day, featuring live music, drink specials, and family activities. No cover charge, but food and drinks are additional.

  • 8. Bayboro Brewing

    Bayboro Brewing (2390 Fifth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 727-767-9666): Celebrate Memorial Day with barbecued food and live music by Cross Junction. The brewery is opening a vet tab to honor those who have served our country. No cover charge and the event starts at noon.

  • 9. Chester McKay VFW Post 7987

    Chester McKay VFW Post 7987 (7445 Chester McKay Drive, New Port Richey, 727-264-7275): Attend their all-you-can-eat barbecue featuring pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs, and sides for only $10. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

  • 10. Grassroots Kava House

    Grassroots Kava House (957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-220-3041): All veterans can enjoy 50% off drink purchases throughout the day on Memorial Day.

  • 11. Sloppy Joe's

    Sloppy Joe’s (10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, 727-367-1600): Join their barbecue weekend and savor a rib and brisket platter for $21.99. They also offer $5 drink specials and live music daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • 12. Tijuana Flats

    Tijuana Flats (Multiple locations, visit tijuanaflats.com): From Friday through Sunday, get a free order of Churro Bites when you purchase a Taco Take Home Meal Kit. Kits include tortillas, chicken

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