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

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

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. 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. 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. 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. 7445 Chester McKay Drive, New Port Richey. 727-264-7275.

Grassroots Kava House: All veterans get 50% off drink purchases all day Monday. 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. 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 through Sunday. 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. For a location near you, go to

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

Kona Grill: Enjoy a signature KG Burger and a margarita for $9.99 from 8 p.m. to close Sunday. 4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-5938.

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

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

Contact Kelly A. Stefani at or 727-893-8194.