Burgers, Fries & Beer: Burger Specials in the D

By: Amber Ogden | March 24, 2015
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When it comes to burgers, we’ve covered just about every variety there is. Juicy beef, mini sliders, veggie burgers, burgers with anything but beef, and we’re still not done yet. This installment of “In the D” burger-dom will focus on burger specials of Metro Detroit.

The only thing better than a great burger? A great burger on special. Having those few extra dollars in your wallet just makes the meal a bit more enjoyable. The next time a craving for a burger hits, but you’re sticking to your budget, head to one of the following establishments for a juicy burger that won’t break the bank:

Coach’s Corner, 19170 Farmington Rd., Livonia, is a great local sports bar with $2-off burgers all day on Tuesdays. Coach’s Classic Burger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger and Salsa Jalapeno Pepper Jack Burger are a few to choose from on the menu. Don’t forget to add fries or tater tots for just $1.99. No beverage purchase is required, but this is a dine-in only deal.

However, if you are thirsty, there will always be just over a dozen different beers on tap at Coach’s, and plenty of TVs (over 20!) to keep up with your favorite Detroit sports team.

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HopCat, 4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit, should be a no-brainer when it comes to burgers and beer, and luckily the case is the same for burger specials! Weekly specials at the Detroit location include a burger and beer deal every Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For just $7, dine-in and enjoy a Classic Burger, crack fries and any local 30 draft.

The Classic Burger is HopCat’s signature and comes with lettuce, tomato, onion and your choice of Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, bar cheese or bleu cheese crumbles. Choose wisely! That goes for your beer selection, as well.

Crow’s Nest Bar & Grill, 6166 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton, is a great bar to frequent if you’re a burger fanatic. Mondays feature a burger and beer special for $6.99. What a great way to start the week! On Tuesdays, take a date and purchase any two burgers for $12.99 after 5 p.m. If you’re there later in the week, don’t fret. Wednesday is Burger Night, when you’ll receive $1 off any burger on the menu.

There are plenty of burgers to choose from, including the Haystack Burger (topped with fried onion straws, bacon, Cheddar cheese and honey mustard), Rise and Shine Burger (with a fried egg, bacon and American cheese) and Patty Melt (grilled onions, American cheese and Swiss cheese on rye bread).

Art & Jake’s, 45537 Mound Rd., Shelby Charter Twp., has three Metro Detroit locations, but the Shelby/Mound one really caters to burger lovers. Wednesday is Burger Day, when patrons who dine in (and purchase a beverage!) can enjoy $1.50 burgers. That includes just the burger and bun, while additional toppings like lettuce and tomato are an additional charge.

It can’t go without noting that there are over a dozen specialty burgers on the menu, so make sure you make an additional trip back to Art & Jake’s for a full-fledged burger. Try the Aloha (with grilled pineapple slices, sweet bourbon sauce and American cheese), Tudor (with grilled Polish ham, mushrooms, onion and Provolone cheese), Sweet Home Alabama (topped with coleslaw, barbecue sauce and Swiss cheese) or Rocky Mountain (with bacon, spicy aioli, smoked Gouda, fried jalapenos and an onion ring).

In addition to the burgers, keep in mind that domestic pints are just $2.50 every day, all day and night long. You can’t have a burger without a beer, now can you?

Malarkey’s Irish Sports Pub, 35750 Warren Rd., Westland, is another local spot with multiple burger specials during the week. Sunday’s Happy Meal Hamburger deal includes a burger, fries and a 32-ounce beer for just $9.99. That is one happy meal, indeed!

Later in the week, you can also head to Malarkey’s for BOGO Burger Wednesday, which includes buy one half-pound burger dinner, get one free, with the purchase of two drinks.

Burgers include the Original Ground Round (with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles), Three Alarm Burger (spicy Cajun ground round topped with jalapeno peppers, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and Pepper Jack cheese) or Big Whiskey Burger (ground round basted with bourbon sauce, topped with bacon, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle and Cheddar cheese).

Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar, 19400 Northline Rd., Southgate, is home to the “world’s largest burger,” but if you’re not looking for that much of a challenge, you’ll also find plenty of regular-sized ones to choose from.

At Mallie’s, burgers are half-off on Thursdays all day until 10 p.m. That means you can order a Pimento Cheese Burger (with homemade pimento cheese and bacon), Jalapeno Ranch Burger (with bacon, Cheddar cheese and jalapeno ranch dressing) or Mushroom N Swiss (with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese) for a steal. Thursdays just became your new favorite day, huh?

Norm’s Field of Dreams, 1090 Rochester Rd. N., Troy, has been around for nearly 10 years, and while the Home Run Burgers are always affordable ($5.99 for a half-pound or $4.99 for a third-pound), mid-week is even better. Wednesday nights feature $1 burgers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dollar burgers require the purchase of a drink, and all condiments and side items (like fries, coleslaw or onion rings) are an additional charge. You can add any sauce to your burger, including field sauce, barbecue, mayo or buffalo sauce.

No matter what day you find yourself craving a burger in the D, you’ll always find a great deal. Now, go forth, enjoy a burger and spend that money you saved wisely!