Burger Brawl

Let's brawl!

What food do you turn to when you’re craving a hearty American meal? For most of America, it’s the hamburger – devouring nearly 50 billion burgers each year. 

Paying tribute to our love for the classic cuisine – the Downtown Abilene Initiative is pleased to bring to the Abilene community the inaugural Downtown Abilene Burger Brawl. 


Beginning Monday, Jan. 15, locals and visitors will have the opportunity to join in the fun as we bring together five downtown eateries who are competing for patrons to devour their burger inspired dish and vote which restaurant has the best burger officially crowning them the Downtown Abilene Burger Battle Champion.

To learn how you can vote for the best burger and a chance to win a $500 cash prize follow the steps below!

  1. Pick up a game card at any participating location, the Chamber or at the Convention & Visitors Bureau (1101 N 1st St). Keep that card for the duration of the Burger Brawl or until you’re satisfied with your entry!
  2. Try some burgers! Try the competing burgers at participating restaurants and have a restaurant employee stamp your card. The more burger locations you visit the greater chance you have at winning the drawing you’ll be entered in. One Burger = One Stamp. Two game cards can not be stamped for one burger, and you must try a minimum of two burgers to be entered to win. 
  3. Have fun and snap a picture of you enjoying one of the Burger Brawl recipes! Use the hashtag #ABIBurgerBrawl and tag our social media in your post!
  4. Turn in your card by Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:00 p.m. to participating restaurants, the Chamber or the Convention & Visitors Bureau. To be eligible to be placed in a drawing, your card needs to be filled out and have at least 2 stamps from participating restaurants. The game card will also have a place for you to vote for your favorite burger – don’t forget to vote! Winners will be announced on the Downtown Abilene social media pages on Friday, Feb. 16 so make sure you’re following!

Number of entries will increase as follows:

  • 2 stamps – the restaurant you voted for will receive 2 points
  • 3 stamps – the restaurant you voted for will receive 3 points
  • 4 stamps – the restaurant you voted for will receive 4 points
  • 5 stamps – the restaurant you voted for will receive 5 points

participating restaurants

The Local

All beef hamburger topped with fried ham, bacon, red onions, cheddar cheese and Chef Cody’s secret sauce all on a sesame seed bun.

Price: HAMburguesa -$7, HAMburguesa and Fries (Seasoned Curly or Krinkel Cut) – $10, make it a double – +$1

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm & 4pm – Midnight

Grain Theory

Brewhouse Burger

Half pound all beef patty seasoned, seared and served on a toasted potato roll with pickles, tangy bbq sauce, melty aged cheddar and sweet & savory bacon jam. Served with crispy Belgian frites and our signature GT frite sauce. 

Price: $15

Hours: Monday – Wednesday from 9:00 – 9:00 and Thursday – Saturday 9:00 – 10:00. 

Cypress Street Station

Southern Hot Mess

½ Lb Burger with Pimento Cheese and A Fried Green Tomato, Drizzled with Spicy Russian Dressing, Lettuce and Tomato. At lunch it comes with Cypress Chips, at dinner it comes with French Fries.

Price: $16

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11-9

Bogie's Deli


Chili cheese burger – a quarter pound patty smothered in chili and topped with shredded cheddar and Jack cheeses on a seeded bun.

Price: $11.99

Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, but the burger will only be available 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Matera Bar & Grill

MATERA’s Fire and Smoke Burger

1/2 lb patty covered in beer cheese, topped with shredded brisket, bacon  and grilled jalepenos that will be topped with 2 beautiful house made onion rings on a grilled potato bun. Served with house cut fries and a side of our Zesty sauce. 

Price: $11.99


WED 11:00-2:00/4:00-9:00

THURSDAY 11:00-2:00/ 4:00-9:00

FRIDAY 11:00-10:00

SATURDAY 11:00-10:00

SUNDAY 11:00-2:00

For questions about the Burger Brawl, email us at hello@downtownabi.com