35 Best Memorial Day Food for Patriotic Celebrations

Memorial Day cuisine embodies the joy of gathering with delectable, patriotic dishes that unite loved ones. Explore our assortment of Memorial Day barbecue recipes, showcasing grilled dishes and simple Memorial Day starters guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Ensure not to overlook our patriotic sweets, ranging from red, white, and blue delights to star-studded desserts, ideal for infusing a celebratory spirit into your spread. Whether seeking Memorial Day picnic suggestions, wholesome Memorial Day dishes, or vegetarian options, we’ve got you covered.

As the sun stretches its golden arms over the land, a subtle buzz fills the air, a symphony of laughter, cheers, and the tantalizing aroma of grills igniting. It’s that time of year again, when families and friends gather under the banner of remembrance and celebration – Memorial Day. But beyond the solemnity of honoring those who gave their all for our freedoms lies a tradition that speaks to the heart of American culture: Memorial Day food.

Memorial Day Food

Picture it: tables adorned with checkered cloths, laden with an array of culinary delights. From sizzling burgers and brats to smoky barbecue ribs, each dish tells a story of heritage, of shared moments around the grill, of generations coming together in a delicious tapestry of flavors. And let’s not forget the sides – creamy coleslaw, tangy potato salad, and the ever-present bowl of crisp, chilled watermelon, offering sweet relief from the summer heat.

So as we fire up the grill and gather around the table this Memorial Day, let’s not only indulge in the feast before us but also take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of those who made it possible. For in every bite, we taste not only the flavors of tradition but also the spirit of unity and gratitude that defines us as a nation.

35 Best Memorial Day Food

1. Air Fryer Hamburgers

Air fryer hamburgers are delicious and so easy to prepare. Enjoy juicy and flavor packed burgers in just minutes thanks to the air fryer. 

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2. Grilled Taco Burger

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3. Sloppy Joes Recipe

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4. Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

cheeseburger sloppy joes 9 2

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5. Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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6. BBQ Sloppy Joes Recipe

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7. Pepperoni Pizza Sloppy Joes

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8. Sloppy Joes Stuffed French Bread Recipe

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9. Vegetable Kabobs

grilled vegetable skewers on a white plate

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10. Shish Kabobs

shish kabobs 7 2 1

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11. Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

shrimp kabob 7 2 1

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12. Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

teriyaki chicken kabobs 5 2 1

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13. Easy Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe

Grilled chicken kabobs 7 2 1

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14. Steak Kabobs

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15. Fruit Kabobs

fruit kabobs 3 2

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16. 4th of July Fruit Kabobs

4th of july fruit kabobs 3 2

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17. Catalina Glazed Grilled Chicken

grilled catalina chicken 8 2

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18. BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken Marinade


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19. Copycat Chick fil a sandwich

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20. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

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21. Grilled Teriyaki BBQ Chicken

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22. Grilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken

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23. Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

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24. Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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25. Crock Pot Drumsticks

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26. Crock Pot BBQ Ranch Drumsticks

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27. Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Ribs

BBQ Ribs stacked on a platter

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28. Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs

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29. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe

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30. Air Fryer Steak

air fryer steak 6 2 1

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31. The best steak marinade

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32. How to Grill Steak

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33. London Broil Marinade

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34. Easy Burger Sliders

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35. Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

ham and cheese sliders 8 square

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