By Roger Jimenez
Located in the bustling Winter Park Village, The Hangry Bison is a burger heaven that features a whiskey/bourbon bar and a gorgeous rustic atmosphere. Famous for their luscious and hand-built bison burgers, this local gem is a one-of-a-kind experience that definitely deserves your reservation.
At the Hangry Bison, customers are greeted by a sea of warm light bulbs that dangle above the whole restaurant. Images of horseshoes and bison decorate the giant bar, giving the place a Texan-style vibe. Most of their decor is made of light wood and wonderfully highlights the rural and industrial feel of the venue.
On the Menu
A handful of classic appetizers can be found on the “Fixes” section, offerings such as bourbon wings, calamari, flatbread, and their delicious truffle fries. The “Greens” section is where the lighter entrees can be found, with meals such as Cobb or Greek salad. They have a variety of signature burgers to choose from but they are well-known for their build-your-own option, the “Bison Builds”!
Bison Builds (Build-Your-Own Bison Burger)
Once you’re ready to create your own burger, you're given a marker to check off your menu with, making the whole process as easy as possible. To start, you pick one of the many proteins available. You can even choose Portobello Mushroom Cap (the most affordable option at $9) or Impossible Burger ($13).
Next is the bun choice. There's a choice of lettuce wrap or bed of greens for the vegetable-inclined, a gluten-free option for an extra dollar, and bread lovers can rejoice with a choice of pretzel bun, brioche roll, or Texas toast! Every burger comes with any 3 garnishes, the options being the usual: lettuce, tomato, peppers, etc; and a choice of glaze (Their signature Hangry Sauce, which is just sriracha and ketchup, is to die for!).
Image by @thehangrybison
While cheese and other toppers like bacon or grilled onions are $1.50 extra, the burgers are perfect just as they come. But don’t forget your choice of side! With sides like salad, corn, and fresh fries, they’ve made sure they have something for everyone.
For those looking for a good deal, make sure to come out during their Hangry Hour. Mondays through Fridays between 4-7 PM, drinks are discounted and appetizers are only $5!
Fun with Flights
Attention beer and whiskey drinkers! If you enjoy a nice beverage flight, you’ll find a good amount of them at The Hangry Bison. With 3 kinds of beer flights and 4 kinds of whiskey flights, this location offers a good time for anyone who can enjoy their notorious drink samplers. But don’t worry wine lovers, while they’re well-known for their whiskey and bourbon selection, they also carry a fine wine variety that compliments their eclectic menu.
If you love craft beer, you’ll love the Bison Beer Flight! Our personal favorite from this flight was the OBP.
If you’re a fan of smooth whiskey, make sure to try the Joseph Magnus Whiskey Flight, where the Murray Hill Club was the shining star.
On Thursday nights at 6 pm, the restaurant is filled with live music that tends to get the people (and the drinks!) pouring into the streets. And every Sunday from 11-3 PM, they take a break from the burgers and serve beautiful brunch offerings, such as Fried Green Benedict and Pancake Chicken!
When you and your friends or family are looking for something calmer than the usual hustle and bustle of Downtown or Old Town, why not plan your night out in Winter Park and grab a bite over at The Hangry Bison! Get stuffed on a juicy burger, share a flight with friends, or dance the night away over live music; anything is possible where folks “come hangry, leave happy”.
The Hangry Bison can be found in the heart of Winter Park’s beloved outdoor shopping center, Winter Park Village. Home to Regal Cinema and over 50+ stores and restaurants, residents from all over Orlando travel to this amazing mall to get their shopping done, find new bites to eat, or just soak in the lovely sights. With beautifully paved brick roads and picture perfect spots, Winter Park always glistens as one of Orlando’s brightest cities.
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