No. Just . . . NO!!!

Arachnophobics, don’t read this report any further.

Hungry customers began calling Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, North Carolina, last month asking for its famous tarantula burgers.

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The exclusive beef burger is topped with gruyere cheese, oven-roasted tarantula and spicy chili sauce. The tarantulas are “free-ranged” and certified edible, Cindrich explained.

Everyone has a unique way of consuming the large burger.

“One person took the tarantula off the burger, dipped it in ketchup and just popped it in there,” Cindrich said.

The tarantula burger tastes like a crustacean, Cindrich described. It’s crablike — salty but bitter, though the chili sauce adds a bit of heat to it.

There’s more at the link. Here’s a brief video report with a picture.

A tarantula burger???  I’m definitely not lovin’ it!!!



  1. I had roasted tarantula legs in a third world country. Sort of tasted like lobster, but would NOT repeat the experience for any amount of money.

  2. @Feather Blade

    So, you want to complain about the ONE feature they have in common with all the ingredients in your bacon cheeseburger?


  3. @Patrick Monahan:

    They peel the hair off the bacon and the burger before serving it.

    Maybe they sear the hair off the tarantula first as well (I would hope so…), but you wanted to know what the difference is between sea-arachnids and land-arachnids, and "land arachnids have hair" is, pretty much, the difference. (One could make an argument for size and quantity of meat, as well.)

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