Nashville burgers are so delicious with so many great places to grab a juicy hamburger that it’s almost impossible to narrow it down. We say almost, because somebody has to do it, and that somebody is us.
From classic diners that have been grilling patties for years to new burger legends, Nashville has a lot to offer when it comes to food. Consider this your essential Nashville burger trail when in Tennessee.
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Best burgers in Nashville
Burgers come dripping with flavoursome juice – the dream. As well as legendary burger, they also have an impressive selection of German wurst and bier, as well as an old-school soda fountain serving ice cream sodas.
Sister restaurant to the legendary NYC Emmy Squared and Emily, this Nashville hotspot has a seriously great burger. Chow down on the Le Big Matt: double-stack Bear Creek Farms grass fed beef patties, American cheese, greens, pickles, Sammy Sauce and a side of crispy waffle fries.
You’ll find Husk just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville. It’s all about Southern food here, with a real highlight being their juicy burger. Every single ingredient comes from the South so is super local, including the cheeseburger with Bear Creek Farm Beef and Fried Potato Wedges.
Bare Bones Butcher is, first and foremost, a whole-animal butchers store, so you can be sure that the meat here is of amazing quality. To show off their produce, they opened a little restaurant serving up tasty bites. The burger comes two tender beef patties and American cheese and is delicious.
Snag a table, grab a stool at the bar, or dine al fresco when the weather is nice.
Germantown Pub is a laid-back neighbourhood bar that serves up impressive pub grub. There’s a few tempting burgers to choose from, but none more so than the Gerst Burger. It’s a hefty beast of braised onions and muenster cheese served on a fresh pretzel bun.
Wash it down with a glass or two of their craft beers.
This iconic burger joint is lunch-only most days of the week (except Friday), so plan your burger-eating feast around the opening hours so you don’t miss out. Rock up the counter and order your old school burger, cooked perfectly pink. Keep your eyes peeled for their secret menu – it’s full of burger creations from regular customers, previous specials or employees.
Hint: the password is ‘Seamus’.
Burger Up is a local favourite that champions local Tennessean food producers in their menu, with incredibly tasty results. There’s two locations – the cosy 12 South or their newer one in East Nashville that has outdoor seating.
Try the Woodstock (with bacon, white cheddar, and Jack Daniel’s ketchup) or Ramsey Pimento Cheeseburger (with truffle aioli and bacon).