Best Burger Joints in Nashville

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There’s more to Nashville than just country music, including these awesome burger joints. A burger craving is like no other, so when you’re seeking satisfaction, these are the Nashville burger joints you can count on. You can expect a great burger, sides, condiments, and more at these hotspots, including creative savors like the sweet potato bun at M.L. Rose and the Jack Daniel’s maple ketchup at Burger Up. Ready? Nom nom!


ML Rose - Best Burger Joints - Nashville Guru-1

With three Nashville locations in Melrose, Sylvan Park and Capitol View, M.L.Rose has proven success of a go-to burger joint in Nashville. Menu items like the Angry Dragon (seen above) and NashVegas Burger keep things interesting. You have to ask for the sweet potato bun made especially for M.L.Rose by a local bakery. Known to be one of the best neighborhood bars in Nashville, M.L.Rose has a great atmosphere and a ton of beer on draft to go with your burger.

2535 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204
4408 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
431 11th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

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Burger Up

12 South - Feb 2014 - Nashville, TN-40

Located in the 12 South neighborhood, Burger Up is a local favorite for their burgers and sophisticated atmosphere. You’ll fall in love with burgers like the Woodstock burger and Ramsey pimento Cheese Burger. With other great favorites like the Jack Daniel’s maple ketchup, sweet potato fries and unique salads, you’ll please everyone in the family.

The feel is rustic, romantic, with large vintage lumber tables, impeccable service and a classy vibe. It’s the perfect sit-down restaurant for a nice night out with a date or group of friends.

Address: 2901 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204

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The Pharmacy

East Nashville Area - Nashville, TN-111

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden, as the name hints, isn’t just a burger joint. When you go, you have to ask to sit outside in the biergarten, which is part of the appeal of this East Nashville joint. With picnic tables and string lights, it’s the perfect, fun, casual feel.

This is where you take your out-of-town friend to show off your knowledge of Nashville’s hidden treasures! The burgers are awesome, and you might as well order a root beer float, too, since they have their own soda shop — just like any good pharmacy would.

Address: 731 McFerrin, Nashville, TN 37206

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Elliston - Nashville, TN-9

You know a place that’s been around since the year 1945 is doing something right. Head to Rotier’s for a guaranteed great burger, cold beer and divine handmade milkshake. The interior is fairly small and outdated, but the recipes are still made to please. Other famous dishes include fried chicken okra and mashed potatoes.

Address: 2413 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203

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Brown’s Diner

Brown's Diner - Nashville, TN-1

Founded in 1927, this place has almost been around longer than the cheeseburger itself, and that’s what you have got to order at Brown’s Diner. From the outside, it’s not much to look at — It’s a trailer — but don’t worry, something great happens in that kitchen. One thing that makes it even better is the pricing, which doesn’t seem like it has changed much since Brown’s opened.

Address: 2102 Blair Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

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Paradise Park

Downtown - Nashville, TN -29

Paradise Park Trailer Resort is better known for being a honky tonk than a burger joint. Since we have local friends who brave the tourists on Broadway to nab a burger there, it had to make the best burgers in Nashville list. These aren’t gourmet hamburgers, they are simple beef patties that taste awesome and go great with their tater tots or mac and cheese.

Address: 411 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203

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Burger Republic

Burger Republic - Gulch-8

Burger Republic definitely serves a great burger. With menu items like the Tennessee Burger with Jack Daniel’s honey glaze and the Jalapeno Popper Burger with tempura jalapenos, we think you’ll find your favorite burger in no time. However, you might have a harder time figuring out which “spiked shake” to order. Frozen Black Irish? Spiked Reese’s Malt? Maple Bourbon? You may have to try them all.

Address: 1055 Pine Street Nashville, TN 37203

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Oak Bar

The Oak Bar in the Hermitage Hotel may seem a little unexpected, but they seriously have one of the most talked about burgers in town. Listed on their relatively limited menu as the “Tennessee Stack,” this burger is topped with pepper jelly, cheddar cheese, sweet onion and hot mustard. If you’re looking for a classier joint to grab a burger at, this is your spot.

Address: 231 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219

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Oak Bar - Downtown Nashville

Gabby’s Burgers & Fries

Gabby's Burgers & Fries“Living the dream” is the motto at Gabby’s Burgers and Fries, and if your dreams ever include yummy all-American hamburgers, then live it up! They’ve got bacon, chili, cheese, and barbecue sauce to make whatever burger you desire. It’s simple stuff: grass fed beef, French fries, and milkshakes with homemade syrups.

Address: 493 Humphreys Street, Nashville, TN 37203

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