Where are the Best Burgers in Nashville?

There are few late-night haunts for food in Nashville where one would still be proud to eat when the hangover fades. Fortunately, a sober visit to the city’s oldest dive bar tastes just as good. The Dino’s burger comes with all of the classic toppings — lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and cheddar cheese. Add bacon, avocado, grilled onions, or a fried egg to customize it.

1123 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

An import from from Virginia, Jack Brown’s makes a case for itself with quirky toppings diners won’t find elsewhere in town. From 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, order the Greg Brady — crowned with mac and cheese plus Martin’s BBQ potato chips — or opt for the Hotch, made sassy with nacho cheese and hot Cheetos.

906 51st Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

The whole animal butcher shop opened in the Nations in early 2018. But not to be missed — Bare Bones’ note-worthy burger, cooked right there in the kitchen. No home grill is required for this one — a simple stack of two patties layered with American cheese, house pickles, mayo, and mustard. Plays well with their standout beef fat fried potatoes. 

37 Rutledge St
Nashville, TN 37210

Chef Katie Coss’ Husk burger is easily one of the top in town. Available for brunch and lunch, the Husk burger features two patties, American cheese, pickles, and special sauce.

404 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

Emmy Squared might be known for its square Detroit-style pizza, but the round “Le Big Matt” drastically upped Nashville’s burger game. Bear Creek Farms beef is the star of the burger here — splayed on a Tom Cat Bakery pretzel bun with a piquant sambal sauce. 

4816 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

Pat Martin’s newest meaty brainchild serves up burgers and barbecue in a fast casual setting. Though technically a fast-food restaurant, Hugh Baby’s puts an emphasis on quality by grinding patties in-house every day and serving up the same slow-smoked barbecue that makes Martin’s other Nashville restaurant (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint) a crowd favorite.

809 Ewing Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Tennessee Brew Works serves a five-beer burger that incorporates (as one might’ve assumed) five craft beers. From the sauces to the pickle brine and onions, chef Alex Leibow has done exactly what a brewery should do with a burger: merge the two seamlessly.

Tennessee Brew Works

493 Humphreys St
Nashville, TN 37203

Gabby’s is a lunch-only spot most days of the week (except Friday) which means hours are limited to experience one of the best burgers in Nashville. Part of the charm of Gabby’s is the cozy atmosphere. Sit at the counter and watch as the staff prepare the burgers. And don’t forget the fries — Gabby’s has some of the most sought-after fries in town.

2102 Blair Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

Those who want to remember the Nashville of yesteryear, look to Brown’s Diner, which holds the city’s oldest beer license. The trolley-turned-restaurant has plated one of Nashville’s favorite cheeseburgers since 1927. In the days of new and shiny Nashville, there’s certainly something to be said for tried and true.

All credit for this delicious list goes to Nashville Eater. https://nashville.eater.com/maps/best-burgers-nashville

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