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The Best Burgers In Nashville, Tennessee

The Best Burgers In Nashville, Tennessee

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Updated: 24 November 2016
Nashville has some of the most creative and diverse burger restaurants in the country. Relax and enjoy a classic burger, milkshake, or beer at one of our favorite burger places. Read ahead for our list of the best of the best.

Gabby’s Burgers & Fries

Gabby’s Burgers & Fries is one of the most popular burger joints in Nashville. The restaurant is only open for lunch, so be prepared to wait in line! Their menu includes local grass-fed beef, traditional milkshakes, and sweet potato fries. With their casual atmosphere and wallet-friendly prices, this is the perfect place for an afternoon snack. If you know any locals, be sure to ask them about the secret menu.

Burger Up

Founded on the principles of community-driven restaurants, Burger Up does exactly that. The restaurant is family friendly, caters to people of all ages, and uses locally sourced beef and ingredients. All of the items on their menu are from local farms that employ the ideas of sustainability and the humane treatment of animals. The interior is decorated with reclaimed wood, which adds to the rustic yet classic ambiance.

The Pharmacy

The Pharmacy has been voted Nashville’s #1 Burger place and was also named the Best New Restaurant. The outside garden bar is the perfect place to enjoy a burger on a warm summer night, and provides a cozy atmosphere with twinkly string lights overhead. Their menu consists of German wurst and bier, as well as burgers. The restaurant also includes an old-timey soda fountain.

Burger Republic

Burger Republic is famous for their refreshing milkshakes and burgers. They offer creative takes on classic burgers and also offer spiked shakes, which are incredibly tasty and refreshing. This is the perfect stop for a casual outing. Look out for their award-winning Tennessee Burger, which is served with Jack Daniel’s honey glaze, smoked ketchup, cheese, bacon, and onions.


One of the oldest restaurants in Nashville, Rotiers Restaurant was founded in 1945, and today, third-generation family members run the restaurant. To this day they serve the same homemade milkshakes and cheeseburgers. The familial and family atmosphere set this affordable restaurant apart from others, and this is the perfect destination for people wanting a nicer casual restaurant with food at great prices. Be sure to try their famous Cheeseburger on French Bread, which has won awards from USA Today and Food Network Magazine.