Who doesn’t love a GREAT burger? It’s unclear where the “burger” was originated but it’s obvious that it has come a long way. Most of us know Music City is also quickly becoming Food City and the beloved burger has taken on many beautiful and tasty spins. We’ve put together a list of Music (Food) City’s top notch burgers you MUST try. It wasn’t easy to just pick 10! Put on your stretchy pants…you’re going to want to try them all! (Don’t miss Dwell Music City’s Giveaway at the very bottom!)
10. Rotier’s – Signature French Bread Burger
8. Gabby’s Burgers and Fries
If you’re looking for a quick burger (or not), this is one of the best burger joints in Nashville. Gabby’s uses only grass fed beef. Their signature burger, The Gabby’s Burger w/Fries is Two burger patties and American cheese (on both patties of course). Not to mention, their fries are perfection. Be ready for a crowd because there are always people lined up to eat these burgers.
7. M.L. Rose – The Angry Dragon Burger
Known for their selection of craft beer and a great selection of burgers, M.L. Rose is the place to eat and drink well. You really can’t go wrong with any of their burgers, but the Angry Dragon is the one to try if you’re looking to try something very flavorful. Spicy and messy, The Angry Dragon is loaded with avocado, a fried Willow Farms egg, and sprinkled with Sriracha.
6. The Crying Wolf – The Wolf Burger
The Crying Wolf, a bar located in East Nashville, is underrated for their burgers. Butchered and ground in house (not a lot of place can say that), their burgers are juicy and messy – the way it should be. Savor the flavor. The Wolf – BBQ, cheddar, caramelized onion, bacon. They are so juicy, you may run the risk of a soggy bottom, bun…but it’ll be worth it!
5. Husk – The Husk Cheesburger
House-made buttermilk and benne seed bun, two Benton’s bacon-infused patties, American cheese, shaved white onions, a bread & butter pickle , and only if they are locally in season – lettuce and tomatoes. And a “special sauce” inspired by the classic secret sauces of burger extraordinaires like In-N-Out and Shake Shack. At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate. “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door,” says Brock.
4. Burger Up – Ramsey Pimento Cheese Burger
Burger Up has also become a Nashville staple. You can’t go wrong with any of their gourmet burgers. The Ramsey Pimento Cheese Burger is made with house made pimento cheese, iceberg, tomato, pickles, red onion, truffle aioli, benton’s bacon on jalapeño bun. Their sweet potato fries are shown above, but you must try their truffle fries, too!
3. The Pharmacy – Mission City Burger
Voted best burger year after year, The Pharmacy Burger and Beer Garden has an amazing selection of burgers that are very distinct. Their buns are really what the set them apart in addition to their delicious ingredients. If you want a classic burger, The classic Pharmacy Burger is great, but if you’r wanting to try something different, the Mission Burger has guacamole, pico de gallo, slow-cooked black beans, horchata creme fresca.
2. Fat Bottom Brewery – Virgil Burger
If you’re looking for a blue cheese burger, Fat Bottom’s Virgil Burger is where it’s at. Blue cheese, caramelized onion, strawberry jam, aioli*, serrano pepper, and arugula, the flavors take your palette on an amazing burger journey. Not to mention, Fat Bottom is a brewery and have an amazing line-up of beer on tap.
1. Burger Republic – The Tennessee Burger
Zagat’s 50 Burger’s in 50 States: A true taste of the Volunteer State. Certified Angus Beef® burger glazed it with Jack Daniel’s Honey Bourbon and topped with maple glazed Benton’s bacon, Jack Daniel’s smoked ketchup, American cheese and Memphis BBQ rub dusted onion straws. You can’t NOT try an award winning burger such as this one.
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