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The Best Burgers in Nashville

The OpenTable Team

Nashville is known to the world as Music City, and its blossoming burger scene is music to the ears of people everywhere. Tennessee's largest city has brought ethnic flavors and modern American barbecue flair to the burger world, resulting in some of the country's tastiest and most creative burgers. Find everything from cutting-edge American bistros and restaurants to traditional country honky-tonks and pubs, all serving burgers grilled to perfection. We decided to tap local tastemakers, the people who know where to find the best of the best in Nashville, and create a list of restaurants serving up the best burgers in the city. Here’s where to go for a burger in Music City.

Restaurants:The Palm Nashville, Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West End
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The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
3,878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Palm is a venerated, international chain of upscale steakhouses that delivers some of the best beef in the world to hungry diners everywhere. Palm steakhouses boast elegance anRead more
83% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville
61 people mentioned the Steak Lobster

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,008 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bob's Steak & Chop House celebrates the “inner carnivore.” The Nashville location is a celebrated installment in the nationwide institution. It's a prime downtown spot for anyone hRead more
87% recommended
Best Service in Nashville
27 people mentioned the Baked Potato

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,446 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The Nashville spot of this acclaimed nationwide chain is in the gorgeous Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on West End Avenue. Ruth's Chris features superb service, classic steakhouse atmosphRead more
85% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville
12 people mentioned the Petite Filet

Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
1,914 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is one of Nashville's busiest attractions. Visitors to the Old Hickory can enjoy a sterling view of the Center as they dine in theRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Nashville
26 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

The Stillery Midtown

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Nashville
49 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch
The Stillery is a wonderful spot for any Nashville travelers venturing out on Broadway to enjoy a burger and people watch. The burgers are part of their “two-handed sandwiches” menRead more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Nashville
6 people mentioned the Hot Chicken
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Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
228 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot
It is the Music City, so a trip to the Hard Rock Cafe is a must. This huge installment of the international chain has a rooftop terrace and live concert venue for visitors and is rRead more
Kid Friendly in Nashville
2 people mentioned the Fajita

Bailey's Sports Bar and Grill - Nashville

$$$$·American·
West End
24 reviews
  • Live Sports
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Bailey's Sports Bar and Cafe is the ideal spot in Nashville for viewing a sporting event. Locals and visitors who wish to go see the Predators, Titans, or any other local team flocRead more
1 people mentioned the Chicken Tenders

Famous Saloon

$$$$·American·
Lower Broadway
21 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating
This is a famous spot. After all, it says it right there in the name. Famous boasts a huge bar and tremendous live music for its patrons. There are plenty of housemade cocktails foRead more
Hot Spot in Nashville
1 people mentioned the Chicken Sandwich
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Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
4,436 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant boasts some unbeatable ambiance. This elegant steakhouse resides in a classic Southern mansion off of Louise Avenue in Nashville. Order one of Jimmy Kelly'Read more
86% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville
122 people mentioned the Baked Potato

Sinema

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,832 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This hip 8th Avenue restaurant is two floors of modern American dining. There are large whiskey and craft beer lists for thirsty diners. The spirits go very well with the house-groRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville
39 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Josephine

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
2,111 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Josephine is a production of celebrated chef Andy Little. This restaurant is in the heart of the happening South Nashville neighborhood. Josephine is an elegant and contemporary diRead more
88% recommended
Contemporary American in Nashville
53 people mentioned the Scrapple

The Chef and I

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,203 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The Chef and I is one of the coolest dining experiences in all Nashville. The restaurant celebrates local ingredients and creations through its unique “box” menu selections. For thRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville
11 people mentioned the Ahi Tuna

The Yellow Porch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
961 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
The Yellow Porch delivers a comfortable and cozy dining experience. Buffeted by greenery and a vegetable garden, The Yellow Porch included an eclectic menu of favorites. Burger-seeRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Nashville
34 people mentioned the Paella

Adele's

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
2,941 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Adele's presents a menu of Southern comfort food to visitors and locals heading to Nashville. It's an always-happening spot off the bustling Broadway section of the city. Adele's iRead more
94% recommended
American in Nashville
106 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Etch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
5,184 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
International flavors rule the day at Etch. This acclaimed restaurant is in the Encore Tower off of Demonbreun Street in Nashville. The Etch burger features sautéed crimini mushrooRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville
359 people mentioned the Roasted Cauliflower

True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
735 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
There's plenty of influences here at True Food. The restaurant in the Green Hill section of the city is a mixture of Mediterranean and contemporary American. There's a long list ofRead more
92% recommended
Healthy in Nashville
7 people mentioned the Butternut Squash

The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,262 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
The burgers at The Mockingbird are as sweet as the animal itself. This North Nashville favorite is a Southern comfort food hot spot from a renowned city restauranteur duo. Try someRead more
90% recommended
Contemporary American in Nashville
18 people mentioned the Chicken Pot Pie

Merchants

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,405 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
The burger at Merchants Nashville is exceptional. First, though, look to the appetizers. Before the burger, indulge in some Southern treats at this fine spot close to the NashvilleRead more
90% recommended
90 people mentioned the Tater Tot

Oak Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,218 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Oak Steakhouse is a sturdy Nashville institution. It's a nice mixture of classic American steakhouse with a modern atmosphere, and a good blend of elegant and relaxed. Stop intRead more
89% recommended
Steakhouse in Nashville
14 people mentioned the Mac Cheese

Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
1,039 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The area that Del Frisco's resides in is “The Gulch,” but there's no drop-off in the amount of great cuisine there. Del Frisco's Grille features a menu of modern American cuisine sRead more
96% recommended
American in Nashville
30 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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