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

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,105 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,235 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,624 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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
86% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville

Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
2,092 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
91% recommended
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The Stillery Midtown

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Nashville
54 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
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Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
329 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Scenic View
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
Late Night Find in Nashville

Nashville Hot Chicken Shack by Lucky Bastard Saloon

$$$$·American·
West End
24 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Hot Spot
  • Live Sports
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

Famous Saloon

$$$$·American·
Downtown
24 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Live Music
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
100% recommended
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Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
5,084 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
89% recommended

Sinema

$$$$·American·
Nashville
2,108 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville
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Josephine

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
2,334 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Contemporary American in Nashville
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The Chef and I

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,563 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

The Yellow Porch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
1,104 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Adele's

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
3,184 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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
91% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Nashville

Etch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
5,650 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville

True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
978 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
97% recommended
Healthy in Nashville

The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,509 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
92% recommended
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Merchants

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,712 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
94% recommended

Oak Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,611 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Nashville
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Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
1,179 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
82% recommended
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