The Best Burgers in Nashville

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Palm Nashville, Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West End
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,293 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals

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 and fine service. The ...

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,562 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 hungering for a top-n...

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Steakhouse in Nashville
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,860 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 atmosphere, and hearty dish...

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Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
2,728 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

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 the restaurant named fo...

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Scenic View in Nashville
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The Stillery Midtown

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Nashville
55 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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” menu and are default do...

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Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
461 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

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 right on the waterfro...

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Famous Nashville

$$$$·American·
Downtown
42 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups

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 for libations. The bur...

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Good for Groups in Nashville
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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
6,237 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's cocktails or a sel...

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Sinema

$$$$·American·
Nashville
2,679 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Brunch

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-ground burger that incl...

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Josephine

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
2,616 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 dining spot. Stop in d...

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The Chef and I

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
2,110 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 those in search of a c...

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Fit for Foodies in Nashville
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The Yellow Porch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
1,371 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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-seeking diners should g...

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Best Service in Nashville

Adele's

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
3,750 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 is a perfect date spo...

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American in Nashville
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Etch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
6,367 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 mushrooms and caramelized o...

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True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,300 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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 of wines and cocktails...

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Healthy in Nashville

The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,925 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • 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 some of the small plates...

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Great for Brunch in Nashville
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Merchants

$$$$·American·
Downtown
3,202 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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 Nashville waterfront. There's...

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Oak Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,247 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 into the Oak Steakhouse...

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Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
The Gulch
1,614 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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 served in a stylish a...

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