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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.

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The OpenTable Team
18 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:The Palm Nashville, Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Unspecified, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West End
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The Palm Nashville

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.4
4441 reviews
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 Nashville location is no exception to that rule. Bright and beautiful inside, the Nashville Palm features cartoon murals and some of the friendliest waitstaff in the city. It's in a prime location as well. Tourists who stroll down the buzzing Broadway section of Nashville can stop in after hearing some music or visiting the Ryman Auditorium or the Nashville Convention Center. It's also located right across from the Bridgestone Arena. People taking in a Predators game can stop by after for one of the Palm's select burgers. The burgers feature a blend of short rib, brisket, and ground chuck. Toppings include prosciutto di Parma on the 837 club burgers and aged gouda, barbecue sauce, and fried onions on the Bozzi burger.

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.6
2890 reviews
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-notch burger. This 5th Avenue location is right across from the Music City Center and is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Stop in for one of their burgers and pair them with some of Bob's jumbo onion rings or a fried calamari appetizer.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
West End
4.3
2088 reviews
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 dishes. Their beef is their calling card. Diners searching for a burger will enjoy the Ruth's Prime Burger. It could possibly be the best burger in Nashville. This mix of top-notch ground beef features cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on the burger alongside Ruth's Chris trademark fries. Try pairing the burger with some of Ruth's Chris excellent cocktails.

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The Stillery Midtown

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Nashville
4.3
84 reviews
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 double burgers with a mixture of pork, brisket, and chuck. Try the Sonoran burger with jalapeños and garlic aioli or the pretzel burger with pub cheese and bacon inside a pretzel bun. It's on the shortlist for the best burger in Nashville. Even more adventurous burger aficionados can try the four-patty Carnivore burger. Pair the meal with one of The Stillery's mason jar cocktails.

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Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.1
628 reviews
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 waterfront. Diners can select from the chain's Legendary Burgers with their Angus Beef blend. Selections of the Legendary Burger include the spicy Atomic Burger and the Guinness Bacon cheeseburger. There is also the vegetarian Impossible Burger on the menu for all the non-carnivores out there.

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Famous Nashville

$$$$
American
Downtown
3.3
83 reviews
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 burgers are also local favorites. Try the black and blue burger with bleu cheese, or the house burger served on a brioche bun. Try starting off the meal with some of the Famous pretzel sticks with yellow mustard.

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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
West End
4.6
7419 reviews
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 selection off of the wine list and then try the Jimmy's Cheeseburger. The classic burger consists of tenderloin, ribeye, and sirloin on a kaiser roll.

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Sinema

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.7
3188 reviews
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 includes a "secret sauce" and Giffords bacon. The house-ground burger is one of Nashville's treats. It's on the list for the best burger in Nashville.

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Josephine

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.7
2893 reviews
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 during brunch to enjoy the Josephine double cheeseburger, which includes lettuce, onion, pickles, and dijonnaise sauce.

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The Chef and I

$$$$
Contemporary American
Midtown
4.5
2488 reviews
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 creative burger experience, try the ground chile and cilantro duck burger. This concoction includes cranberries, brie, and apple on a focaccia bun.

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The Yellow Porch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.7
1638 reviews
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 go for the Yellow Porch burger. The Yellow Porch burger features caramelized onions and portobello mushrooms alongside Swiss and dijon on a toasted bun. There's also a quinoa black bean burger for the vegetarians out there.

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Adele's

$$$$
American
The Gulch
4.6
4499 reviews
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 spot or a place for a post-sightseeing meal. The menu leans towards locally sourced options. Try the Adele's bacon cheeseburger for a hearty meal. It includes pickled onion, smoked tomato, and the Adele's favorite special sauce.

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Etch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.8
7187 reviews
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 onions with gruyere and horseradish aioli. An optional fried egg or bacon can add even more flavor to the Etch burger selection. Don't forget about the housemade Etch desserts or the Etch whiskey flight alongside the burger.

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True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.7
1642 reviews
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 to go with lunch or dinner. Burgers come paired with either kale salad or sweet potato hash. Diners seeking out burgers can choose from the inside-out quinoa burger, the turkey burger, or a grass-fed burger.

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The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$
Contemporary American
The Gulch
4.7
2380 reviews
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, like the tater tot and nacho combination called "tatchos," before moving on to the burger. The Mocking Burger is a double cheeseburger with "fancy sauce" and a butter bun. Pair the Mocking Burger with some of the Mockingbird's trademark cocktails or a local craft beer.

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Merchants

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.6
3779 reviews
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 baked Pimento cheese and double deviled eggs. There's also fried green tomatoes and smoked wings. Another treat? How about the duck fat tater tots — fried goodness served with savory dipping sauces. It's essential to save some room for the burger. The double cheeseburger boasts American cheese and traditional toppings along with the Merchants' secret sauce.

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Oak Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.7
2878 reviews
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 for its celebrated brunch menu to find the Oak Cab burger. This burger, made up of a blend of prime ingredients, features a local brioche bun and all the classic toppings. Grab one of the Oak's brunch cocktails like a Bloody Mary or the "Black Sparrow" for a great way to start off or end the weekend.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
The Gulch
4.4
1939 reviews
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 and buzzing atmosphere. With a patio that is perfect for people watching, Del Frisco's is a fine way to experience the warmer months in Nashville. The locally focused menu is full of Southern favorites and excellent burgers. Try the deviled eggs or artichoke beignets to start off with. For burgers, try the Grille Prime burger, with two patties and "sloppy sauce." Diners can also try the Quinn's Filet Burger, made with filet mignon and bacon onion jam. Pair the burgers with one of Del Frisco's classic cocktails or something from the extensive Del Frisco's wine list.

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