Nashville loves to brag about how our barbecue scene is creeping up on acknowledged meccas like Memphis and North Carolina, but there are some fantastic burgers available in Music City as well. While most of them are variations of the traditional “smashed on the flat top” burger, it’s the use of premium ingredients and the clever variations introduced by local fry cooks that make them worth hunting down. Put the grill away for a weekend and seek out these excellent burgers. It’s too hot out there to stand over a fire anyway.
If you’re looking for a burger menu with lots of variety, M.L. Rose is perfect. With three Nashville locations and one in Mt. Juliet, you’re never too far away from their long list of burgers that ranges from plain cheeseburgers to turkey burgers to our favorite: the Southern Belle burger. Served on a sweet potato bun and topped with pimento cheese, crispy tobacco onions, Duke’s mayo and Belle Meade Bourbon barbecue sauce, it’s a unique take on the American classic.