On the heels of being named one of the top 10 burgers in America, Nashville-based Burger Republic made another prestigious TripAdvisor list: The best burger in Tennessee.
TripAdvisor recently announced the top-rated burger restaurants in every state, based on site reviews.
The list accounts for ratio and quality of the burger reviews compared to overall ratings, as well as the quality and quantity of reviews received in the past year. Featured restaurants have a minimum of 4 out of 5 bubbles, 100 reviews and 10 locations or less as of June 2018.
“We are honored to be sought out by tourists coming into Nashville, looking for a premium burger,” said Drew Jackman, who partnered with another industry veteran, Jeff Warne, to create Burger Republic. “I think it reflects the growing trend to visit independent restaurants that are not duplicated in other markets. We are proud of our Nashville roots and being ‘fiercely independent.’”
The first Burger Republic opened May 23, 2012, in the Lenox Village Town Center development, off Nolensville Road in southern Davidson County. The second location opened Jan. 23, 2014 in the Pine Street Flats building in the Gulch area of downtown Nashville. A third opened Jan. 12, 2017 at the Providence Station complex in Mt. Juliet. The fourth location opened Oct. 7, 2017, at the Fountains at Gateway complex on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Since the first Burger Republic opened six years ago, it has consistently been recognized in the best burger categories by readers of The Tennessean, Nashville Scene, and Nashville Lifestyles. Recent accolades came via MSN and TripAdvisor.
Burger Republic was created to provide the best-tasting burgers and beverages at an affordable price. The beef is ground using a combination of cuts: brisket, chuck and short rib. Local and regional products play a key role in the line-up, such as Benton’s bacon and Charpier’s brioche buns.
For non-beef eaters, other sandwich possibilities include an all-natural ground turkey burger, an Ahi Tuna burger, all-natural chicken breast fillet, and a savory vegetarian patty made in-house with red beans. Burgers and sandwiches are paired with a hearty side.
Selections include crisp “tator tots,” French fries, homemade chips, and creamy mac and cheese topped with Benton’s bacon. Lighter options include mixed salad greens and vegetable of the day. Several entrée salads round out the menu.
Burger Republic offers 30 rotating craft beers on tap from America’s best brewers as well as more than 25 milkshakes – from ice cream made in-house and handspun in both spiked and non-alcoholic concoctions.