Burgers Worth Talking About

January 6, 2010

Even though the main street (Chestnut near the Sounds stadium) to Gabby’s Burgers and Fries has been closed for construction, loyal customers managed to find their way to  the burger joint (493 Humphrey St., map here).  I got there today a bit before noon, and the place was packed.

There are no bones about it.  They make a good burger, at a good price ($6.77 for a cheeseburger and fries, tax included), and pride themselves on friendly service.  To top it all off, all the beef is grass-fed.  (They also have homemade veggie burgers and other options on their menu.)  Customers seem to like the sweet potato fries, which I’ll try next time.  The regular fries I had were seasoned quite nicely.

Road construction on Chestnut won’t end ’til June, but don’t wait that long to get a Gabby burger.  Carrington Fox from the Scene’s Bites blog advises:

When you see the big orange detour signs on Chestnut, keep following them. Eventually you’ll see temporary signage directing you to Gabby’s, and when you get there, you’ll be glad you persevered.  (Full entry can be seen here.)

Customers, reviewer, and reviewer are right: the simplicity of the food and space is genius.


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7 Responses to “Burgers Worth Talking About”

  1. Eric Says:

    Yeah, I think the owner Doug has done an amazing job of making it a warm, down home joint right off the bat. Heck, some places open for years don’t have nearly that level of customer engagement…and with awesome burgers to boot…it’s a home run. Hey we like your blog…nice to have a new food blog in town.

  2. pickledandfried Says:

    Hey Eric, thanks for the message. It’s great to be a part of Nashville’s gastronomic blogging community.

  3. […] already tried to convince you to eat at Gabby’s here.  Great burgers, great atmosphere, and super cool customers. Posted by pickledandfried Filed […]

  4. ulika Says:

    try the sweet potato fries with the wassabi mayo. ummm umm good.

  5. Amy Says:

    Gabby’s is my FAVORITE place to get a burger! Sitting by the counter is definitely one of the perks–Doug and his employees are complete hams and thoroughly entertain me until I can sink my teeth into a juicy burger. It’s always worth the driving through the detours. Great article!

  6. NoGluten Says:

    love Gabby’s! The fries are the only thing in the fryer – so no gluten! Chili is gluten-free too.

  7. Paul Says:

    Great food, great people! Doug made us feel at home.

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