5 Must Try Burgers

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5 Must-Try Burgers in Knoxville

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Wherever You Are, There's a Burger for You:

We are firmly of the opinion that there is no wrong time to eat a good burger, but we have to admit – they hit different in the summer. Whether you’re dreaming of backyard cookouts or aesthetic patio hangs, most of us are bound to experience a craving over the next few months only a juicy burger can satisfy. Honestly, it only makes sense that Memorial Day weekend kicks off with National Burger Day!

That being said, if you want to start a hot debate, ask a few Knoxvillians where to find the *best* burger. We, however, are people of peace over here at New2Knox (*cough* afraid of confrontation *cough*), so here are a few of our faves around town in no particular order:

“The Elvis” photo by @thestockandbarrel

Stock & Barrel:

Downtown

This Market Square staple is consistently packed – and for good reason. Their aesthetic is on point, their bourbon selection extensive, and their burgers… *chefs kiss.* Try “The Bernie” or “The Elvis” (peanut butter and fried banana on a burger?? Color us intrigued.) for burgers with a twist – topped off, of course, with some duck fat fries.

“The Abridged Burger” photo by @abridgedbeer

Abridged Beer Co:

West Hills

You’d think people would come far and wide to a brewery for its beer… and while Abridged definitely has delicious brews, their burger has come to shine all on its own. Definitely try their regular burger, but don’t sleep on their rotating burger of the month either! Is that an excuse to go to Abridged at least once a month? We think yes 😉

“The House Burger” – Photo by @simpl_on_sevier

Simpl:

Old Sevier

Simpl‘s commitment to fresh, local ingredients means their menu is always changing. However, lucky for us, their burger tends to be a staple (and one of their most popular items!). Trust us when we say those fresh, local ingredients take your burger experience to the next level. Eating it on the patio with a view of Sevier Ave and an Alliance brew in hand doesn’t hurt either…

Photo by @bitburgerknox

Bit Burger:

Cedar Bluff

Bit Burger looks innocent enough from the outside – just your normal strip mall restaurant… until you walk through the doors and encounter a rad retro gaming vibe and a menu full of specialty burgers. We’re talking toppings on toppings on toppings and obviously you have to try them all.

Good ole fashioned cheeseburger – photo by @littonsrestaurant

Litton’s Market & Restaurant:

Fountain City

Litton’s is the definition of a Knoxville staple and locals still swear by this classic diner’s burger. (And rightly so!) No burger list is complete without this hometown favorite – speaking of “hometown” you can get a crash course in Knoxville just by looking at the photos of early customers covering the walls.

As we said, we’re not here to pick fights by naming a favorite. Nah, we’ll leave that to you😉 Try these places out and then tag us to let us know who’s the winner in your book!

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But Also...

Check These Out Too:

Emma’s Southern Kitchen
JC Holdway
Inskip Grill
Balter Beerworks

Publish date: 28 May.

Images by: Respective Businesses

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