Top Burger Restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee

October 15, 2021
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
Yelp

Gift cards are the ultimate gift for that person on your list who has everything. It's also the perfect solution for last-minute shopping. GiftYa makes this even easier. A virtual gift card is a simple way to send a thoughtful gift or thank you to friends and family anytime, no matter where they are.

But how do you decide what type of restaurant to purchase a gift card to? How about the ultimate all-American meal; a juicy burger.

For foodies and comfort food fanatics alike, nothing beats a delicious burger. But as any burger lover knows, not all burgers are created equal.

Finding a great spot for hamburgers in your area or an area that you're visiting can take a little work. But if you're planning a visit to Knoxville or already live in this Tennessee city, you're in luck. We've compiled a list of the top burger restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1. The Stock and Barrel

Modern downtown burger joint and bar

Enjoy a juicy, locally sourced burger and a bourbon. Image courtesy of Yelp.

35 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902 (https://thestockandbarrel.com/)

If you're looking for a trendy downtown spot for dinner and drinks, head to The Stock and Barrel. This popular Knoxville burger joint features a modern, brick-walled dining room and full bar, as well as an outdoor patio perfect for enjoying a warm Fall afternoon.

Bourbon is the drink of choice on the menu here, and their bar offers a wide variety of unique and hard-to-find bourbons. All of their burgers are made from meat that's sourced locally from a farm in Blaine, Tennessee, from cows that are pasture-raised and hormone-free.

"Fantastic location right in the Market Square. Our party of six were seated immediately on a Thursday evening. Everything we ordered was delicious including the Elvis burger: banana, peanut butter, bacon (don't knock it until you've tried it!)" -Yelp Review

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2. The Burgers

Decadent burgers and Southern-style cooking

Quick, tasty burgers from a Knoxville chain. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1420 E Emory Rd, Knoxville, TN 37938 (https://www.eattheburgers.com/)

The Burgers is a popular local chain with three locations in the Knoxville area. Besides their thick and juicy burgers, they also serve hot dogs, bratwursts, and more. Their Southern-style fish and chips and shrimp and chips have won awards.

If you're looking for an affordable, quick, and tasty burger, with a menu with options for other tastes as well, this is hte spot to go.

"The place was packed! But the service could not have been any better- friendly and attentive. We had a pulled pork sandwich, a black n' blue burger and fish and chips. All were great, with huge portions (enough for lunch the next day) and very flavorful!" -Yelp Review

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3. Burger Boys

Classic drive-thru burger joint

Drive through or walk up for a classic burger and fries. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2400 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920 (http://myburgerboys.com/)

While it might not have a dining room, you won't miss it when you dig into one of Burger Boys' juicy burgers. This simple drive-thru and walk-up counter deliver classic burgers, all of which are served with free french fries.

Alongside burgers, you'll also find some Southern fare on the menu, including collard greens, yams, chicken livers, and fried chicken. Finish your meal with a tasty slice of cheesecake.

"Y'all. I ate here back in August and this is one of the single best burgers I have gotten at any restaurant anywhere! There is no competing in Knoxville." -Yelp Review

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4. D & B's Hot Dogs and Ice Cream

Counter-style service with simple burgers, hot dogs, and desserts

Try 100% hot dogs and burger patties with a side of fries. Image courtesy of Yelp.

8909 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931 (https://www.dbhotdogs.com/)

Don't let the name fool you; while D & B's Hot Dogs and Ice Cream specialize in those two foods, they also serve up an awesome burger. Their patties are never frozen and 100% beef, and are cooked to a classic grilled perfection.

If you're in the mood for a hot dog, dig into one of their 100% beef creations, including the Chili Slaw Onion dog, topped with homemade chili, homemade slaw, and onions.

"Please, please, please do not miss this gem of a restaurant. First and foremost, the food was so amazing and the prices are absolutely fair when you consider the quantity of each meal. I was recommended the Barnyard Burger. It was cooked to perfection." -Yelp Review

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5. MOOYA Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Casual counter service burger joint

Enjoy a beef, turkey, or veggie burger at this casual chain. Image courtesy of Yelp.

7301 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 (https://www.mooyah.com/locations/knoxville-tn-117/)

MOOYA Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a chain with locations in Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, and a variety of other states. But despite their quick-service chain status,  MOOYA is a contender for the best burger in Knoxville.

In addition to classic burgers, they also offer turkey and veggie burgers, hot dogs, and french fries. Wash down your meal with a sweet milkshake for the perfect savory-sweet combo.

"Our first time to try mooyah, just passing through Knoxville but a great place to eat! I had the paleo burger & it was delicious! The staff was very friendly & I'd definitely recommend. Our whole family enjoyed!" -Yelp Review (

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6. Balter Beerworks

Trendy modern burger spot with a full bar

Dig into a trendy burger and wash it down with a craft brew. Image courtesy of Yelp.

100 S Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37902 (https://www.balterbeerworks.com/)

Take one look at their modern, industrial-style building, and you know that Balter Beerworks is serving up some trendy and unique food and brews. What started as a home-brewing operation has become a scratch kitchen and brewery that's a hotspot for Knoxville locals and visitors alike.

If you're in the mood for a burger with some unique toppings, this is the place to go. You'll find toppings like smoked gouda, black pepper mayo, fried eggs, and BBQ avocado ranch on the menu. Besides burgers, they also offer healthy salads, fish tacos, and fun appetizers like potato chip nachos.

"Loved this place!!! It's a college place and I am 50 but We really enjoyed this on our way to Gatlinburg.  We got on the waiting list through Yelp when we were about 45 mins away.  Our turn came up right when we got there.  The food was delicious and the carafe of mimosa's for 7 bucks is awesome!" -Yelp Review

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7. Hot Rods 50's Diner

Throwback diner with classic burgers and other comfort food

Classic burgers in a retro-style restaurant. Image courtesy of Yelp.

373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701 (http://www.hotrods50sdiner.com/)

Hot Rods 50's Diner is as much about the experience as it is about the food. The fun, 50's style decor will put you in the mood of days past, and the menu features classic, all-American burgers and more to go with it!

This retro-style restaurant keeps things simple with burgers, fries, and shakes, as well as some other options like vegetarian dishes, salads, and chicken tenders.

"I've been going here for years! I've never been dissatisfied, the food is amazing and quality, the service has always been efficient even with the staff storage from the pandemic and the staff has always been kind!" -Yelp Review

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Whether you're looking for the perfect burger to enjoy during your next visit to this Tennessee city or want to gift a friend or family member with a virtual gift card that they can use for a tasty dinner out, any of these Knoxville burger restaurants is a great choice! Try one — or several— on your next visit!

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