As you may have figured out by now, I'm a big fan of burgers. So when I noticed my friend Kimmie kept posting on Instagram and Facebook about Gabby's Burgers & Fries, I added it to my list. Starving after a long day of travel, I suggested we stop there for dinner when Dan picked me up from the airport. I'm so glad we did!
Gabby's is certainly one of the most unpretentious restaurants in Nashville. You would think it's been around for 50 years by the look of it, and I mean that in a classic/nostalgic way! It's open daily for lunch except Sundays, and on Fridays it is open until 7:30pm. Be prepared for a line, as people venture out to this fairly middle-of-nowhere location to feast.
Gabby's is no-nonsense, get to the counter and order kind of joint. It's very much got a wonderful diner decor and feeling. To top it all off, Gabby's serves one grass-fed beef. Yes, you read that right. Gabby's is all about a classic burger with really great meat, serving it medium to medium-well unless you ask for it more well-done. You can seriously tell in the meat that something magical is happening. I ordered the Seamus (single-patty) burger with a fried egg; you can choose the cheese and fixings for your burger, completely custom at the register. Then you get a number and you wait. Grab a seat, as it's first-come first-served!
|Seamus with Fried Egg|
YUM YUM YUM. I've got to say, even though it wasn't a "gourmet burger" like some of the hipster joints tend to serve, this diner-style, fast food burger was tops. Juicy, full of flavor, cooked well, and tasty. It's better than an In-N-Out Burger (which I LOVE), because you can taste the quality in the ingredients in a way I can't adequately articulate. It's delightfully messy to eat too, and you can see why people frequent the place. I think if I had to put Gabby's into my ranking, it would be my favorite fast-food style burger in Nashville, but a little behind a couple of the gourmet spots in town. The fries were really tasty too, so that upped the ante. I can imagine myself getting a hankering for Gabby's.
Dan ordered a Gabby (double-patty) with bacon, so I wanted to show a pic of his delicious burger too. YUM AGAIN. He had trouble finishing his, it was so big!
|Dan's Gabby with bacon|
Check out my list of Favorite Nashville Burgers on Yelp, as I'm always adding new ones to the list! I'm hoping sometime to try ML Rose, Rotier's, and Bobbie's Dairy Dip for burgers in the future. Am I missing any?