We figured we’d start of The Nashville Fork with a bang, and you can’t go wrong with a tiny place where you serve your own drinks, there’s ice cream sandwiches in the freezer, and the specialty everyday is the all American classic, the burger. Gabby’s Burgers and Fries is the brainchild of Doug Havron, and the restaurant’s motto is “Living the Dream”. With limited hours and a bare bones menu, patrons have a limited time to get these fabulous burgers.
On our first trip, we both got burgers with different toppings. Sarah went with the straight cheeseburger, while I couldn’t stay away from the mushroom swiss burger, with bacon added. One unexpected, but pleasant surprise was the juiciness of the burger. It’s simply seasoned, and the juice is almost enough to overwhelm the specially made bun. Almost.
Sweet potato and regular fries are both on the menu, with Sarah (the sweet tooth) preferring the former. They were lightly seasoned (maybe just sea salt), but weren’t overly sweet. The small bits at the bottom of the basket were a special treat, very crunchy and similar to a potato chip. The variety of condiments was also impressive. Along with the serve yourself regulars, they also had stone ground mustard, horseradish mayo, ranch, and spicy ketchup. Overall, Gabby’s is a delightful gem we (and everyone else) will be happy to add to list of Nashville regulars.