A new burger place, Burger Republic, has opened on Nolensville Road and I’m pretty sure the angels in Heaven sang. To say that we love this place is a little bit of an understatement. Nolensville Road has been sorely lacking in a really great place to sit down and eat a burger. Burger Republic has filled that void.
We began our meal with the tater tot fondue. Burger Republic serves jumbo tater tots with a side of “loaded” cheese sauce that has sour cream, bacon (Benton’s maybe?), and chives.
The tater tots have just the right amount of salt and crunch. The cheese sauce adds quite a bit of flavor to the tots. Personally, while the burgers are great, I think this was my favorite part of the meal.
Burger Republic offers a wide variety of very creative burgers including the Taco Truck (made with taco seasoning, jalapenos, and guacamole), Chili Chili Bang Bang (with Sam Adams chili, chipotle aioli, and an onion ring) and the TN Burger (Benton’s Bacon, Jack Daniel’s Honey Glaze, and Memphis Spice Dusted Tobacco Onions) just to name a few.
We opted to keep it simple and try the Classic Burger with Vermont Aged Cheddar instead of American Cheese. The burger was juicy and cooked to perfection, served on a toasted Brioche bun. The burger includes one side and since we already had tater tots, I opted for the salad. We’ve been several times and no matter which dressing I get, the flavors are a little strong. Not bad, just potent. The ranch is particularly heavy on the garlic and the balsamic vinaigrette has quite a bit of vinegar.
If beef isn’t your thing, Burger Republic also offers a variety of turkey, fish, and chicken sandwiches. While we were there, my mom tried the Holiday Turkey Burger with Brie Cheese and Cranberry Compote. She said it was the best turkey burger she has ever had the pleasure of eating.
Burger Republic also offers a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic hand-spun milkshakes with 5 scoops of ice cream. We opted to try the non-alcoholic salted caramel milk shake made with vanilla ice cream, a salted caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and butterscotch chips. It was rich, delicious, and large enough that Cary and I split one.
While we are not beer drinkers, I have been told the selection of beers on tap is great as well.
If you are on the South side of Nashville and are looking for a good burger, we suggest you give Burger Republic a try.