The Best Burgers in Chattanooga

Looking for the best burger in Chattanooga? Look no further than our list of Chattanooga’s favorite and very best burger joints!

Indulge in the Best of the Best

Indulging in the perfect burger is an essential summer activity (well, let’s be serious – incredible burgers are a must year-round!). If you’re looking for the best burgers in Chattanooga, look no further! The Ruby Falls team compiled a list of their top local burger joints. Whether you prefer the classic burger or something more adventurous, there is a burger out there for everyone in the Scenic City! Ask any Chattanoogan their favorite and you’ll discover fierce loyalty to their favorite.  (Chattanoogan’s LOVE to talk about food!)

Tremont Tavern

Tremont Tavern is an unassuming neighborhood pub boasting tons of accolades and awards. Known for its laid back, welcoming atmosphere, Tremont Tavern takes burgers very, very seriously.

Tremont Tavern burger and tots with a pint of beer

Tremont Tavern burger

The Tremont Burger is a Tavern favorite. With 1⁄2 lb. of proprietary house grind Angus Beef served on a Niedlov’s artisan roll, topped with green-leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, mayonnaise, mustard & ketchup, it’s a classic that pairs perfectly with a side of tater tots! Tremont Tavern burger fans say the proprietary blend of Angus Beef cannot be beat.

Looking for something with a little twist and the famous beef? Try the Pimento Burger! Topped with house-made pimento cheese, onion straws & house-made pickles, this burger may be your new Southern favorite!


Merv’s is your straight-forward burger joint that never disappoints.  Don’t let their no-frills decor deceive you! If you’re craving a burger, any local will recommend Merv’s as a go-to destination.  Do not miss ordering their homemade fries and onion rings.

Burger and fries

Merv’s burgers and sides are fresh, never frozen, and their menu items are always a great value!  Non-meat eaters will love their grilled cheese or if you’re feeling extra adventurous/nostagic, dig into their Fried Bologna sandwich. Merv’s is a long-time Chattanooga staple for a reason. The come as you are vibe is welcoming for all folks and ages.

Urban Stack

If what you want is a wide burger selection featuring different types of burgers and meats, than Urban Stack is the place to go. Priding itself on its “killer burgers,” this semi-upscale bar food restaurant offers an entire menu of burger creations! Choo

Urban Stack burger with sweet potato fries

se from one of their signature burgers, with options including standard beef burgers,  lamb, chicken, turkey, Wagyu beef and veggie patties.

Try their Fried Green Tomato Burger topped with sharp yellow cheese, remoulade, and Benton’s Bacon. Or possibly you are more leaning towards the Jive Turkey Burger, dressed with tomato-pepper relish, smoked gouda, lettuce, and black-raspberry mayo. Save some room for a handspun milkshake, trust us on this.

Main Street Meats

Our final top contender for the best burger in Chattanooga is found at Main Street Meats on Chattanooga’s southside. Main Street Meats is part neighborhood butcher shop and part restaurant.  Meat is locally sourced by chef/owner Erik Niel. This local beef burger is beloved and served with house-made pickles, caramelized onions, bacon, and Gruyère on a wheat bun.

mainstreet meats burger

Bon Appetit!


Jaclyn Lewis

PR specialist at Ruby Falls

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