The Joy of Food: Burger Shack

burger shack, nolensville

by Serenity Joy Miller- Foodie

On Sunday, I visited Burger Shack in Nolensville, TN. Before I left my house, I pulled up online to get an idea of what to expect. Currently, their website is under construction, but they did post the hours and a colorful menu with pictures. The burgers and fries looked pretty tasty, so I decided to leave my house at 1 to get there after the Sunday lunch rush. I believe I ended up getting there right before a second rush, as the dining room filled up around me and several patio tables were taken before I left at 2:30.

burger shack, nolensville After perusing the menu online, I knew I was going to order the #2 Cheeseburger Combo with fries and a drink. Burger Shack is a counter service restaurant, so after placing my order, I filled a cup with ice and Mountain Dew and sat at a table waiting for my number to be called. Burger Shack sits at the corner of a little shopping center, allowing natural light to stream into the dining room through the storefront and the glass side walls. There is also a nice patio out front with bright green umbrellas over each table, welcoming guests to the Burger Shack.

While waiting, I noticed that the restaurant was decorated with a 1960s beach theme. Vintage signs, surfboards, license plates, posters of people at the beach, tiki masks, and a map of California covered the walls and several strands of tiki hut lights hung from the ceiling. The music of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The Shirelles added to the groovy 1960s vibe.

burger shack, nolensville They called my number, so I went up to the counter to pick up my food. When I ordered, I asked for the Shack Sauce to be put on the side, because I can be picky about sauces sometimes. But I had nothing to worry about. The delicious Shack Sauce tasted similar to Thousand Island dressing, complemented with bits of dill pickle and possibly a little tang of ginger. After tasting it with a fresh, hot fry, I happily put the rest on my burger. The burger patty itself was a little thinner than I expected, but the beef was well cooked and flavorful. The thick, creamy cheese was melted perfectly over the patty, and the lettuce and tomato tasted fresh and crisp. The pickles added a nice little zing, and the Shack Sauce completed the burger. Each bite was a savory, juicy taste explosion. I finished off the fries with a little more Shack Sauce and left the Burger Shack feeling full and satisfied.

Burger Shack is located at 7175 Nolensville Road next to Oscar’s Taco Shop in Brittain Plaza. It is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Franklin, but it has quite the following in Nolensville and the surrounding area. And now, I know why. Along with the tasty food and comfortable atmosphere, everything is cooked to order, and the prices are very reasonable.

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