Hamburgers | Meat-and-Three | Tavern
One of the best

Beer-sign décor, dark wood-panel walls, cozy back-room booths suitable for private rendez-vous: Rotier’s is a bar for drinkers. It also happens to be a restaurant that attracts families, nice white-haired ladies, polite couples on dates, and just about every other sort of person in and around Nashville who appreciates a first-class hamburger. Rotier’s burgers, served on French bread, are monumental. Piled in with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and mustard (and preferably crowned with a slab of bright orange cheese, too), the rugged-textured meat patty is stuck inside its two tiles of bread with a long toothpick. It is a beautiful sight; and once the toothpick is removed, the diner faces a significant challenge keeping the sandwich intact as it is lifted from plate to mouth. To go with this hamburger are fresh, crisp French fries … and a choice from a long list of beers.

Although everyone in town knows Rotier’s as the hamburger place, It also is one of the city’s premier hot-lunch restaurants. Every day at lunch and supper, you can choose from a menu of such entrees as pork barbecue, country-fried steak, fried chicken, and meat loaf. On the side pick two vegetables from a list of southern classics: blackeyed peas, turnip greens, fried okra, baked squash casserole, crowder peas, white beans, etc., etc. Or it is possible to get a plate of nothing but vegetables – an excellent strategy if for some reason you are going meatless. (However, all-vegetable plates are NOT necessarily the ticket for confirmed vegetarians, as many of the green vegetables are cooked with pork for flavor). With the vegetables come good rolls or warm corn bread; and if you don’t want beer to drink, the menu lists chocolate milk, sweet milk, and buttermilk.

What to Eat
Rotier’s, Hamburger on French Bread
Hamburger on French Bread
Open wide for what might just be Nashville's best burger.
Rotier’s, Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
The favorite among the group was the gooey grilled pimento cheese sandwich.
Rotier’s, Lemon Ice Box Pie
Lemon Ice Box Pie
The lemon ice box comes with a thick graham cracker crust and a healthy dose of whipped creamon top.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday10:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday10:30 am - 10 pm
Friday10:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday9 am - 10 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 39 MILES | 1 hr 14 min

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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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