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BGR The Burger Joint

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5865 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
+1 901-537-3533
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I enjoyed my burger here tremendously. The decor is basic, but my burger was not. It is a rarity to find a restaurant in Memphis which is clean. It is rare to find a restaurant in Memphis in which the staff is courteous. This restaurant has both. Parking was plentiful. Many choices of burgers styles and toppings. And it is... More 

Thank mdculpepper
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick dinner; it was not very busy and we needed a quick bite to eat. My husband and I both ordered burgers with no buns, with bacon, avocado and an over easy egg on top. After waiting about 15 minutes, my husband finally went to check on the order, it had been sitting there for... More 

Thank roncourt
Nate R, Manager at BGR The Burger Joint, responded to this review

Hi Roncourt, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. We strive to impress all of our guests with a quick variety of great tasting food, and are very sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. . We're known for our cooked to order and flavorful burgers, so we're... More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was packed at lunchtime. First time I had eaten here. It wasn't the best food I've ever had, but it was pretty good. I would go back so it my book, that means it was good. It's still more than I like to pay for a burger and fries, but I guess that's everywhere these days.

Thank inspector961
Level Contributor
123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It is a joint in every sense but the burger was awesome and the sweet potato fries were great. Our waiter, Jermaine (like Jackson he says) was very good and entertaining.

Thank Stephenie P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you want a burger cooked to your tastes that taste like steak then I would highly suggest this place. I have eaten here numerous times and each time I leave full and happy. The burgers are juicy and they use cuts of beef that are normally used for steaks to make their burgers the best they can be. They... More 

Thank Autumn M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Saw this place on Diners, Drive In, and Dives and decided to check it out. In my opinion it was way over-priced. Two burgers a hot dog and drinks for over 35 bucks.

Thank Ramon/Maria V
Memphis, Tennessee
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I usually get the Wellington burger which is amazing and I don't actually like hamburgers much. This time I got the chicken sandwich and it was also very good. We like the asparagus spears and the french fries are medium sized but always crunchy, I love crunchy fries! Always cooked to order and hot off the grill!

Thank PhyllisGreenberg
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We visited BGR based on several recommendations from family members. We felt it was a bit 'pricey;' however, we had two of the best burgers we've had in a long time. My wife had the traditional, while I went for The Wellington. We have already recommended BGR to others and we ourselves will definitely go back for me.

Thank MemphisTravelers
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Was in Memphis a couple of weeks ago for a soccer tournament and grabbed a burger at The Burger Joint for dinner. This was the second time I have been, and just like last time it was unbelievable. Easily one of the best hamburgers I have ever had. All I have to say is if you love Hamburgers you have... More 

Thank BIrish63
Hong Kong, China
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. The staff is super friendly and the food so delicious. I often get the turkey burger and can fix it up however I like. They have an amazing mojo sauce that is so tasty. The sweet potato fries are just right and I love how you have the option of getting your sandwich wrapped in... More 

Thank Sk8nsnogrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5865 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3949
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-537-3533
Voted "Best Burger Restaurant in DC" by Business Insider. Voted "Best Burger Restaurant in DC" by Washingtonian Magazine. Voted "Best Burger Patty" by Washington Post.

BGR The Burger Joint is helping lead the better burger market with a menu designed around our commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients. BGR's menu is designed around an exclusive blend of Prime, Dry-aged burgers, grilled over an open flame. Menu offerings include burgers, veggie burger, grilled chicken, turkey burger, lamb burger, ahi tuna burger, hot dog, kids meals, regular fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, asparagus, handspun shakes, side salads, lettuce wraps, salad bowls and beer/wine and other seasonal specialties.

Gluten Free options include: regular fries, sweet potato fries, side salad, salad bowl (any burger on a salad), lettuce wrap, asparagus.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?