Burger Barn in Jackson, Tennessee

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My wife Marcela and I, while searching out Antique Shops in Jackson, Tennessee, for my collection, ran across the Burger Barn (123 Lexington Ave). When you see a sign that says, “Real Homemade Hamburgers,” you know that it’s a must-stop in my book.

Burger Barn is an old-school place your order at the window (where you also pick up the food) and then take a seat on the covered picnic benches to enjoy your meal.

We’re in the South, so a chili dog must also be added to the equation. It wasn’t homemade chili, which kind of killed it for me.

Marcela wants spicy fries, and since I agree to share them, I go along with her proposition. It was the right choice. Usually, I’m not too fond of pre-spiced fries, but I enjoyed these.

On the burger side of things, she goes all Patty Melt while I go Large Cheeseburger (aka 2 patties). I’m not sure I would consider what she was served a proper Patty Melt (toasted white bread instead of griddled buttered rye bread).

It did taste good, so that has to mean something, right? The Large Cheeseburger was a winner with added points for the little meat corner hanging out the bread. I’m telling you that for $3.29, it cannot be beaten.

I just noticed while reviewing the menu that Burger Barn also has hot wings…..and a Chuckwagon Steak Sandwich? This calls for a return visit.

Burger Barn Menu

Burger Barn Menu Board
Burger Barn Menu Board

Burger Barn Food Pictures

Closeup of a Chili Dog
Chili Cheese Dog
Seasoned Fries in cardboard french fry sleeve
Spicy Fries
Patty Melt on White Bread
Patty Melt
Closeup of a Double Cheeseburger
Large Cheeseburger

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