The long stretch of Greenville Avenue boasts its fair share of outdoor dining spaces. Ambiences range from backyard cookout with light beer and live music to game-day day-drinking on the roof. Son of a Butcher, a recent addition to the bustling restaurant thoroughfare, strikes a happy balance. With egg-shell white picnic tables on the green grass turf out front, it mixes casual dining with elevated wagyu burgers and boozy shakes.
Billed as a “burger slider bar,” the restaurant took over the space formerly occupied by Melios Bros Char Bar, a beloved 50-year-old diner that was showing its age. Through Son of a Butcher—or, simply, SOB as it’s emblazoned on the side of the restaurant—the burger legacy lives on at this address, as does the triple-pitched roofline. Sliders can be classic or dressed up with blackberry jam and bacon; another swaps beef for smoked brisket paired with caramelized onions and gouda. There’s a whole lineup of chicken sliders, too, like the ever-trendy Nashville hot made with pimento cheese and heat-quelling pickles.