One afternoon, Jay Wolfson, (a longtime restaurateur) was sitting out on the dock at his family’s boat-house in beautiful Kilmarnock, Virginia (The “Northern Neck”) taking in the breathtaking scenery, sipping an ice cold beer and enjoying a delicious burger he cooked on the wood-burning grill. It was a great feeling that Jay wanted to share with others. So Jay called his cousin Steven Sponder (also a longtime restaurateur) and said “Hey cousin, let’s open a seriously fun Craft Burger restaurant with local beers and live music. We’ll be fanatic about quality, cook the Burgers over a real wood burning grill and provide people with a totally unique experience!” That’s the moment the idea for the Northern Neck Burger Co. “NN Burger” was born. Jay and Steven put their best ideas together and a few months later they opened the 1st NN Burger to a very appreciative crowd. A second successful location soon followed and the adventure continues. We invite you to experience our original NN Burger restaurant in Kilmarnock, VA. and our newest location in Tappahannock, VA.


  • Our Goal is to provide a Legendary Burger Experience!
  • The Virginia Living Magazine Reader’s Poll voted us “Best Burger in Virginia”
  • We take the time to Individually Hand-Craft each Burger
  • Our Burgers are cooked over a Real Wood-Burning Grill
  • Our House-Blend Beef is Always Fresh, Never-Frozen
  • Our Buttered Brioche Burger Buns are fresh-Baked Daily
  • Our Burger Toppings are prepared fresh Daily
  • Our Fresh Produce is Locally Sourced when available
  • Our Twisters are made to order from a Fresh-Cut Potato
  • Our Local Craft-Beers represent the areas Best Brewers
  • Our Decadently-Topped Milkshakes and Malts are Hand-Spun to order
  • Our Automated Hand-washing Station cleans hands in just 10 seconds
  • We support 12 local Charities through our “365-Days-of-Giving” program
  • Our tables in Tappahannock were made from the building’s original wood
  • We have Live Music most nights
  • We have fast free Wi-Fi and plugs near every table
  • Gift Cards in any amount are now available
  • Our restaurants are available for Community Events and Fundraisers
  • Our Patios are Dog-Friendly
  • Our patio tables in Tappahannock were made from retired fishing boats
  • We have a special “NN PRIME” menu featuring Wood-Grilled Steaks and Lobster Tails
  • We specialize in hosting Kids Birthday Parties! sports teams, school and business events
  • We are Open 7 Days 11AM-10PM

Our Tappahannock Location