OUR STORY: One afternoon during the summer of 2013, Jay Wolfson (a longtime restaurateur) called his cousin Steven Sponder (also a longtime restaurateur) and said “Let’s open a seriously fun and high-quality craft burger restaurant. We’ll be fanatic about our ingredients, serve fresh hand-crafted burgers, sandwiches, salads, decadently-topped shakes, local craft beers and cocktails in mason jars. We’ll have live acoustic music and provide people with a totally unique experience!”  That’s the moment NN Burger was born. Jay and Steven put their best ideas together, and with the help of family and friends, they opened their first successful NN Burger in Kilmarnock, Virginia. Soon after, a second successful flagship location followed in Tappahannock, Virginia. Suddenly the restaurants were winning awards from all over. In fact, NN Burger was voted “Virginia’s Best” for the past 5 straight years in the Virginia Living Magazine’s annual readers’ poll with almost 40,000 people voting. NN Burger now serves hundreds of thousands of people annually and we invite you to experience first-hand what food enthusiasts from around the country are raving about.

BIG NEWS: We are currently in the process of developing our Franchise Documents to grow NN Burger nationwide. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of owning one or more NN BURGER® franchises, please fill in the contact form HERE.  We will add you to our list of interested parties and contact you when our franchise offering documents are ready.


  • We were voted “BEST IN VIRGINIA” in the VA. Living Magazine Annual Reader’s Poll (5 straight years!)
  • Our Fresh, never-frozen Burgers are made from the Highest-Quality 100% American Beef
  • Our custom blended fresh Beef comes from Schweid & Sons – a family-owned purveyor
  • Our automated Hand-Washing station in our dining room washes hands in 10 seconds.
  • We take the necessary time to individually Hand-Craft each Burger
  • Our Milkshakes are Decadently-Topped and Hand-Spun to order
  • Our Twisters Chips are made from Whole Fresh-Cut Potatoes
  • Our Local Craft-Beers represent the region’s finest Brewers
  • We proudly pay top dollar for the highest quality ingredients
  • Our Burger Toppings are prepared fresh Daily In-House
  • Our Brioche Burger Buns are Fresh-Baked Daily
  • Our Covered Outdoor Patio is Dog-Friendly
  • We are Open 7 Days and 7 Nights
  • Youth Sports Teams receive a 10% Discount
  • We have fast free Wi-Fi and plugs near every table
  • We have Locations in Tappahannock and Kilmarnock
  • Gift Cards are now available at our counter and online
  • “NN” Burger Logo “Swag” Items Are Now Available at The Counter
  • Our automated Hand-Washing Station cleans in just 10 seconds
  • Sign-up for our new Guest Loyalty & Rewards Program at the counter
  • Our patio tables and benches are constructed with wood from retired fishing boats
  • Our interior tables and walls are constructed with re-claimed wood from this building
  • We are proud to be the city’s #1 ranked restaurant on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Google
  • Join us to hear the area’s best local Singer-Songwriters performing on The “Prime Stage”
  • We proudly support 12 local Charities and Organizations via our “365 Days of Giving” Program
  • Save-Time-And-Skip-The-Line with our “NN BURGER” Mobile Ordering App (Download Free)