Vanilla, Chocolate or Swirl
Chocolate Dipped or Sprinkled Cone
Hot Fudge Cake
Our soft-serve ice cream blended with your favorite candy or cookie topping.
Oreo | Butterfinger | Heath | Chocolate Chip | Cookie Dough | Brownie Bites | Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Whipped cream, chopped nuts, cherry, and choice of one topping.
Hot Fudge | Chocolate | Chocolate Chip | Caramel | Butterscotch | Peanut Butter | Strawberry | Pineapple | Cherry | Banana| Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Floats, Shakes & Malts
Vanilla | Hot Fudge | Chocolate | Oreo | Caramel | Butterscotch | Peanut Butter | Strawberry | Pineapple | Cherry | Banana| Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Sodas 20 oz (free refills)
Coffee | Small Milk
Combos include sandwich, drink and regular fries.
Add jalapenos | sub onion rings to combo | Add bacon
Most sandwiches are topped with lettuce tomatoes , onion, and pickle
Entree | Meal
Cup of Chili
Chili & Cheese Fries
*1/4 lb burgers
Entree | Meal
Grilled or fried onion and bbq sauce.
Topped with cheese and grilled onions. Served on Texas toast.
Entree | Meal
Plain or 1 Topping
2 or More Toppings
Additional Toppings: Chili | Slaw | Onion | Cheese
Includes Mini Fries, Milk or Kid’s Soda, and Kiddie Cone
$ will be added for more than one additional burger toppings
Small dab of ice cream & Milkbone dog treat.
The Burger Master Drive-In, located in Townsend, Tennessee, at the gateway to Cades Cove, is proudly celebrating 50 years of business!
Known to the old-timers as simply “The Chalet,” Burger Master Drive-In was built by the famous fisherman J.C. Morgan, in 1967. Morgan and his family had recently relocated to Townsend from Knoxville. The ice cream chalet was a good fit for the family’s growing horse riding business and C-store, which was next door. J.C. Morgan had an entrepreneurial spirit that never stopped. From horses and ice cream, to live fish wells and a buffalo petting zoo, the Great Smoky Mountains offered something for everyone.
The horse business grew to become the Morgan family’s focus. The Chalet would pass through many more business owners creating memories for the tourists who stopped for a classic drive-in dinner and ice cream cone. The name “Burger Master” was added in the 1980’s and the covered awning in 90’s. In 2016, the Burger Master was purchased from Bob and Barb, who had added the iconic extra-large serving on the ice cream cone along with lots of love and care. The new owner happens to be the grandson of the late JC Morgan, bitten by the same, apparently genetic, entrepreneurial bug as his grandfather!
Fifty years later, the original lighted ice cream chalet sign, attached to the signature sloped red roof is still shining bright to let the faithful customers know it is finally summertime in Townsend, Tennessee. The River Rat Tubing outpost sits next door on the old concrete pad of the Davy Crockett C-store and where one can still see the backend of what was once part of the horse stables. Come be a part of history, visiting the Peaceful Side of the Smokies with a stop at the Burger Master Drive-In. Family owned and operated!
Stop by and See Us!
8439 State Hwy 73
Townsend, TN 37882
**Due to construction, we anticipate to open on May 1st- stay tuned!**
(May – up to Memorial Day Weekend)
Thursday – Sunday 11am-8pm (grill) 9pm (ice cream)
(Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Week)
Monday – Sunday 11am-9pm (grill) 10pm (ice cream)
(September – Last weekend in October)