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Anyone who thought that sliders were a passing trend, slip-sliding away and into oblivion, need only visitThe Slider House in Rock Hill to put that theory to rest.

Assuming the space of the former Altai Mongolian Grill and a Baskin Robbins, the 160-seater is located at 9528 Manchester Road, near the busy corner of McKnight and Manchester (just to the east of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta).

The Slider House opened softly on Wednesday, ramping up to its Grand Opening on March 6.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

According to managing partner Craig Ceranna, The Slider House is one of few concepts across the nation focusing on a gourmet mini-burger: “We wanted to establish a foothold by doing something different,” he said. “and my partners and I decided on the slider,” offering more varieties, more flavor, and perfect balance (“after all, how many sliders out there are all bun?” Ceranna asks). 


St. Louis Magazine

Nashville’s The Slider House Coming to Rock Hill

By George Mahe 

August 23, 2015


Anyone who’s ventured out to the new Lucky’s Market in Rock Hill to take advantage of the Grand Opening specials has seen the banners.

If you’ve passed through the intersection of McKnight and Manchester in the last week, you’ve seen the banners.

There's no way we could have missed the banners.

If timing and location on a busy suburban corner count for anything at all, The Slider House (9528 Manchester, the former Altai Mongolian Grill space) is off to a rip-roaring start.


The flagship Slider Shop opened in Nashville in mid-2013, featuring a sassy websitea respectable array of sliders, several home-made’s (hand-cut fries, sweet potato fries, and chips) and 50+ varieties of canned beer, 16-ouncers served in SH koozies. (According to Instagram, The Slider Shop is “Nashville’s largest canned beer emporium.”)

Ah, but fear not, 80 proofers, there’s a full bar, too. First on our list is the bloody mary garnished with copious vegetables and a bacon cheeseburger slider (right). They call it the Slider Mary; we took one look and thought, “why, that's brunch in a glass.”

Craig Calvert, GM of the Nashville store, said that if all goes according to schedule, the Rock Hill store will open in early November. Calvert will oversee both locations.

The flagship restaurant is located near Vanderbilt University and caters to that audience (a 3 AM closing on weekends, all-day happy hour, etc). Calvert said the Rock Hill store will be tailored to its neighborhood as well, meaning shorter hours, a few local beers on draft, and what Calvert called a more extensive, “second tier" slider menu, meaning ahi tuna, steak, shrimp, fresh broiled lobster, even wild game.

Our gripe with sliders has always been a skimpy meat-to-bun ratio, but every picture we’ve dredged up (and most every review) indicates those at The Slider House are protein-generous. So thank you, Slider House, for that. We're looking forward to the Nashville Hot Chicken option. We can't get enough of that stuff around here lately...

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Top 5 Burgers In Nashville (According To This Burger Enthusiast)

Natalie Hart - March 30, 2015

For this special edition of the Wannado blog, we asked our resident burger enthusiast, Mike Freeman, to give a list of his all-time favorite burgers. We hope you’re hungry, because it is about to get finger-lickin’ good (check out our restaurant listings in Wannado for all your Nashville needs).

Simply put, the hamburger is one of the easier things to make, but it’s also one of the hard things to get right! It’s nothing more than a patty between 2 buns, so how can there be so many variations? Let’s take a look at some of Nashville’s BEST burgers.



The Slider House


Ok, for the burger purists out there, you can put down your pitchforks, I know a slider and a burger are different, but when you knock it out of the slider park….you end up in the burger park. When I first ate at The Slider House, I was sad that I only had one stomach. I wish I was like Indian god with all those arms…I’d have a burger in each hand.  What’s good about The Slider House is their variety. You can go traditional or you can go crazy, it’s your call. The shotgun is my personal favorite.



We are committed to actively supporting the communities we serve.  For every Jack FM Slider you purchase, $.25 goes to Middle Tennessee Toys for Tots foundation to support JACKFM's Bikes or Bust event.  Last year approximately 1700 Bikes were collected and given to kids in need for Christmas.  In the past two years, we have donated over $5,000 to Toys for Tots.

To contact the Bikes or Bust program, visit them on Facebook.

Kings of Leon list Slider House in their favorite Nashville Restaurants


"Nathan and Caleb Followill are pretty busy guys these days. As half of the rock group Kings of Leon, they are currently in a full court press promoting their upcoming album, Mechanical Bull, having just gotten back from yet another promotional trip to London. And if that weren't enough, their love of food was a driving force behind this weekend's inaugural Music City Eats Festival, where they will be performing at Petty Fest. Nathan and Caleb took a few minutes during rehearsals to give Eater the scoop on what their go-to restaurants and bars are around town, and what they order.

15 The Slider House

Nathan: I'm a big college football fan, so I enjoy a place where you can park on a Saturday and stay for six or seven hours and watch a couple of games. It's little bites where you can pace yourself and eat as little or as much as you want, and I'm a fan of a place that only serves beer in a can."

Burgers for Blues - Fox 17

WZTV FOX 17 | Stacy McCloud

In a first of it’s kind eating competition, eleven men and one brave woman were split up into teams of six. On one side of the table was the Nashville Fire Department and on the other, Nashville Police. The goal was to stomach as many sliders as they could in 15 minutes. “I didn’t eat anything this morning. I’m ready to go” says Brad Sloan of the NFD.

Neither team had much of a strategy, but they didn’t talk a lot of smack. While this was a friendly competition, the first responders say  it was nice to work together for a good cause.

The Slider House is giving $1500 in honor of the winners and  $500 in honor of the losers, to The 100 Club of Nashville, a non profit dedicated to providing financial assistance to families of first responders who have either been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty.  “On July 4th so many of the first responders work and work overtime. I thought it would be a good thing to put together to say thanks” says Dave Wachtel.

With a team of cheerleaders behind them, our cities finest finished. Even though some were left with a cleaner plate than others! In the end, The Nashville Police department was named the first ever “Burgers for Blues” champions. But everyone, including the Nashville 100 club, walked away winners!


First Bite: The Slider House

by Chris Chamberlain  on Mon, Jun 24 | NashvilleScene | Full Article

Sharing a wall, parking lot and at least one owner with Soulshine PizzaThe Slider House in Midtown seeks to fulfill the late-night munchie needs of Nashvllians as they spill out of bars in the area. With a last call for food at 3 a.m. scheduled to coincide with closing hours at marathon drinking spots, it might just be your go-to destination for late night cravings……

…As far as the food menu goes, it is exactly what you’d expect from a place called The Slider House. There are seven different beef sliders, small hamburgers with various toppings like barbecue sauce, mozzarella and prosciutto, or blue cheese and Benton’s bacon. I was impressed by the size of these maxi/mini burgers. They were definitely a handful and juicy enough to run down your forearm with every bite. The lunch special of your choice of any two sliders and what they call “a side car” for $7.99 should be a filling meal for just about anyone.

The side cars are accompaniments like fried pickles, hand-cut fries, chili of some excellent sweet potato wedges that I enjoyed on my visit. I had heard that the wedges could be a little undercooked, but these were crispy on the outside and pillowy inside and were some of the best I’ve had. Other slider options include a couple of vegetarian sandwiches featuring portobello and another which is a version of a grilled cheese Capri salad with a nice drizzle of balsamic on top. Pork loin, fried chicken and thick-sliced smoked bologna also make appearances as slider toppings in addition to a short list of what they call “Slider Dogs.”

The menu isn’t specific about all the sources of their ingredients, but they do claim to use local suppliers whenever possible, and the buns from Provence were a very nice touch. The sandwiches may be small, but the taste and the value at The Slider House are pretty big…..


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The Food Biz: Tiny Sandwiches

Slider House makes debut in Midtown

Published June 13, 2013 by Dana Kopp Franklin | Nashville Post

Soulshine Pizza’s sister restaurant, The Slider House, has opened its doors in Midtown. Soulshine’s co-owner, Dave Wachtel III, launched The Slider House three weeks ago in the space adjacent to Soulshine, which has become a popular, party-happy pizza destination on Division Street.

The Slider House specializes in the little sandwiches called sliders. At the top of the menu are beef sliders, basically little burgers, composed of 3-ounce angus beef patties with toppings. The Shotgun, for example, is a patty topped with house-made chili, cheddar cheese and pickled slaw.

The Southern Comfort, meanwhile, is a spicy chicken slider — a cute little fried chicken filet with a Sriracha-and-honey glaze.

The menu even includes vegetarian incarnations, like the Grill Cheese Capri, which features an oval of fresh mozzarella, a slice of roma tomato and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. There’s also a lineup of hot dog sliders, made with mini all-beef franks.

Each slider is served on a diminutive Provence bun, with the price ranging from $3.50 to $4.25. At lunchtime Monday through Friday, you can get two sliders and a side dish for $7.99.

The Slider House has a full bar and also an interesting list of beers, including a slate of American craft beers and imports served in cans. There’s a patio out front and garage doors that roll up to the summer air. The Slider House (1907 Division) is open 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.