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Catering to World & Local Renowned Dignitaries and to ordinary Folks!
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Jack Cawthon started Jack's Bar-B-Que on the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue in a tiny concrete block building. A man of taste and multi-talents, Jack Cawthon first began in the food service business as Cawthon's Caterer, Inc. in 1976. Jack renovated the building and added a patio overlooking Riverfront Park and Broadway.

Tennessee Pork Shoulder, Texas Beef Brisket, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Texas Sausage, St. Louis Style Pork Ribs, Smoked Chicken. Family Meals include Chicken Pack, Family Pack, Rib Pack

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Extra Phones:

334 West Trinity Lane Nashville - Jack Cawthon's Bar-B-Que: (615) 228-9888

1601 Charlotte Ave Nashville - Jack Cawthon's Bar-B-Que: (615) 341-0157

Main Office: (615) 228-4600

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all major credit cards, check, amex, discover, master card, visa

Convenient Locations

615-228-9888     344 West Trinity Lane, Nashville 615-254-1020     416A Broadway, Nashville

Downtown Nashville
Locally Owned & Operated,Convenient Location,Convenient Hours,Catering Arrangements
Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurant Menus, American Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Barbecue, Family Style, Omelets

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Best BBQ in Nashville! The brisket, chicken and ribs are absolutely amazing. There are always long lines but it's worth to stand on them. They have amazing sides too, especially the Mac and Cheese. Their sauces that go on the meats are also great. If you're new to Nashville or visiting, go to Jack's!

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Posted: 8/20/2015


As a nashville native, I've tried all barbecue joints in town and Jacks continues to reign as the best spot in town for pulled pork, smoked turkey and all the fixings after being in business for nearly 40 years!


Posted: 1/24/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Great BBQ!

The food at Jack's is excellent!! It's a great place to go before a concert or hockey game. The staff is friendly, and the prices are fair. I wish it was open later!


Posted: 12/11/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Over priced & over rated!

Well this place certainly doesn't live up to it's reputation as far as I'm concerned.For starters the staff while not unfriendly,didn't go out of their way to make you feel welcome.The attitude was one of indifference at best & just short of rude at worst.Maybe I expect to much but for $15 bucks for a meal & drink I'd like to eat off something besides a styrofoam plate with a plastic fork & spoon.The sides I tried Mac & cheese & green beans were bland & lacked much taste at all & the portions weren't exactly overwhelming.The 3 meats I had Smoked Turkey (off a processed turkey roll it appeared,not an actual Turkey),the Brisket,& the pulled pork were passable nothing more or less,just OK.The 2 sauces I had the Tennessee,& the Texas were almost cloyingly sweet.Being from Middle Tennessee maybe I just expect more from a BBQ joint but this place just doesn't measure up.If you don't know BBQ you may like it OK,if you do stay away you'll come out disappointed.

Pete and Claudia Weber

Posted: 2/15/2010

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Best stop before a hockey game

A must for taking out of towners who don't know what a ""meat and three"" is ! Pre-game hockey (or concert)meals --and the serving line guys are friendly and funny.. Take your tray upstairs for great people watching on Broadway.

Jim in Green Hills

Posted: 1/29/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Flying Pigs Mean Bar-B-Que Heaven

When you see the flying pigs, you know you have found a little bit of bar-b-que heaven on lower Broadway because Jack's Bar-B-Que is the best in Nashville.

Everything is good, but my favorites are the pork shoulder, smoked turkey, and the sausage. Add some mac and cheese and iced tea and enjoy. Bring your appetite and get some extra napkins -- it's great!

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416A BroadwayNashvilleTN 37203

(615) 208-5697

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