There is a reason why Edley's is often voted the best barbecue in town...it's because it is fantastic. Every time I visit this place, I give myself a pep talk before I walk in, reminding myself how unhappy I was the last time I visited (and the time before that...and the time before that...), when I ate the pulled pork barbecue nachos until I was sick. And yet, every time, I make the same mistake. Those this is listed as an appetizer on the menu, it is more than enough to comfortably provide a meal for two people. Fast service, good, cheap food, and a great atmosphere.
16. Whitt's Barbecue
Very consistent quality and fast service. Love the Wednesday special (special price for the pork bbq sandwich).
This place has really good barbeque and is a fun venue to dine or hang out. They were roasting a whole pig just for pulled pork when I dined. The food was good. I'd dine again but my only reservation was with the sauces. I think they are made in house but they have a store-bought taste to them. And OMG, DO NOT get the Devil's Necture sauce. It will absolutely kill your appetite. I was warned and tried anyways lol. Mixing does not help either. Just make sure you like the sauce you pick BEFORE you leave. Otherwise, everything was good. Looking forward to visiting again.
The tables could use a little work and you order at a front counter then sit down and wait for your food to be brought to you. No waitress. I would order beers if I didn't have to walk across the restaurant to get one. Other than that those are my only complaints. I ordered a full rack of ribs and 2 sides and they were spot on. Finally some ribs that had smoke on them. Mac and cheese was ok and the coleslaw was ok. I like a mayo coleslaw more than vinegar.
A work colleague introduced me to B & C, and I'm glad they did. Some local BBQ joints seem to be more about the music or the décor. B & C is all about the food. I got the smoked Salmon plate and I was great. The fried okra and sweet tea (almost as good as grandma's) were good too. Just remember that the salmon isn't available everyday, think only on Wed. and Fri. I got lucky by going on the right day. It's quick, casual, and not too pricy there.
Best brisket I've had in a very long time. It was moist, flavorful, and not too fatty. The employees were super friendly and quick. Get there early to beat the lunch rush - like around 11:15. The sides were also good as was the sweet tea. It was almost as good as my grandma's, which is saying something. The only (small) negative was the music was a tiny bit too loud for my taste while eating lunch.
There is rarely a wait at the Charlotte location if you are not there at peak lunch hour. A dark, cozy interior is filled with a prepared cafeteria style serving line, so you won't stand in line long for food except to watch the server carve or pull the meat fresh on a wooden board. The to-go family meal has become my new favorite thing to bring new mothers or anyone who needs a meal.
Delicious BBQ and great side items. Their cheese grits are amazing. They also usually have something smoked but non pork on the menu if you are looking for a healthier option. The smoked salmon is great as is the turkey. The atmosphere isn't super cool, but the food is super yummy. They are experts at catering and larger orders for family style and parties.
The newest of the 3 jacks barbecue locations in town. Love the convenience of the new spot! Close to downtown but a locals crowd vs. tourist . 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!
This is a great local BBQ restaurant. They have delicious food. Their atmosphere is clean, casual and hip. You order your food at the counter, they give you a number, and then they bring their food to you. It can get very crowded and seating can be a challenge when they are busy. They also have a cute porch area to eat at if the weather is nice.
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!