Smoky and Savory: Nashville's Best Barbecue

Whitt's Barbeque

This family-run operations is a fave among Nashvillians. Whitt's is known to be the best barbecue in Music City and with the size of the lunch crowd that pulls in here daily, it's easy to see why. Voted "Best of Nashville" every year since 1988...  Read More

The first thing one will notice about the Peg Leg Porker barbeque restaurant is its odd name, which derived from owner Carey Bringle who survived an aggressive form of bone cancer that took his right leg. This experience caused Carey to change...  Read More


Billed as the best kept secret in Nashville, Papa Turney's offers not only top of the line barbeque, but also other southern delicacies such as smoked catfish, chicken wings, and brisket. All of their ribs and barbeque are slow cooked over...  Read More

Sylvan Park

The south is known for its unique cuisine and its strict adherence to the concept that the quality of the food is far more important than how fast you can make it. The Slow & Low BBQ Bistro is clearly fond of that idea and they slow cook...  Read More

In a shabby white shack behind McDonald's and facing Centennial Park, you'll find a great little barbecue joint. Unlike many Tennessee barbecue places, Hog Heaven offers not only pork, chicken, and ribs but also beef brisket and turkey, as well...  Read More

Nashville is no stranger to great barbeque and Smoke Et Al intends to take this traditionally southern dish mobile. This food truck service utilizes twitter to tell its hungry patrons where they can find the mobile smokery. The service doesn't...  Read More


B&C Melrose BBQ, also known simply as Bacon & Caviar, is a gourmet barbeque and catering service located just south of downtown Nashville. Their menu changes with the seasons as they buy as many locally grown ingredients as possible. The...  Read More

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

This Birmingham-based barbecue chain is a big hit all over the south, so it's no surprise that Nashvillians love it too! Jim 'N Nicks features traditional barbecue and meat-and-three dishes like the pulled-pork sandwich and the smoked ham plate....  Read More

Nashville's only a few hours drive from Memphis, the home of BBQ, and at Jack's they're giving Elvis' hometown a run for their money. Award winning and finger-lickin', Jack's doesn't shy from sharing the secret to their success: After applying...  Read More


Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" program, Martin's BBQ Joint is one of the prime venues in the Nashville area's restaurant scene. This Nashville staple carries with it a down-to-earth mentality and a sense of dry humor...  Read More

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