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Monday, 19 July 2021 18:36

4 BBQ Restaurants to Try in Nashville

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If there’s anything that the south is known for: it’s barbecue.  Slowly cooked meat, smothered in a sauce that’s unique to the area it’s from: this food is the type that talks to the soul!  Nashville BBQ stands out as its own, even against Memphis, because of its delicious tomato-based sauce and longer cooking times.


If you’re looking for some barbecue that will leave you full but wanting even more: these are the top four restaurants to try out in the city!

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Cost: very affordable.

Location: downtown Nashville.

This roadhouse-styled restaurant makes every meal feel like a cookout.  With a large fire roasting pit for pork, Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint works to win your heart over with tasty meals and a fun atmosphere.  The food is inexpensive enough that you might want to go back for seconds, and the people who work for this restaurant are friendly sufficient to leave you feeling like you've made friends.  You won't want to stop coming back after you've eaten here once!

Edley’s Bar-B-Que

Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 stars.

Cost: affordable once you factor in portion size.

Location: Nashville city center.

Barbecue is as American as it can get, and Edley's has leaned into that idea.  With every southern comfort food you could request, this restaurant wants to make you feel like you've settled in for dinner with the family every time you visit.  Although the dishes are slightly more expensive, it's worth it once you see how large the portion sizes are!  Every meal is hot and fresh and will leave you feeling nostalgic even if you've never eaten here before.

Peg Leg Porker BBQ

Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 stars.

Cost: very affordable.

Location: downtown Nashville.

With fall-off-the-bone ribs and the best coleslaw you can find: Peg Leg Porker has earned its name as the best one-of-a-kind barbecue place in Nashville.  The food here is inexpensive but packs a lot of flavors.  The atmosphere aims to allow you to feel like you're at home, with beer served along with dishes and a large open porch for you to sit back on and enjoy the warm Tennessee evenings.  This restaurant will make you fall in love at first bite and have you looking at Nashville houses for sale after your second one.

Mission BBQ

Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 stars.

Cost: slightly more expensive.

Location: Inglewood.

This casual restaurant chain is a Nashville native!  With decor that shows off pride for first responders like firefighters, the barbecue here has been perfected over years of hard work.  Those who visit say they love the variety of different types of dishes to try and claim that the waitstaff is some of the friendliest you'll find. 

Nashville is an incredible city with friendly people and delicious food.  Once you’ve tried a couple of the restaurants here, you’ll understand why its barbecue sets this city apart: and you won’t want to settle for anything less than Nashville.