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6 Must Visit Barbecue Joints in Nashville

Whether you're a local or just visiting, these 6 barbecue joints in Nashville are places you have to visit at least once!

Written by Sara Weathers
6 Must Visit Barbecue Joints in Nashville
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You can’t come to Nashville without grabbing some good barbecue! Whether you’re a local or you’re visiting, these are six places that you’re definitely going to want to check out.

Jack’s BBQ

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Jack’s BBQ has three different locations around Nashville, but their location on Broadway is always good for a late-night meal after bar hopping all night. They have everything from ribs to brisket to pork so whether you’re in the mood for a sandwich or a meat and three, you can guarantee it’s only going to be made better by Jack’s signature barbecue sauce.
416 Broadway / jacksbarbque.com

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint


If you’re looking for some West Tennessee style barbecue while you’re in Nashville, Martin’s is the place to go. Their specialty is the “redneck taco” – a cornbread hoe-cake topped with your choice of meat, slaw and sauce. Their downtown Nashville location has a backyard beer garden that’s perfect for hanging out with friends, especially during football season when Martin’s will have all the biggest games on.
410 4th Ave S / martinsbbqjoint.com

Peg Leg Porker BBQ

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Located in the gulch, Peg Leg Porker has become a quick favorite in Nashville. Whether you go for a classic BBQ sandwich or decide to try their BBQ Nachos, you’re definitely in for a good meal.
903 Gleaves St / peglegporker.com

Edley’s BBQ


Whether you want your barbecue on a sandwich, a platter, a taco or even in a quesadilla, Edley’s has got you covered. While they have plenty of traditional barbecue options as well, you’d be crazy not to try their barbecue tacos that are just as good as they sound.
2706 12 Ave S / edleysbbq.com

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant


Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant started down in Leiper’s Fork, TN back in the ‘50s and has since become known for its good music and even better food. They not only have great barbecue, they have great Southern cooking too. Whether you get their famous brisket or maybe even some of their fried chicken, you’re guaranteed a great meal. You’ll also want to leave room for dessert – their peach cobbler is to die for!
500 Church St / puckettsgro.com

Papa Turney’s BBQ

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If you’re craving some barbecue after spending a day out on Percy Priest Lake, then Papa Turney’s is the place to go! Located at the Nashville Shores Marina, this hidden gem specializes in hickory smoked barbecue and has all the classics that any barbecue fan loves.
3979 Bell Rd / papaturneysbbq.com