Each home-cooked meal from Judge Bean's BBQ travels straight from the from the pit to guests' tables, which rest under Christmas lights strung from the dining room's roof. The culinary team's smokehouse classics include baby back ribs slow-smoked for six hours and bayou shrimp paired with jambalaya-style rice. As meals unfold, patrons can watch sports or stare intently at the hosts of Book TV on overhead flat screens or simply listen to the live music acts that sometimes grace Judge Bean's stage.
Barbecue masters at Mickey Roos spread dry rubs over choice cuts of meat before slow-cooking them in a Texas-style smoker. The hearty menu piles plates, platters, and buns with barbecue and Tex-Mex fare such as baby-back ribs smoked for eight hours and dished out with two sides such as Boot Kickin' beans or corn on the cob ($14.95 for a half-rack). The hearty barbecue plate ($9.95) packs a plate with smoked brisket, sausage, chicken, or pork and two sides, and the Tex-Mex burrito ($7.95) stuffs barbecue into a tortilla saddled with guacamole and refried beans.
Tex's has been serving up authentic Texas barbecue to Nashville for the past 30 years. Like a little girl doused in vinegar, its lunch menu is short, sweet, spicy, and tangy and can convince even the most mature adults to let loose and feast fiendishly with their hands. Plated options cover all of the barbecue basics, including beef brisket ($6.95), pulled pork ($6.75), smoked turkey breast ($6.95), and smoked sausage ($6.85). Combo plates ($7.99) let you taste test a tad of every meat, as well as two veggies. Everyday side dishes include baked beans, cole slaw, mac 'n' cheese, and turnip greens, and some days feature sides including Cajun rice, steamed cabbage, and black-eyed peas. If you find formal utensils too cumbersome but finger forks too crude, have your helping served to you in between two slices of bread ($2.99–$4.95 for a sandwich) or take your tastes to go and enlist the help of a mama bird in the park.
B & C BBQ serves up tangy-sauced meats along with decadent home-style sides, ensuring that each visiting taste bud gets adequately swaddled with cozy flavors. In addition to savor-packed sandwiches such as the jumbo pulled pork ($4.50) and jumbo pulled chicken ($5.50), the menu highlights fork-friendly plates, such as the popular pulled pork over garlic grits that comes with your choice of two sides ($6.75). Stop by for lunch on a Monday or Wednesday to reel in a tasty serving of smoked salmon ($7.75), or save your trip for a Tuesday or Thursday to try some succulent beef brisket ($7.75). Wash piquant flavors down with a root beer ($1.25), or finish your meal by rinsing accumulated sauce, crumbs, and failed attempts at establishing dinner catch phrases from your hands by dipping them into a full gallon of tea ($4.95). Beer bottles and drafts are available at the Franklin Pike location.
Bar-B-Cutie began with just one barbecue joint in Nashville over 60 years ago. The original owners made a point of cooking up delicious, top-quality food served by waitresses in fetching red and white skirts and blouses. They became popular serving freshly made southern style home cooking and they continue that legacy today in locations all across Tennessee, Georgia and Ohio. The menu includes all your smokehouse favorites like beef brisket, sausage, ribs, pulled pork, and barbecued chicken. The side dishes are also freshly prepared and include corn-on-the-cob, BBQ beans, potato salad, coleslaw, French fries, cornbread dressing and many others. They also serve sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, and yummy desserts like banana pudding and freshly baked pies. Full-service catering is available. See the website for franchise opportunities. This location’s address is 501 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.
The Scoreboard Bar and Grill in Nashville, TN has been featured on the Food Network and offers up some pretty tasty dishes for sports fans or anyone who’s hungry. Their extensive menu include the usual suspects, such as buffalo wings, nachos, burgers and sandwiches, but they also serve smoked meats such as beef brisket, tender ribs, smoked sausage, and barbecued chicken. The famous hot chicken is an all-time favorite and specifically featured on the Food Network. They’re open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. serving up all types of specials on the food and drink menus. The Scoreboard has numerous big screen televisions throughout their bar and grill and they carry NFL Pro Packages, MLB Extra Innings, and ESPN College Game Day. They often host parties and special events, but please call ahead to ensure accommodations. They also offer full-service catering for large and small groups.