BBQ Restaurants in Tennessee


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For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, The Silly Goose serves traditional, no-frills fare in the Downtown Medical Center district of Memphis. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. Bring the whole clan to The Silly Goose — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. Decibels can approach upper limits at this restaurant, so it's best to leave quiet conversation for another time. Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. You can also serve food from The Silly Goose at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. null Super-savers will adore the low-prices at The Silly Goose, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. The Silly Goose has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
100 Peabody Place
Memphis,
TN
US
The new Nashville Shores Marina location offers outdoor deck seating overlooking the J. Percy Priest Lake. They also provide live blues and jazz on Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring performers including local artists like John Richards and Gil Gann. The tale of Papa Turney's begins humbly, in a tiny trailer with a hickory smoker out back. Every Saturday, barbecue aficionados Mike Turney and his wife Mrs. Irene would open up the trailer for business, doling out plates of slow-smoked meats to an ever-growing following of devoted diners. When demand for Mike's tender brisket and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs grew too great for the little trailer to handle, Mike moved the family-owned and operated business into two full-service restaurant locations, complete with checkered-cloth tables and photograph-speckled walls. Within the restaurants' kitchens, Mike and his chefs continue to whip up the barbecue specialties that made his trailer famous, piling pork, brisket, chicken, and catfish onto sandwiches and plates. The chefs douse the slow-smoked meats in house-made barbecue sauce before pairing them with classic sides of greens and baked beans. They also offer a selection of rotating daily specials, such as bacon-stuffed rib eye and smoked bologna lauded by reporters from Nashville Scene as, "thick-cut and delicious". For dessert, the chef dish out slices of signature pies made fresh 5 days a week, which can also be found on the shelves of local Kroger and Publix grocery stores and cooling on the windowsills of enchanted cottages.
3979 Bell Road
Nashville,
TN
US
For more than 70 years, jewels used to fill the African mahogany cases lining Sapphire's walls. The dark wooden cabinets remain, although they now brim with more than 40 kinds of vodka, Tennessee and Kentucky whiskeys, and rums from Central and South America. Sapphire may no longer drape its customers in precious gemstones, but it does aim to preserve the sense of elegant refinement that characterized the historic building for decades. This commitment is readily apparent in the menu of upscale cuisine that includes meats, cheeses, and seasonal produce from local vendors such as Sweetwater Valley Cheese, Painted Hills Beef, and John Mixon Farms. These ingredients appear throughout the selection of regionally inspired dishes, including boursin mac 'n' cheese, pimento pork bites, and almond-dusted chicken served with roasted brussels sprouts and sweet-potato gratin. On Thursday through Saturday evenings, the elegant environment in the long, narrow room becomes livelier as the night progresses and DJs begin their sets. Upbeat rhythms echo off the high ceilings and the vintage mahogany woodwork while patrons enjoy one of the martinis that earned Sapphire a spot on Metro Pulse's Best of Knoxville every year from 2011 through 2014.
428 S Gay St
Knoxville,
TN
US
A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads. While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
2040 Hamilton Place Boulevard
Chattanooga,
TN
US
Barbecue is about balance, about finding the right suspension of smoky and sweet flavors even if it requires hours of labor and patience. At Slick Pig BBQ, chefs achieve flavor harmony by slow cooking and saucing up meats—which range from classic ribs to honey-barbecue wings—and then plate them with requisite sides such as corn bread, turnip greens, and mac ‘n’ cheese. They also tantalize visitors with an array of Southern staples, frying up catfish, baking chess pie, and sweetening tea by telling it how special it is.
1920 E Main St
Murfreesboro,
TN
US
Come to The Krystal Company where they start with a mouthwatering patty, add innovative accoutrements and put it inside a golden bun for burger bliss. The Krystal Company is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. The Krystal Company offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Or, take your food to go. null Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at The Krystal Company for next to nothing. The menu at The Krystal Company includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal. Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the burger joint will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
1978 N Highland Ave
Jackson,
TN
US
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