Jack's Bar-B-Que

Jack's Bar-B-Que

BBQ Joint$$$$
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    Joey L.
    "Best BBQ in Nashville, says Lecture."(6 Tips)
    Michael G.
    "the rib plate and pork shoulder sandwich are both delicious."(10 Tips)
    Dave B.
    "Amazing.. Rib plate is the best bet"(4 Tips)
    Alexandra M.
    "this place is amazing! the brisket and mac & cheese is bananas!"(34 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • pork shoulder
  • carolina sauce
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  • Aslı Ş.heart icon on user image
    Aslı ŞahinMarch 15, 2016
    Get a combo with 3 meats, everything is delicious. heavenly: ribs with 7 different sauces available, pork shoulder, beef brisket, mac and cheese. Okay: potato salad, apples, sausages. Bad: coleslaw
  • Roberto B.heart icon on user image
    Roberto Bruder AguiarApril 27, 2016
    I had pulled pork, sausage and brisket. They have 5 different types of BBQ sauce. Carolina is great! Their 911 is not spicy at all. Anything people call spicy is not as hot as it is in Texas.
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonSeptember 30, 2017
    This BBQ exceeded all expectations. Pretty inexpensive and a great place for a belly-filling pit-stop after hitting the bars on Broadway. Ribs & brisket were standouts. WinstonWanders.com
  • John M.heart icon on user image
    John MillerApril 7, 2018
    Super friendly staff and great food. The price and relaxed feel make this place a must-visit. Tried the 3 meat combo and the ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket were amazing.
  • Rishima P.
    Rishima PatelJuly 11, 2014
    The brisket, pork shoulder, and corn was amazing.. If you eat spicy don't be afraid of the XXX Spicy sauce it's tasty but not too spicy. The Mac and cheese was not anything great.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    Good down-home barbecue served cafeteria-style in a casual environment. A nice, easy stop before catching a show across the alleyway at The Ryman. Don’t forget sweet tea. Read more
  • Sophia B.heart icon on user image
    Sophia BurlingMarch 28, 2014
    Got the St.Louise style ribs which were amazing! The mac and cheese was good but the baked beans were okay at best. Sat upstairs and it was fun to look over Broadway street. Definitely a must eat at!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MinerviniOctober 22, 2014
    One of the few restaurants conveniently located in the downtown area. Not the best BBQ you'll ever have but service is quick and it's a change from the various places serving bar food. Prices are fair
  • Tim V.heart icon on user image
    Tim VanderburgDecember 9, 2018
    Ribs are mesmerizingly memorable mouth watering marvels!! Highly recommended! Grab some cornbread, too!
  • Maximum B.heart icon on user image
    Maximum BurgerFebruary 16, 2017
    Had the 3-meat combo plate: sausage, chicken and ribs with corn and mac. All of it was fine, but lukewarm and not fresh - befitting the cafeteria that it is. Good service and modest digs.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGJune 15, 2021
    The hot sweet barbecue sauce is tasty and the cucumber salad is refreshing. The meat is fall off the bone tender. 😋
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SmithFebruary 2, 2012
    The pulled pork goes well with the Carolina sauce; the tangy taste mixes well with the pork flavor and soft bun.  Bonus: Jack's considers Mac and Cheese a vegetable in the plate deals!
  • Nick D.heart icon on user image
    Nick DApril 28, 2015
    Tasty food at a great price. Don't be put off by the canteen style service or plastic plates - the food is worth it.
  • Megan R.heart icon on user image
    Megan RDecember 14, 2014
    the three meats, two sides combo platter was excellent. enough to split between two people. great to try with the wide variety of sauces.
  • Jennifer S.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer SamardakDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ I have had. Great prices, filling servings, efficient service. Watching them pull the meat from the oven is a mouth watering experience.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YihAugust 15, 2011
    Baked beans were heavenly, as was the potato salad. Corn bread tastes very authentic too! A bit pricey for what it is, but worth it if you're looking for some good BBQ in Nashville!
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BabichDecember 30, 2013
    Kansas City barbecue sauce is great! Got there with no line and wanted seconds but line was out the door. I should have gone with my hoarder instincts! Yum!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AshleyMarch 12, 2015
    Great BBQ. Pulled pork and smoked turkey really good. Carolina sauce was ok. But original sauce is incredible.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HolleySeptember 12, 2014
    The brisket is amazing and you can't go wrong with the mac and cheese as one of your sides.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen CallahanApril 16, 2012
    Very simple menu, but I thoroughly enjoyed the Tennessee Bar-B-Que sauce on my smoked turkey sandwich with a side of mac-n-cheese. Good sweet tea, too.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy Young-ChristleJuly 16, 2013
    Beef brisket and pulled pork is good with BBQ. But not much food for $. Low prices but little food. School cafeteria style and seat yourself.
  • AFA1976
    AFA1976December 2, 2014
    Proudly serving barbecue from pit to plate, featuring the best recipe styles from Tennessee, Texas and St. Louis.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MontenegroJune 13, 2018
    Pork ribs here bested the beef offerings. Smaller than Texas portions, as you might expect outta Texas.
  • Vince S.
    Vince SMay 31, 2019
    The Family Pack - pick a meat, get a pound with 2 large or 4 small sides for less than the cost of 2 plates.
  • Ann A.heart icon on user image
    Ann AstroveJune 21, 2019
    Had the brisket plate with Mac & cheese and cucumbers- lots of yummy food!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MellenthienJuly 3, 2013
    Really enjoyed the brisket and pork. Loved the hot and spicy sauce. Would not get the ribs again though.
  • Zach T.heart icon on user image
    Zach TackettMarch 6, 2015
    Get some cornbread! Two years later and I still dream of ribs and cornbread below the flying pig!
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KirschNovember 23, 2013
    Combo plate with the brisket, sausage, turkey, and 2 sides of corn. Can't go wrong!
  • Ainsley J.
    Ainsley JohnsonSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best BBQ in Nashville! Don't go anywhere else. Turkey, cinnamon apples, and sweet tea is awesome.
  • Aaron L.heart icon on user image
    Aaron LimMay 6, 2014
    Ask cashier for onions on ur order. Didn't like Tennessee sauce. Preferred Texas (sweet hot) or KC (mild). Serve like soup kitchen. Tennessee pork shoulder ok - try stl ribs next time.
  • Lee L.
    Lee LagomarcinoDecember 11, 2011
    pork should is delicious...you'll have to ask for pickles if you want them though. Try all three sauces!
  • Roy B.
    Roy BaumMay 29, 2013
    The brisket was pretty good...but only three sauce choices: Texas, KC, and Tennesse styles.
  • Mr. Teddyheart icon on user image
    Mr. TeddyNovember 23, 2015
    Ribs were very good!! Loved the place!
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiJanuary 17, 2012
    Good BBQ here. I like chicken, ribs, sausage, and pork. Texas BBQ sauce is my favorite
  • Alan L.
    Alan LaytonSeptember 25, 2011
    Best tasting briscuit anywhere and LOVE the Carolina sauce!!! Get the corn side & an iced tea. Excellent...
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KriegAugust 30, 2014
    Pork shoulder is excellent. The brisket is mundane.
  • Edmund I.
    Edmund IeMay 25, 2015
    BBQ! Trying the St. Louis plate.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KirkbrideSeptember 10, 2012
    The brisket was great. In the afternoon, the upstairs wasn't crowded and well air conditioned.
  • Brandi J.
    Brandi JohnstonMarch 4, 2012
    Best beef brisket I've had! Try all three sauces and change up each bite!
  • ConciergeQ
    ConciergeQJanuary 29, 2011
    What is your favorite smell or taste in Nashville? Cherryholmes, Country and Bluegrass Artists: "Jack’s BBQ (located in the alley next to the Ryaman)." Read more
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany L.November 2, 2010
    Try pork shoulder with all of the sauces. Skip the green beans if you want a healthy option- loaded with pork fat- just have the Mac and Cheese.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferApril 15, 2014
    good food. sit on the patio to get away from the line.
  • Michele R.
    Michele RichardsSeptember 18, 2014
    The smoked turkey sandwich and Mac n Cheese was pretty good.
  • Rustyheart icon on user image
    RustyJune 13, 2013
    Fantastic food! Always stop here when in town. Sentence fragment.
  • Kelley J.
    Kelley JohnsMay 20, 2013
    such AMAZING food!! there may be a line but you will want to wait!!
  • Ray H.
    Ray HallJanuary 9, 2015
    Great brisket. Carolina sauce reminds me of home
  • Michael G.
    Michael GarciaJuly 7, 2011
    the rib plate and pork shoulder sandwich are both delicious. have them on the patio.
  • Dale D.heart icon on user image
    Dale DouglassJuly 7, 2012
    The best BBQ I've ever had! The pork is to die for! Yum!!!
  • Anissa
    AnissaOctober 13, 2014
    Get the ribs!!! The brisket was dry and the pulled pork was just okay.
  • Ken D.
    Ken DavisJune 23, 2012
    Great pork shoulder plate and rib plate, but go somewhere else for desert
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