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7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
615-823-2280
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Legendary BBQ Spot in Nashville.

MMMMMM! My coworkers took me to Judge Bean's saying it was the best BBQ in Nashville and well...it was bomb. The place was packed, which is always a good sign in my mind. Short wait, then we were seated. They have all the basics of good, Southern comfort food that people like myself have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
gcullrich
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Long Beach, California
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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice and was not overly impressed on either outing. The brisket reminds me of Pot Roast (I like pot roast), but Brisket s/b smokey with a nice dark "bark" on the exterior. The fries were good.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tried it once and not a do-again. Average food at best...onion rings right out of the freezer, brisket much better in Texas, the coleslaw however was amazing, unique, yummy flavor. I'm not certain I ordered the right things, the menu wasn't all just BBQ and they might be better at something else

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Brentwood, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I grew up in Big D and have family in the Hill Country. I know good BBQ and this is my favorite place in Middle TN. The bricks and mortar are not the fanciest, but that's not why I go to a BBQ joint. Smoky wings, great brisket tacos, and baked potatoes as big as my forearm. I'll meet you... More 

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Long Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

MMMMMM! My coworkers took me to Judge Bean's saying it was the best BBQ in Nashville and well...it was bomb. The place was packed, which is always a good sign in my mind. Short wait, then we were seated. They have all the basics of good, Southern comfort food that people like myself have to really hunt down in California.... More 

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Pontiac, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A little scary from the outside, inside is friendly if a bit close. Very casual atmosphere. Lots of locals and regulars. Better than average BBQ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I got them sampler platter so I could try a little of everything. It was really good! Ribs were very good! The wings were spicy and good! Brisket was good for this area but not the best I've ever had. I would come back if I was in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had brisket, ribs, and pulled pork and it was great, onion rings were fair. Decor was nice, and easy parking.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Judge Beans may not be the easiest place to find but it's definitely worth it when you do! My kids love the food and laid back atmosphere, and I do too! The ribs are my favorite, I always swear that I'll order something else but never do! You should also try their brisket! My kids share the nachos and are... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wait was long. We had 2 adults 2 kids and a highchair. They couldnt acomadate us but were sitting 4 tops as they walked in while we waited an hour with 3 kids under 7 while people were instantly sitting. Finally got the ribs they were gross. Taste like the inside of an electric smoker and nothing else. 1 barbaque... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

In Nashville area for the weekend and staying in Brentwood. With such good reviews, I went to Judge Bean's for dinner. Had the three meat combo with Cowboy beans and red skin potato salad. The meats, brisket, pork and chicken were all very good. For the type of potato salad that was served, I haven't had any better in years.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: 615-823-2280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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