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Judge Bean's BBQ

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7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Decent BBQ, Good Service

Stopped by when I was in the area for business and found it to be a quality local establishment (albeit with a very Texas feel!). BBQ was good; probably not the best in town, but tasty. Try the Texas Sushi!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin F
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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  • Families with children
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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Judge Bean's always has great food! I have never had a bad meal! Beer is always cold and staff is friendly.

Thank Dawn K
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by when I was in the area for business and found it to be a quality local establishment (albeit with a very Texas feel!). BBQ was good; probably not the best in town, but tasty. Try the Texas Sushi!

Thank Kevin F
Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being Kansas City transplants 17 years ago we are pretty picky about our BBQ. We first went here several years ago and immediately figured out their tamales were the only items worth ordering here. Their tex-med food is pretty decent...when it's FRESH. Sadly...the other night we met friends to celebrate a birthday and I ordered tamales, and my wife ordered... More 

Thank JoeandMargaret
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tasty, hearty entrees ~ great for those who want to get filled up when they go out to eat. Brisket nachos are a must.

Thank Buddy A
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I recently had 90 minutes to kill at Firestone around dinner time and decided to wander over to Judge Bean's BBQ. The guys at Firestone recommended the food highly so I tried out their wings. I was able to order flats only and crispy. The wings came dry with the sauce for dipping. I did not like the dipping sauce... More 

Thank KahunaSchelf
Nashville, Tennessee
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great food, great service, unique restaurant, hubby had the half pound burger I had chicken fingers with chilli cheese fries, all very delishious. The chilli cheese fries are a must if you go there and go hungry. Plenty of parking.

Thank Kiwisammc
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The absolute best service in Brentwood!! From the food, to the bartenders and management everything is ABSOLUTELY GREAT. I highly recommended!

Thank Jason M
Frankfort, Illinois
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very casual restaurant and a fun place! Good BBQ, and great drinks! TVs hung on walls to watch sporting events. I wanted to go back just for drinks!

1 Thank JodyO815
Fairbury, Nebraska
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286 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The clerk at the Homewood suites recommended judge of being has the best barbecue in the area I told her that I come from Kansas City and we have some pretty good barbecue there so it would be pretty hard in my opinion to be KC barbecue But she told me how good it was and so I was hungry... More 

Thank Douglas8098
Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Judge Bean's is ohhh so tasty; the wood smoke taste is completely different from other BBQ places, and it's delectable. The ribs are good, but the brisket is really good. If you love hot peppers, the Shrimp Diablo is like nothing else you've ever tried. It's a giant jalapeno stuffed with shrimp that goes down hot. Then, a few minutes... 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: 16158232280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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