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Jack's Bar-B-Que

416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
615-254-5715
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Ranked #85 of 1,699 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Charlottesville VA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All the food offerings looked great--but we settled on the BBQ plate offerings and were not disappointed. Portions are plentiful and tasty. The line was a bit long (out the door) even at 3PM on a Friday afternoon, but it moves fast. Seats are plentiful upstairs. A great find on Broadway amongst the bars and honky tonks.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This well known BBQ restaurant is on Broadway, the touristy main street of Nashville. The food is super for lunchtime fare. You stand in line and they make up your plate as you make your choices of which BBQ and side dishes you want. The portions are generous and an adult plate could be shared if you are not that... More

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Stopped in a Jacks on a Wedneday afternoon. Short wait (although we did see lines out the door on several occasions later in the week. Nothing fancy here. Order at the counter, pay, sit, eat. I had the brisket, my girlfriend at the pork. Both very good. The sides were average. Not the best BBQ we had in Nashville but... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went on a Thursday night the line was out the door. The bbq I would consider average. I would try somewhere else. The staff was rude.

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Kingston, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The service is lousy here, and the BBQ is not great. I spoke to a number of Nashville's inhabitants who told me that the locals don't eat here and the tourists don't know good BBQ from bad. If you really want to sample good southern food, try another place.

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Northfield, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You can smell the barbeque all the way out on the street. It is a cafeteria style type place. The line was long but it went pretty fast. We waited in line for 10 minutes. The menu consists of ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken. All wonderful choices. i couldn't wait to eat there. It was well worth it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The long line was worth the wait! I had the BBQ pork, brisket and such great ribs! The three sauces complimented the meats perfectly. The corn bread was pretty good, too.

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Destin, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I shared the sampler combo platter, $16, chopped pork scraps, very good smoked brisket, and 3 little St. Louis ribs,cooked apples and mustard potato salad. Disappointed with the service. No one looked me in the eyes and all 3 of the people behind the counter had to be at the end of a shift and wanting to... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have eaten at Jacks maybe 10 times and have never been disappointed. The brisket is amazing--the pulled pork melts in your mouth and the sauces are the best around. You will always find a line to get in--which is always a good sign that the food is amazing. They move through the line pretty steadily. We got there around... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place for takeaway....few tables inside. The spicy sauce IS hot...be careful with it. If you are there for lunch, try to order before 11:15am...lines get quite long after 11:15am.

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