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“Great BBQ with a Texas Flavor / Superior Food and Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Judge Bean's

Judge Bean's
7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
615-823-2280
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Ranked #6 of 114 Restaurants in Brentwood
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great BBQ with a Texas Flavor / Superior Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stopped into Judge Beans several times now. Super little local place. Unique country BBQ joint decor with a Texas slant in my opinion. The place smells great, too. It's that smoky BBQ smell, that makes you hungry! I have tried several things: the tamales, the brisket taco, the catfish taco, shrimp diablo, and sides of beans and okra. Margarita is great to wash it all down. Looks like they had a good selection of beers, and some interesting sounding drink concoctions on the menu as well. All of the above items were just super. The shrimp diablo is a jalapeno pepper stuffed with a shrimp and cheese and wrapped in bacon. Hot, but yummy!
The BBQ sauce is spicy and goood! I am sure to return, because I would like to try the ribs (saw them on another person's plate) and the sausage (recommended by my server in the bar). Also the employees and servers are first rate, friendly, cheerful, and very helpful. Be sure to tip them well, they work hard, too! If you love BBQ you will certainly love this place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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King William, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Whenever were in town we always go to Judge Beans. Great BBQ and ribs. Our favorite thing to get is the Texas Sushi and the Shrimp Diablo. The shrimp Diablo is a jalapeño stuffed with a large shrimp and cream cheese and wrapped in beacon. The Texas Sushi is a jalapeño stuffed with a piece of smoked sausage cream cheese an wrapped in smoked brisket. Excellent.

Visited January 2014
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Mahomet, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Winner, winner-chicken dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

After checking into our hotel we asked the staff to recommend a place to eat. Judge Bean was recommended! We ordered beef brisket, chicken dinner with beans, mac-n-cheese, slaw and fries for sides. The brisket was so tender and had a flavor. The grilled chicken strips were slightly seasoned and came with cheese sauce on the side and salsa. Slaw was just ok. The Cowboy Beans had jalapeno in them. Service was really slow (understaffed). Waitress had a REALLY low cut shirt on (thought we were in Hooters)! Lots of TV's with many different sporting events on. Small place and interestingly decorated.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best Potato Salad ever.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We came 5 minutes to close and were turned away. The kitchen shouted out that they could handle us, so luckily we were able to get a table. The food was great!! I had the brisket and the ribs. Hubby had the brisket and sausage. Everything was very tasty and a great value. I highly recommend the potato salad. I complimented them on it and they offered to wrap some up for later! Unfortunately we were just traveling through and sadly had to leave it behind. The wait staff was very friendly, and we never felt rushed given the hour. Just be sure to get there early as they close at 8pm.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brentwood, TN
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31 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Beef Brisket”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had some of the best beef brisket I have ever had at Judge Bean's. The potato salad and baked beans are great. Service was good and prices very reasonable. Was there for an early dinner.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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