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Judge Bean's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm local and have been to most of the restaurants here in Brentwood, TN. I also know that most of the extended stay hotels are located here (about 8 of them). With that in mind and from having done plenty of travel myself it is very nice to go to a local joint where people let their hair down and... More 

Thank Peter P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A laid back atmosphere; what you'd expect to find a family friendly BBQ joint. Full bar for the game days and night outs. I used to come here all the time with my girlfriends. Love this place!

Thank Amy S
Brentwood, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had the best brisket and I have had the worst brisket served to me here. Lately it has been more of a miss than a hit. Staff is great and service is fast.

Thank Goodeatsgoodfriends
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Wednesday evening at 6:30. Seated quickly, ordered our food and drinks at the same time. The tea was great, half and half, very freshly brewed. The food came out quickly and was amazing. Some of the best BBQ I have had at a very reasonable price.

Thank gmwallace
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brentwood Suites staff recommended Judge Bean's as it was close. From the outside the place looks a little sketchy but once inside that wonderful smoked meat smell made it feel like home. The place was hopping but the Bartender took our to go order promptly with a smile. Susan got a half rack and I got smoked chicken. Sides of... More 

Thank drmoleVirginia
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The process for getting a seat is a little clunky. We were basically ignored for five minutes while the wait staff rushed around us and never said a word. We got seated finally, and had a really nice waitress, and the meal was tasty. I had ribs and it was a good portion. Not a lot of options is Brentwood,... More 

Thank DaveD_Nashville
Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Better than average southern barbeque the brisket was very good. if you order the sampler of brisket sausage and pulled pork. You should have a very good appetite to finish service good. A little crowded i wood return

Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I met "the judge" several years ago on the water, although he is no longer a partner, his influence lives on. I've never had a bad meal here, everything's good. This is Texas BBQ and ain't no chain! I will always get a shrimp Diablo-it's a must.

Thank EWR767
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Pulled pork and chicken were consistently tender and good (even without sauce). The brisket was good and tender both times, but one time it was much fattier than the other. Overall, solidly good BBQ. The service is a little less than attentive. But as long as you expect it, you don't mind it. Ate here twice, got the three meat... More 

Thank Imom007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic pulled pork, ribs and brisket. Everything else is really good too. Bean's can be a little spicy.

Thank Nacnudjr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: 16158232280
THE BEST BBQ EAST OF TEXAS When you come to Judge Bean's, we want you to feel at home. We want to you to get good, home-cooked food straight off the pit, side dishes that will make your mouth water and and an experience that is unique to our place. That's a tall order, but it's a promise we do our best to make good on every day we open the doors. At Judge Bean's, a lot of folks say we have our own vibe. And that is true. We're not your typical BBQ joint. We're better than that.

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