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Jack Cawthon's Bar-B-Que

1601 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-2906
+1 615-341-0157
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pork shoulder” (22 reviews)
“cornbread” (42 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1601 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-2906
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Between all the members of our family, we ordered all the smoked meats that were on the menu - pork shoulder, turkey, chicken, ribs, and brisket. Every one of them was a winner.

Thank jcsmomma09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best barbeque I've had in a while. Ribs fall off the bone Good! I will visit again. My sister's had ribs as well and enjoyed it. My side's were cucumbers and potatoes salad...ummm ummm good. You have got to try it!

Thank Harper777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is awesome! Every employee in this place is friendly and they want to make the customer happy. This is a favorite for locals. The barbecue is good and the prices are fair. The portion sizes are very good. The place is clean. Highly...More

Thank ej9718
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Highly recommend Jack's BBQ when in the Nashville area. We tried the brisket, smoked turkey, pork shoulder, ribs, green beans, mac n cheese, slaw, potato salad, and pie... everything was delicious! All of their sauces were very complimentary to the meats. Had to go twice...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The brisket was dry, but the ribs were good. The place was super clean and William, the assistant manager was friendly and come out of clean and greet customers. I have super high standards for BBQ and this was good/decent and the sides were just...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

What a value! Fresh sliced meats with choice of sides. The brisket was so tender and perfectly cooked. The greens and mashed potatoes were tasty. The corn bread was wonderful as well as Texas toast. Put this one on your list of places to eat.

Thank Ken K
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This is cafeteria style bbq that is delicious. We got the Family Pack which served 4 with your choice of a pound of meat and two pints of your choice of sides for $23. We got the pulled pork shoulder with green beans, cucumber salad,...More

Thank taxsom2
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Had a good meal at a good price, our hotel was right beside it and the smells made my mouth water everyday!

Thank Tim M
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Authentic southern smoked BBQ. Huge portions for not a huge price. It is not a traditional restaurant, and the staff does not wait on you. You order deli-style at a counter and pay upfront. The staff was very friendly and respectful, in true southern style....More

Thank archatie
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We ordered 2 Rib Plates and as we were ordering, the guy making up the plates said that he was out right now. We could order something different, or wait about 15 min. We decided to wait and they gave us our drinks and we...More

Thank Carl W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-2906 (Formerly Jack Cawthon's Bar-B_que)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-341-0157
  • E-mail
We have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Plenty of parking. We do takeout and delivery for bulk orders.
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