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Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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West Tennessee's legendary whole-hog BBQ tradition is the cornerstone of Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint. The restaurants have been featured on the Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, and The Today Show and in publications such as Bon Appetit, Esquire, Conde Nast Traveler, and Men's Journal. Pat Martin learned the art and craft of West Tennessee-style smoke and meat 25 years ago in the tiny town of Henderson, TN before making Nashville his home. It became a consuming passion that eventually led to a business when he opened the first Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in October of 2006 in Nolensville, Tennessee - just south of Nashville. Today, there are four locations in the Nashville area, including
$8 - $13
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really good smoked bar-b-que! Fresh cut fries, macaroni, beans... it’s all good. The pits are upstairs- for a real show watch the pit master rubbing down the whole pigs.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Sam36526
Reviewed 4 days ago

Birthday dinner at a well know joint in Nashville. You order from a huge list of Qued meats and combinations, and it is brought to your table in a flash. Great meal. The Brisket melted in your mouth, the Ribs were to die for, and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Martin G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got the platter for 2. Ribs were tasty but beef brisket was so moist and so flavorful! Best I’ve ever had! The gentleman that delivered the food was personable and engaging. Love the Smokey smell when you enter the place.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 345kevine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were on a road trip straight through downtown Nashville. We decided to make a quick stop for lunch and we were not disappointed!! Very neat place with awesome decor and vibe. We sat at the bar and received excellent service. I...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Sissy1027
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went on a Friday thought the food was so delicious that we went back the following day! We previously had did Nelson's Distillery tour and couldn't help but to come back for more bbq. The sauce was absolutely the best thing...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Chelabeans
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must go. You must order several things: the redneck taco...trust me, it's amazing. And their brisket. Must get their white bbq sauce on everything. Perfection

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kerripow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a graduation, and decided on Martin’s last minute because we were hungry and wanted to stop driving around. Boy, were we pleased with the choice. The restaurant was very busy at noon on a Thursday, but there were still plenty...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jweezietravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just amazing. I ordered the ribs and sweet tea...Spot on. The sweet tea was just self-explanatory. The ribs were just amazing. I have seen reviews that talk about dryness, etc...I realize ya just might get that from time to time. I think...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank timothyl886
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here three times. Some bar sevice available but linited. Principle is to order your meal, find a table and wait for it to arrive. Simple once youve done it once. The food however is amazing. The brisket was the best weve had. In fact...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank IG656
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best wings in my life!!!! Brisket amazing. Omg - this place Is amazing! Service in takes longer than the bar. Greatl location by downtown and Hilton Garden Inn.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Rhonda R
September 2, 2017|
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Response from canrosen | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so but it’s small enough you can just rent out the whole place.
April 2, 2017|
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Response from NashvilleTNGuy | Reviewed this property |
No. This is not a sit down and get waited on place. It's a line, pay at the register and get a number. It's good, but the line can be very long depending on time of day and day.
Charles B
December 18, 2016|
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Response from benjammin1985 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I wasn’t a fan and I love ribs. They were kinda jerky like.
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