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“Tourist Trap - What would you expect!”

Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill
Ranked #98 of 2,041 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $9 - $16
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
Toronto, ON
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“Tourist Trap - What would you expect!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

If you're starving and you need something bad you'll be full when you leave. We tried the ribs and smoked 1/2 chicken. Thank God they had sauce on the table. The meat was so dry you had to lubricate with generous punts of BBQ sauce. The place is convenient to everything on Broadway so you can't complain. Have a few beers and chill about the food and service. Going out to party now.

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“Pretty good”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Took awhile to get refills on drinks but live music was really great. Atmosphere is very casual and lite. BBQ sauce was really good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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“just ok”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

food was just average, actually not that good.... was really hoping for better, as I don't order barbecue that often. Had a pork loin barbecue. Side dishes were blah. Noisy, and not comfortable to sit for a meal.

Visited September 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Fun atmosphere for a drink before going to Bridgestone”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Just had some drinks and listened to the good live music before going to the Bridgestone arena for basketball... Good meet up spot to hear some good local bands..

  • Visited March 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Rippys is AWESOME!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went to Rippys to try some BBQ. When we sat down we were starving, like eat your arm off starving, and what was awesome was service was QUICK! The food comes out so fast, nice and hot! It does not come with BBQ sauce on it, rather it is done in a rub. The BBQ sauce is on your table and OMG IT'S GOOD. I got the pulled chicken sandwich, a sweet tea, and the corn cakes - amazing.

Visited March 2013
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