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“Fantastic brisket and brisket burger”

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
Ranked #14 of 124 Quick Bites in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Description: 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 the newest serving those seeking great BBQ in Downtown Nashville. We come in at 5 am, every day, seven days a week. From the sides to the sauces, everything is made from scratch every single day.
Reviewed September 4, 2018

They have fantastic brisket and brisket burger! Good beer selection as well. The staff was great and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Rob H
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal here. Service was very friendly and went above and beyond. Went at an off hour (3pm) so it wasn't very busy and there wasn't too much of a line. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank HK49320
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Perhaps my expectations were too high...
Small portions. The brisket was OK, not served hot.
Hoecake (just one served and it was small) (cornmeal pancake) was good.

The atmosphere was good, but almost had a "Cracker Barrel" feel to it with the display of products for sale.

You are asked for a tip before the meal is brought to your table, with the minimum tip amount of 15%. There is no incentive for good service if the tip is provided upfront.

On a return visit to Nashville, I will be trying a different BBQ restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Went with a large group last night. It was a barbecue buffet with pork, brisket and chicken with all the fixens . Good was great and would come again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JerryL382
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

I have had the opportunity to visit Franklin BBQ in Austin Texas and Martin's is right there in the same class. The brisket is amazing and the pork was exceptional. Corn bread in a pancake style was also a treat. If you like great BBQ you need to visit this joint while your in Nashville!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Torey C
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