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These Are The Best BBQ Restaurants In Nashville, Tennessee

By DeAnna Taylor

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Nashville, the home of country music and bachelorette parties. But, the city also has a diverse food scene too.

If you love bbq or smoked meats in general, and you have plans to visit Nashville, you’ll want to add these spots to your itinerary.

Here are 5 places to indulge in bbq in Nashville.

1. Bar-b-cutie


Multiple locations

This spot has been serving up barbecue since 1950. There are several locations across Nashville and surrounding areas. Order suggestion: bbq pork sandwich on cornbread with a side of bbq beans.

2. Central BBQ

408 11th Ave. N

This spot got its start in Memphis nearly 12 years ago. It has since introduced Nashville to its delicious bbq. Order suggestion: beef brisket plate with greens and bbq beans.

3. Honey Fire BBQ

8127 Sawyer Brown Road, Suite 304

Award-winning pit-master Shane Nasby recently introduced his concept to Nashville. He mixes modern and traditional smoking techniques to create his dishes. Order suggestion: smoked chicken sandwich with fries and cinnamon apples.

4. Smokehouse on 6th

1318 6th Ave. N

Get your late night bbq full at this spot. It’s a neighborhood bar and smokehouse rolled into one. Order suggestion: pork belly sandwich.

5. Swett’s Restaurant

2725 Clifton Ave.

This Black-owned family restaurant has been in existence the early 60s. They offer soul food as well as a smokehouse menu. Order suggestion: Smoked pork chops.

Related: How To Spend 48-Hours In Black-Owned Nashville, Tennessee

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DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

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