Disappointing.. I visited Hog Heaven for the first time today. People had raved about it on a number of occasions. I should say up front that I didn't order the items that Hog Heaven is best known for. However, I ordered down-the-middle standards that any BBQ joint should be able to knock out of the park: jumbo pulled pork sandwich, BBQ beans, and sweet tea. The employees seemed very likable, but everything else was a disappointment. The sandwich was average at best; the beans had way too much black pepper and could've been a fair bit sweeter; the tea was weak and nowhere near sweet enough for a real BBQ joint. That stuff's gotta be able to stand up against the sauce, you know? Bottom line, it wasn't bad, but I probably won't be back unless I'm spending time with friends who happen to already be heading that way...then again, I have a nagging feeling that I should've ordered a couple of those BBQ pickle spears...
Completely Overrated. The meat was not terrible, but not great. The pulled beef brisk was dry, and I suppose if they had not cheaped out on the white sauce it probably would have not been noticeable. The pulled pork was good, but not outstanding. The side dishes were another story. Pathetic. That is the one word that describes them. The mashed potatoes were dry, and overseasoned, and cold. The baked beans were not sweet and lack a after taste. The blackeyed peas were decent. And last of the all of the potato salad. It looked like it had grits in it from the texture, but it did not and it was just strange tasting. Overall, the food was cold, and unmemoriable. I was so disappointed that I have been compelled to write my first review on citysearch.
pretty good if you are downtown. pretty good food, if you are in a fix for q then this would get you taken care of. there are a few better but there are a few that are far worse!
best place south of the river. this is my favorite joint for BBQ downtown (see the east side for some great joints too). I used to love going here for lunch and sitting in the park. Also, if you talk with the staff, theyll give you the bones to give your dog(s). Your pet will love you forever.
Some of Nashville's best barbecue is waiting at the window..
This cute little house serves customers from a takeout window, but provides covered picnic-table seating right out front. Unconventional offerings, such as pit-cooked turkey and pulled-chicken with white barbecue sauce, proudly appear on the menu. There's also pulled pork, beef brisket and spareribs on white bread with pickles. Side orders of turnip greens, black-eyed peas, white beans and cornbread will satisfy the vegetarians in the crowd and made-from-scratch dessert offerings change daily.
Best Little Hog Shack. Reviewer from June 2005 states that they were expecting cornbread slices or more traditional cornbread for curmbling. The wWEb page clearly states cornbread patty. I had never heard of white bar b que sauce and was initially hesitant. However, I solicited Hog Heaven for catering a large group of sorority women in July 2004 for a hospitality suite. Believe me these women went "hog wild" over the pull pork, the ribs and the chicken with the white bar b que sauce. I also ordered blackberry cobbler for our director, she and her friends "ate the whole thing" The next day or two days later three of us went back and sat outside on the picnic bench and "pigged out". I even ordered a couple of slabs to take back with me. . I still think they are one of the best "little hog shack" in the area.
Laid back little joint, but too spicy for me!. I wouldn't give it a bad rating because of the heat of their food, but I love a sweet BBQ sauce and I don't tolerate spicy foods well, so I asked the counter guy and he assured me that their mild sauce was sweet. Well, um, no it wasn't sweet AT ALL and it if that was mild sauce (the container was marked with a "M" on the lid), then I'd probably keel over if I tasted their hot BBQ sauce. I ordered pulled pork on cornbread with a side of coleslaw. The pork came on cornbread pancakes and it was ok, but I was expecting a block of cornbread that crumbles to the touch and there was nothing special about the cornbread pancakes. The coleslaw had some heat to it as well and I wasn't able to enjoy much of it on top of the meat.
Great BBQ. Hog Heaven has, in my opinion, the best BBQ in Nashville. While the surroundings aren't really all that, the food more than compensates for the lack in scenery. Highly recommended are the pulled turkey and pork, and the white beans remind me of my grandmother's - a very high compliment from this reviewer.
Overpriced for what you get. I got a pork sandwich with two sides and a drink, and it cost nearly $9. That's a bit much for me from a take-out stand. The pork itself was very fresh and tasty. It was the sauce on the pork that ruined it for me. I've never tasted anything like it and I hope I never do again. The mashed potatoes were tasty and the beans were only so-so. Unless their prices go down, I won't be back.
BEST BBQ IN THE WORLD.
I have judged BBQ Cook-Off contests for almost 25 years. I am a certified judge for Memphis in May, American Royal Barbecue Invitational, Jack Daniels World Championship and all KCBS, MIM, CTBA, IBCA, WBQA Sanctioned Barbeque Contests. I have tasted BBQ from the best teams in the BBQ Cook-Off world.
Hog Heaven creates BBQ that surpasses any Restaurant or Team I have ever tried before.
I now live in Nashville, since retiring from the contest circuit, and have tried every BBQ place in and around town, Hermitage, Franklin, Brentwood, Goodlettsville, Donelson, Smyrna and all Middle Tennessee Counties. I have eaten at every fancy place and every hole in the wall and not one compares with the BBQ at Hog Heaven.
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