if you can only go to one bbq joint go somewhere else. I would have to say not so good. Especially the one on trinity lane. The Downtown location is better. It is a bit overpriced for bbq. I would say there are a bunch of other bbq joints which are better in Nashville. Tex's is pretty good, bar b cutie is my fave and whitts is pretty much the bottom of the barrel. Look around there is better bbq. But it will do in a pinch.
Not anywhere NEAR the best bbq in Nashville. Ordinary, in fact..
No doubt about it, Jack's has charm, and the location is unbeatable. We DO go there, just because it is so handy....but the bbg is no better than "good". You CAN get really good ribs there...but more often then not they are pulled out too early and are tough and a bit chewy, from lack of adequate cooking. They do have an unusual and great Carolina mustard-based sauce, which is to their credit. The side dishes are pretty weak. The cornbread is downright vile, with the mac and cheese, beans, etc tasting no better than canned.
If it weren't right there on Broadway I can't imagine anyone making the trip. Not with Neely's in town, which really IS a great place.
brisket was good. My friend and I were in Nashville this past week and had lunch at Jack's. My beef brisket was excellent, tender, good flavor, and even better with sauce. My friend ordered the smoked turkey which was not very good at all. She did not eat it. The green beans were good, the macaroni & cheese was okay; a little mushy. The mild barbecue sauce was pretty good. The guys behind the counter were friendly. Our favorite thing here was the cornbread. In general, we were a little disappointed with the food; but at the same time we felt like we got a pretty authentic experience. If you decide to try it - I would just tell you not to order the turkey, everything else looked pretty good.
The secret's in the sauce at this beloved barbecue joint..
With pink-neon flying pigs flanking its sign, this barbecue joint is easy to spot among the lower Broadway eateries. Get in line at the back of the casual, cozy dining room to get your paper plate loaded up with pulled pork, ribs and sides. The pork shoulder is tender and smoky and the beef brisket is moist and peppery. There's also macaroni and cheese and green beans--pretty much the only actual vegetable on the menu.
The best BBQ in Nashville. Hands down, Jack has the best quality meat, the best smoking process and the best sauce anywhere. I should say I recommend the brisket & the shoulder over the chicken & the ribs. The baked beans are sweet and delicious and go well with the potato salad. The pie is good too. It's cafeteria style so it's served fast. I like the texas toast but the cornbread is good too. It's on the sweet side, I know some folks don't like that but, I do.
Best BBQ - Others, Get Over It. I go there an average of 1.5 times a week - I should be able to claim Jack as a dependant. Everything is always excellent - especially with the hot sauce. Whiners who complain about nutritional value need to stick to nuts and twigs. You only live once - CARPE DIEM!!! And the Chess Pie...wait a minute...arterial blockage...okay, now that that's passed, I'm headed back to Jack's.
Great food for a good price. How many times can you go into a top rated restaurant, get seated quickly, eat good food, all for a good price. Well at Jack's Bar-B-Que you can. For just a bit over $11 I got a rack of ribs, a large drink, and some corn bread. The ribs were wonderful. The meat feel off of the bone. I figured since everyone told me that Jack's was one of Nashville's top restaurants that I would have to waite a while to get a seat on a saturday night, but I didn't. I should say it is a cafeteria style restaurant. Some people don't like that, but I do. You can get your food much quicker. I should also say the owner, Jack, seemed very nice when he said hello to me
Great Barbecue. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by Jack's Barbecue on Trinity Lane. I called in my order and was greeted very professionally and friendly. I was asked how long it would take for me to arrive so my food would be nice and fresh and hot. It was. The food was great. We had the chicken (falling off the bone), turkey and Texas beef brisket, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, and the corn bread was very good. I would definitely recommend. They have different types of bb sauce from traditional to mild to spicy. I like the spicy! Enjoy.
Best in a while. I love BBQ, and this place does it right. You can tell the meats have been slow smoked, and the server knows EXACTLY what he is doing. The vegetables were great, and the tea tasted fine. I have since suggested this eatery to others. DO try it! I know I'll be back.
BBQ For Losers. Although Jack's has been around downtown and a few years on Trinity Lane, his BBQ has a long way to go if it's going to match up with the great "Q" in this state. The difference between Jack's & Tex's is about the same as McDonald's and Rotier's (or even Eddie's). And at that price, I think I'll just fire up the ol' grill.....
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