Restaurants Tennessee

Top 20 BBQ Joints in Tennessee

Football season and tailgating are upon us and what better way to equip your tailgating than with some amazing barbecue. Here’s a list of places to grab the best BBQ in Tennessee. (listed in no particular order)

Central BBQ        
2249 Central Ave, Memphis, Tennessee

central bbq
Central BBQ | Facebook

Martin’s BBQ Restaurant                
3108 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee

Martin's BBQ | Facebook
Martin’s BBQ | Facebook

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ        
3584 Parkway Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Corky's Ribs & BBQ
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ | Facebook

One and Only BBQ             
1779 Kirby Pkwy, Memphis, Tennessee

one & Only BBQ
One & Only BBQ | Facebook

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que 
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Bennett's | Facebook
Bennett’s | Facebook

Peg Leg Porker BBQ          
903 Gleaves St, Nashville, Tennessee

Peg Leg Porker
Peg Leg Porker | Facebook

Jack’s Bar-B-Que                 
416 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee

Jack's Bar-B-Que
Jack’s | Facebook

Barrel House BBQ                
105 Mechanic Street South, Lynchburg, Tennessee

Barrel House
Barrel House | Facebook

Hungry Bear BBQ        
2263 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

hungry bear
Tony T. | Yelp

501 Donelson Pike, Nashville, Tennessee

Bar-B-Cutie | Facebook

Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill                
1818 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, Tennessee

Tony Gore's
Betina L. | Yelp

Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack   
1198 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

boss hog
Boss Hog | Website

Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous           
52 S 2nd St, Memphis, Tennessee

Charlie Vergos
Charlie Vergos | Facebook

Marlowe’s Ribs and Restaurant    
4381 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee

Marlowe’s | Facebook

Full Service BBQ
113 S Washington St, Maryville, Tennessee

Full Service BBQ
Full Service BBQ

Hillbilly Willy’s BBQ             
115A Browns Ferry Rd, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hillbilly Willys
Hillybilly Willy’s | Facebook

Edley’s Bar B Que                
2706 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee

Edley’s | Facebook

Dead End BBQ
3621 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee

dead end
Dead End BBQ | Facebook

Germantown Commissary
2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, Tennessee

Germantown Commissary
123Tera123 | Tripadvisor

Top Choice BBQ
919 W Main St, Greeneville, Tennessee

Top Choice BBQ
Top Choice | Facebook



About the author

Shelley Seale

Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author in Austin who has written for National Geographic, USA Today, EAT Magazine, TravelFinder, The Guardian and Texas Monthly, among others. She loves food, travel, yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, she doesn’t know how to whistle.


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