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Judge Bean's BBQ

7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
+1 615-823-2280
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (121 reviews)
“beans” (41 reviews)
“shrimp diablo” (7 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a hotel staff recommendation for a good BBQ nearby, hubby and I tried Judge Bean's. We've got nothing to compare it to with regards to local BBQ, but we thought the food was decent. The service from Erica was excellent. We ordered a 1/2...More

Thank Cosmopolitan802756
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

After a 6 hour drive this place hit the spot. Pulled pork was great (not surprising) but the fish tacos were unexpectedly fantastic as a lighter option. Sides including corn, greens, black beans and potato salad were all good. Things are moving/busy but overall ambiance...More

1  Thank Hank H
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The title really says it all. Externally, it looks like a shack with a tin roof. Inside it is buzzing with lots of customers being served by servers who are permanently rushing. The food is fantastic. This is what barbecue is all about. The brisket...More

Thank sgdh
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Nashville is full of these. Judge’s is near the house and has decent mixes and ok BBQ. Nice easy stop on the way home. Wife wasn’t crazy about it, little rough around the edges.

Thank Brad W
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Oh yea! Did a sampler with ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and a diablo popper. Wow, we were happy diners. A must stop your next trip to the Nashville area.

Thank George D
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The brisket is amazing, the best I've had outside of Texas. The prices are reasonable. I recommend this place.

Thank BrentwoodJerry
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We are originally from KC, so we are self proclaimed BBQ snobs...lol. This place is pretty darn good and anyone that loves BBQ, will love this place. Don't hesitate, just go.

Thank Wade W
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Tasty variety of fall off the bone meats with delicious sides (fried okra, slaw with a kick, cornbread of course), hearty portions at reasonable prices.

Thank vshepherd1234
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We eat here often and bring friends. A little local place with great food. Never had bad ribs. A local hang, but cool. Don't expect perfect shine but do expect clean and friendly. Love Judge Bean's

Thank kerbyh2016
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We have been to bbq places all over the south so we were shocked by the overwhelming smoke flavor of the brisket. I tried putting bbq sauce on it to cover it up but the smoke flavor was just so strong I couldn’t finish eating...More

Thank Andrea I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +1 615-823-2280
  • E-mail
THE BEST BBQ EAST OF TEXAS When you come to Judge Bean's, we want you to feel at home. We want to you to get good, home-cooked food straight off the pit, side dishes that will make your mouth water and and an experience that is unique to our place. That's a tall order, but it's a promise we do our best to make good on every day we open the doors. At Judge Bean's, a lot of folks say we have our own vibe. And that is true. We're not your typical BBQ joint. We're better than that.
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