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Judge Bean's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
+1 615-823-2280
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a great place to get your redneck on! Great Food, Great Beer! Be prepared to come out smelling like smoke and that is not necessarily a bad thing! Best BBQ in the Music City in my opinion!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

...service was better. This was the first place we visited when arriving in Nashville, we were amazed on how nice everyone was, not just the staff, but neighboring tables also. Definitely worth the wait and trip

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liverpool, ny
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We were driving through on our way to Florida and stayed in Brentwood. My husband wanted to get some BBQ and we checked TripAdvisor to wind up at Judge Bean's. The first time TripAdvisor steered us wrong. The atmosphere is good. It feels like a good BBQ joint. That's where our enjoyment sort of ended. Service was friendly but very... More 

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Wheelersburg
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The pulled pork and ribs were great, everything was good. Don't expect anything fancy, just wood and not many tables. The waitress was nice, not overly friendly, but refilled drinks and checked back often.

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Columbia, Tennessee, Usa
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

I had the ribs and brisket. The ribs weren't bad but far from the best I have ever had. The brisket was thin sliced but yet tough as a boot. The fries were decent but the onion rings are very poor quality frozen like you would buy in a grocery store. Service was good but for me this was a... More 

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Thank Robert T
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Closest bbq to the extended stay America. Had pulled pork sandwich and mac n cheese. All very good. Definitely worth a try if staying in the area.

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Thank Kyle B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This a little hidden spot, but worth it. I am a regular for the brisket border wraps and fudge pie. Cool place, great service, great food. If you are a Texan you will feel right at home - you'll know what I mean when you visit.

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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Brentwood for over 15 years and I still love to go and hangout at Judge Beans. "Bean's" always have the most tender BBQ chicken in town. Also known for their "The Original Shimp Diablo" - jalapeño pepper stuffed with shrimp and cheese then wrapped in bacon! There are several things I love about hanging at the Bean.... More 

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Nasville
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Great pulled pork and beef brisket. Love the chips and salsa to start. Very casual dining with Lots of TV's

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Thank Greg383
Nashville, Tennessee
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79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The food is always fabulous! I love the Diablo Shrimp! Burn your insides HOT. I've never had a bad meal. Great Texas BBQ!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +1 615-823-2280
Description
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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