Published by admin on 07 Jun 2013
Jack’s is an old school barbeque spot in downtown Nashville in the music area. It is not a touristy spot like the nearby Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville, or the Hard Rock, or even the local Wild Horse, but a real down home spot. The original Jack’s, in fact, lost it’s lease in a building torn down to make a parking lot for the Hard Rock.
Like many successful restaurants, Jack’s has started to expand to other locations, just opening its second. But it still retains the local charm and home spun flavors that make it a success. Unlike most restaurants that cater to a certain demographic, Jack’s is one of those spots where truck drivers, tourists, couples, and music execs all pleasantly coexist.
Jack’s serve six different types of meat, and that’s what BBQ is all about! I always get the combo, and try three different groupings each time I go. I like the turkey as you don’t see that a lot of places, and they also have TN pork shoulder, TX beef brisket, smoked chicken, sausage, and St. Louis ribs. You can’t go wrong with any of them. They also have veggie plates for the non-carnivores. But why go to Jack’s for that? Would I go to Jack’s for veggies? When pigs fly! You get two sides with every meal, so you can try some of the veggies. The Mac and cheese is great, and yes I know that is not a vegetable. They have excellent corn as well. For dessert, try the local favorite, chess pie.
So try Jack’s. It’s very homey and local, and the food is a meal for the day. It’s great stuff. You might see me there, or maybe Little Jimmy Dickens, maybe even Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Who knows?
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