Hog Heaven is located in downtown Nashville, and it’s dedicated to Southern barbecue. It’s outdoor seating, but you place your orders at the window. It’s an independent affair. Mostly, Hog Heaven has kept a steady reputation because of their meats but mainly because of their Kickin’ Chicken barbecue sauce.
Hog Heaven, 115 27th Ave N, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-329-1234
Smoke Et Al has made Nashville’s barbecue a little different. Instead of residing in an establishment, Smoke Et Al has taken its food mobile. The food truck includes chicken, pork, and ribs. However, they’ve become creative with the barbecue fare and include sandwiches, tacos, and even veggie tacos. Find details about whereabouts and hours on their website.
Smoke Et Al, +1 615-601-5993
Loveless Café is a veteran when it comes to barbecue and Southern food. Serving classic Southern breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Loveless Café is superficially known for their country ham and fried chicken. However, a little deeper down, Loveless Café makes nearly perfect barbecue. Their barbecue options are limited but include slow-cooked pork, ribs, and sandwiches.
Loveless Café, 8400 Tennessee Highway 100, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-646-9700
A Southeast tradition and enterprise, Whitt’s Barbeque is over 30 years old. The whole process is old-fashioned; the barbecue is slow-cooked for over a day. The smoky flavor is certainly present. The pork and ribs are excellent, but the prices are even better. Whitt’s is an affordable barbecue habit.
Whitt’s Barbeque, 5310 Memphis-Bristol Hwy, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-356-3435