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Judge Bean's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
+1 615-823-2280
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good was good, but you have to like heavily smoked BBQ. I personally don't care for heavily smoked meats because they take over the flavor of the meat. The brisket was tender as well as the pulled pork. Nice local atmosphere in a small space. I will try Corkys next time and see how they compare.

Thank Tom M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't use the bathrooms, discussing! I had the salad with brisket which as very good & hubby had the loaded baked potato with brisket! Very bar like atmosphere with great waitress but they need to update the bathroom! I don't want to know what the kitchen is like but staff was great & food was good!

Thank Ty N W
Waynesboro, Va.
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here last night because of Trip Advisor reviews and convenience because it was less than a mile from our hotel - big mistake. The place is a bit of a dump. I know it's a BBQ place, but give me a break. The good - our server arrived immediately, took our order and quickly returned with our beers.... More 

Thank Bermudaman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there several times and the service is always excellent. The Taco Salad is great and our friends usually find this as their favorite. But I really enjoy their bar B Que especially their Bar B Que chicken.

Thank Gary W
Springfield, Tennessee
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202 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unassuming barbeque place sits slightly off the beaten path in Brentwood. There are no fancy signs are clear markings as to where the store is. From the outside the building looks a little run down at first. Inside, it's like a BBQ sports bar. The Texas theme is apparent everywhere. Being from Texas, it was like being in Luckenbach,... More 

Thank Tennessee50plus
Franklin, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was no wait the day we went about 12:30, the staff was gracious and attentive. The brisket, fries and fried okra were all very good.

Thank GregPhillips
Dearborn, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This casual atmosphere pub type eatery had super friendly staff, and an ample craft beer selection. The ribs were awesome! It was the first time I ate pulled pork nachos with white sauce, it was different and good.

Thank sbM6647WG
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the salsa it's different. The over place is small and homey. The sauces are good and there is some heat with them. The chicken with rub is very good. The sausage is average but the pork is excellent

Thank Biztravr
Nashville, TN
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love their beef brisket. It's been great to get that and then add our own sides when we have family or friends over to eat.

Thank Waycross
Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Timely service, ready when promised. Good ole fashioned southern meats and sides . Reasonably priced. Convenient location in Brentwood. Older building but worth a visit if you enjoy barbecue food!

Thank jenn1209grams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7022 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +1 615-823-2280
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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