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Judge Bean's BBQ

$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
+1 615-823-2280
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (115 reviews)
“cowboy beans” (19 reviews)
“shrimp diablo” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027-5215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we decided to give this place a try. It was a great BBQ location. Do not let the outside fool you, it is a very quaint place once inside. Very friendly staff and the atmosphere was laid back. The loaded nachos was awesome....More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food! Staff very friendly and helpful in explaining the menu choices. Food served quickly and was delicious!! Highly recommend this place!!

Thank dmcfarland43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not great! Started with Queso and chips or should I say melted bland cheese! Ordered pulled pork with side of mac n cheese it was definitely boxed but not even kraft! So disappointed! Save your money go to Corkys much better! Pork was just ok...More

Thank Brammy09
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were down for a weekend to see our son from college,and were looking for a place that wouldn’t rush us out. This was a perfect choice, great food, casual spot let us catch up.

Thank linda2061
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small little spot with really good bbq. I got the brisket, it was very good. I also enjoyed the coleslaw, although my colleague preferred more of a creamy coleslaw. I thought it was great. The portion size was fantastic. It was not...More

Thank Tyson S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Average BBQ. Pork was ok, brisket was dry and uninteresting. Best thing on the plate was the fries. Having lived in KC, maybe I am biased toward more flavorful smoked BBQ, but I think it is really just this location that underwhelms. Only one sauce...More

Thank tom a
Nick A, General Manager at Judge Bean's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Bags of water are a Texas thing. Smokehouses in Texas use them to put by windows that are open and it keeps the flys away. They are just decoration. Thanks

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Went there to have some smoked wings, but was way more impressed by the appetizers which were fantastic: the Texas Sushi (jalepeno stuffed with smoked sausage and cheese, then wrapped with brisket) and the Shrimp Diablo. Order several of those and you won't need a...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Love the food the service is great and atmosphere is a nice fit for a bbq joint. The food is the main reason I visit delicious

Thank Rolltidefamily7
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very casual place with large portions of excellent food. Everything we ordered came exactly as requested. Service was very good and friendly. The food was excellent - you won't be disappointed. If it is warm out when you go, bring a sweater...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Man, we have to get the poppers every time we go! Their brisket is good as well as everything else.We enjoy their sampler platter as we can split it with the poppers.

Thank Martin W
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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