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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Livingston, Louisiana
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to this place and arrived at 8:20. The girl at the door told us the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes in a manner indicating we could not order. We were puzzled because the information listed said they didn't close till 9 pm which is why we went there to begin with. I was puzzled... More 

Thank Crystal D
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An unassuming, roadhouse atmosphere is completely appropriate for Judge Bean's menu. Lots of good selections without being too much to take in. Pulled pork, Brisket and Smoked Sausage are served in interesting ways. The side dishes are the draw for me. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Bob M
Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locally owned and operated, nice staff and extensive menu, but I prefer the brisket at Edley's BBQ on 12 South, East Nashville or Sylvan Park.

Thank jlentz24
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went tonight with a group of friends. I had the tamales with brisket and thought they were pretty good, not as light as some tamales but not bad. I tasted the baby back ribs and thought they could have been a bit more tender. They did have a good flavor. The fried okra was good, the Mac and cheese ok,... More 

Thank Phillip P
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome! Good ole fashioned BBQ. The waitresses were very kind and helpful. You could smell the smoke when you got out of the car. Parking is a little tight and confusing at first (for an out of towner) but I highly recommend this place! I ate there twice on my week long trip.

Thank ds0610
Cancun, Mexico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place where you plan on loosening the belt. The BBQ is fantastic as is everything else. Fun bar also.

Thank Mnorton2016
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped in as we just arrived from the airport heading to the Hilton Suites. Pleasantly surprised as our expectations were low and once we atew they were by far exceeded. Food quality above average and we actually went back a second night a few nights later to have a second go and got the same server who actually remembered us... More 

Thank EDGE B
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great - extremely casual setting and an excellent bar. The food is the real deal - totally Texas style - the brisket is insane. It's got a laid back vibe although it's located in the shadows of major corporate office buildings. It is very unique and a true find in Brentwood.

Thank JRM37027
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I'm local and have been to most of the restaurants here in Brentwood, TN. I also know that most of the extended stay hotels are located here (about 8 of them). With that in mind and from having done plenty of travel myself it is very nice to go to a local joint where people let their hair down and... More 

Thank Peter P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A laid back atmosphere; what you'd expect to find a family friendly BBQ joint. Full bar for the game days and night outs. I used to come here all the time with my girlfriends. Love this place!

Thank Amy S

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?