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Savor the Smoke: Your Guide to BBQ in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee

Savor the Smoke: Your Guide to BBQ in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee

May is National BBQ Month and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in the slow-cooked, smoky goodness that Franklin and Williamson County are famous for? From tender pulled pork to perfectly charred ribs, this area offers a delicious variety of BBQ styles to tantalize your taste buds.

So grab a napkin, fire up your appetite, and get ready to enjoy some unforgettable BBQ!

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Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is known for its smoked meats and bold flavors, offering a range of delicious options including the BBQ Pork on cornbread, beef brisket, and their unique sandwich, The Mark, which combines brisket and smoked sausage. Side dishes like real cream corn, fried okra, and cinnamon apples perfectly complement their smoked meats. • 1203 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 794-9454 •

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

Family-owned and operated, Corky’s BBQ features a menu filled with Memphis-style barbecue favorites. You’ll find slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. The menu also offers catfish, smoked chicken, sausage, and turkey as well as a variety of side dishes like baked beans and coleslaw. Try the BBQ nachos and loaded baked potatoes for dine-in, carry-out, or at the Hog Heaven picnic area.  • 100 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027, (615) 373-1020 •

Denims Barbecue & Catering

Denim’s Barbecue offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a menu that includes a variety of smoked meats such as pulled pork, brisket, and oven-roasted pulled turkey. Dine in or take home a family pack of pulled pork BBQ and sides, including cheesy potatoes, fried okra, and sweet potato fries.  • 5028 Spedale Ct, Spring Hill, TN 37174, (615) 392-8072 •

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a popular destination for Texas-style BBQ, including smoked meats such as chicken, brisket, turkey, and sausages. Enjoy classic side dishes like mac and cheese, fried okra, and creamy spinach, or try something different like brisket chili cheese fries or loaded baked potato casserole. • 8113 Moores Ln Ste 1900 Ste 1900, Brentwood, TN 37027, (615) 622-2818 •

Edley's BBQ Franklin

Edley’s BBQ

Edley’s Bar-B-Que takes a Nashville style approach to BBQ, focusing on slow-smoked meats using Southern white oak. Their menu features a range of BBQ classics like smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. Their side dish offerings are made daily from scratch and include grits casserole, mac and cheese, and green beans. In addition to Berry Farms, Edley’s also has locations in The Factory at Franklin as well as three locations in Nashville: East Nashville, 12 South, and Sylvan Park.  • 501 Sara Avalyn Berry Lane, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 933-3390 •

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que

Famous Dave’s specializes in authentic barbecue dishes for to-go and delivery only. The menu features a variety of smoked meats including ribs, chicken, and brisket, all seasoned with their signature rubs and sauces. They also offer a selection of burgers, sandwiches, and side dishes like Wilbur beans, creamy coleslaw, and jalapeño mac and cheese. • 1864 W McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 435-1949 •  

Hogwood BBQ

Hogwood BBQ offers a menu centered around artisan-smoked meats and signature sides. Their menu includes a variety of smoked meats like pulled pork, beef brisket, and carved turkey, all cooked using locally sourced orchard wood. They also offer unique sides such as hatch chile cheese grits and Hogwood slaw. • 600a Frazier Dr #100, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 807-1846 •

Jim ‘N Nick’s

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q offers a variety of slow-cooked barbecue dishes and Southern sides. They make everything from scratch daily and their menu features items like pork, chicken, brisket, and ribs.  For sides, try the loaded mac and cheese or barbecue corn on the cob. Jim ‘N Nick’s also offers catering services, curbside pickup, and delivery options. Jim ‘N Nick’s has multiple locations in Tennessee, including Franklin, Nashville, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro. • 3068 Mallory Ln, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 771-3939 •

Judge Bean’s BBQ

Judge Bean’s offers a range of BBQ classics like pulled pork, ribs, and smoked turkey along with creative dishes like The Original Shrimp Diablo. They also serve a selection of sides, including traditional coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans as well as unique items like cowboy beans and sweet potato fries. • 7022 Church St E, Brentwood, TN 37027, (615) 823-2280 •

Pucketts BBQ Franklin


Puckett’s is known for its genuine Southern hospitality and live music. The menu features traditional American and Southern dishes such as BBQ pork, brisket, and Southern fried chicken, complemented by hearty sides like mac and cheese and collard greens. 

To celebrate National Barbeque Month, Puckett’s is offering a free BBQ pork sandwich with a $20 purchase on UberEats. Or spend $20 on an online order and get a free bottle of BBQ with your takeout order.  Puckett’s has several locations throughout Tennessee, including Franklin, Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Columbia.   • 120 4th Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 794-5527 •

Stroud’s Barbeque

Stroud’s Barbeque’s menu includes smoked meats like pork, ham, and chicken, available in various meal packs. They also offer a range of sides like baked potatoes and cheese fries. At their Franklin location, they also serve breakfast, featuring muffins, croissants, and hashbrowns. • 1010 Fulton Greer Ln, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 595-0200 •

Whitt’s Barbecue

Whitt’s Barbecue is a family-owned establishment known for its hickory-smoked meats and Southern-style side dishes. In addition to stuffed baked potatoes, the menu features BBQ staples like ribs, chicken wings, and a variety of side dishes such as baked beans and coleslaw. • 5309 386 Southwinds Dr, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 599-7074 •

That’s a Wrap: Your BBQ Journey in Franklin and Williamson County

The art of barbecue thrives here in Franklin and Williamson County, with each spot offering a unique slice of BBQ heaven. Whether you’re in the mood for the slow-cooked perfection of pulled pork or the crisp edges of smoked ribs, these establishments prove that barbecue is not just food—it’s a celebration of flavor and tradition. So during this National BBQ Month, why not make it your mission to try a few of these savory spots? Your taste buds will thank you for the delicious adventure!