Obviously situated in the south, Tennessee really should be able to bring it hard when it comes to barbeque. And, shock of shocks? It does. We’ve found the nine top rated spots across the state so that you’ll be able to fit them into your vacation. Take a look!
9) Martin's Bar-B-Que - Nashville Area
You can get pit fired bbq or some fantastic tacos and burgers at this all-around awesome Nashville joint.
8) Ridgewood Barbeque - Elizabethton
This little known Tennessee gem is legendary with the locals, and you can even buy some of their sauce to take home! Not that you'll be able to recreate the magic - sorry, folks.
7) Shuford's Smokehouse - Chattanooga
The ribs here are renowned, and the lemonade is en pointe if you ask absolutely anyone. We're that confident.
6) Slick Pig - Murfreesboro
Try the bbq sandwiches or the smoked wings! Also, macaroni and cheese from heaven. That is all.
5) Top's Bar-B-Que - Memphis
Givin' Memphis a great name since 1952, this joint fosters slow cooked meat that will melt in your mouth.
4) Edley's - Nashville
Trivia nights are held throughout the week at both locations, so you can learn something AND indulge. Their cornbread and banana pudding comes highly recommended!
3) Germantown Commissary - Germantown
Hickory smoked bbq is the name of the game out here in west Tennessee. It used to serve only as a grocery, but now you can even buy tamales!
2) Dead End - Knoxville
Neon lights and buckets of beer will accompany your award winning bbq - plus? You can even take classes!
1) Rendezvous - Memphis
Rendezvous is even known OUTSIDE Tennessee for its dry rub and neat ambience. It's a must if you're ever in Memphis.
Which one is your favorite? Did we miss anything good? Let us know in the comments below!