Southern Middle Tennessee BBQ Tour
Between Nashville and Muscle Shoals is the pathway to good music, so go on tour with us as we take you to the stage where the pitmaster performs. These smokers sing with the notes of smell, taste, and touch, where you can get an excellent performance in your mouth! These chefs use their secret recipes along with time, timber, and testing to get the consistency to bring you the quality of a great BBQ! These places below are a few of the Southern Middle Tennessee BBQ restaurants we believe will have you singing the high notes. We include a before and after photo of a full rack of ribs in places in Lawrence County to show how clean the bones are after one eats the ribs.
To make it on our tour, a restaurant has to meet our specifications and criteria. These places include:
Best BBQ Places To Eat!
Hinie's BBQ is a passion of owner Tripp Weigel who also has the Top Gun Arms shooting range. Tripp named his restaurant Hinie's after his late father, who was nicknamed Hinie and grilled every day. Hinie's BBQ is our top recommendation to eat because of the amazing quality and variety to choose from. Venue North can easily facilitate mass gatherings, and tour buses can be parked and turned around in the back parking area. The Amish cut the wood for the smoker, and Hinie's gift shop has neat things to make your visit memorable!
Owner Rick Lanning started cooking his BBQ at an early age. In 1979, he opened his first restaurant in Lawrenceburg and now has 10 restaurants in Tennessee and Alabama. Rick's Corporate Office and Commissary are located in Leoma, TN, and you can eat at the Lawrenceburg or Loretto stores to try the famous BBQ that would make Rick's a household name!
Shaffer Farms Texas BBQ
If you want authentic Texas BBQ from a real Texan, then hitch your horse and step into this BBQ saloon. The owner wanted a real Texas BBQ place they had in his hometown, so he built one to call his own. A restaurant that would go by every aspect of BBQ greatness and quality. The line of people waiting to get a plate is a testimony of the truly legendary taste this place gives the visitor.
Amish Country Smoke House
In the heart of the Amish community is the Amish Country Smoke House where Paul and Linda McBride decided to put their new restaurant. You can sit inside or out and see the Amish farms and buggies going down the road. You smell the smoke coming from the two smokers that burn a collection of Amish cut logs along with their signature seasonings. They even have their own mixes of sauces from sweet to heat and one with cherry flavor that you just don't see anywhere else. They are open 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday but you better come early because they close up when they run out of food so that everyone gets a fresh out of the smoker start the next day!
31 South BBQ
Just outside of the town of Lynnville is 31 South BBQ where they have great bbq and pizza for those not wanting smoked foods. They are open Tuesdays through Thursday 10:30-8pm and Friday and Saturday 10:30-9pm. They have all your fried foods, smoked meats, and sandwiches with desserts.
Corner Pit BBQ
On the corner of Dellrose and Bunker Hill Road is Corner Pit BBQ. Many will drive the 2 miles of exit 6 off Interstate 65 to join the rest of the cars around this smokey pit BBQ greatness! They are only open Friday and Saturday 11am - 7pm so be sure to get in while they are open. They have all your favorite sandwiches and the smoked ribs, chickens, and brisket with the sides to match.
Martin's BBQ Joint
This one is in Nashville but well worth the drive. It is not far from the Amish furniture stores we recommend. Martin's has been on TV several times and always ranks as one of the best whole hog bbq in the nation. I don't think you can get anything here you wouldn't like. This is the original location and still has the old smoker out front you can take your photo with.
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Other Great Southern TN Points of Interest
Tennessee is home to some of the best whiskeys, brews, and wines in the country. The Amish are not usually permitted to drink but do make tinctures for medication and can supply fruits to make ingredients to makers. The heritage and methods of these makers are sure to be a place you will want to see.
Tennessee Whiskey is nationally known in Eastern Tennessee as the best when it comes to a stiff drink. Distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Tour are sure to help lift your spirits! Most of them have tours and tasting rooms to sample their whiskey!
Nashville Studio Tour
Nashville Tennessee is known as music city and it is the only one of its kind in the country. Why would so many publishing houses and entertainment companies move their headquarters to music row or the newer Berry Hill community if there were other places to go? It is because Nashville Tennessee is the capital when it come to music production. Country is still king here but there are rap, hip hop, heavy metal and other genre studios that are just as well known as their country counterparts. Many of these studios do not have a tour and will not let you in their building so we don't suggest making a scene so we feature the studios that have a tour or other way to see the inside of the studio. We will show other studios just so you can see the building from the outside. Just like when tour bus groups take a bus tour to see the home of the rich and famous!
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