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Old 02-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Location: Tennessee
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I liked Martin's when I tried them out. Haven't found time to go back yet though.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Location: Melbourne area
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Originally Posted by ExIslander View Post
Spot on. When it's good it's really, really, really good. But... An ongoing problem for barbecue joints is that it's a very handcrafted method of cooking. This isn't assembly-line food. As such a restaurant becomes more popular and the original driving force (in this case, Pat Martin) becomes more distracted by running a bigger business and traveling to evangelize the genre, the day-to-day quality can suffer. I don't get over there all the time but I've heard people say there's a noticeable difference on the days Pat's riding herd versus the days he's not.
Quoting my own post as an excuse to bump the thread. Martin's is planning to open a second location in Mt. Juliet next to the Providence shopping center. Because of the factors I mentioned above, going chain (even locally) can be dicey for a barbecue place. Hope they do a good job with the new joint, because I'm, like, right down the road.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:31 PM
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This place rules.

B & C Melrose BBQ - 12 South - Nashville, TN
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:31 PM
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being a native Middle Tennessean,when I go back to the area,I always venture back to Excel BBQ on Old Ashland City Highway in Montgomery County
Its a old gas station and the BBQ is the best around the Nashville area.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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I don't claim to know good BBQ but I did enjoy my ribs and pulled pork at Martins- the flavor was amazing. When I return I would certainly go back, but I'm going to try some other recommended BBQ places too. You never know, there may be several BBQ houses sharing first place
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:07 AM
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Judge's Vinegaroon (sp?) at 18th and Church.

Best brisket ever...even better than Ft. Worth TX
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:43 AM
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I didn't care for Martin's, like Jack's and Center Point. The best I had was at Douglas's Market in Joelton, go on Friday for lunch, full rack of ribs and 2 sides for $9, fantastic.
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