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spreading the gospel of whole hog bar-b-que

Look, I take a lot of pride in my roots - which is my food and where I learned to cook it. It was taught to me to never cut any corners on anything and that’s a big part of who we are here at Martin's. Just like the old BBQ joints like the ones I learned to cook, we cook everything on our menu fresh for that very day with the goal of running out everyday. That’s right, I want to run out of food everyday because it means you'll never come into Martin's and not get something that was made fresh for you. We don’t have a freezer. We don’t have a microwave. And most importantly, we don’t pre-cook anything and heat it back up. Fresh….every single day….no apologies.

- Pat

Martin’s Bar-B-Que in Nashville makes a pork sandwich pulled from a freshly cooked hog that is so copiously juicy that you could and probably will eat it through the wax paper that tries and fails to contain it.
— Esquire
No matter how you order it—on a slider, straight-up purist style, or on a cornbread pancake topped with sweet BBQ sauce and coleslaw (called a “redneck taco” on the menu)—it’s barbecue so addictive that states should regulate it.
— Bon Apétit
There’s no dearth of barbecue joints in town, but Martin’s has taken the prize for the one most beloved by locals.
— Thrillist
When it comes to whole hog barbecue, award-winning pitmaster Pat Martin is the man to trust.
— Delta Sky Magazine

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get your bbq in Downtown Nashville!

The newest Martin's location in the heart of downtown Nashville is the biggest and best location yet! Conveniently located at 410 4th Avenue South, this BBQ hot spot is an quick walk from Music City Center and Lower Broadway.

Spend your days feasting on the best Nashville BBQ and your evenings hanging in our backyard beer garden playing ping pong, darts and shuffleboard while drinking local beers with friends. You can also host your private dinning and corporate events in the private Rutledge Room.  

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