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About This Spot
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (est. 2006) is a beloved local neighborhood restaurant specializing in exceptional pit-cooked barbecue and warm Southern hospitality. Martin’s proudly preserves the art and craft of West Tennessee’s legendary Whole Hog BBQ tradition. Martin’s is known for its authentic pit-barbecue, down-home cooking, welcoming, well-worn spaces, and good vibes. The restaurant is open seven days a week, and offers a full bar, selection of local and regional brews, dine-in (bar, dining room, and indoor + outdoor seating), take away, delivery, and catering. The entire menu at Martin’s is scratch-made, every single day - from sides to sauces, and everything in between. Guest can expect exceptional BBQ (think Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Wings, Smoked Turkey), classic Southern sides (like Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Broccoli Salad, and Hoecakes), and a selection of signature items (BBQ Nachos, Redneck Tacos, Fried Catfish, Jalapeño-Cheddar Sausage). Nashville restaurateur and pitmaster Pat Martin is the founder of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. A leader in authentic American barbecue, Pat Martin is one of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee Whole Hog. Martin’s first book, Life Of Fire: Mastering The Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, And The Smokehouse (Clarkson Potter) illustrates his lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction, deep procedural guidance, and recipes. Pat Martin and the restaurant are regularly featured in the press, including The Today Show, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, and Eater, among others.