Nashville's Best Barbecue Joint to Open Two New Outposts

Edley's moves to new location in East Nashville, and announces anticipated opening date for first Williamson County outpost. 

The wait for two highly anticipated Edley’s Bar-B-Que openings is finally over! The award-winning and locally owned restaurant will open the doors to its new East Nashville location in the Five Points neighborhood today, moving from its previous location on Main Street, followed by the first Williamson County location at Berry Farms expected in May.

Edley’s is thrilled to announce that on Monday, March 27, doors will open to a new location in East Nashville in the Five Points neighborhood. Moving from its previous address on Main Street, the new restaurant at 1004 Woodland Street will have seating for nearly 150 inside and a patio adjacent to the dining room for patrons to enjoy Edley’s low-and-slow smoked meats and scratch-made sides. A full-service bar features local craft beers, cocktails, and Bushwackers. Customers picking up to-go, catering or UberEats orders will be able to do so with ease thanks to a dedicated takeout area.

“We’ve loved the first ten years in East Nashville on Main Street,” said Will Newman, founder and owner of Edley’s. “There have been so many memories created through good times as well as the difficult ones, and we feel so fortunate to be a part of and serve this strong, resilient community. It has been a pleasure deepening our roots and serving our neighbors in East Nashville, and we look forward to many more years here.”

Edley’s first Williamson County location is expected to open in early May as part of Franklin’s new mixed-use community Berry Farms. The free-standing restaurant at 501 Sallie Lane will feature food, drinks, and an atmosphere that Edley’s customers know and love, offering dine-in, takeout, delivery through UberEats and Edley’s first drive-thru.

In addition to dine-in and outdoor patio seating with a fireplace, the Berry Farms location will include a market-takeout area with a dedicated entrance will make it convenient for guests and delivery drivers to pick up orders.

"Establishing Edley’s in Williamson County has been a dream of ours since the beginning, and we’re so excited to have found a home at Berry Farms,” said Newman. “It’s the perfect spot to start building relationships with our neighbors south of Nashville. We look forward to welcoming customers into our dining room, on our patio and at our first drive-thru.”

Edley’s is looking for new team members at Berry Farms to help treat guests with Southern hospitality. Find more details here.

Edley’s is known for actively engaging with and supporting its communities through partnerships, sponsorships, and donations, including the newly established Edley’s Foundation. Through the foundation, Edley’s supports local nonprofits, including the Martha O’Bryan Center, The Contributor and Friends Life Community, as well as their own through an employee emergency fund.

In addition to philanthropic efforts, Edley’s tapped into local partners to help build out the new East Nashville and Berry Farms locations, including Powell Construction, GoodWood and Fox Hardwood Lumber, while décor and murals within the restaurants were sourced by local artists. Local roots are also reflected in the menu such as craft beers from local breweries, including Black Abbey Brewing Company and Yazoo Brewing Company, which produce specialty beers for Edley’s.  


First opened in Nashville in 2011, Edley’s Bar-B-Que – named after founder and owner Will Newman’s grandfather, Edley Newman – planted its roots deep in Music City to become one of the most highly regarded barbecue spots in town today. Edley Newman grew up in a farming community in Viola, Tenn. in the early 1900s, where he left a legacy of hard work, southern hospitality and generosity. Edley’s Bar-B-Que is the embodiment of his ethics and a tribute to all things Southern through its soulful atmosphere, low-and-slow, smoked-daily meats and house-made sides that are all anchored by one very important thing: community. Edley’s is a leader in Nashville and reigning champion of the Nashville Scene’s Best Barbecue, paving the way for an entirely new type of ‘que cuisine – Nashville Style BBQ – across the nation and at its five locations in Nashville, one in Chattanooga, and two in Ill.