Restaurants & Eateries

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (Nolensville, TN)

June 10, 2010

I fully expected my visit to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint to be like every other barbecue place I’ve been to, meaning not that special. It seems like everyone I knew was talking about or blogging about Martin’s that I just had to go. So one night when my mom was in town, I jumped at the chance to drag her along on a new eating spot. And boy did I drag her. Martin’s is located at 7238 Nolensville Road (just outside of Nashville in Nolensville). A bit of drive, but we would soon find out it was well worth it.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Pork Plate

So, how’s it taste?

Pretty darn tasty. I ordered the pulled pork plate with coleslaw and potato salad. I really liked the pork. It was very tender and matched perfectly with their vinegar-based sauce. My mom thought it could have had a touch more smoke flavor, but I prefer mine without that taste, so I was in hog heaven. I also ordered a side of their white sauce, and it was my favorite of the two. I swear it had cinnamon in it, which sounds weird, but I couldn’t get enough of it.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

The coleslaw was just the right amount of mayo and had a nice crunch to it, but I didn’t care for the potato salad. It was way too runny with mayo and had a different flavor than I’m used to. The chunks of celery were too big for my liking as well. Fortunately my mom is a sharing kind of gal and let me have a bite of her baked beans. They were out-of-this-world good. Seriously, do not pass up adding them to your order. Hands down the best baked beans. Also on their menu is a redneck taco that I’m itching to try. I believe Guy Fieri sampled that on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. My only complaint is they don’t have dessert on the menu. Where’s the chocolate pie? Where’s the coconut pie? I gotta have pie after barbecue, it’s just how it is. Regardless, I’ll be making my way out to Nolensville again soon as there’s a redneck taco with my name on it.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Interior 1

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Interior 2

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  • betheats June 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    If you liked the white sauce, you must get an order of chicken wings with white sauce the next time you go. They are OUT OF THIS WORLD.
    They are my favorite thing on the menu next to the dry rub ribs. Have never had the baked beans but I do know the pinto beans are awesome.

    People have told me how incredible his mom's coconut cake is, but maybe they only have it when she comes to town for a visit?

  • Leah June 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I will be sure to add those two things to my list. Both of which I don't eat in public because I get way too messy (thank goodness they have a drive-thru)!

    He has got to put that cake on the menu! Yum!

  • Kathy April 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Son goes to Belmont U. LOVE good bbq. No good bbq here in NJ, love finding places when I travel to the midwest/south. Gave Martins a big thumbs up, and now the Boy takes his friends there and they wonder how he found such a “local” place.

    • Leah Short April 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      So glad you all enjoyed it!