Everybody knows Barbecuing in Tennessee is a sport, because everyone has a grill and their special sauce. Edley’s bbq is in the ever growing 12 south area of Nashville and has been hopping with business since the day they opened. I have been to this place on several occasions and always get the same results, so the consistency is great. If you love that down home blues and bluegrass sound, you will enjoy the music. They have indoor seating that fills up quickly and outdoor seating is on a deck that is on the side of the building, as well as limited bars seating. They also can open them big ole garage doors to get that outdoor feeling on the inside. The employees at Edley’s are accommodating and the line to order your food always moves at a decent pace.
Edley’s run various specials so the best time to get there is when they open. Everyone loves there brisket, which is good when you can get it because they always seem to run out of it. The menu is a typical bbq restaurant menu with ribs, catfish (ok but I have had much better), pulled chicken, pulled pork, and sides (portions are small for sides). The fried pickles are ok, but a little on the salty side (high blood pressure alert), but the downside to this place is that horrible ass mac and cheese. They need to shoot the pot, and burn the recipe for that tragedy. Don’t let me forget about the banana pudding, don’t you dare eat it unless you want to throw it back into the kitchen. The gooey butter bars and chess pie are good, they also have chocolate pie. For most part, you can get all of the meat on a sandwich or platter, and they have very good red and white bbq sauce.
Don’t get me wrong now; they have satisfactory food, and a great atmosphere. They just need to give more of the side items once they correct the recipes. There is nothing like good old school by the road bbq, and this place does not have that.
Overall Rating: 7.3 out of 10