Whole hog BBQ is the oldest form of barbecue, the origin of the delectable ribs and pulled pork that barbecue lovers enjoy today. Although most barbecue joints prefer to smoke and grill their meats in the more popular, less time-consuming modern methods, some prepare their meat in the tradition of the original barbecue. Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint is one such spot that's renowned for its delectable whole hog BBQ.
The Story of Martin's BBQ Joint
Martin's BBQ Joint is a legend of west Tennessee, bringing unique and mouthwateringly delicious barbecue to customers throughout the area. This iconic barbecue restaurant is owned by Pat Martin, who learned how to make whole hog bar-b-que over two decades ago in the small town of Henderson, Tennessee.
Whole hog barbecue is essentially what it sounds like- the method of barbecuing an entire animal rather than cuts of meat. This method takes a level of expertise and patience that only a number of pitmasters in the country have. The process can take anywhere from 12 to 24 hours, and is done over a large pit. Because of this, any beef brisket or pulled pork that customers experience at Martin's BBQ was actually prepared a day ahead of time.
After mastering the age-old method of whole hog, Pat Martin eventually relocated to Nashville, where he decided to open his own barbecue joint using the techniques he'd learned. The first Martin's BBQ Joint was in Nolensville, Tennessee, but there are now nine locations, from Nashville to Louisville to Birmingham.
The Nashville location is in the center of downtown, near Music City Center and Lower Broadway. It has a large beer garden and features live music for customers to enjoy while chowing down on ribs, mac n cheese and pecan pie. Customers come from near and far to experience the one-of-a-kind barbecue at Martin's BBQ Joint, which has been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, Men's Journal, and more.
Martin's BBQ Menu
At Martin's BBQ, you can expect all the barbecue classics, but know that the dishes you enjoy are no ordinary BBQ. Martin's bar-b-que joint offers Pulled Pork Shoulder, Sliced Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Fried Catfish Sandwich, Spare Ribs, and more. If you want a bit of everything, try one of the Combos, and to switch it up, get the Notorious Redneck Taco.
As for the sides, Martin's BBQ serves Mac n Cheese, Hush Puppies, Fries, Cornbread Hoecake, Baked Beans and more to go with your plate of juicy barbecue. Save room for dessert to have Nadine's Pecan Pie or Martha Ann's Fudge Pie, the perfect way to end a scrumptious meal of barbecue. Check out more of the menu at martinsbbqjoint.com.