Clarksville BBQ: 11 BBQ joints for pulled pork, dry rubs and everything in between

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) — Barbecue is more than meat on the grill. For some, it is their way of life and their job.

There are 11 BBQ spots you need to check out around Clarksville for all your finger-licking joy. Here’s what to expect from each and where to find them.

Missionary barbecue.

Mission BBQ: This national chain made a local difference by giving back to those who served our country, while enjoying a great barbecue sandwich. They were voted gold at Clarksville’s Best of 2021 ceremony. They are at 2644 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. and are open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Smokehouse & Grill Legends: This veteran-owned, family-owned business specializes in artisanally barbecued smoked meats; signature sides and chef-inspired desserts, and the best part is that the recipes are all original. This brand won them silver at the Clarksville Best 2021 ceremony. They’re at 803 S. Riverside Drive, open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Exterior of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (Angela Peterson, January 18, 2022)

Dickey’s BBQ: Located at 2345 Madison St., the Dickey’s chain specializes in authentic slow-smoked Texan barbecues with typical southern accompaniments. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Excell Market BBQ (Angela Peterson, January 24, 2022)

Excell Market Bar-BQ: Known for its fresh barbecue and delicious pies, this hometown favorite is located at 3102 Ashland City Road. They are open from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Exterior of Fox’s barbecue (Angela Peterson, January 18, 2022)

The fox barbecue: This veteran-owned barbecue spot has been in operation since 2001. In addition to barbecue, they offer catfish specialties on Fridays and Saturdays. This business is located at 521 Heritage Point Drive and is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Gray Smoke Barbecue food truck at Old Glory’s Friday Night Live on June 25, 2021. (Jariel Jimenez)

Barbecue with gray smoke: This BBQ truck has been serving the area since 2018. They offer an extensive selection of ribs, pulled pork and chicken, smoked wings, brisket, and many sides. Check their Facebook page to see where they serve near you.

Reggie’s BBQ: Located at 3863 B Trenton Road, this dining establishment is owned by veterans, one of their values ​​being to never stop improving your craft. They are open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Smoove Grill: This place is best known for its barbecue, but they also have themed days such as “Wing-It Wednesday” and “Fish Friday”. Located at 2150, boul. Fort Campbell, you can come and refuel Wednesday through Sunday. Hours vary.

Soul Fuel BBQ “The Fire Truck BBQ”: Soul Fuel BBQ is in the downtown parking lot, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They offer beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, as well as smoked sausages, barbecued ribs and lots of side choices.

Barbecue South of the River (Angela Peterson, January 24, 2022)

Barbecue south of the river: This restaurant offers smoked barbecue, chicken, and ribs, as well as daily lunch specials, burgers, and made-to-order desserts. They are at 2300 State Highway 48/13. Their hours vary.

Outside Whitts (Angela Peterson, January 18, 2022)

BBQ Whitts: The local spot for this regional barbecue chain is at 2030 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Their menu ranges from baked potatoes with pulled pork to hickory smoked ribs. They are open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.


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