About Edley’s


Edley’s Bar-B-Que

A Tribute To All Things Southern




Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a tribute to all things southern.

At Edley’s Bar-B-Que, we focus on our guests overall experience while showcasing a unique Nashville personality.  From the service to the food to the catering, we want to be the best we can be. When you walk through the door at Edley’s Bar-B-Que, you are welcomed like an old family friend and then we make every effort to make sure you are comfortable in our home. We strive to serve the best food we can make and prove ourselves one plate at a time.



Smoked low and slow

Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a Nashville institution, one that unites the Nashville tradition of meat and three with the best Bar-B-Que this side of the Mississippi.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que smokes all meats fresh daily using local White Oak wood. Our meat is smoked low and slow. We smoke only enough meat for the day, so it is a first come first serve kind of place. The result is a flavor of meat that keeps people coming back for more.



Farm Fresh

Unlike other BBQ joints, we do not stop with just the smoked meats. We prepare eight to ten Southern style side dishes made from scratch everyday with recipes derived from mothers, grandmothers, nannies and housekeepers.

These side dishes coupled with the fresh, smoked meats will quickly and easily make Edley’s Bar-B-Que the best Bar-B-Que in Nashville. Edley’s also offers barbeque catering to Nashville and the surrounding areas.


Edley Newman

Edley Newman

Edley’s Bar-B-Que is named in honor of the late Edley Newman, grandfather of owner Will Newman. George Edley Newman, Jr. was born in 1907 in the small town of Viola, TN where he lived most of his life. He left a legacy of generosity, hard work, and southern hospitality that inspired his children and grandchildren. Edley’s Bar-B-Que is “A Tribute to All Things Southern” just as Edley Newman lived his life. He loved his family, friends, and his community and the owners strive to keep this alive through the restaurant. The Edley’s family believes Edley Newman can smell the barbecue and hear the laughter from above.


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