Peg Leg Porker

  • 4.33
  • Outstanding!
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903 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203Nashville / Edgehill  [ Map ]

(615) 829-6023  [ Website ]

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Peg Leg Porker

    • 5.0

Peg Leg Porker has been on my to-do list ever since returning to Nashville. It's only a short drive from my office, making it the perfect choice for lunch.

 

Peg Leg's building is a great setup for barbecue, complete with traditional counter-service ordering. The friendly ladies working the counter were lighthearted and very welcoming. They have tons of awards displayed very prominently in glass cases, as well they should. In the back is a well-stocked bar, which looked like a great option for happy hour.

 

With no multi-meat combos on the menu (or beef for that matter), I was torn between ribs and pulled pork. In the end, I went with a Pulled Pork Platter and decided to save the ribs for another time when I wasn't wearing a shirt and tie. For my sides, I picked potato salad and smoked green beans.

 

Read my full review: http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2015/05/peg-leg-porker-nashville-tn.html

Food Highlights for A Weekend in Nashville, TN

BBQ / Barbecue

Nashville has a reputation for some great BBQ and there are far too many restaurants to try in a weekend. Nonetheless, Pitmaster Carey Bringle’s Peg Leg Porker was recommended to me by locals and tourists alike as one of the best BBQ joints in Nashville. They don’t serve beef, but instead focus on pork, chicken, and sides. When I visited Peg Leg Porker, I wanted to try everything and luckily I was there with a group of friends willing to share. We didn’t get to try everything, but we did get to try some of the big staples like the dry rubbed ribs, pulled pork, dry rubbed half chicken, and all of their side dishes.

I can honestly say that everything we ate was absolutely fantastic. The dry rubbed ribs were full of flavor and didn’t need any sauce, but they tasted great with the house sauce as well. The pulled pork was tender, smoky, and flavorful. The half chicken was juicy and the dry rub permeated the skin to compliment the chicken. While the BBQ game at Peg Leg Porker is strong, the side dishes were surprisingly delicious in their own right. So many BBQ places tend to skimp on the quality of the sides, but Peg Leg Porker is the first place I genuinely enjoyed every single side, including the completely new to me, smoked green beans that just blew my mind with the originality.

Highly recommended. Expect a long line that moves at a moderate pace, but stick around because it’s worth it!

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You go there for the ribs. I go there for the bird. Phenominal. | peglegporker *********************

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Had to do a panoramic shot for this - full rack of ribs with dry rub and all the fixins from Peg Leg

Had to do a panoramic shot for this - full rack of ribs with dry rub and all the fixins from Peg Leg Porker #Nashville #BBQbeast

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Peg Leg Porker (Nashville, TN)

    • 5.0

I wanted to squeeze in one last barbecue meal before heading off on my week-long Argentinian dove/duck hunt, just in case something unexpected happens and I don't make it back. If I'm going out, I'm going out full of 'que. Peg Leg Porker has been on my to-do list ever since returning to Nashville. It's only a short drive from my office, making it the perfect choice for lunch.

 

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Peg Leg's building is a great setup for barbecue, complete with traditional counter-service ordering. The friendly ladies working the counter were lighthearted and very welcoming. They have tons of awards displayed very prominently in glass cases, as well they should. In the back is a well-stocked bar, which looked like a great option for happy hour. The lively music pumping through the sound system also made Peg Leg a pretty hopping lunch spot.

 

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If you noticed the peg leg on their pig logo, you probably assumed that there was an interesting story to go along with it. You're correct. When he was only 17 years old, owner/pitmaster Carey Bringle was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer and lost his right leg during the treatment process. Rather than letting this tragedy get the better of him, Carey came away with a positive outlook and a renewed passion for food. And so, the "Peg Leg Porker" was born.

 

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With no multi-meat combos on the menu (or beef for that matter), I was torn between ribs and pulled pork. In the end, I went with a Pulled Pork Platter and decided to save the ribs for another time when I wasn't wearing a shirt and tie. For my sides, I picked potato salad and smoked green beans.

 

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The skins mixed into the potato salad added a good texture to the mayonnaise base. There was just the right amount of salt and pepper, giving the potato salad a nice mild flavor. The big flat green beans were also a great side dish. I could definitely taste the black pepper here, and bacon always makes things better.

 

I'm not usually a huge fan of pulled pork, but this looked amazing! There were beautiful pieces of black bark and red smoke-kissed bits scattered throughout. The pork had a delicious smokiness from the first bite all the way through to the last, and it was also incredibly tender. The forkfuls of bark were by far my favorite, especially the juicy, well-rendered fat. No sauce was needed here whatsoever. By the time I realized that I hadn't yet set down my fork, I'd already inhaled over half of my plate. If all pulled pork was like this, I'd definitely eat it more often.

 

This was certainly enough food to fill me up, but there was no way I could pass on a peach fried pie for dessert.

 

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I wasn't expecting such a massive fried pie, although I sure as heck wasn't about to complain. The sugary glaze drizzled on top was quite enticing. To my delight, the pie was fresh and warmed. Their flaky crust and gooey peach filling were perfect together, and the cinnamon spice made things even better. This was a fantastic end to a fantastic lunch.

 

Toward the end of my meal, a manager (I think she was anyway) made her rounds and checked on each customer. I couldn't express to her enough how much I enjoyed the food. I can't wait to come back to Peg Leg Porker and try the ribs!

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Peg Leg Porker – Nashville, TN

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Name: Peg Leg Porker
Date: 3/20/15
Address: 903 Gleaves St., Nashville, TN
Order: Peg Leg Hot wings, ½ rack ribs (dry), Brunswick stew, fries (link to menu)
Price: ~$20

 

Speedy: I recently took a trip to Nashville to see the greatest band of all-time, The Beach Boys, live at one of the greatest music venues ever, the Ryman. My bud Drew is well aware of my love of ‘cue, so wanted to take me to a new place that has become his favorite joint in town – Peg Leg Porker.

 

Monk: Beach Boys and barbecue? Talk about “good vibrations” am I right?

 

Speedy: *Face palm* We arrived on Friday night to a sizable crowd. Peg leg has a decent sized dining room and a large bar. There’s a counter for ordering, and you just sit wherever you can find a seat, which was more difficult than anticipated as there was a pretty big line ahead of us. I really liked the atmosphere – it’s not a typical old-timey joint by any means, but it doesn’t have any pretentiousness about it. I really dug it.

 

Monk: If there’s anything that Speedy won’t stand for, its pretentiousness. Looking at you, Panera.

 

Speedy: I had trouble deciding what to order, but ultimately went with the dry ribs (I always prefer dry, given the option) and the smoked wings, as I knew I would be able to snake some pulled pork from someone else in our party.

 

After getting the meal, I first tried a bit of pork. I was pretty pleased. It’s no secret that I prefer chopped to pulled, and I would like to have seen a little bit more bark in there, but the smoke flavor was evident. I think it could’ve used a little tang from a vinegar based dip, but that may just be my North Carolina roots talking.

 

Monk: So did the pork have a particular style in the cut of meat and/or sauce? Tennessee is definitely a pork state but I’m curious if it was whole hog or shoulders and if it was sauced any.

 

Speedy: You know, Monk, unfortunately, I didn’t get to interview the pitmaster, but it did seem like pulled shoulder meat to me. It came unsauced, but there was a spicy and regular red sauce available. I tried the spicy and it was decent.

 

The ribs were really good. They had the right amount of dry rub – accentuating but not eliminating the flavor of the meat. They were cooked perfectly – tender without falling of the bone. The ribs were certainly the star of the show.

 

Monk: So would you call this a good version of the Memphis-style rib?

 

Speedy: Yes, absolutely. I think it can be difficult to have dry ribs not taste like dry meat, but here, the meat was tender and juicy, even though it wasn’t saucy.

 

The wings were also really good. They were served as full wings, smoked and tossed in hot buffalo sauce. I was really happy with that, as I get annoyed when barbecue joints serve fried wings.

 

Peg Leg gets a small bonus in terms of sides for offering Brunswick stew, which was very good. But those points are subsequently lost due to the lack of hushpuppies. And of course, they had white slaw instead of red, which I didn’t touch.

 

Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Peg Leg Porker. It’s the best ‘cue I’ve had in Nashville, which, unfortunately doesn’t say much, despite Travel & Leisure’s ludicrous article. However, I expect that this is not my last trip to Peg Leg Porker.

 

Ratings:
Atmosphere/Ambiance – 4 hogs
Pork – 3 hogs
Ribs – 4 hogs
Wings – 3.5 hog
Sides – 3 hogs
Overall – 3.5 Hogs

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This has been my "wear out of the house" outfit for the past 3 days // my hat hair situation is really becoming an actual situation!

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Lunchtime, let's go

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We ate way too well this weekend in Nashville. This is the half rack of dry rubbed ribs from the Peg

We ate way too well this weekend in Nashville. This is the half rack of dry rubbed ribs from the Peg Leg Porker, with coleslaw and super creamy mac n cheese. Look at those spices

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Sometimes the Internet is weird and creepy, but most of the time it's really awesome. And today it was definitely the latter. Grateful I got to spend a lot of today with my sweet friend kaelahbee! We've been online buddies forever and it was pretty amazing to hang in person today for the first time. PLUS just look at our dinner! It was beyond delicious. I got the pulled pork platter with coleslaw and green beans and it was ! peglegporker

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If only I could upload a forkful of the pulled pork and a bit of the coleslaw for you to taste, dear IG friends. Oh my goodness was this delicious. In my hotel bed with pajamas on but halfway considering going back for the dry rub ribs tbh.

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Heard a lot of buzz from locals about this place and man were they right. Best #BBQ ever!

Heard a lot of buzz from locals about this place and man were they right. Best #BBQ ever!

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Information of Peg Leg Porker

Location
903 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number
(615) 829-6023
Category
Barbeque
Business Hours
Sun:
Mon:11:00AM - 9:00PM
Tue:11:00AM - 9:00PM
Wed:11:00AM - 10:00PM
Thu:11:00AM - 10:00PM
Fri:11:00AM - 10:00PM
Sat:11:00AM - 10:00PM
Dress code
Casual
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
Yes
Delivery
No
Takeout
Yes
Caters
Yes
Website
map

Quick Summary

[Overall]
Peg Leg Porker is a barbecue restaurant located in Nashville, TN. Reviews for the restaurant were very positive, and the restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Food
Reviews for the food were very positive, with reviewers finding the sauce offered here to be very flavorful and tasty. The barbecue was well-cooked as well, with the meat being tender and juicy as well. Reviewers enjoyed items like the ribs and the Pulled Pork sandwich, and sides were also very tasty as well. Reviewers enjoyed the good quality of the food, with portions being filling and prices being fairly reasonable.
Atmosphere
The restaurant has an upbeat and fun atmosphere. Reviewers enjoyed the lively and friendly environment, although congestion and noise levels can be on the high side.
Service
Service was quick and friendly, with staff members being friendly and outgoing. Staff members provided a positive service, and orders usually came out in a timely manner.

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