Thousands of tourists can’t be wrong; Jack’s Bar-b-que (416 Broadway, 615/254-5715, Mon.–Thurs. 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m., $4–13) is a great place to grab a bite on Broadway. Choose from barbecue pork shoulder, brisket, turkey, ribs, or sausage, and pair it with classic Southern sides like green beans, macaroni and cheese, and fried apples.
Jack’s serves five types of barbecue sauce, including classic Tennessee, Texas, and Kansas City. Most diners opt for a plate of one meat, two vegetables, and bread for $8–9, but if you’re really hungry go for the three-meat platter for $13. Adding to the appeal of the good, affordable food is the fact that Jack’s service is fast and friendly.