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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Brewery

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

Downtown Nashville is an awesome place for live music, but surprisingly there aren't just too many barbecue joints to pick from. Jack's has a prominent place on Broadway (Nashville's main drag), and although their 'que is delicious, the line usually stretches halfway to the Cumberland River. I found Rippy's across the street and hoped it would be good, too. Fingers crossed.

Not to be outdone, Rippy's had live music going tonight. The old 90s country was actually really good. Nashville is the kind of city where it's not at all unusual to see folks two-stepping in the middle of a restaurant. All in all, this place had a really pleasant atmosphere.

I ordered a Half Portion Dinner (6 bones) of Rippy's Signature Ribs. The ribs come with two sides, so I picked potato salad and onion rings. The menu didn't specify whether the ribs were wet or dry, but I hoped for the latter.

The potato salad was nice and creamy. It had a great flavor, and I thoroughly enjoyed the crunch from the pickles, etc. I also liked that the mustard base wasn't overpowering. The onion rings looked fresh rather than frozen. They had a great batter and were fried nice and golden. This was an excellent pick for a side dish.

Much to my delight, the ribs came with a dry rub. I was able to cut them apart with minimal effort, suggesting that they were slightly overdone. They had a great smoke level, which matched perfectly with the evident smoke ring. My main issue with the ribs was the inconsistency. The first bite was fairly spicy, coupled with just a touch of sweetness. It was also decently tender. Other bites were more bland and weren't spicy at all, and the meat nearest the center was a bit dry. I was surprised to find so many differences in only seven inches of meat.

Rippy's wasn't the best barbecue I've ever had, but it was certainly passable. I'd go back for the drinks and music, although I'd likely order a burger instead.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend

http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2014/07/rippys-nashville-tn.html

Posted by Jared Kocurek on 09/05/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Joe's Place

My friends and I have been here quite a few times for karaoke and have had a good time. We had let slide, the bartender being rude to us a few times cause we had fun while we were here but it's gotten out of hand. Last night, the bartender actually told my friend that "if he didn't tip her, she wasn't going to serve him", but this was when he went and ordered his first drink. She eventually started telling everyone at the bar that we weren't tipping her(even though I had already left her a dollar for each beer I had). I went up to pay my last tab and heard everyone around me talking about one of the guys I was with, talking about he wasn't going to get any more beer. He wasn't even drunk. Next thing I knew, we were being recorded on someone's phone while he called us "non tipping mother fu*kers". I went and said something to them and the girl got up and was arguing with me. Then the guy who works there, threw me in a choke hold(keep in mind I'm 5'2). I ended up punching a guy who told me "I was a dead motherfu*cker", then I was grabbed by the throat, again, by the guy who works there and escorted out. Needless to say, My friends and I will never be back to this bar. I don't know how they are able to have such rude service.

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Posted by Jaime Hilliard on 08/17/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Brewhouse West

So apparently if you are gay then you are not welcome here at all. Twice now I have been told I have to leave because of my sexual orientation. I have not bothered anyone else, nor have I forced my beliefs on anyone because I believe everyone has their right to their own opinion. I can not say I have had a good experience here ever. Some of the staff are okay but overall the faculty are assholes who will not listen to a thing you say to defend yourself and try to make matters easy. Instead they will tell you that you have to leave because of your orientation. This place is a close minded faction that I can only hope will be closed down soon because of their mindless opinions.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Buttrey on 06/28/2014 at 12:20 AM

Re: “The Alley [Closed]

Not closed....never and the $6.50 for a shot of JD is the average cost in Bellevue.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by alleypatron on 05/07/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Dan McGuinness Irish Pub

Great atmosphere. Food is wonderful. My favorite place to go--

Posted by John Cleek on 03/27/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “3 Crow Bar

They don't have darts.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by clifwith1f on 01/25/2014 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Dan McGuinness Irish Pub

VERY GOOD FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE

Posted by JASEN on 12/30/2013 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Dalton's Grill

We love this place great food and nice place to go.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by MEJANE on 11/27/2013 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Brewhouse West

service great and refunded money but 40 something bucks for 3 steak?? dinnersgot to my wall and see them compared to a french fry and a pencil think the french fry was thicker

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Posted by Leigh Preston on 09/30/2013 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Brewhouse West

look at this
facebook wall u decide

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Leigh Preston on 09/30/2013 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Joe's Place

If you haven't been to Joe's in a while head over and give them another shot! They've completely redone their menus. They now feature speciality craft cocktails and food made in house from scratch! Only bar in Green Hills that has karaoke as well!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by savdig on 08/30/2013 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Brewhouse West

Texas Melt is great.Super good drinks!

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Posted by Paula Norman Paxton on 07/17/2013 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Dino's Bar & Grill

...best 5 star dive bar in Nashville...u will not find a better burger and try's invdavidson county!...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by elsid56 on 06/27/2013 at 2:04 AM

Re: “Batter'd & Fried Boston Seafood House

Favorite seafood place - excellent goods

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by machtuck on 04/05/2013 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Amazing place. They have great food and a great location on broadway. I would suggest this to anyone.

Luke Rouse
Emmetsburg, Iowa

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Posted by Luke Rouse on 02/11/2013 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Bailey's Sports Grille

Was in town for a convention, went here to eat. The food was good, the atmosphere was good. All was good until our waiter Daniel B gave me the bill ,we were in a hurry I gave him my credit card he ran the card I signed it. Then I notice the bill had all these other charges on it. I told him and he said oh he made a mistake and put someone else stuff on my bill. Then he reruns a new bill about $45 less I paid that one. When I ask about what happened to the other bill I paid he assured me that only this bill will go thru. Well, we all know what happened next he ran the 1st higher bill and not the second lower bill. Im back in St louis now. I disputed it with the credit card company and Baileys sent in my sign receipt so they closed the case for now. I can write a letter and reopen the case but I just decided to tell my story here. So if you are from out of town don't go here or don't get Daniel B as your waiter other wise you will be over paying and getting ripped off. Oh and I did contact the manager there and he could care less. I think this is a common practice at Baileys.

Posted by Iggy Jones on 11/27/2012 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

BEST BBQ!! We love this place. We drive from Toney AL to eat at this place.

Posted by sherri on 10/08/2012 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Gerst Haus

.............GREAT POLKA BAND! And good beer.......'Nuff said

Posted by Short Grub on 08/31/2012 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Criallo's Bistro & Bar [Closed]

The place is closed. And, rightly so, as it went slowly down hill.

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Posted by Angel Roberts on 08/16/2012 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

Not sure which BBQ place the other reviewer went to but it definitely wasn't rippy's... Service was horrible, I felt like I was imposing on the staff to ask for a refill on my flat soda. I had to drink soda because the beer they brought me was warm. Ribs were dried out and a big let down considering they boast to have the best in Nashville. I never write negative reviews but had to on this one. Open for other suggestions!

Posted by Starski on 08/13/2012 at 10:11 PM

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