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Nashville’s Award-Winning Bar-B-Que

A Nashville tradition since 1976, with three locations on Broadway, Charlotte Ave, and Trinity Lane.


Jack's Menu

Jack's Menu

Whether dining in, carrying out, or bulk ordering, check out Jack's full menu of Plates, Sandwiches, and Family Meals.

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Cawthon's Caterer, Inc.


Your next function should be leisurely, delicious, rewarding, talked about and care free. In Nashville, that means catered by Cawthon's Caterer, Inc., owner and operator of Jack's Bar-B-Que Restaurants. You too, can enjoy what others have for over 30 years.

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In 1989, Jack Cawthon stood styled in his distinctive riverboat hat on that opening day of the original Jack’s Bar-B-Que, right there on the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue in a tiny concrete block building overlooking Riverfront Park. It was the first casual restaurant on Broadway to open after many years of decline in the area. Some people even say it was Jack’s Bar-B-Que that started the current revitalization of lower Broadway. With his steady stream of hickory smoke, locals and visitors alike soon came and told others while in Nashville, “Go to Jack’s!”

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As a Restaurant Crew Member with Jacks, you will have one of the best entry level restaurant jobs in the business as you build a career with a financially strong and fast-growing company dedicated to providing high quality food and great customer service. We rarely hire our managers from outside of our organization because we prefer to promote our managers from within. As our company continues to grow, you will find virtually limitless opportunities to grow right along with us.

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Conveniently located at the foot of Capitol Hill, in Midtown. Just 500 feet from west of interstate I-65 North and I-40 West. We are located close to the hospitals and Universities, tucked neatly behind Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que on Charlotte Avenue, minutes from downtown.

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Jack's 4th of July Specials

Jack's is ready to take your order for Independence Day. For large orders (20 or more) contact Catering at 615-870-9669

Package: Small Medium Large
Serves: 4-6 8-10 12-16
Cost $64.99 $134.99 $219.99
Pork 1.5 lbs. 2 lbs. 4 lbs.
Ribs 1 rack 2 racks 4 racks
Baked Beans 1 qt. 2 qt. 3 qt.
Potato Salad 1 qt. 2 qt. 3 qt.
Cornbread 1 loaf 2 loaves 3 loaves