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Bailey and Cato - CLOSED

307 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37217-2806
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“soul food” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
307 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37217-2806
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When eating at Bailey & Cato's you can feel the love in there food. All kinds of great true Southern dishes. From turnip greens to pigs feet. Everything seasoned well no need for additional seasoning. To bad this place is closing on 10/30/2016. We just...More

Thank Boone S
Reviewed 18 April 2016

When looking for BBQ, this didn't pop up in the top 10 or 15 but so glad we found it and tried it. Ribs were seasoned well and smoked to perfection. Mild sauce was delicious. Got green beans and dressing for sides. Green beans were...More

Thank stachial
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The food here is plentiful and good! If you are looking for great soul food, this is the place. The staff was friendly also. Not too much room to dine in though. I will be back to eat here again when I am in Nashville...More

Thank Kimberli A
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The food was plentiful and delicious. The staff was friendly and very helpful for first timers. It was my first day of our arrival and we were starved. It was just like having a good Sunday meal at home. My husband and got something different...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Food was not great. BBQ sauce was watered down, cornbread was just fried dough, the pork was flavorless, and they had no veggie sides. Huge disappointment.

1  Thank laurakramer
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We ate at this place because it was on my list of soul food in Nashville. When we arrived the parking lot was full and parking in the back of the place. We went in and it was only enough room for about 4 people...More

Thank CalvinT959
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We saw this restaraunt from across the street while eating at Mitchell's Deli (excellent foods) Like to try alternate places when traveling. So we made a date and planned for dinner same night. We were the second group entering, placed our order. Then every other...More

1  Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 26 November 2014

I drove by Bailey and Cato on a cold night after a few hours on the road. Never heard of it, just saw the sign and pulled over. I got ribs, mashed potatoes and cole slaw and it was fantastic. Truly the best bbq I've...More

Thank elsie23
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

This place was packed! Sat second floor - no roof section. I ordered chips and salsa and a cheeseburger with sweet potato fries. Delicious! Our waitress .... Left a lot to be desired and I'm not too picky about service . I'd eat there again....More

Thank passportfun
Reviewed 3 August 2014

It's the idea of it as much as the food. On the way to the Opry we detoured to East Nashville to try this tiny family joint. Food was uneven but what was good was great. Smoked baked neck bones were falling off the bone...More

Thank VMR510
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37217-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
Amazing BBQ and worth the visit
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