Edley’s Bar-B-Que is named in honor of the late Edley Newman, grandfather of owner Will Newman. George Edley Newman, Jr. was born in 1907 in the small town of Viola, TN where he lived most of his life. He left alegacy of generosity, hard work, and southern hospitality that inspired his children and grandchildren.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que is “A Tribute to All Things Southern” just as Edley Newman lived his life. He loved his family, friends, and his community and the owners strive to keep this alive through the restaurant. The Edley’s family believes Edley Newman can smell the barbecue and hear the laughter from above.
At Edley's, we truly view our team members as one big family. We all work hard, but we have a great time with one another.
Our team did a Mannequin Challenge video during our last staff holiday party. See more on our Company Culture tab.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a tribute to all things southern. At Edley’s Bar-B-Que, we focus on our guests overall experience while showcasing a unique Nashville personality. From the service to the food to the catering, we want to be the best we can be. When you walk through the door at Edley’s Bar-B-Que, you are welcomed like an old family friend and then we make every effort to make sure you are comfortable in our home. We strive to serve the best food we can make and prove ourselves one plate at a time. Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a Nashville institution, one that unites the Nashville tradition of meat and three with the best Bar-B-Que this side of the Mississippi.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que smokes all meats fresh daily using local White Oak wood. Our meat is smoked low and slow. We smoke only enough meat for the day, so it is a first come first serve kind of place. The result is a flavor of meat that keeps people coming back for more.
Unlike other BBQ joints, we do not stop with just the smoked meats. We prepare eight to ten Southern style side dishes made from scratch everyday with recipes derived from mothers, grandmothers, nannies and housekeepers. These side dishes coupled with the fresh, smoked meats will quickly and easily make Edley’s Bar-B-Que the best Bar-B-Que in Nashville. Edley’s also offers barbeque catering to Nashville and the surrounding areas.
Members of our Edley's team play as hard as they work. We truly view all employees as members of one family.
Our did their own Mannequin Challenge during their latest staff holiday party.
The Edley's staff celebrates the year's accomplishments with their annual Christmas party.
Edley's Smokers is proud to be the champions of their kickball league.
Owner Will Newman stopped by the 1st grade class at Glengarry Elementary to tell them the Edley's story during career day.
Edley's Bar-B-Que is locally owned and operated by Will and Catharine Newman, whose roots run deep within the Nashville community. Here at Edley's, we have a fast paced, fun atmosphere and has a culture that strives to be the best in town. Working at Edley’s not only allows you to join a great team but can open doors to a promising career. We take pride in our work and our staff is our family. The Edley’s family is seeking individuals who work hard, have positive attitudes, and enjoy working as a team to create the best food and best service in town.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que is proud to have been awarded Nashville’s Best Barbecue by The Nashville Scene readers’ poll in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Edley’s has been featured in publications such as Southern Living, NY Times, USA Today, Garden and Gun, Nashville Lifestyles, US Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and The Tennessean.
Some of the recognition that makes us proud:
Edley’s is proud to sponsor these local businesses, organizations, and events:
Sylvan Park Little League
Crieve Hall Little League
East Nashville Little League
The 12South Neighborhood Association
The Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association
The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Assocation
Nashville Humane Society
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
East Nashville Hope Exchange
Battle Ground Academy
The Children’s House
J.T. Moore Middle School
St. George’s Kindergarten
Father Ryan High School
Nashville State Community College
Nashville Public Education Fund
Blood Water Mission
Second Harvest Food Bank
Faith Family Medical Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
You Have The Power
Oak Hill School
The Humane Society
American Diabetes Association
Rotary Club of Green Hills
Nashville Rescue Mission
The Covenant School
The Phoenix Club
The Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
Harpeth Hall Parents Association
Habitat for Humanity
Curry Ingram Academy
Families in Crisis
Martha O’Bryan Center
I have been working at Edley’s Bar-B-Que (Less than a year)
I am ecstatic with my decision to join this company. I have been in the industry for many years, and this is by far the most energetic and dynamic environment.
The food is awesome, and I will prob gain weight
Advice to Management
Continue to keep the vibe strong and the standards high.
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Edley’s Bar-B-Que (Nashville, TN) in April 2012.
I reached out to the owner and met with the him shortly after. Then I went through some training for a couple days, and I started working there shorty after.