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This is a first time message.I live in Tampa, Florida. Every time we come to Centerville Tn to visit my Kin-people we have to eat at Carls Perfect Pig. The fried catfish is superb.The portions are pretty big.My anscesters are across the street in Hutton Cemeterey. Last name is Willey. If ever you are close by go to Carls Perfect Pig.
Almost Perfect – Great BBQ, and great ribs. Also the brownie supreme is to die for! The atmosphere is a bit too casual for my taste and a bit cramped but the food makes up for it. Its a great thing to take home! It would be totally perfect in a newer bigger location but I will still go anyway even at current location. It was said a while back that they were going to relocate nearby in a bigger place. Hopefully that happens sometime. Still AWESOME FOOD and Carl seems real nice.
BEST ribs in Nashville – Best ribs and pulled pork in the state, period. Worth the drive. Can't beat the price. Side items are good also.
Best ribs I have ever had – The best rib in the state. they where great. I am going to go back again this weekend.The barbecue is very good also. Highly recomend this restaurant.
Reasonbly priced – I had the ribs with fries and pancake cornbread to go. All was OK, price was OK. But I don't see what all the hoopla is about. I've had better barbecue downtown and I didn't have to sit in pink booths crammed so close together it looked like a feed lot on slaughter day. Nobody in that place looked like they were enjoying the experience. The owner is a hard worker and you gotta commend somebody for gettin' up and doing that every day. But I think a little investment in a comfortable and attractive atmosphere could only help. And give those booths to the penitentiary.
Authentic Barbecue Joint – When you pull up to Carl's Perfect Pig, you'll know that the 'Q is going to be good. This place truly looks the part of a great bbq joint, and the parking lot full of cars confirms it! I have known about Carl's for a few years, but never made the trip before. It was worth it.
When I went in the store, I I flagged down a waitress who helped me make my selection. She then directed me to a table I could sit at while I waited, and immediately served my a 44 oz. sweet tea. I devoured the barbecue sandwich in the parking lot, while the rest of my order had to wait patiently while I drove back home.
The pork barbecue was tender, moist, and appeared to be hand shredded, or lightly chopped. It had a very light smoke flavor, and was somewhat salty, and had just the right amount of sauce worked in. There was very little "bark" in the pork. The sauce (I ordered hot) had a nice flavor - neither the pepper or the sugar was overpowering. My impression of it was that it is a combination of the thin vinegar and pepper sauce of the area and a thicker, kansas city sauce. The combination yields a smooth, but not thick sauce which provided a nice kick to the Q. It will probably appeal to those who prefer the thin vinegar sauce, served at most local Q joints, or those who like the thicker KC style of sauce.
The ribs were also superb. The meat was cooked to tenderness, but not overcooked. It required a gentle tug to pull it from the bone. The ribs were tender, and finished nicely too. They seem to have been grilled and basted after being smoked, causing the smooth sauce to caramelize on the ribs. The glazing and charred flavor was a nice touch.
The sides were good, but not spectacular. I enjoyed the turnip greens, white beans, and sweet tea. I got my order to go, buy my impression of the store was that it was clean, but spartan.
All in all, you cannot go wrong with Carl's Perfect Pig when the mood for barbecue hits you!
Country restaurant serves up the perfect pig and more. – In Short
To get there, customers have to drive 30 minutes out of Nashville up Highway 70. It's spotted by the full parking lot around a well-worn, red brick building and a pink smoke house to the side. Inside the shamelessly pink decor, customers can order open-pit cooked pulled pork and chewy, tender ribs. Folks swarm in for the country fried catfish and Southern-style veggies. Burger aficionados won't be disappointed either.
Best I've ever had – We travel often and in my many years of eating BBQ, this is the best.
All of BBQ is awesome but the Ribs are to die for.
If you are anywhere near Nashville this is a must do if you like BBQ.
Also the vegetables are also incredible.
Do yourself a favor, visit Car's.
You won't regret it!
Picnic food – I serve Carl's food at all my tailgate parties. People from all over Tennessee, and Kentucky rave over the quality, taste of the ribs, pulled pork, and the BBq sauce.
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