About Us


Our Story

Welcome to Papa Turney's! We are the new barbecue spot that smokes and grills a variety of TOP CHOICE meats. Your taste buds will water after you take a bite of our famous Hickory Smoked Barbecue! So come on by and visit us. When you got that hunger for some down home cookin', take that journey to see Papa Turney!

Papa Turney’s BBQ is a family owned and operated restaurant and venue located on the marina in beautiful Nashville Shores on Percy Priest Lake.

Proudly serving old fashioned hickory smoked bbq, homemade sides, and our famous Mama Turney’s pies, Papa Turney’s is a favorite stop for both locals and tourists. Embracing southern heritage doesn’t stop with the food that is served for the belly, it can also be found in the music that is played for the soul. We nurture music including blues, country western, gospel, southern rock, and folk in their live nightly events.


Our Live Music is Legendary...

Seriously. Hear some legendary musicians play at Miss Zeke's Juke Joint every week. Let us treat your ears while you feast on some seriously good BBQ. Hear Papa himself every Wednesday and Saturday during our open Blues Jam. At Papa Turney's we put a little soul into our cooking AND our music. See our events here >

Papa Turney's in the News:

Rated in the Top 10 Most Delicious Restaurants in Nashville that You've Probably Never Tried!


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