Reviews of Prater's Bar-B-Que & Catering (Catering)

620 Woodbury Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355

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At this moment this firm gets a rating of 4.3 over 5 and the rating is based on 709 reviews.

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This Catering is included in the category of Barbecue restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Prater's Bar-B-Que & Catering IN Tennessee

Jameka Echols

Best smoked wings you'll ever get. I say this with great conviction. I've had my fair share of smoked wings and they're either too dry, or just not flavorful. Not Prater's! I don't know how they season their wings but they sure pack some flavor. They are beyond juicy which is why they're the best. Most smoke wings are dry, these are not. Also, the ribs are so delicious. Smack ya across face good. Might I add that their potato salad is the bees knees? Now, where I come from, potato salad is something that can make or break you, I think they nailed it. I travel along I-24 all the time so my family and I like to stop every chance we can to get some grub and head back to Nashville. Please go. You will not be disappointed.

Thunder Griffin

Great staff, food and quick service. Wish I lived closer then 9hrs away so I could come back more often. Girl singing was great too!!

Julie Holder

Morrison location is amazing! Manchester location, not so much! Have only ordered from the manchester one a hand full of times & haven't been pleased with it each time.

Celeste Francisco

Trivia night but it was SO LOUD you couldn't even understand the questions! We couldn't wait to get out of there. The food was ok, not great but ok.

Terrence Lewis

The smoked wings are really good. First time ever having them and I was pleased. A little whole in the wall but worth it!

brad jones

Nice place to eat. The food was pretty good. Server was very attentive to our needs.

Shannon Jones

Best Brisket ever!! We r from Chicago and stopped in on our way 2 Florida. Best restaurant decision so far. Our server was Andy and she is the best. U HAVE 2 STOP HERE. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GOOD FOOD MADE WITH LOVE!

Christy Hanson

Love the smoked wings!!

Jody Blanton

Bbq was awesome service was great

shadow fox

This place has good barbecue and a mostly friendly staff.wish the price were a bit more affordable but for what you get it's worth it.

Stacey OConnell

Excellent food and service and very family friendly and relaxed atmosphere! Had the Ruben and will definitely be back!

Anthony Koon

Food is good and so is the service

Nancy Hayden

Ate dinner at Prater's last night. Brisket was good. My pulled pork was dry but good. Sides items tasty. The fried pickles delicious. We arrived at 5:15 seated quickly. Quickly starting getting crowded so glad we arrived when we did.

Calvin Thomas

Good stop for lunch off of the interstate highway. Brisket sandwich was very good. My companion had a burger which was also good. There is an option for a low priced counter service meal, but we ordered from the regular menu, The only downside was the service. It was obvious two of the waitresses were fighting about something, and that seemed to effect the quality of service for everyone in the restaurant. Our service was very slow, but reading other reviews, that does not seem normal.

David Mayo

I got the sampler. The brisket was a tad dry but everything else was on point. The server was excellent and friendly.

Ashley Hill

Food is good and good portions. They do put onion in many of the pasta and potato salads and the hashbrown casserole. I personally hate onion, This makes ordering a little bit different for me, but their food is good. The ladies who work here are friendly. The sweet tea is fantastic.

Scott Macleod

Amazing buffet, amazing atmosphere and great LIVE entertainment!!

Rachel Waggoner

Delicious! We stopped here on a road trip and was able to have our dog eat with us outside on the patio. We got the sampler (not on the menu) and had a variety of BBQ to try. The owner stopped by and was very friendly. Its a great local joint with amazing food & lots of different options. The salad bar is fantastic as well.

Robin Hughes

This place was absolutely fantastic! Great service, food, and atmosphere. I will definitely come back next time I'm in the area because we absolutely loved it!

Cassie Hargis

Friendly. Good food

Greg Power

Great barbeque! I have never been disappointed and the prices are very reasonable. Right of the interstate so we can grab some food to go on the way home from Nashville.

Dr. Aaron Carmean

Had the BBQ smoked meatloaf that was to die for. Great BBQ joint!

Jeff Farley

Hands down one of the best BBQ plates I've ever eaten. The pulled pork was to die for, and the sides were amazing.

Outlaw Dadd

Tonight wasnt the best. The baked potato we ordered was over baked and it replacement wasnt any better. Service was slow as our drinks were empty more than they were filled. When we asked the server next to us if she could find our server she was real snappy and said she told our server we needed her. She could have asked if she could help us but it didnt appear their servers work as a team together. It seemed they were content serving the bingo crowd instead. This will be the last time we go there for a little while at least.

Milton Freeze

Was there for the benefit for Jeff Murphy had a great time and some good food , thanks Prate's

Ed Creech

this place is legit. Group of 6 were in town from Murfreesboro for a ballgame. stopped by here on the way home and we each got something different. All of it was on point. we actually make it a priority to stop here when down this way


I love this place. Great service and great food. I really like it when they have a band on the weekend

Enoch Jenkins

Food is typically good, but prices are little higher than most places. Also some of the servers seemed very disinterested in helping

Amy Arnold

Great wings! Awesome service!

Stacy Robinson

Love the food and great music.

Mike Rose

Great food, outstanding, in fact! Great service, and great live music on Saturday night. I'll be back!

Troy Long

Ribs were good, service was great !! The beer was cold ..

neko fishy girl

Very good would love to go back

Denise Dowdy

Great food and service! Didn't care for the ranch beans, but everything else was wonderful! The sweet potato fries were the best I've ever eaten!


The catfish I ordered wasn't fresh. It didn't have a good smell and the wait time to get the food took 45 minutes fries were cold so it had to been sitting back there for quite some time never eating there again they really need to learn how to look for fresh catfish. The server was friendly but everything else was terrible.

Beverly Phillips

Excellent food... Didn't care for the cafeteria style buffet tho. I perfer to put my food on my plate.

D'Angelic Duehmig

Absolute home cooking experience. The atmosphere is so relaxed, the food is always fresh and great and the employees always have a smile

albino redneck

The other store in Morrison is far better.

Mindy Foster

This is by far the best bbq place in town. It’s very flavorful. When you’ll first sit down and look at the menu, you might be outraged by the prices. As soon as the food gets to the table, you will definitely change your mind. They have big portions. An appetizer here feeds about 3-4 people. The pulled pork alone is a show stopper. Some days they have live music, which is very relaxing. The wait staff is always more than happy to see guests come in. I have never caught an attitude from anyone here. They’re all friendly and professional.

Angie Compton

If you like good home cooking then you have to stop in here. Trust me you will NOT regret it. Everything they have is delicious. And the customer service is above and beyond! I would give them 10 stars if it was an option. It may be a little more than cost of fast food but the portions and home cooked recipes is worth every penny.

Bryan Wattenbarger

Delicious food. Large portions. Good service.

Laura Work

Amazing food. Amazing service.

Wendy Overeem

Great food great service and a fun place to go with friends

Amy Brewer-Davenport

This was pretty good food. The set up is a little confusing, but the portions were solid. The ranch beans are basically chili, fyi

Charles Kildgore

We drove from the Caverns Saturday show to have a bite to eat here. Food was great. We over ate on barbecue and still stuffed their banana pudding down. Very good service from our entertaining waitress. No wait but we didn't get their till 8.

Audreta Irby

Great performance last night and great crowd

Sonya Glover

Loaded BBQ potato did NOT disappoint! Friendly service!

Dannie Gately

Place very clean I will eat there again loved it

Pete Kane

Wasn’t impressed at all with the quality of the barbecue. I ordered a basic barbecue chop with sweet potato fries and ranch beans. The sweet potato fries had an awful taste to it. The beans were good. But I would never go back to Prater’s although the service and the waitress was outstanding


These guys do some magical things to pigs.

Kimesha Heaton

I've been there a few times & have only had one mishap occur......all in all their food is pretty awesome.

Christopher Pirtle

Killer wings! Everything else is really good, but the wings really stood out. I'm from Murfreesboro so I'm a slick pig guy, but these wings are on the same level!!

Melissa Phillips

Yummy food and staff is helpful in all areas. Great place to catch some outdoor music with live bands and karaoke

Travis Piercy

Right off "I24" that runs right threw manchester exit 110. Best BBQ, Ribs, and SMOKED wings for miles and miles!! Regulars are awesome, friendly staff (ask for Dawn). Must eat for my carnivores that love a cold beer with their meal. Family friendly. Live music on friday and Saturday's (spring and summer) Stage outside with plenty of picnic table seating.

John Frost

Good food and good music!

Ray Shelton

Great food and service!!

Sheryl Sharpe

Awesome lunch buffet and great selection of items on regular menu. Waitresses always pleasant, prices very reasonable and good music on weekends.

Darlene Miller

Service was great plenty of food abd hot

bryan Moore

The cajun catfish was delicious

Jessica Shelton

Excellent food, great service!

adelaida andrade

We was passing thru on our way back to Miami Fl. had a wonderful experience great BBQ live music atmosphere was great if im back in town i would definitely pass by again highly recommend

Daniel Snell

Good friendly owners and staff. Great food and cold beer or any other beverages you choose.

Sean Jenkins

Stop for lunch. BBQ brisket two thumbs up. The nicest folks. Clean great place. Thanks Prater's BBQ.

wayne buckingham

Prater's BBQ one of the best places to eat and the South we like to thank Prater's for be one of our gold sponsors this year for our 2019 Celebrity Golf Tournament and Football Camp.

Gracie Lewis

Great food and atmosphere

Jamey Williams

Awesome, prices have gone up tho

BurnCo Integration

Excellent food and service. Can't wait to be hungry again!

Theresa Holly

Great barbeque! Excellent wings!

Jon Hall

Meat and 3 was great. Super nice waitress. Atmosphere was good. Tea was also good. Will return when I am in the area.

Key McGuire

I suggest ordering from the menu. Buffet was dry and tasted like it was cooled the day before and slightly warmed up...

Blanca Galvan

Awesome food great service.. Cooks thumbs up and high five for the great tasty food. A must go place to eat

Amanda Loper

We stopped at this place passing through on a road trip from Indiana to Florida and the service, food, and hospitality were fantastic!

peter covino

Excellent service in this venerable establishment definitely frequented by locals. Brisket with sides featured plenty of meat. Sides green beans fries less exciting. Still a bargain at $8.99. Lot of other menu options

Amy Pearson

The beef brisket was good. The rest of everything was served room temperature & was not very good. The green beans were meh. My husband's french fries were gross, served room temperature, you could tell they had been fried and sitting there for a long time.

April Harlow

Food in the Manchester location has went down hill. Not to mention my son ordering catfish that wasn't properly cooked and had to be sent back, luckily he realized it before eating to much of it. However the staff was great even, helped my son win an animal out of the claw machine!

Jimmy Redd

Top notch experience! Food and service was excellent. Table and floor area clean. Excellent beverage service. Parking lot a little tight but manageable. Would like to see a little more dessert option! Excellent place to stop for travelers or locals for lunch or late afternoon meals.

Shawn Carney

Great food good prices

Yanely Luna

Good food, everything else lacks

Natosha Sexton

I loved the food here. Coming back from Disney, we found a little kitten under their stage. We named her Tennessee. She's our greatest take away from our vacation. Thank you Prater's! Your food is amazing as well. I ate so many ribs I thought I'd pop!

Jake Winternheimer

Good food, good atmosphere, and friendly service.

amanda solomon

I throughly enjoyed my dining experience at Praters. Super attentive service, everyone in the whole staff was exceptionally friendly and made every attempt to make my 2 year old daughter happy during our meal. The smoked wings were mouthwatering! Can’t wait to go back!

Alta Barnes

Good food and has bingo and other games too


The server was on top of her game. Now granted my wife and I were there after the lunch crowd but, that didnt stop our server. She watched us like a hawk, we never had to ask for anything. The food is EXCELLENT!!!!!!

Mike Peddycord

Excellent smoked barbeque. We got the sampler plate and were pleased with everything.

Asia Lawson

Very good BBQ was very much was worth the stop

Gail Byrd

Waitress was wonderful and beer was cold.

Yvette and Jorgen Larsen

The brisket is the best meat they offer, in my opinion, but I didn't care for either of their sauces. The ribs I ordered were tender, but not even warm when served! And they had little bits of bone to sift out--not fun. The potato salad and coleslaw could both use more flavor.

Victor l Thomas

Really good service good food great prices

Labrat404 Notfound

My wife and I stopped in on a whim. Only to be delighted with a fresh hot order of Happy Hour 1/2 price Pork Rinds and a scrumptious sampler platter of yummy goodness. We didn't ask for the wings to have wing sauce so they were a little dry but still very tasty over all. Our server Tori was quite attentive. We give this BBQ joint 2 thumbs up for the music choices. My wife devoured the ribs and only shared 1 bite with me. I totally see why she went gaga over them. I liked the brisket and pork sandwich. I personally liked that there were not a ton of TVs so we could focus on the food and each other.

Alan Watterson

Great food great service

Pam Higgins

Awesome specials, outdoor dining, great service, GREAT BBQ and sides. Ok

Mike Floyd

Good food and fast. In and out less than 30min. Nice staff. Waitress was great

Jimmy Burnett

Live music on weekends with a food bar. Brisket is good and it's a chill atmosphere.

Ashley Narramore

Friendly wait staff and good food, but not the best barbecue I've had. My husband liked his pulled pork, but the beef brisket I had was mostly fat rather than meat. I would eat here again, but would most likely order something different next time.

Rick Brackett

Best BBQ in Middle Tennessee!

Judith Schramm

Great food and fantastic service.

Dionna Ford

We were disappointed. We had pulled pork plates, the meat was cooked well but it was too moist. The baked beans were very watery, and the coleslaw had too much mayonnaise for my liking. The sauce is a very thin. Friendly staff and quick service though.

Shauna Olson

Delicious bbq at a great cost! Service is fast and efficient. Great, unexpected find!

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