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Not to toot our own horn but, if it’s not our star-studded cast of characters, it’s our renowned cuisine that is making headlines. Take a peek at some of the press we’ve gotten lately.


Barbecue forms the centerpiece of the menu at this Franklin honky-tonk offering a nonstop parade of smoked meats, burgers and sides plus draft beer in a rustic setting that also features a stage for live music.

Jack and Jameson Smokehouse is co-owned by “Nashville” star Jonathan Jackson and friends. Jack & Jameson features BBQ and live music in a family-friendly atmosphere.

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‘Nashville’ Star’s Jack and Jameson’s Smokehouse Is Now Open in Franklin

Fans of ABC’s Nashville certainly were excited when news first broke that actor Jonathan Jackson was partnering with General Hospital alum Steve Burton to open Jack and Jameson’s Smokehouse, a restaurant, bar and music venue, in Franklin. Since then, updates on the opening haven’t exactly been plentiful, but now the wait appears to be over, as a surprise opening was announced early yesterday evening.

Located in the former home of Mickey Roos, the restaurant, which is managed by owner/operator Rick Shannon, will serve barbecue, burgers and assumedly other similar fare. Twenty beers are on tap, and there will of course be live music…

Nashville‘s Jonathan Jackson has announced that he will be opening a new restaurant in Franklin, Tenn., just south of his hit show’s namesake.

Jackson, who portrays Avery Barkley in the TV drama, is partnering with longtime friend Steve Burton to open Jack and Jameson’s Smokehouse, along with a third owner and operator, Richard Shannon.

According to the restaurant’s Twitter account, the Franklin location will feature music and local beer — over 20 taps — in addition to barbecue. Photos of the space show a rustic interior, with tables hand made by Shannon and his son Jameson, for whom the restaurant is partially named…

The Barbecue Fiend

One week ago, Jack and Jameson’s Smokehouse opened up shop in the former home of Mickey Roos Barbecue down in Franklin. The owners of this joint are new to the barbecue arena, but you’ll likely recognize them anyway. Television stars Jonathan Jackson (Nashville, General Hospital, The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Steve Burton (The Young and the Restless, General Hospital) joined forces to bring this restaurant/bar/music venue to life. I can imagine that Jack and Jameson’s will become a tourist hotspot, so I wanted to check them out before word officially spread to the masses…

Two of General Hospital’s most well known actors are real life friends and are about to reunite through a new project. The legendary Lucky Spencer, portrayed by Jonathan Jackson, and the iconic Jason Morgan formerly played by Steve Burton for 21 years, have joined forces outside ABC Studios.

The two have parted ways from General Hospital, as Steve Burton now plays Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless, and Jonathan Jackson has moved to ABC’s Primetime drama, Nashville, as Avery Barkley. Although they are no longer co-workers in show biz, they are taking their colleague-ship in an entirely new direction.

Jackson and Burton have announced that they, along with third co-owner, restaurateur, Richard Shannon will open a Tennessee Smokehouse. The venue has been described as “a family-friendly, world class,” restaurant and concert venue.

At Jack and Jameson’s Smoke House, expect to indulge in barbecue and burgers, and will have 15-20 local brews on tap.

In the area or looking to vacation in Tennessee? General Hospital fans all over the country are ecstatic about this recent news…

The Daily Meal

Jack and Jameson’s Smokehouse will serve “great BBQ, burgers, and melts.”

Jonathan Jackson, who plays Avery Barkley on ABC’s Nashville, has teamed up with Steve Burton, a longtime friend and fellow actor, to open a barbecue restaurant and concert venue in Franklin, Tennessee…

Jonathan Jackson from the hit show ‘Nashville’ opened Jack and Jameson’s Smokehouse in Franklin over the weekend.

Jackson is currently known for his role on the TV show “Nashville,” but 15 years ago he and longtime friend Steve Burton met in Hollywood, when they were both acting in “General Hospital.” Their families and their love for music are the driving motivations behind their new restaurant.

And while we don’t have an update on whether there will be a grand opening, we hope to receive more information regarding the menu and music that will be offered in the venue.

We can tell you based on the Facebook information, Jack & Jameson’s Smokehouse will be operated by Ricky Shannon who also ran operations for Mickey Roos. Clues to the menu has trickled out mentioning 20 beers on tap with burgers and bbq on the menu.

Already there have been a few reviews posted to their Facebook page stating, “My husband and I both had the brisket on a pretzel bun which was delicious; the BBQ sauce and ketchup both seemed homemade and had tons of flavor. Our kids ate all of their pork sandwich and Mac and Cheese (which is a miracle). Overall it was a really great experience and we’ll definitely be back!”

“Very nice place! Had a bison burger and Tennessee cheese steak! Both were very good, although I’d skip the tomato and lettuce and add more pepper and onions to the cheese steak. Great place! Will go back.”

Hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-12am and Sunday 11am-9pm. Follow them on Facebook for more updates…

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