The website for Mickey Roos claims they're "Slingin' Beer and BBQ Texas Style." If you're too busy navigating Hillsboro Road, you might miss this unique BBQ joint that almost seems out of place in the suburbia that is Franklin, Tennessee.
True to it's claim, Mickey Roos does indeed "sling beer and BBQ," but it's without the dust, wind and sweat of many Texas BBQ houses. They need to sling it right quick because the joint is usually hopping with locals.
Whether intent on catching their favorite musical guest or satisfying their craving for fresh-cut Texas Cheese Fries, local Franklin residents know a good thing when they taste it, and "the girls" at Mickey Roos provide exactly what discerning BBQ diners desire.
Patrons may want to arrive early on Friday or Saturday nights because it won't take long for the stage to be rocking, tables -- including the picnic tables -- to be full, and approaching the bar will require a little good ol' fashioned elbow wiggling.
Nice weather makes the patio a laid-back gathering spot, complete with bean-bag toss, darts, high-top tables, and an exterior bar. On nights with music, the patio and interior blend into one when Mickey Roos opens the large roll-up doors to let the party spill over. Inside, a raised stage overlooks large dining tables and a bar that lubricates the vocal cords and serves backdrop to the entertainment.
Mickey and his team of servers do an excellent job making everyone feel welcome while "slingin" great Texas BBQ. The service is friendly, the brisket is tender, and the options are plenty. Check out the menu online for the complete list of fixins.
For those die-hard Texas BBQ fans who prefer their meat slow smoked for hours over nothing but mesquite, be warned that the wood blend at Mickey Roos is a bit subdued. Rumor has it that Volunteers prefer a little less mesquite bite than their Lone Star companions.