The new location of Tennessee Jed’s is serving Texas to Carolina-style barbecue in Lindenhurst. Before it moved, the restaurant, home to Newsday critics’ favorite St. Louis-style ribs, had been in Wantagh for eight years but lost its lease in April.
Open for dinner only, Tennessee Jed’s replaced the Village Lanterne (which moved up the street to 155 N. Wellwood Ave.), outfitting the space with two- and four-top tables and bare-bones décor, with nostalgic beer signs that lend the space a roadhouse feel. The bar is at the entrance, with 12 beers on draft.
Pitmaster Francisco Gonzalez serves caveman-sized portions of barbecued or fried chicken as well as sliced brisket or combination rib plates listed under barbecue classics. Costing $11 to $15, dinners come with two sides such as mac and cheese, collards, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, potato salad or rice and peas.
The menu also lists sandwiches and po’boys like the Carolina pulled pork topped with slaw and the combination sandwich with brisket, pork, chicken and sausage topped with cheese and slaw. Sandwiches are $7 to $12.
The new location is open 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.
143 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst; 631-225-1595