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601 Spring St., Johnson City, TN
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4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, knowledgable staff

We visited last night for a birthday. Our server was very knowledgable of the menu and bar options, though a bit unattentive. The decor is beautiful, and the live band on Friday was enjoyable. For a Friday night that fell on First Friday and prom, business was slow. We ordered the filet with aged... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Blperry89
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited last night for a birthday. Our server was very knowledgable of the menu and bar options, though a bit unattentive. The decor is beautiful, and the live band on Friday was enjoyable. For a Friday night that fell on First Friday and prom, business was slow. We ordered the filet with aged white cheddar smashed potatoes, hoppin' John... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Accidently drove by this place and glad we did. Great atmoshphere service was superb and the food was delicious. Wife had their crab cakes and loved them. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits my son had the seafood linguini and thought it was great. Lastly their cream corn was very unique and delicious. We highly recommend eating here.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was our first time to the Old South (formerly the Battery). We did find that the restaurant was a bit slow for a Saturday night, but we had an early reservation, and several other tables began to fill up within the hour. The hostess thanked us for coming in, and while seating us at our table, she said she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

that was the first time we went and with some friends and we got the best steaks and fried squid and the waitress was very nice to

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Would begin by saying the restaurant is beautiful. Tons of space and old feel of the building with modern touches gives the place a really upscale feel. However, that's the best of it. I really wanted to like this place. When I called for a reservation the person answering was not only polite but sounded appreciative of us coming in.... More 

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Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have to agree with everything in the previous review. This was our first visit since the change from The Battery to Old South and we will probably not return. The food was overcooked, the lights were unnecessarily bright for dinner, and the service, while friendly, was inattentive and seemingly inexperienced. There were several little things that were strange, for... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our food was only passable. The seafood was overcooked and overpriced. It was uncomfortably bright in the restaurant and the service was friendly but inattentive. I don't know that they will survive long with this new model.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

God seafood around here is hard to find, but the Battery does a very good job. Tasty dishes and a beautiful bar with excellent service make this a well-rounded dining experience. Acoustics are poor, so not a cozy spot, but fun and good food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very Disappointing!! I was so looking forward to going to this restaurant because we had heard they have great food. Not the case, the service was great, but the food was way over priced for the portion size. My hubby got the scallops and they were so over-cooked that they were about the size of a nickel head and you... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had a great surprise 40th birthday party here, staff was attentive and Jason was a great host, am excited to try out a Sunday brunch here soon

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Additional Information about The Battery

Address: 601 Spring St., Johnson City, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Spring St., Johnson City, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002236724194&ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/The-Battery/212796668795127
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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