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601 Spring St., Johnson City, TN
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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, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Nice atmosphere, Good Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Groovychik
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Johnson City, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Battery has evidently been sold, and now the name is The Old South. I am not sure of the menu, we have not been there since the new owners have taken over.

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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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?