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John A's

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American, Bar, Grill, Family Fare
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2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
+1 615-885-1540
Today
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It was fun and the food was good.

We didn't see and "A-listers", but open mic was fun, and the food was great. No one at our table had a complaint. Try the catfish. I don't usually care for catfish but this is really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Webb City
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville
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177 reviews 177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The most recent time we were here, they were in the middle of renovations, so there was some of the usual stuff that goes along with that - a smaller menu, smaller crowd, and less entertainment - but we still came in and had a good meal and a good time. I look forward to coming back after they get... More 

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Southern Illinois
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169 reviews 169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

John A's is an average "Nashville Dive" with live music. The service was very good. Our server obviously realized that she was working for tips and did a good job. The cheeseburger was served hot and fresh but the hotwings were dry and crunchy. The prices were fair. We enjoyed the live music and would consider going back.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Older crowd and band. I didn't think the band was very good. They were very slow getting our drink order, the waitress disappeared for quite a while, I think she was doing the cooking in the kitchen. The place was not clean, food all over the floor. The carpet is dingy, table and chairs remind of what you would find... More 

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Corinth, KY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This Place is a Nashville must do for a Great full Meal or Prime Rib Sandwich. The Band is Top Notch, as is the Food and the service!

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Webb City
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We didn't see and "A-listers", but open mic was fun, and the food was great. No one at our table had a complaint. Try the catfish. I don't usually care for catfish but this is really good.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great older crowd with country music from the house band and singers from the audience as well as pros dropping in. The food is OK, some terrific, but avoid the "famous" chicken livers, over cooked with charred peppers. Great bar! Stay's open late.

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Advertised as a restaurant, John A's had bar quality food. Minors warning...there was a photo of a nearly naked elderly man on the wall of the ladies room I ordered one of their specials - the "best ruben in Nashville". What I received had only enough corned beef to cover half the soggy bread. My son ordered the vegetable special... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was looking for someplace to eat after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday and found this place. I really enjoyed both the wings and the ribs with the Jack Daniels sauce. The waiters were both friendly and efficient. And best of all was the music. There was a live band which was quite enjoyable. I am contemplating going back before... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I ate there on Thursday night and came back on sunday for some awesome ribs. I can't believe the bad reviews, we had a great time there, Jon treated us like family and the entertainment on sunday was fantastic - what great folks !!! We will be back again !

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Lexington, KY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were there this week. Our waitress acted very uninterested in us. She never cleared our plates or checked on us. My husband had the catfish and I had the appetizer sampler. The fried pickles were the only thing we'd recommend. We wouldn't go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-885-1540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Grill, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?