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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
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3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 21
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great!

Good food & service. We had a group of 10, Vietnam Vets & wives. Our waitress was awesome!! Would recommend, also good music!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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SPRING CITY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Nebraska/Palm Desert
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Food was just ok, server was not very good, waited 35 min. For food on a Tuesday early evening. One server told us they had cheesy grits when we walked in the door but by the time we had our drinks, etc. and asked for them our waitress said no grits, that was the reason for the visit. Ca5fish was... More 

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SPRING CITY
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good food & service. We had a group of 10, Vietnam Vets & wives. Our waitress was awesome!! Would recommend, also good music!

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Tx
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Party of 8 went at 3:30,just after they opened. Only one waitress on duty, but she was doing her best to keep up. They weren't prepared for this many people so early as they didn't have enough baked potatoes for our party-- but the ones that had to take the twice baked potato were happy with them. Steaks were good... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were in Nashville for the CMA Fest and wanted a little Nashville style foods, not so much the franchises that are downtown. John A's was exactly what we wanted! Definitely will go back!

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Unfortunately, a group of us went in together on a busy evening and we had a very long wait for our food, however the great music made the wait easier and we ended up dancing the night away. A great spot to spend an evening.

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New Haven, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Sat outside for dinner on a lovely evening. Our server ray-ray was very nice. Their fried pickles app was ok, I had the French dip which was pretty good, as a side I got a house salad. I paid extra for the salad but I shouldn't have, it wasn't much. My husband catfish was tasty. The place felt like it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very welcoming and lively venue. Excellent live music. Good range of local beers. Tried the "best catfish in Nashville" and was not disappointed.

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Millville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Not sure how to start.My wife and I went there for a quick bite. Didn't know how to help with the people walking in. Asked us to write our own name down. Place was ice cold. Started off ok, ordered drinks; came quick. We then ordered our food...... ordered another drink; asked when food was coming out. Didn't have an... More 

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East Anglia, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lovely (if rather cheesy) music, a great plate of ribs, and friendly service. We enjoyed ourselves. Audience rather sparse and distinctly past its prime, but it felt a very real and very local part of Nashville

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lovely time. A John As. We were there 3 or 4 times and they had live music each time. Great band but for more traditional music. Nothing after 1980s. Wonderful musicians though. Food was lovely and a good selection. Waiting staff very good and Raey-Raey was very helpful.

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Additional Information about John A's

Address: 2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
Phone Number: +1 615-885-1540
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Bar, Grill, Family Fare

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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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