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2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
+1 615-885-1540
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Ranked #226 of 1,732 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Eastaboga
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food was good, simple, American style food with a bit of a Southern flare. The walls are full of photos of Country Music stars and other celebrities that have eaten there over the years or got their start singing on the small stage over the years. We visited on Thanksgiving day and was pleased to see they offered a... More 

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food was good and the atmosphere nice. It reminded me of old time Nashville. We tried the pasta and a steak. Steak was great, pasta was slightly overcooked. However, the people were terrific and the live music a pleasure to listen to.

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Rhode Island
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252 reviews 252 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited John A's after checking into the Wyndham and then ended our week by eating here again. Friendly staff greeted us and although the food was good it was not served hot and they forgot to serve our salads ( I think they may have been understaffed on this evening). However, we still enjoyed our first visit due to... More 

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Tx
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

John A's was recommended to us by a local. The food was good and so was the music! If you are staying close to Opryland, it would be worth your time to eat here! The only drawback, the service was slow and messed up our order.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We had just checked in around the corner at the Wyndham and we're looking for a good casual place to eat. We knew we were in the right place when we walked in....live music and a lively crowd. Service was good and friendly. I had the Reuben that they claimed was the best in Nashville. It was very good, but... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Food and service is great. It's an older crowd with a band that plays the real deal country. It's a place where the older Nashville country music stars go so look around for a familiar face.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food is great and the atmosphere was cool too. The catfish nuggets was super and the ribeye steak was very tasty and good cut of steak. The waiter we had was lousy he acted as if we was bothering him. The live music was nice except for the older woman DJ that I wAs embarrassed for her. I would... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was such a great find. We weren't sure where to go. Wasn't looking for a commercialized place - we did Wildhorse saloon the night before - overpriced and food wasn't good. But John A's was GREAT!! Food was delicious. People in my party ordered steaks and prime rib sandwich. all very good, reasonably priced.

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Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was good as always and the wait staff friendly. It is a place where friends gather and nobody is a stranger for long. The band, "The Classics" always provide great music on the weekends!

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Maryville, TN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

seated immediately, ate there twice, food was given in large quanties, spagahetti was wonderful, steak sandwich was too well cooked, pickel appetizers have too much breading

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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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