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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 - 1:00 am
Closed 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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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bad food and bad service.

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
mom2be
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Lexington, KY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food. Awful Service poor Will not go back Expensive for what you get Felt like we were ignored Given greasy poorly made food

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Kempton, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My Mom and Step Dad were in town for a convention so we hit up John A's for a quick dinner one week night evening. Our waitress was attentive, the atmosphere was pleasant and good for conversation. For those with children it was subdued considering the bar is fairly central and and open to the dining seating. The decor is... More 

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Knoxville
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were there early in the afternoon on Valentine's Day after checking into a nearby hotel. It was located very near the hotel we were staying in and did not require us to get back into the awful traffic that was trying to get to the Opryland Hotel! What we had was what I would call typical pub food, but... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We disliked nothing about this place! Great food! Ashley, our service person, was great! Located so conveniently to hotels on Music Valley Blvd.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is unfair to rate my experience at this restaurant because I was only there for drinks and to listen to music. I did not eat. The music was fun and included 3 guest performers. One guest performer was Roni Stoneman (aka Ida Mae Nagger) from Hey Hay. This was an unexpected surprise. She sang and played banjo x 3... More 

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Eastaboga
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?