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John A's

American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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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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Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Very good food. Enjoyed the music and the ambiance of the place. Staff very friendly. Lots of people that knew each other and really enjoyed visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here for lunch and they were having a country music talent show so we got to eat and listen to live music. Ordered a reuben sandwich which was quite large and tasty and we substituted a fresh garden salad for fries which was excellent. The salad had very fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon and the honey mustard dressing was... More 

Thank Dale C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good food. Enjoyed the music and the ambiance of the place. Staff very friendly. Lots of people that knew each other and really enjoyed visiting.

Thank splovesmexico
North Carolina
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was clean and nice inside, the staff & performers were great, unfortunately my food was just so, so. My husbands' food was better, but I'm not sure that I'd eat here again ?

Thank ruckusridgenc
Kaukauna, Wisconsin, United States
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Service was good and drink prices were reasonable but the food must have been sitting at the pick up window for too long before it came to our table. It tasted very good and the tartar sauce was amazing, but I can only imagine how good it could have been if the food had been hot and fresh. Also, my... More 

Thank Rich O
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It's a dive bar at best a bit dirty the food is so so if you like over cooked steak ( I don't ). It's just not a place for someone in their 30's .

Thank Matthew B
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A nice restaurant with good but not spectacular food. Good service and OK atmosphere. Entertainment that was OK. Not very expensive and good for a causal dinner.

Thank matsmd
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We was giving John A's another shot and it failed miserably. We eat at John A's a yr ago almost exactly and the food was good but it takes forever to get seated. This time they was no where near full either and it took a long time again. Once seated it took forever to get drinks(cokes) and on top... More 

Thank Bamabit3
Denver, Colorado, United States
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Well this was highly recommended and well let's just say it's kind of an old dive bar. The old time photos on every wall, the dark interior and old dance hall tables and chairs really age this place. There is some outside enclosed seating that would work in the summer but we were not impressed. We had a drink and... More 

Thank Tricia A
Unionville, Indiana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The service was excellent and food was very good. I would have to say it was probably one of our better choices for dining while in Nashville. I would most certainly have to hesitation returning.

Thank MarS20004
Canton, Michigan
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The servings were more than generous and the food was tasty. we started with nachos which could have been a meal in itself. then ordered the specials...the Philly cheese steak alfredo (using prime rib as the the steak) and the kitchen sink salad that was equal amounts bacon, ham , prime rib, and multiple cheeses with the salad part. whew... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?