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

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old Nashville, Live Music

We have visited a number of times. Loud when the live music starts. Draft beer! Basically a country music bar that serves good food, not pub food. Over time we have had some disappointing nights, but I am always willing to go back. Their feature is a prime rib sandwich. I fancy the chicken livers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Milton J
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Staying in area and went there for dinner. Ordered dinner, ribs and steak at about 6:00PM from 30ish male waiter. Was not busy but 20, 30, 45 minutes later still waiting WITHOUT 1 WORD from our waiter! He did go over and speak with a woman maybe in her late 40's/ early 50's, they looked over at us but nothing... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went to John A's twice, this is a very friendly bar, they made us Canadians feel so welcome, they even have a Canadian flag hanging, our last night there, John A came over to o make us welcome and asked us to come back the next night but sadly we were heading home.

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mishawaka, IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great food, great service, a must see! Server was wonderful and the food was even better......live music later, we did not stay but I am sure it was good........

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After hearing and reading different recommendations we decided to try John A's. We arrived at John a's and placed our dinner order. The server brought our drinks. We waited over one and a half hours.. Still no dinner! By that time folks that came in after Us were leaving. Still no dinner. We complained to the hostess and she apologized.... More 

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West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I had just left the Grand Ole Opry searching for a very late dinner..We didn't want to go back to Downtown Nashville that late...so we asked the receptionist at our hotel a good place to eat...She said John A's is the best...so there we went....The home cooked food was amazing and the live music was AWESOME!!! It... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

SO much fun! Excellent food (we had steak and they cooked it to perfection--muy sabroso!) They had a regular band which was very good; plus open mic night--some good; some not so good--but all good fun. Will go there again--reasonably priced; easy parking. They had a muscle car show the day we were there: BEAUTIFUL machines.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have visited a number of times. Loud when the live music starts. Draft beer! Basically a country music bar that serves good food, not pub food. Over time we have had some disappointing nights, but I am always willing to go back. Their feature is a prime rib sandwich. I fancy the chicken livers which are listed as an... More 

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dayton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant based on the recommendation of one of the employees of where we were staying. We had rib eye steak and the ribs. A $50 lunch should taste better than it did. The ribeye was bland and less than tender. The ribs were a very small portion and a long way from the melt... More 

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Terre Haute, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were a group of 18 and were served with speed and excellent service. The selection on the menu was very varied to suit all tastes. Fun memorabilia everywhere.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our group made arrangements 6 months in advance. Because of change of management, the manager said she did not know we were coming until 2:30 the afternoon we were eating there. Our menu requests had been e-mailed 3 weeks in advance. She said they had not been received. There were 53 of us. The food we were served was good... 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, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?