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John A's

2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
+1 615-885-1540
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Ranked #212 of 1,698 restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill, Family Fare
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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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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Date | Rating
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English first
Alabama
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We've been coming here regularly for quite some time. It is consistently great! The food always is outstanding, especially the daily specials. We have spent New Years Eve here and it was a special evening. We are glad to see some new musicians in house with more modern vibe. Glad John A changed it up a little. The former manager... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, we visited before the live music began but the environment was fun and lots of music history on the walls. The server was prompt and the menu was robust The food arrived hot and delicious. I had shrimp and hush puppies were very good. Loved the environment and wish we had time to listen to the live music as... More

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Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

When we got to the restaurant it was packed. We had to wait over an hour or more for our food. When it did arrive, my grandson's chicken was burnt on the outside and felt hard. However, I had chicken alfredo and it was really, really, good. To make up for the wait time the waiter discounted our food 10%.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Live music, great eats, and good drinks! I had a Blackberry Moonshine concotion of some sorts. It was very strong & yummy! Their porkchop sandwich on a pretzel bun is to die for, and so are their fried pickles!!!

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were staying in Opryland and wanted somewhere to eat that did not entail a drive. The receptionist at our hotel recommended John A's. From the outside it does not look too promising and on entering the restaurant the first time it looked chaotic - but it was a Saturday and I guess one of their busiest nights. Anyway we... More

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Graysville
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A place nearby both our hotel and the Grand Old Opry. After the Opry we went for a late supper. We were seated immediately and given a table near the small stage. We were entertained during supper by a nice selection of 60's & 70's piano music. The singer, Jeff, sang a wide variety of songs from Dean Martin to... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

John A's is a great little place. Fun and descent food. I'm reviewing it because if you were making a decision to go in or not from the looks of the place - you would probably not go. It's Nashville fun - live music, friendly waitresses and lots of laughter. Enjoy.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are going for the music it is an enjoyable evening. The food and decor are quite basic so don't expect too much.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

John A's is a legend, the bar scene is great and they are one of the very few places that knows how the grill a true Black and Blue Steak. John is often there, he will meet and greet and has some fantastic stories.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were with a group of 13 on Fri the 13th. about 6:00. Some of the group were already having appitizers and drinks when we arrived. It took awhile for us to get menus and friends had to tell us about the specials on appitizers. My husband & I ordered beers and when served my came I had to ask... More

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