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John A's

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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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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good food

Ran over for a quick meal before a show. Prime rib was very flavorful. Home made salad dressing was amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
dasil22
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Mississippi
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Since the venue our group was going to see had closed for the weekend we were in Nashville, the owner of that particular venue suggested John A's. I needed a place for the group to eat and also that had music. I had never heard of John A's before, but we were thrilled with the place. Tim at John A's... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is what I expected in Nashville. The food was very good and plentiful. Waitstaff were quick and efficient. Two bands playing, on e on the patio and one inside where we ate. If we didn't have tickets, we would have stayed all night. The "Classics" were a great band! I believe they are regulars here. When in town, I... More 

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New Hampshire
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ran over for a quick meal before a show. Prime rib was very flavorful. Home made salad dressing was amazing.

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Staten Island, New York
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It might not be apparent from the outside, but this is a great place to stop and have dinner. Feels like a genuine Nashville experience. At there with the fam late one night. Local brew and fried catfish for me...was excellent. Kids have some allergies, and server was very helpful in getting info to the kitchen in preparing meals our... More 

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Glasgow
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went into john A's got seated and sat for 20 minutes and still hadn't been given a menu or drinks! Was shocking service! We then said to staff member about menus she went away and never came back, so after 30mins we got up and walked out! Very disappointing.

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JohnAsLittlePalace, Manager at John A's, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a bad experience with us, certainly that is not what we would want for you. Starting today we are under new management and we will work hard to improve our guest's experiences. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Food was just average. They were not busy but it took too long to be served. Waitress was friendly but didn't check in much. We wouldn't be returning if in the area again.

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JohnAsLittlePalace, Manager at John A's, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a bad experience with us, certainly that is not what we would want for you. Starting today we are under new management and we will work hard to improve our guest's experiences. We would love to send you a coupon to come back and try us out in the future. Please send us an email... More 

Wildwood, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food is okay, but you don't go there for the food. They have a great house band, but when it really gets fun is when performers come in after their sets at the Grand Ole Opry. We were lucky enough to see Jim Ed Brown, right before he disclosed he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He sang all his... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a good meal here but it could have been better. Ordered the prime rib which was no bargain and when it arrived rather than medium as ordered it was totally rare.I ordered a large meal to share the prime rib but it was too rare for anyone else. Overall the service was slow but good when it got there,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We enjoyed the food but the band playing on Sunday night was so depressing. They never smiled and were dead pan all night. Come on guys, smile- enjoy the night. The band looked like they had run over someone- sad and sober.

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Madison Heights
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a late lunch Burger was really good so was the Rubin. Inside the a/c was too cool so we went out on the patio. Nice breeze and the music was nice.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, 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?