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Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930 (Downtown Nashville)
615-244-7477
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Ranked #258 of 1,695 restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $9 - $16
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Needed some food before an evening at the Ryman so decided to try one of the many music joints on Broadway. Food was average served in paper baskets. The best I can say about the singers, who performed for tips, is they had piercing voices. Not really impressed with them. Was busy and did have atmosphere.

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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stopped here on a whim after leaving the Country Music Hall of Fame. We were initially attracted to the 2nd floor patio. Able to serve large capacities of people efficiently. Our food came in probably only 10 minutes. Live music downstairs was great on our second stop.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

First time in Nashville, wonderful city. Had to get some of their BBQ. A group of 9 of us decided on Rippy's. Downstairs had a live band (as does everywhere in the city), but no room so we headed upstairs at around noon. The upstairs was completely empty except for the bar and a few tables of two/four. The server... More

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Granger, IN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We sat on the outdoor patio on the 2nd floor. Although it was hot outside (85 degrees), there was a nice breeze and some live music. The food was decent and we loved the ambiance. The only complaint was that the tables were sticky, with crumbs and trash from the previous diners. They were all that way, and the staff... More

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Pennsylvania USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Really enjoyed half rack of really tasty tender ribs, homemade baked beans and cole slaw while watching a great local band right on the main drag in Nashville. No beer on tap, though, so I drank the same Pennsy lager I drink at home. Recommended! Too bad they didn't have the tshirt with the pig in green in my size.... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The live music is great here, as it is almost everywhere in Nashville! Several floors of entertainment....Ribs and sides are delicious.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were hungry and ready to get the weekend started. Our friends had been here before and recommended their bar b que. Its a two-story place with bands on both levels. The outside area is great. We had a fantastic server (male, longer hair, glasses) he was SUPER knowledgeable, helpful and made great recommendations that we used all weekend long.... More

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Riverton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Had lunch here midday and stayed for a couple hours to enjoy the live music - of course - it' Nashville! BBQ was excellent and the atmosphere was fun.

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North Yorkshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Always two country groups playing both up and down, we called in their 3 times on our 2 day visit to Nashville. 2nd evening really pro group playing. Food is fast food and is OK. Cheap beer for Nashville broadway.

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Luhe, Heilongjiang, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Sit out on the top floor and over look the street. A great people watching spot. Decent food too. The prices are average. beer downtown usually runs from 3.75 to 5 bucks depending on domestic of import.

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