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Jimmy Kelly's

217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1811
+1 615-329-4349
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1811
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71 - 80 of 391 reviews

Reviewed January 11, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere is superb! Best steaks ever! We plan to go back soon! I love this place!More

1  Thank Tracey M
Mike K, Owner at Jimmy Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We love hearing feedback from our customers and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. Our goal here at Jimmy Kelly’s is to keep the southern hospitality tradition of great service and great food...More

Reviewed January 11, 2017

It had been years since we visited Jimmy Kelly's....and it will be Years before we go back. It was not BAD but for the money, there are much better choices. In th details below, I answered the question about WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE by what I observed...More

1  Thank golfingirl2
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Not enough can be said of the pleasant atmosphere and the old south charm provided by the owners and staff as well as the superb meals that were served. A definite stop for us whenever we are in the Nashville area.More

Thank salliemc1
Mike K, Owner at Jimmy Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We love hearing feedback from our customers and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. Our goal here at Jimmy Kelly’s is to keep the southern hospitality tradition of great service and great food...More

Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

What can I say, if you are going for atmosphere in an older house with charm and great service this is the place for you if you are expecting great food, not so much .. $39 for crab meat stuffed Chilean sea bass .. What...More

1  Thank Dmdavidson47
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We came here for our anniversary. What a lovely place. The decor was beautiful and the padded white tables were very elegant. They still had their Christmas trees up so the restaurant was absolutely beautiful! We were 15 minutes early for our reservation and we...More

1  Thank indyfan99
Mike K, Owner at Jimmy Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We love hearing feedback from our customers and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. Our goal here at Jimmy Kelly’s is to keep the southern hospitality tradition of great service and great food...More

Reviewed January 4, 2017

We had a large group for a birthday party and were sat quickly. The waiters were all extremely friendly and happy! The tablecloth was a bit stained. Cocktails came out quickly. The food ranged from average to good. For the price and reputation, we were...More

2  Thank bathos13
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We went the night before New Years Eve because the gift certificates could not be used on the holiday. Jim, our server was very attentive to our every need. I had the filet mignon on the bone, I didn't know there was such a thing....More

1  Thank howardappel
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We have been wanting to try Jimmy Kelly's as we love different steak houses and Christmas provided that opportunity. JK's is located in a beautiful old Nashville home close to mid town. It is a classic steak house in every way. The food was quite...More

1  Thank SoBelle27
Reviewed December 28, 2016

My husband had made reservations, so there was absolutely no wait time for this wonderful visit. Our server John, was the perfect host !!! The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the restaurant was just as we both remembered. We plan on going back again...More

1  Thank Rosie T
Mike K, Owner at Jimmy Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We love hearing feedback from our customers and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. Our goal here at Jimmy Kelly’s is to keep the southern hospitality tradition of great service and great food...More

Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Mike Kelly continues the Jimmy Kelly's tradition and top quality of one of the finest restaurants and steak houses in Nashville. Wonderful entrees accompanied by splendid service by my favorite waiters -Arthur and John. It don't get no better than these two!!!More

1  Thank Houston N
Mike K, Owner at Jimmy Kelly's, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We love hearing feedback from our customers and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. Our goal here at Jimmy Kelly’s is to keep the southern hospitality tradition of great service and great food...More

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verticalchaos
September 11, 2016|
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Response from fizzy1991 | Reviewed this property |
I eat there and had no problem but I did tell them ahead of time that I was gluten free. Honestly though I would choose a different steakhouse if it were me. I have found the steaks at Mortons or Kayne Prime or Stoney... More
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bluzefan
October 14, 2015|
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Response from BluegirlMinneapolis | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so - this place can be pretty laid back - casual and dressy is OK. If you're coming with more than four though, I'd definitely make reservations
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georgiannesmama
June 22, 2015|
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Response from robfo | Reviewed this property |
Sure they are. We started bringing our daughter when she was about 10. Now that she is 23 it's still her favorite restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $40
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1811
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-329-4349
  • E-mail
Description
Housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s continues to be the standard by which all American steakhouses are measured. Founded in 1934 while the country was in the throes of the Great Depression and just one year removed from the repeal of prohibition, Jimmy Kelly made a promise to himself and his diners. Simply put, he would serve a great steak, a generous portion of whiskey and insure the service was always attentive. Making good on that promise has been the cornerstone of the restaurant’s success and enabled it to survive and flourish. Now over 80 years later and operated by the third generation of Kellys, it has earned a reputation as one of the grand old restaurants not only in Nashville but the entire southeast. Come anytime and enjoy a great steak and a generous portion of whiskey!
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