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Caney Fork

2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1001
+1 615-724-1200
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“catfish” (426 reviews)
“corn fritters” (153 reviews)
“ribs” (340 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Barbecue, American, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1001
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Caney Fork
1. Best BBQ in Nashville! Ribs To
"1/2 rack of ribs. OMG!!! So tender and tasty. The best ribs I ever had"
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2. Large Parties/Groups Welcome!!
"They were very accommodating for our group of 20+"
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3. Largest Catfish Filets in Nash
" Best BBQ ever. Ribs a dream. Catfish to perfection."
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Reviewed today

We were concerned about trying this place because it was either really great or really bad with the reviews. However, we decided to give it a try. The hotel desk manager at our hotel also highly recommended we try this place. We had zero wait...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kelly C
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 30, 2018

As my wife and I were staying at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (see separate review), we frequently passed Carney Fork as we entered and exited the resort. Being that we both like to sample the local restaurants rather than the hotel offerings and chain restaurants,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank frankp192
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate here at our yearly hardware convention. Love it! Frog Legs are the best! Catfish is phenomenal . Right across from Opryland!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caney Fork River Valley Grill is right across the street from Opryland Hotel. It was some delicious food. Be sure and ask for Brytanie. Great service! We truly loved the ribs, catfish, and delicious "wild" game (venison) sliders. The menu has something for everyone including...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank greigbw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat atmosphere that includes a ‘pond’ with multiple catfish. Food was sporadic. Chicken fingers were excellent. Pork was terrible. Catfish and burger were solid. Corn fritters were a unique appetizer...and free.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WarEglTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the campfire fish fry & the big boy fish dinner. The breading was coming off of the cod fish pieces! When I asked the server if the breading was supposed to be on the fish??, she said no. Ok? ..what? It is supposed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Valsue1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Food with great Service at great price. Large portions for the money. The Catfish and Pulled pork were excellent. Our server Dora was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pete N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had corn fritters, grilled shrimp, shrimp po boy, and gator sliders. Everything was really good. Service was good as well. We went on a Saturday night and they were pretty busy so we waited for about 15 minutes for a table.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JenHwrd1223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us stopped by the "Caney Fork" on our way to the lights at Opryland on Tuesday night. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot so we thought we would have to wait. The restaurant is so large inside that there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chalkuser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the first time really enjoyed it!!! Our waitress was amazing food was good. Really loved the catfish

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Myranda_davis
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James R
May 10, 2017|
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Response from PenelopeJune | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure the oil they use, but apparently it pools up under the onion rings and fries. (Check out Adventurous Retirees Review)
Pam C
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. We were there as a couple but there were plenty of families around.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from J-W | Reviewed this property |
For my husband and I it would be considered a short walk. Maybe 20 minutes. So yes, if you are in fairly good shape, you could walk to this restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Barbecue, American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-724-1200
  • E-mail
Caney Fork is the #1 Restaurant Attraction in Nashville. We are a Southern Camp-Style Barbecue Restaurant, featuring the best ribs in Nashville, awesome service, interesting decor and a fun atmosphere. Now also rated as the #1 restaurant for Wild Game in Tennessee.

We have the best BBQ Nashville has to offer with numerous unique dishes to satisfy the taste buds of everyone in your party. With local favorites including our jumbo fried catfish, the best Ribs Nashville has to offer, thick juicy burgers, tender chicken wings and the most amazing fried Twinkie for dessert or roast s'mores at your table!

We also offer private dining options if you have an event planned, whether it be for a bachelorette party, corporate event, wedding rehearsal dinner or any other Nashville private dining.

We hope you stop by soon and see why Caney Fork is one of the best restaurants Nashville has to offer. We are the best restaurant near Opry Mills Mall, Opryland Hotel and Nashville Convention Center.
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