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Caney Fork

2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1001
+1 615-724-1200
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Barbecue, American, Bar, Steakhouse, 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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501 - 510 of 1,403 reviews

Reviewed November 6, 2015

Stayed at the Opryland hotel but balked at dining there the first night. (they looked expensive) Walked to Caney Fork (we saw it on the ride over). Overall, it was good, Cajun Fried Gator Tail for an appetizer and ribs that they call the best...More

Thank barcodeVegas
Reviewed November 6, 2015

The food, service, staff and ambiance were quite possibly the best I have ever experienced. The restaurant is decorated unlike any place I have ever been. There is a waterfall into a pond that is stocked with catfish right near the tables in one of...More

Thank daveh59
Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat and tried this restaurant as there were lots of cars in the parking lot. The atmosphere was fun with a hunting lodge feel. The best part of our discovery was a blue grass band performing while we...More

Thank buckimom
Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The ribs was good but catfish I have had better. Only real complaint is I should have had own spoon as it is hard to eat bake beans and Cole slaw with a fork and very messy.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed October 30, 2015

stopped by here due to their advertised alligator. Wanted to try it. It is deep fried, as is most of the food served here. We found the service to be short staffed. Given the proximity to the Opryland hotels, if they could understand the hotel's...More

Thank Michele F
Reviewed October 27, 2015

wanted to check out the live catfish and music that they proudly advertise on the outside of the building. Was told it was a 30 minute wait even though there was lots of tables...we were only wanting drinks! Odd place...staff was not friendly and I...More

1  Thank J G
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here before a show nearby. We started with the green fried tomatoes, which we both liked. I had their ribs and they were ok, kind of dry. The broccoli was over cooked, so didn't eat. My husband had the...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pleasant surroundings and a terrific wait staff make this a great place for catfish lovers. My wife and 2 kids thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Caney Fork, located in one of the most fun areas of the Nashville area.

1  Thank lrrp2015
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful service, and wonderful food! Don't miss this restaurant. Very nice evening out.

Thank sunshinetripper2015
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We decided to eat here because of the outdoor theme and we weren't disappointed. The food was great and reasably priced.

Thank Gary E
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James R
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Response from ItsASunniDae | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know but I do know that they fry their fries in the same oil as the fish because we inquired about shellfish allergies.
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, Steakhouse, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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
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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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