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The Alley on Main

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223 W Main St, Main and Walnut, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3545
+1 615-203-3498
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“trout” (9 reviews)
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 W Main St, Main and Walnut, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3545
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit s friend in murfreesboro, stopped in a cigar store to get a smoke and asked the folks where we could get a steak. The answer was the Alley. We took a chance and were very pleasantly rewarded, the place was jumping!...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here for family lunch with my dad at least once a month. There’s a great variety of food choices and they’re all good! One of my dad’s favorites is the gumbo! Mine is their fried catfish!

Thank donnamartinburgess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I travel and dine out regularly. TripAdvisor is our go-to guide, especially when dining in an unfamiliar town. While visiting Murfreesboro, TN recently, we saw that The Alley on Main had excellent reviews so we went for dinner. The restaurant has a...More

Thank Patti1717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and wine/cocktail menu- variety of fresh seafood daily- love the salmon entree and salmon salad- local family owned- a must try!

Thank Muriel R
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Good food & drink. Reasonably priced. Most of the food & salad dressings are made in house. Sometimes service is slower.

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We had just spent 4 hours hunting for diamonds at Crater State Park. Obviously, we were hungry. We stopped at The Alley on Main for lunch. The 4 of us, all ordered the lunch special of fried chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy and green beans with toast....More

Thank rexr
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner with family. Excellent food and service. Great date night place. I had the catfish which was delicious! I have also enjoyed the shrimp and my husband had one of the steaks. Great variety. Something for everyone.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The Alley hosts great wine dinners, picking a local charity each month to invite and gift the proceeds. Right on the spot. Love that giving!

Thank bmb03251234
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The food, atmosphere and service is superb! Large portions on everything. The pork chops, chicken parmesan, steak kabobs, wedge salad and chicken fried steak are all amazing. It is hard but you must save room for some homemade Carrot Cake or Throughbred Pie!!! Every time...More

Thank Dee M
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We come to Murfreesboro often, and are so happy to have discovered this gem of a restaurant! The food is always amazing, the service is extraordinary, and we are greeted like old friends each time we return. Your meal can be whatever you choose to...More

Thank lesnroy
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from FrontierJ | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do.
October 21, 2016|
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Response from Wrappo | Reviewed this property |
As a visitor from UK I found the prices to be in line with most good budget restaurants. What was more important was that the quality and service was excellent. A great example of southern cuisine.
April 4, 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
Call Shawn, the are very flexible and good with groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 W Main St, Main and Walnut, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Murfreesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 615-203-3498
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