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“Do not waste your money or time here!!!”

Opry Backstage Grill
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Ranked #61 of 2,053 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine in a new Nashville restaurant as uniquely entertaining as the Grand Ole Opry itself. Visit for lunch or dinner, or come by after the show for dessert.
Morgantown, WV
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Do not waste your money or time here!!!”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

When we looked at this restaurant online the menu looked very promising and it looked like a place where my husband and I could have an interesting and fun time. Since it is owned by Gaylord Opryland we also thought that everything would be quality, etc. - - we could not have been more wrong!!! When we walked in on a Thursday evening around 5:00 pm - the place was absolutely dead and only had about 4 to 6 other people dining. This should have been something for us to pay attention to! We were seated and it took awhile for our server to come to our table. We ordered the Tennessee wet ribs and beef brisket. The food arrived less than 5 minutes after we placed our order (if we had wanted a fast-food meal - we would have gone to McDonald's that was nearby!). The brisket was unedible - way more fat than meat! The ribs were dry, black and crunchy and had a terrible taste!!! For sides we had the BBQ baked beans, house made succotash, and mac & cheese. The beans were runny - but tasted okay, the house made succotash tasted strange and was inedible, and the mac and cheese tasted like it was from the Golden Corral! My husband and I barely touched anything on our plates and were starving! We had to go to a show and had to eat something because we were so hungry! We took a chance and ordered the Dolly Parton's Southern Banana Pudding to share. We were surprised to find that the banana pudding was WONDERFUL! Our server took our plates never inquiring why we did not eat our meals, etc. There are so many WONDERFUL restaurants in Nashville - - do not waste your hard-earned money or precious time eating here! Go somewhere else!!! We left the Opry Backstage Grill still extremely hungry and we will NEVER return!!!

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Gahanna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Staff”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Our server was amazing! His name was Laramie, and I would recommend you ask for him. The "singing servers" was a nice touch, and the live music was great. We visited on a Saturday night in December, parking was difficult, but we didnt wait for a table and the food was good. A small, cozy atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent in every area”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Staff are wonderful along with the food! Pecan pie is a MUST try! Our server was excellent, he even gave us a sample of the moonshine.

  • Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Stop Here After a Nite at The Opry!!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stopped here after a Tuesday evening (Oct. 30th) at the Opry. The live music was great fun; the musicians really drew in the audience! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Our drinks were strong; the food was not only delicious, but very easy on the pocketbook! Easy to find & park...no cover charge

  • Visited October 2012
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Greetham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Good food and great music”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Nine of us had a late dinner after the Opry show. The staff were helpful and the food was good. The two musicians who were playing that evening (Tuesday 30th October) were brillaint. We were the noisy English table, who loved every song!

Visited October 2012
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