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John A's

$$ - $$$American, ,
2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
+1 615-885-1540
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (82 reviews)
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“chicken livers” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill
$$ - $$$
2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here w/ family for a snack supper. Service was excellent...cheeseburger was huge and well cooked, catfish was very good and the atmosphere, complete w/ live music made this a very enjoyable experience. If you're looking for an iconic Nashville "joint: that serves good...More

Thank texdawg89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the catfish, the chicken livers and the fried pickles! All excellent! Live music started at 8:30pm. It was a Tuesday night, not real busy but the music, the service & the food was great! Felt more local, not touristy!

Thank carol1631
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun fun fun...first night n Nashville and we wanted to eat some where close to the Wyndham. Great surprise with country music, country food and great service with good pours. Highly recommend it for a good time!

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped here after going to the Grand Old Opry. The food was really good and a drink in a bucket was only $7 and it wasn't watered down, was a good drink!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. They gave us a 10% coupon. It was a Friday and there was loves music. The band was great. I don't eat meat so I had the salmon. It was delicious. The others had steak-robert and they loved...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

John A’s was better than I expected from the appearance. Overall, both inside and outside, it’s not attractive. On the plus side, our service was very good. I had a cheeseburger and fries, and it was tasty. My daughter had a fried chicken sandwich, which...More

Thank Kcjmiddle
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Tried the place since it was within walking distance of the hotel. It's a bar/restaurant. Their specialties are Prime Rib, catfish and fried moon pies. I had the Prime Rib which was boiled in ajou. Interesting flavor. I didn't think I would like the moon...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We stopped at John As for some music before going to the Midnight Jamboree. The bad was good. This is an old time country music bar, do not expect new music when visiting John As. We had a couple of cocktails here and they were...More

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Went there for lunch and catfish and all we ordered was good. waitress was so nice and talked to us a bit about a performer later that night that had a voice of a angel. We decided to catch the show and have drinks. Pam...More

Thank meltonsusan73
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This place is nothing fancy. It is casual and comfortable. We went to the Opry and afterward wanted to grab something to eat. The band (two in fact) was playing, service was excellent and prime rib sandwiches were very good. What you would expect in...More

Thank Cgammon966
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27 November 2017|
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Response from amm73 | Reviewed this property |
No smoking
Linda B
15 September 2015|
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Response from paulie64 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. Didn't stay long enough to eat.
30 January 2015|
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Response from Jefferey H | Reviewed this property |
SORRY TO GET BACK TO YOU SOOOOO LATE, BUT I've HAD THE FLU! Entertainment here varies; it is usually "locals" who are trying to get into the music bizz. Most of them are not "good" BUT ONCE IN AWHILE... you hit a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-885-1540
  • E-mail
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