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Back Alley Diner

) #145 of 1,710 Restaurants in Nashville $ American, ,
217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
+1 615-251-3003
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (83 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here June 17 with family! Went here completely on a whim and wanting to try something! We ordered cheese sticks quesadillas, spicy chicken sandwich, and catfish PO boy! All were pretty good chicken sandwich was tender and juicy just not really spicy! One quesadilla...More

Thank jhowar32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation here. Found it down a back alley. Got right in. The server was new. It took forever to get a menu. The mixed drinks 3 friends received were terrible. Bottled beer was cold. I got the buffaloed crispy chicken salad. Chicken...More

Thank Jessden14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a quick bite at a reasonable spot this it. The food is far from gourmet, but it is in an Alley. Give it a try, and great prices.

Thank NashYankee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hidden gem . We stumbled across it and had a quick drink and food . Very local and friendly . If you are close well worth stopping for a drink or two .

Thank RichardbPerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here for lunch when our first choice located in the arcade was closed . Almost missed the place it's called back alley for a reason! Greeted right away dinner was full but we were quickly Sat. Nothing fancy but it's a cute little...More

Thank michele k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were trying to find something different downtown and saw the reviews for the Back Alley Diner. Decided to give it a try but it wasn't easy to find as it truly is in an alley between the arcade and Church Street. It really looks crappy...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a quick dinner. We split the grilled cheese burger, which is 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with a burger in between. It was pretty dang good. We also got potato chips with chili and cheese. It was a scrumptious meal of unhealthy...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Vibrant hole in the wall with good drink selections and even better food. Enjoyable company and served with a smile. Definitely will revisit!

Thank nattyhubert
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Came across this place walking in the area of Printers Alley. Decided to give it a try. The hot chicken was great, came as a sandwich with a side. The chicken broccoli cheddar soup was delicious also. Very reasonable drink prices for a large city...More

Thank MichiganMarie
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place is literally in a back alley. Its not easy to find. It tends to locals even though it downtown. Basic bar food. Service is great! They have Songwriters night on Tuesday.

Thank P-E-Zmusic
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Is this venue good for teens traveling with parents. Looking for music venue with food.
4 September 2015|
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Response from LSUfaninSA | Reviewed this property |
I think it is fine for teens. The live music was set up in the corner. I think it was a trio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-251-3003
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