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Jimmy Kelly's

217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1811
+1 615-329-4349
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1811
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my wife's favorite Steak House in the Nashville area and I will tell you why. It has 1) First class Service. 2)First class atmosphere. 3) and of course, First class quality of food. Our waiter was named Luke. Young man with the great...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 1 week ago

my brother in law chose this place to celebrate his birthday. my steak was cooked to a perfect medium as requested. our waiter was very informative of the steaks and menu. only bad thing i would say is they sang happy anniversary to a table...More

Thank Chrisjon E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had reservation for table of 7 for 6:30. Manager & bartender were sitting at end of bar. No table ready for us. Sat at 2 tables of 4. Waiters finally comes over & pulls 2 tables together. head of our party walks length of bar...More

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for dinner with some business associates, some traveling on meager per diems and you could tell the prices scared them. The place is in an old southern mansion which makes a pretty cool setting for a nice meal. I had the ribeye which...More

Thank AJS-NY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The salmon was excellent as was the steak. The vegetarian option was satisfactory - pasta and veggies.

Thank Fulldistance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our server was Justin and he was fantastic ! He was cordial and fun and completely understood the dynamics of our group. I did not have a steak and probably should have. I had crab cakes, cream spinach and scalloped potatoes. I would not recommend...More

Thank Adrian_JMA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great atmosphere (in an old house), great history (has been open since the 1930's), wonderful food and excellent service. I was here 30 years ago and it was memorable then and it was memorable earlier this week as well. We had a group of 9...More

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here after seeing an advertisement in a magazine. Steaks were really good as were the baked potatoes. The little cornbread was good but cold. The server was okay but could use a little more expertise on offering more dressing if what my wife wanted...More

Thank Kirby P
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great steaks. Equally great rack of lamb. Exceptional service. Lovely setting for anniversary dinner! What more are you looking for?

Thank BBrown_12
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere. Our server, Isaac, was excellent! Very polite and attentive, really nice guy. The food was excellent. My steak was just a tad more cooked than I would have liked but, non the less, delicious. I would highly recommend going here the...More

Thank michelegreen2016
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12 September 2016|
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Response from fizzy1991 | Reviewed this property |
I eat there and had no problem but I did tell them ahead of time that I was gluten free. Honestly though I would choose a different steakhouse if it were me. I have found the steaks at Mortons or Kayne Prime or Stoney... More
15 October 2015|
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Response from BluegirlMinneapolis | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so - this place can be pretty laid back - casual and dressy is OK. If you're coming with more than four though, I'd definitely make reservations
22 June 2015|
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Response from robfo | Reviewed this property |
Sure they are. We started bringing our daughter when she was about 10. Now that she is 23 it's still her favorite restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1811
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-329-4349
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Housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s continues to be the standard by which all American steakhouses are measured. Founded in 1934 while the country was in the throes of the Great Depression and just one year removed from the repeal of prohibition, Jimmy Kelly made a promise to himself and his diners. Simply put, he would serve a great steak, a generous portion of whiskey and insure the service was always attentive. Making good on that promise has been the cornerstone of the restaurant’s success and enabled it to survive and flourish. Now over 80 years later and operated by the third generation of Kellys, it has earned a reputation as one of the grand old restaurants not only in Nashville but the entire southeast. Come anytime and enjoy a great steak and a generous portion of whiskey!
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