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John A's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill
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2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
+1 615-885-1540
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri 15:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there on a Friday night around 10 pm. Band was playing and entertaining audience. They had excellent apitizers and reasonable beer prices. Washrooms were entertaining as well... ladies room had a prank poster set up and you heard some screams. We were there for about two hours.

Thank J C
Golden, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is like walking into a museum of country music and baseball memorabilia. The walls are lined with priceless photos and John A. himself is often there in the back corner. The food is great, especially the catfish and it's a good place to go for any age or family.

1 Thank Julie R
Denver, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true local joint that features music every night from various local groups. The Fri- Sun band is old time country at its best with occasional guest singers joining in from the local crowd. Good catfish and ribs, plenty of local beer on tap and a full bar round out the fun times. Friendly service and many locals greet each... More 

Thank AndyCzi
Saddle River, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was decent, but keep in mind that the kitchen closes at 10 even though drinks are available until 1 or 2.

Thank adinarj
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought this was a little overrated. Wish there was some more to make this place stand out amongst the crowd.

Thank AnnJanette T
milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner here due to being directed here by our hotel. It did what the hotel suggested, provided steaks and live country music. The lady who was singing, Stephan was very good, to the extent that I bought her CD for my wife, she is the country and Western fan! The food was inexpensive reasonable but not outstanding,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you drive by John A's you might be inclined to keep going but make sure you stop. If you are in the Opryland area it mighty just be the most authentic place you will find. The interior is nice and spacious. The staff is great and the food is good to boot. Live music and a good beer selection... More 

Thank marchuk
Salem, Virginia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But so was the food. They had live music that night and it was excellent. Band played loud enough to enjoy yet not so loud one could not have a conversation. This particular night I met the owner and was welcomed at his table. Probably not a kiddie place after 8:00 or so but when I arrived there were several... More 

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Shelby, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to have supper and a drink. Ordered the hot catfish this is good food would recommend. They can heat this dish up if you really like it spicy or just leave it to their standard which is good.

Thank Kelvin E
Youngstown, Ohio
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Cozy bar with efficient wait staff. Good food and no complaints. Nothing stood out and nothing went wrong. Good place to catch the game. I would return while on business to Nashville.

Thank 1231Bill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2421 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-885-1540

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?