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Back Alley Diner

217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
+1 615-251-3003
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This small diner is full of atmosphere and live music, it is fun and friendly with great service. Bar food and pulled pork combos are the best for a night on the town!

Thank Russell O
Jacobie O, Owner at Back Alley Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for hanging out with us, Russell! Hope to see you again soon. We're glad you had a BAD time ;)

Reviewed 25 March 2017

A laid back alley bar with good tap choices and prices to match. Very friendly staff and patrons. We didn't eat there but the bar food looked good.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Tucked away and not too easy to find, this place has really good food. We ate lunch here. Had the southwest burger and it was great. And the beer is cold and approximately half the price of beer two blocks away on Broadway. Look forward...More

Thank TheBigD2014
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Really in a back alley. Cool vibe. Great bloody Mary's, jalapeño poppers and chips. Highly recommend.

Thank DonnaMunchel
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The name describes the place perfectly. Great burgers and soups. Not a very large place, but very good service and food. They have a happy hour from 5 to 7. Great for a burger or a sandwich and has a full bar.

1  Thank Sean P
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice place to visit for a good meal. Would totally come back. The food was great, the service was good and they really took the kiddo into account.

Thank LKHS08
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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
US$5 - US$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