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Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Downtown Nashville
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930
+1 615-244-7477
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

food was excellent, service was great as well. The live band was very entertaining and not too loud for 12pm when we were there.

Thank emily872017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our lunch stop on our honky tonk walking tour. The music was pretty good, the bartender was attentive but the food. Yes! Get the rib wraps, probably the neatest (as in least messy) way to get your meat, smoke, sauce and coleslaw. Paired with turnip greens - so flavorful my mouth is watering right now! - you have... More 

Thank Trish S
nashville, tn
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went to Rippy's for dinner before a concert at the Ryman. I was disappointed with almost everything. First, there are two rooms downstairs with no doors separating them. Both rooms have bands and they played at the same time...it was impossible to enjoy either of them. I wanted to order a smoked chicken plate dinner but because... More 

Thank katNashville_Tn
minocqua, wi
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in this bar because all of the others were full. The music was entertaining and the service was great! We had the sampler platter on recommendation of Lonnie our server and it was perfect!

Thank Anne A
Troy, Ohio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun casual environment that boasts three levels of live music. The downstairs has two sides which have different bands or you can go upstairs for a third band. It seems the upstairs hosts the best musicians. As far as the food, I ordered the half chicken with sides of coleslaw and mac-n-cheese. I found the food to be mediocre. Maybe... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was six of us who stopped in to eat. There was a live band which one would expect in Nashville. A gentleman was going to each table to ask for tips for the band. Yes, they were worth it, and the customer was able to make a song request via the tip-taker. (If you really want to hear your... More 

Thank Michele P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday....easy to get in and get a table! Friendly staff.... food was good, but wanted ribs and they only had full racks....need smaller size too! House salad with fried chicken was tasty as was the corn cake!

Thank cooker72
Winnipeg, Canada
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399 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday afternoon and there were three men singing with their acoustic guitars. They were great singers. We shared a pulled pork wrap that came with fries. It was very tasty and there was enough fries for the two of us to not eat them all. I'd definitely come back here for a quick bite. That being... More 

Thank Megan L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to grab a quick bit before the Super bowl, so we came across Rippy's! What a great place, so friendly and the food was awesome. We had smoked ribs and they were amazing. We went upstairs to the dinning area . Three guys were playing guitars and they were so talented. I asked for them... More 

Thank Joanne B
Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent business trip to Nashville, my colleague and I went to Broadway to get some dinner, listen to some music, and see the sights. The recommendation for BBQ was another place that we walked into 5 minutes after they stopped serving at 8:05. They suggested going across the street to this restaurant. It seemed to be a slower... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-244-7477

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?