Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant

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Steakhouse
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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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

This is a historic place but the food is really sub par. The filet literally had no flavor. They stay busy simply because of the name and history. The only exceptional thing about the place is the Wait staff which is excellent.

CH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Patrick’s Day

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister dinner and birthday celebration, perfect way to reconnect without kiddos and our guys.

DL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was excellent. The staff even sang Happy Anniversary to us! We love the decor and ambiance of it.

MB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cowboy steak, silver dollar corn cake, the onion ring tower with their tomato ketchup, as well as the barbecued prawns were excellent. Jimmy's cheeseburger was fabulous too. Can not forget the cream brulee and key lime pie with coffee was a great way to cap off the meal. All while spending time with loved ones made this a GREAT experience! Had our wedding rehearsal dinner here, and 25 years later we are coming back with our children.

DK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Both steaks were perfectly cooked. Wasn’t a fan of the bread the serve. Salad was near perfection. Waiter was amazing. As close to a perfect night as I could ask for.

GS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. The steaks have always been perfect and the service is top notch.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service was ok. Noise was a little too much.

LV
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always

CH
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SCOTT WAS GREAT AGAIN AS USUAL THE SERVICE WAS GOOD.

CS
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have visited Jimmy Kelly's many times. The last couple times we visited the food was as good as always but the service was not. Both times our overall enjoyment of our dining experience was okay.

SG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was perfect. Didn’t realize there wasn’t a dress code, we were way overdressed. Lot of people in jeans and T shirts.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

NA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service were excellent. Jimmy Kelly’s has become our favorite place to celebrate the special occasions. Jack was our server, and just like every time we’ve dined at JK, the service was exceptional when compared to the chain restaurants.
JK is expensive (for my budget) but they are the best for food & service. Although it is a steak house, I have ordered the sea bass more than once.
Thanks JK.

c
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great meal of blue crab stuffed sea bass with a white wine/butter sauce. The salad and potato were excellent also. We were promptly seated in front of the fireplace. I love this 85 year old Nashville tradition. I normally eat a steak or lamb chops but this was the best sea bass dish ever

BC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter Jeff asked lots of questions and helped us with the perfect meal and wine to go with the GREAT meal and even better dessert.

My wife has already hinted that I need.to make reservation for our Anniversary.

Strongly recommend and will be back.

M
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steaks as always! Grilled shrimp were delish as well. The twice baked potato is a must. Chocolate cake was the perfect dessert

NA
Nashville
102 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really like Jimmy Kelly’s and their steaks are some of the best available. The value is also good considering that, unlike other fine steak houses, a nice salad and baked potato are included with any entree. However, on this occasion the table service was very good but the meal was rushed either by the kitchen or the server. We ordered an appetizer of delicious calamari and our salads were served very shortly after the appetizer and our entrees too soon after the salads. Everything was delicious but having to rush to dine was awkward and not typical of Jimmy Kelly’s.

E
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks prepared exactly right and our server Jeff was fantastic

AL
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful and I appreciated the dinner with friends. The waiter was very good.

CK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with top of the line service. Great spot in Nashville.

SJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, we had a great experience. Everything was very well done.

PC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse in Nashville! I had the Extra Cut Filet with a Twice Baked Potato and a Falcon Salad. The Steak was cooked perfectly.

JP
Nashville
7 reviews