About Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland

The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine in a Nashville restaurant as uniquely entertaining as the Grand Ole Opry itself.


Sample homestyle dishes made from fresh, locally and regionally-harvested ingredients or tempting selections from our smoker for lunch and dinner.

Not unlike being backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, diners can relax and share good food and good times in a comfortable atmosphere, surrounded by friends and great country music.

2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
McGavock Pike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 231-8854

Website:
http://www.innatopryland.com/Dining

Entertainment:
Singing servers daily and Live performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Catering:
Offsite catering is available with our portable BBQ smoker.

Executive Chef:
Jason Carty

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.7

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3.7

value

3.6

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Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for a Date (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We went here early afternoon on a Sunday, no singing wait staff, it was not crowded at all. Food was good, nothing special, but good and tasty at a reasonable price. Wait staff was good, and met all of our needs. Would go back if we're in the area again. I had the Meatloaf and enjoyed it.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

We were in Nashville celebrating our wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Opryland Hotel I took the shuttle to the Opry backstage Grill overall a very pleasant experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We decided to pick this restaurant since it could accommodate the party of nine we had at the last minute. We had to return one of the entrees of fried chicken at first because it was not done all the way. The replacement piece was fixed correctly and tasted pretty good. Everything else was kind of bland and average tasting. The service was slow and our waitress seemed to disappear for long periods at a time. The decorating was pretty lively and neat to look at. Would return if staying in that hotel but probably not other than that.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Not a bad place just not what i was looking for. Limited menu and drink selection. Is a good family place but not a place for business.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were from out of town and saw online that you had live entertainment and that our waiters may be singing. There was no one singing there accept a video playing at the stage. Our waitress never came around for drink refills. The reason we went there was for entertainment. Very disappointed.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was very good. Good southern food. Turkey, ham, dressing, veggies, deserts all tasted great. We also enjoyed our singing waitress! Will return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was Thanksgiving, so our expectations were not super high.
The food was good. Service not so good. It was not crowded but I felt that our server couldn’t care less. He got us our drinks and the next time we saw him he dropped to bill. I understand no one wants to work on Thanksgiving... but he should have at least tried to be personable..

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Review is of Thanksgiving Buffet. Food was okay. Nothing exceptional. It's an okay option for families that don't have the ability to cook at home. Big complaint is that it is priced high for the quality and selection.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was tasteless; I thought only the cream corn was good. Sorry but the food was not good.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Veggies soggy, meat over cooked. Would not return

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Work meeting

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really enjoyed the fried chicken and Brunswick Stew. Our waitress was fantastic. The singing staff was most enjoyable.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was nice. I was looking fir live music and BBQ and found it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food, fun atmosphere, great service! It was the perfect venue to choose before Grand Ole Opry show. It was close and not too crowded. Live music was great!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good Food, fast service before the Grand Ole Opry show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We ate here prior to the concert at the Grand Ole Opry. We wanted somethings easy and not too busy. Nice quiet place for an early dinner. Live music was entertaining and good quality music. Drinks were cold and food was rich with flavor. We were celebrating our anniversary, we received free piece of wonderful cake.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great pork sandwich

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Denny's or Cracker Barrel would have been the same.

Live music doesn't start until 8 PM.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I found the internet site misleading because it says you are in A Gaylord hotel - so I thought the restaurant was in the Gaylord hotel. Not across the street from it. Somewhat disappointed.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food. Fast service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great location. Great southern food.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Came for the singing servers and only one was able to sing. He was great but disappointed that there was only one. Vinny B. He was gracious and sang twice.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was disappointing. Service was slow. Very disappointed.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It wasn't what we expected at all. Made reservations for Saturday night. We thought we'd walk into this lively, hopping place. It was quiet with a lot of empty tables. The one person we heard sing was okay. Props to anybody that gets up on stage. Service was okay. The food was bland. Buttermilk fried chicken was dry. Macaroni cheese was chunky, thick like it had been sitting a while. Green beans were okay. Needed salt and pepper for some flavor. My husband said his ribeye was okay. His sweet potato was burned. Maybe they didn't have a good crowd that night, but everything just seemed...lacking....

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Waiter was MIA for most of the meal so didn't bring more drinks, messed up the order, had to ask him twice for the check.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It did not disappoint. If you are looking for some real southern style food, this is a good spot. Our meals were decent portions and the flavors were great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Service was great. Food was good, not great. The allure of this place is the live music. I was there on a Wednesday Writers Night... the music was great and it was a lot of fun.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our food was fine. Really loved the Brisket and the pulled pork, as well as our side of cole slaw. A few things surprised us, and not in a good way. We had cocktails from their specialty menu (mine was something with strawberries and moonshine, and my daughter had something with watermelon) Both seemed very "under poured" and overly sweet. Not expecting that from a featured cocktail. We only had one each. Second, we ordered chicken wings (12) as an appetizer, and the three meat platter (ribs, pulled pork and brisket) to share as an entree. It came with two sides, so we got the Mac and Cheese and the cole slaw. If you like a sweeter cole slaw, this was great! The mac and cheese was OK. However, the chicken wings came out at the same time as our entree. They didn't even go together as a meal, since the wings were Buffalo and the meats were Tennessee BBQ sauce. I was so disappointed, even though we ended up getting them boxed up to take back to our hotel. Our server, as sweet as she was, was really sub-par. It wasn't terribly busy that night (a Monday at 8:15) but we waited a long time for our waters we asked for as soon as she came to take our drink orders. We never got a refill on the water, and being a 93 degree day, we could use the extra water! She should have checked on our wings, and made sure they were coming out first, so it wasn't the food runner's fault (he was great, actually, getting us the missing sauce, etc) that it all came out at once. The server left to go on stage to sing, and she had a lovely voice, but it is disconcerting when you want a glass of water but your server is singing a song instead. Service, I think, really needs to be emphasized here. We did get the Dolly Parton Banana Pudding to go, and it was quite good.
The atmosphere is casual, nothing fancy and had a lot of older couples in the night we were there, and many seemed to be having a good time. We liked the different sort of atmosphere, obviously appealing to the visitor to Nashville.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We sat unattended at our table for 25 minutes. No server, no help at all, not even any eye contact. I had to go find a server to help us. Truly horrific.

Once I convinced a server to help us, she was great, neka was her name. Fun and friendly, fast and courteous. Totally saved the day!

The restaurant seemed to be having a lot of problems and we could here other tables making jokes about going to Wendy's instead.

Our food was tasty and that's all good. Maybe they were low on staff

Tags: Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Came upon this hot spot on Yelp. Really good food and great atmosphere. Live music made the evening a delight.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fun friendly service. Many in staff will take the stage and play/ sing a song.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Best ribs I've ever had.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Entertainment by wait staff was nice. However, the food was nothing to write home about.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fun Atmosphere. Great food, excellent service. Live band was AMAZING! So glad we found this place. My only negative is they close at 11:00 pm on a Saturday night! We didn't want the fun to end. Can't wait to come back!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Recommended by friends and I will recommend as well. Limited menu but it's all that I want. Music was great

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food, value and service were excellent. Great place to eat before the Opry.

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I had the catfish and it was delicious. Our server, Gracie, was excellent! It was the perfect meal before going to the Grand Ole Opry.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Cute place! The live music was great as was the Opry ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The music was to loud for a restaurant setting. We couldn't even hear each other talking across the table. I got the salmon and it tasted like cat food. Service was slow but waiter was nice.

Tags: Casual
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