Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland

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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.
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J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A pleasant surprise, a delicious mid range meal, excellent meatloaf. The live music was a plus, not too loud.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian was our Awesome Server. He is friendly and attentive! He also offered suggestions, as a few of us were first time diners. His direction proved to be a great recommendation! Plus he is fantastic singer! We had a great time there!

f
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! The only disappointment is that the music doesn't start until 7 pm. Music should start at 5 pm or at least start by 6 pm. for early dining.

PV
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Fried chicken smelt like fish. Asked the waitress about it and blow off like there was nothing wrong. Still paid full price. Manager didnt say anything until I asked about it.

GQ
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious lunch (we even went back for dinner!) and outstanding service by Nadia. The pimento cheese & chicken sandwich as well as the smoked brisket sandwich are crave worthy! Dinner was the bbq “sampler”. A half pound each of smoked ribs, brisket, and pork. They smoke their meats in house ..outstanding. If only they offered their wings appetizer smoked! Can’t go wrong eating here. We’ll be back next time we’re in Nashville, for sure!

EE
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting Nashville and staying in the suburbs and the hotel employee who checked us in recommended this restaurant. In addition to the good food, the value, and the service the wait staff also entertained you by singing some songs during the evening. As we were leaving at 8 PM people were still coming in to have dinner. If you are in the area I would highly recommend this restaurant

JL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria was an excellent service provider. Didn't make us feel rushed. Very nice experience all around.

JA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the evening enough that we are returning 2 days later.

M
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent entertainment. We saw TJ Carter and Band perform and they were first rate! Best value in Nashville.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

No live music as advertised also service was ok,but being told by the waitress that as we were not from the US we had to leave an 18% tip and that she had worked out how much it was very patronising but in hindsight she done herself out of a couple of extra dollars

BP
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

not much traffic at 4pm in a saturday. No singing waiters but service and food Nice

JR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was fantastic. My wife ordered a chicken sandwich and found it had a mayo dressing. She told the server that she was allergic to mayo and they brought her a brand new one very fast.

BH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Expected a singing waiter! Food was okay, just average. Service was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great. Waitress not very talkative.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

BBQ is not good, none of it. 8 of us ate there. 1 person was happy with their food

SD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Staff & Ambiance. Great for a reasonable dinner before the Opry Show. Highly Recommend.

F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Goid food, friendly service and the price was very reasonable.
Our waitress, Alejandra, was very friendly and welcoming. My husband and I had ribs and brisket, my daughter, who is vegan, had the kale salad and said it was outstanding.
We were at this restaurant once before, about 4 years ago, and came back because we enjoyed the food and the entertainment. I highly recommend this restaurant.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, the singer that night was also our server. Fun atmosphere!

TC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre, service was slow, location showed outdoor seating, however, it was a covered and screened area facing the parking lot. The music was great though and they had a shuttle to the Grand Opry

D
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good service and convenient. Music was good.

CP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Ordered the fried chicken and you could tell it was fried in the catfish oil. It was terrible, fishy and didnt taste like chicken at all. (Which is strange because a lot of things taste like chicken...) Rest of the food was mediocre at best. Fried green tomatoes were decent.

Waitress was super sweet, cool spot, bad food and pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Gray live music and good bbq

KD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine, food was amazing . Atmosphere and opry theme really made it great

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast seating and great atmosphere! The service was great and the food was amazing! The brisket was amazing! Was little to early for the live music but we will definitely be back in the future.

OT
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was very average. They did have a lot of gluten free options. The brownie with ice cream was very good. Expensive for such average food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We ordered the buffalo dip for an appetizer. It came out and the chicken almost looked like it had a blue tint. Not good at all. A couple of people got the shrimp and grits and the shrimp seemed chewy. Grits were not good. Overall the food just wasn’t good.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything besides the food was great! The food really lacked flavor. I'd say that people are more likely to come here not for the food, but for the atmosphere.

KC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. Our server, Dustin, was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Restaurant was clean and atmosphere was relaxing. The food was superb. Definitely our new “go-to” place when we’re in Nashville.

LG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We were early so the restaurant was pretty empty. There was an aspiring country music singer who sang us a few ditties. She was fun. There’s also videos that play clips from past Grand Ole Opry performances. That was fun since we were heading to the Opry later.

RB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Opry Backstage Grill while staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Our first visit, with Brian as our server, was a much better experience. The food was excellent! Highly recommend you save room for dessert and order the pecan pie (heated of course). Will definitely return on our next visit to Nashville.

C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Entertainment was nice however loud. Food average but you don’t have to fight the crowds at the Opryland Hotel or Opry Mills Mall.

AD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely LOVE the Opry Backstage Grill. The only reason I gave it 4 stars for Ambiance and a moderate energy level is because, on previous visits the wait staff and others have gotten on stage to perform and were AMAZING. I was a little disappointed that didn't happen this time, but as always, the food was great. It's inexpensive for the area with large portions and something for everyone.

D
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food every time. Hidden gem in Music Valley !

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't fault it at all highly recommend

CD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That is one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. Great food, service, and music 🎶

JW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive. Food was great and reasonably priced. The entertainment was live, interactive and awesome. The noise level was comfortable for dinner conversation. We'll be back!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good our server was awesome

RM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. Our waitress was very good. My only complaint was there were a few groups of women in the restaurant that were extremely loud and rude while the band was playing or talking. I wish management would have addressed that. Other than that, it was a great experience. The band was great too! I wish I could remember their names as well as our waitress.

CH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutley amazing, the restaurant was beautiful, I love the fact that they have a stage and their employees sing. We went on my mother's birthday and surprised her by singing her happy birthday and bringing her a huge delicious slice of chocolate cake topped with whipped cream, strawberries, and a candle! Best of all it really wasn't that expensive and you can dress causally

MP
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I realize that this place has been around for quite awahile and has an interesting background. I ordered the fried chicken dinner which consited of a small breast and one wing. It was cooked well , but not as good as the fried chicken you can get from Kroger or Publix. My Italian string beans were so over cooked that they melted in you mouth without chewing. My mashed potatoes were very good. My wife ordered the ribeye steak which consisted of 40% fat and gristle and 60% meat. it was cooked perfectly but way too thin to provide a good steak experience. The service was VG and our server was very nice and attentive. Over all I give it 3 stars.

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