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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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service, Brian is Great !, Awesome Food, and the music was wonderful... Audra is a STAR!!

JM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! Loved the band, but the desserts need improvement.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, but we thought there would be live music and there wasn't. It was about 5pm on a Wednesday.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Arrived early for our reservation and were told we would have to wait 20 minutes. We asked about sitting at the bar to have a beverage and they said they wouldn't serve us for 20 minutes. Restaurant was empty but they had a party of 60 arriving shortly, which only filled half the restaurant. After 20 minutes they seated us. Beverage was small, food was mediocre and the only reason its worth any stars would be that our sever was a gem.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I wish we knew the entire room was filled with teenagers it was awful after eating they should have left they had no respect I think we were the only others in there I paid the Bill and I was not happy we had a party of five and couldn't hear a thing I would have preferred music to Ge pipped in. Lots of staff hanging around. Surely the worst experience our entire trip! Next time I'll look closer to whose in the dining room!i would warn others to do the same. The money I spent was probably more than three or four others tables. I had to apologize to my family. Our server was awesome. I wanted to speak to the manager but just wanted to get the heck out of there!!!!

MW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good
Get the Ribs or any BBQ dish.. the best

J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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
59 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great. Waitress not very talkative.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

TC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gray live music and good bbq

KD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't fault it at all highly recommend

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