Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland

3.9
459 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 459 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CjM123
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in a hurry and our server got us in and out on time. Wanted to come back for the pecan pie, but they were closed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Server went missing after the order. Didn’t see him again until we were done eating and our drinks had been empty since we were half finished eating. I can buy better brisket from a number of places. Menu says sides are enough to share but it wasn’t even enough for one person. Some dude was on the stage tuning a guitar and blocking our view of the tv the entire time we were there. All together one of the most pitiful dinners I have had with a reservation. Won’t return ever.

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ElizabethW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Michigan and I can’t wait to come back to eat here. Everything was wonderful

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Renee
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was mediocre at best . Food is much better at the restaurant across the street.

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vipPatdash
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food cold, not what was exactly described in the reviews we looked at. Very disappointed

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JIMR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was fair prices good. Service was very slow. Performer was only on stage 45 min.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fried green tomatoes are delicious! My BBQ was great. My husband did not love the shrimp and grits. The first plate came out cold and they did bring another plate but the grits were still cold and really thick. Just not very good. Service is amazing. Decent singer performing and it wasn't too loud. Played nice selection. We would eat again with family or a group but not for nice romantic dinner for two.

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RANDALLG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice place to eat. The food was great. Had the chicken tenders and wife had a pull pork sandwich. Loosen your belt, it is all you need to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Even with a harried and undermanned wait staff and a 30 minute wait past our reservation time , the evening turned out well. Our waitress was attentive and informative. The food was excellent.

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CJones
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Restaurant was almost empty, but waitress seated us on top of the people at the bar.

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Deniseh
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

r, food was some par music act was decent but too loud to be able to speak to each other Boots not thoroughly cleaned considering covid regulations.

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vipDCSBob
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not what we expected, but the experience was neat and the service was good. We ordered Diamond Rio's BBQ Trio because it offered a selection of meats (brisket, ribs, pulled pork) with various sauces and 2 large sides. The ribs were good and falling off the bone. Both the brisket and pulled pork were a little dry, but I guess that is why they give you so much BBQ sauce, right? All in all, we left full and ready to see the Friday night show at the Opry in quite a while.

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lm93
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Initially drawn in by the live music, the food and beverage selection was limited at best. Our party tried the BBQ, caesar salad, nachos, and fried green tomatoes. This was comparable to dining at a mediocre restaurant. Choose wisely...go somewhere else.

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Lovethekeys2
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was ok. The music was less than impressive. The food was good and the service was good.

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RonM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

given the conditions( covid) It is difficult to give a fair review. The staff was very congenial and the food (limited menu) was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m so upset- I had outdoor reservations for a date w my husband and the restaurant is not actually offering this- the server was not empathetic to our situation at all. I am
a nurse practitioner caring for covid positive patients and I am just not comfortable sitting so close to others while they’re eating... I am fully vaccinated but out of an abundance of care for others - I refuse to put them at risk! The server didn’t offer a menu for take out- nothing. Also her mask was below her nose 🙄... if we are to carry on as an economy let’s get it together so we can gather safely!

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GayleA
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In Nashville for a meeting. An early dinner, we found staff to be exceptionally friendly and service oriented. All covid precautions were taken very seriously.

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MarkC
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for dinner and it was nice to have a live performance from the small stage - he was a good entertainer. The place was fairly empty given the pandemic, but the wait staff was very attentive and accommodating. We ordered a family meal along with an extra helping of brisket. The meat was cooked nicely, the BBQ sauce was average and the mac & cheese was quite good. Simple draft beer selection, but adequate. I think more people in the restaurant would change the dynamic a bit - it would have been more lively.

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KerryA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Usual COVID experience. Social distancing, quick service, friendly staff!

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Michelle
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fried chicken and pimiento cheese I had in Nashville! The staff was very friendly. Good pricing!

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety guidelines met, service fast & friendly, food excellent (met chef), & good value for price.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, food and entertainment was amazing and this was our 4th trip to Nashville and the Gaylord!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal and a great server named Dave!

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charliesheena
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food tasted like it was from a dumpster. I ate one bite of the burger the lady didn’t even ask what’s wrong. Never refilled my drink. Poor service. Disgusting food.

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vipMaddysDad
St. Louis
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was okay. We ate there twice while at a convention this week only due to convenience from our hotel. The food is adequate, but not great. The catfish sucks to be honest, but other things are not too bad. The atmosphere is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We went here before the Opry. We had an early reservation, so the restaurant was pretty empty. Still had to wait for a table, which was odd.
Ribs were good. Overall, I think we were expecting something a little more upscale. Nevertheless, we had fun.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great service. Very attentive waiter. Food was delicious. Other staff could be friendlier but we had a good experience.

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JSellers
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I will start off by saying the service at the restaurant was very good. The waitress and hostess were pleasant and nice. The kitchen staff went above and beyond and split the entree and two sides that we were sharing onto two plates for us, without being asked. The restaurant was not very busy and the food was delivered promptly.

The food was at best, okay. The steak was $30, but it was thin and not high quality. That being said, it was cooked perfectly and to the temperature that we asked for. The fried green tomatoes were awful. The salad was lacking. The ranch dressing was good.

The menu was very small with very little choices.

Overall, in our weekend in Nashville we ate at several MUCH BETTER restaurants and we would not return to this one.

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SethL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good. The guy playing music was awesome. The seating was good. The only complaint was that the service was poor. I had to wait for refills on tea and had to get wave the waitress down for a beverage after dinner.

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed dinner. Good service. Wife and I shared the BBQ trio and everything was delicious. Went to see live performance by Audra McLaughlin (former contestant on Team Blake on The Voice), and the live music at dinner setup was great.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The hostess wasn't the friendliest, but the food and service was good. We sat close to the bar and kitchen so it was really noisy.

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vipChellsam
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This is a good spot if you need a quick bite to eat. The food was good, but not fantastic. Our server, Brian, was really genuine and helpful.

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John
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

When we walk in the place was empty but we still waited to be seated my wife was not feeling well
And checked to make sure they had soup on the menu before we booked our reservation when
The waitress came to take our order my wife asked what was the soup of the day and she responded
Chili when my wife said chili was not soup she said that that was the soup of the day I wish she would have just told my wife sorry we are out of soup for today being a opry restaurant it’s not what we expected
But it was clean fast once we ordered I would recommend to a friend if asked

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Jenn was very attentive.

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StevenB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food on par with Denny’s or Ryan’s. Server was nice. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant. Salt appeared to be the only seasoning applied to all food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very quiet at 2:00 pm on a weekday, but the service and food were excellent. I had the Nashville hot fried chicken with three sides (I highly recommend the succotash). This was a fun place to have lunch with my family. Props to our friendly waiter.

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WaltL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around. Our meals were perfect, the beverage list was excellent, and our service was superb.

We'll definitely be back and I'll certainly recommend it to friends and family.

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squirebrandy
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the entertainment.

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MIKE
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

If you are looking for great food this is the place to eat, if you are looking for Country music don’t let the name deceive you. I went looking forward to Country music but the entertainer made it clear that he sang all different genre’s and proved his point except for Country. I think he was so interested in proving that he wasn’t Country that he proved it quite well. The ambiance made you think that this was the place to be but the entertainer proved different.

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squirebrandy
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the Opry Backstage Grill so much we ate there several times. Really enjoyed the up and coming entertainment performed by some who are also servers. Lots of good talent and food to be has here

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Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 231-8854.

Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland is rated 3.9 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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