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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Nashville, TN

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
7591 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 329-4349

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Jimmy Kelly’s offers private and semi-private dining areas, giving you a variety of choices to meet your needs with accommodations available for as few as ten or as many as 300 guests. In addition, our entire restaurant is also available for large corporate or charitable functions.

  • Private party contact

    Mike Kelly: (855) 778-5288

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    State Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SD

    StacieDee

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Celebrated my Dads 78th birthday. Waiter got the wrong beer, & messed up everyone’s steak order. Dad ordered filet medium & was given cowboy steak medium rare. The other 3 cowboy steaks were all cooked wrong. Waiter offered to get Dad correct steak but we didn’t want to wait longer as we we were hungry. Didn’t get Dad dessert as we just wanted to leave. Worst experience I’ve ever had there.
  2. MC

    MarcyC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were good, and the waiter was great!
  3. k

    kimberlym

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We dined at Jimmy Kelley’s for a birthday but had no intentions in telling them we were there to celebrate a bday. We were asked upon entering if we were celebrating a special occasion, told the hostess it was for my husbands bday. Our waitress asked as well. At end of our dinner we were presented a plate with a candle… just a candle. It seemed a bit tacky, we did not ask to celebrate our bday there but don’t ask your guests if it is their bday if all you are going to do is bring out a plate with a melted candle on it. It felt very patronizing. Food and service was mediocre for a fine dining restaurant . We will not be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and staff was very friendly. Food lacked seasoning. We asked for the Best All around which included a 24 oz steak and Filet Mignon and was told that it was one of the other despite what the menu said. So we ended up ordering them separately. I wasn’t sure what that was about.
  5. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Had to send my dates steak back and had to send mine twice to be cooked correctly
  6. GK

    GlenK

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our friends first time in Nashville and Jimmy Kelly’s is a must for everyone to experience the great ambiance of the Resturant
  7. P

    Porcupine

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding! Thank you King Arthur!
  8. JL

    JaniceL

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner at Jimmy Kelly’s. My husband ordered the Cowboy steak and I ordered sea bass. I wish they would put sea bass on the menu since they always offer it so we’d know how much we’re paying for it. I had wine, my husband had an old fashion with Woodford Reserve (added cost). He knows his bourbons and thought it tasted more like Jack Daniels than Woodford. The waitress checked and said the Woodford bottle was sitting out at the bar so it must have been Woodford. The cost for the drink was $17+. He would have definitely ordered it with JDs for a lesser cost had he known what he was getting tasted like JDs. Other than that, the meal and ambience was very good. We’ll go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my Mom, sister and nieces. Enjoyed meeting Ms. Rae and our waiter, Jeff, was fantastic. The food was awesome as always!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic steakhouse. Our group really enjoyed learning about it the history
  11. j

    jbrown3705

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and was NOT disappointed. Very unique establishment. Loved the history and loved the setting. The food and service were outstanding. Had a business dinner and we all enjoyed it.
  12. TC

    ThomasC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Not my first time. Service and ambience were excellent as I have experienced in the past. That said, my medium requested fillet was at least medium rare and my baked potato was overdone. Corncakes were in short supply and replacements were slow to arrive and attributed to waiting for more to be made which seemed odd as these are a signature staple of Jimmy Kellys. The waiter was very responsive in getting my steak put back on the grill and in fact brought me another potato that was an improvement but still a little on the overdone side. All of the above influenced my food and value ratings. I typically reserve a trip to Jimmy Kellys for a special occasion and when I spend this kind of money on dinner I have higher expectations than I received this time. I would only be willing to go back because this experience seems to be an outlier to previous times I have visited this restaurant.
  13. MM

    MikeM

    Fort Lauderdale

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, great steaks at a reasonable price for downtown Nashville.
  14. l

    lindan

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everyone needs to go at least once , Nashville tradition
  15. WM

    WhitneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always, the best service in Nashville. Also the best blue cheese stuffed filet in Nashville. I've had the same at other steakhouses and they do not compare. Although I've experienced Kelly's for more than 25 years, this was my partner's first visit. He found his filet perfectly cooked, yet lacking in some flavor. I would recommend a sauce with the plain filet. Love the hot water corn cakes!
  16. JS

    JasonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived here all of my life and it's been years since I've been here and kept telling myself that I need to go back and we couldn't have been happier.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was wonderful and in a very romantic setting. We dined on the 3rd level, which isn’t for anyone with mobility issues. Our waiter was very good and I think he said his name was Thomas (I’m so bad with names). Anyways we both ordered the strip steak medium rare. Mine was cooked nicely while my wife’s was pretty rare. We swapped as I don’t mind rare. Neither steak had much flavor (needed much more salt and pepper) and was kinda tough. Everything else was very good. We shared the apple walnut dessert and it was amazingly delicious! We ordered coffee to go with it and they made a fresh pot just for us. We like coming here and have always had their steaks. I think next time we’ll try the seafood or chicken.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    Our waiter Lauren was absolutely amazing! Catered to our every need! The manager Jeff Miller was very unfriendly and does not know anything about customer service! I had purchased 3 gift cards when they did their Christmas gift card sale like I always do! I have lived in Nashville 40+ years and was when I went use them I was told that we could only use one per table! Ever since Jimmy Kelly’s sold out it has never been the same! !! The manager Jeff Miller has no customer service skills & does not know how to handle a situation !
  19. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food. Quiet atmosphere. Enjoyed
  20. G

    Girlnashville

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One of the last originals in Nashville. For the most part, always consistent. We will always come back as we just love it inside…comfortable, cozy, familiar. Quality of the food could use a bit of attention (fish was a bit cold, steak had a long tendon piece) but taste was good. More blackberry cobbler too please!
  21. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but not really worth the $$. We got seated in a very small room with three other tables. The room was so small the waiter was even tripping over the other tables.
  22. p

    pauletten

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valet parking, nice ambiance and friendly employees, great food, excellent service. We are repeat customers.
  23. RR

    RevyRev

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    If you are looking for a traditional steak experience then Jimmy Kelly is the place. Our steaks were cooked with the highest level of excellence! The baked potato was superb. The auxiliary sides were decent. The Cream Brûlée was decent. Our waiter did an excellent job. The Director of Hospitality Miss Rae brings a sparkle to the dining experience.
  24. RT

    RogerT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, ambiance perfect! Staff and service were courteous and professional!
  25. JF

    JacqF

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal at your restaurant and the waiter (Scott) was so awesome! Thank you!
  26. GF

    GeorgeF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service by Jeff was even better. Wonderful anniversary dinner.
  27. MT

    MelissaT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful visit to Jimmy Kelly's. The blue cheese filet is amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom and dad Christmas present
  29. SS

    SusanS

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value. Old Nashville. Felt very comfortable. Sat on the patio. Blue cheese dressing very good. Small salad and large baked potato come with the steak. Shrimp cocktail and fried calamari also very good. Be mindful of the gift card policy.
  30. V

    Vanwoo

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Jimmy Kelly’s was very accommodating to our large private group. Food, atmosphere and service were excellent.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our 5th Anniversary, I surprised my wife with dinner at Jimmy Kelly’s, as neither of us had ever been there before and one of my co-workers had recommended it to me. The experience in every facet was incredible! The ambiance at this place is so cool! Beautiful old-school mansion! We were seated in a quieter room upstairs and had Kenny as our waiter, who was awesome! We received complimentary champagne when we got to our table, and every food and drink item we ordered was amazing. Best steak and baked potato I’ve ever had. Best Moscato I’ve ever tasted. Their corn cakes they bring to the table were delicious. We ordered the onion ring tower to share and the house-made ketchup served with them was wonderful! They also comped our dessert, which was their “Death by Chocolate” cake, and it was the perfect dessert to complete our meal. 10/10 recommend!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was our server and he was excellent! His energy was playful while still professional. He always made sure we were enjoying our experience and had everything that we needed. The food was absolutely wonderful. Both of our steaks were cooked to perfection and the house made dressings were delicious! Can’t wait to come back!
  33. SD

    StephenD

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with wife. Intimate upstairs table, perfect “just enough” low light. Attentive non overbearing service. Legendary and enduring menu: corn cakes were “to die for” good. Ambience exudes old Nashville tradition and history. One of the last, as this lifelong 72 year old native sadly recollects.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a excellent experience, out waiter
  35. J

    John

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with friends. Excellent food and service. Jimmy Kelly’s never disappoints.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was fine. Not worth the price they charge. More hype and reputation than actual satisfaction of the customer. The ambiance is different. A lot of paintings of various things. I think i described it as looking like the haunted house ride at Disney but with the lights turn all the way up. The waiter was good. He was busy so he forgot a few things but once i reminded him, they immediately got it.
  37. BP

    BobP

    Nashville

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Much improved since the last time we were here. Food was very good - steaks and sea bass. Good service but maybe stretched a little thin.
  38. RB

    RobinB

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Claude is a fabulous server. Such a delight! My filet was perfect!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and steak. Always enjoy this restaurant.
  40. KA

    KimA

    Nashville

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet and sides were fabulous! A local treasure for the city of Nashville!

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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 7591 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    State Street

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 329-4349

  • Private party facilities

    Jimmy Kelly’s offers private and semi-private dining areas, giving you a variety of choices to meet your needs with accommodations available for as few as ten or as many as 300 guests. In addition, our entire restaurant is also available for large corporate or charitable functions.

  • Private party contact

    Mike Kelly: (855) 778-5288

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