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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Nashville, TN

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
6955 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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9:00 PM


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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 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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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. JW

    JeffW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is always great! Me and my wife eat here about every other month and are never disappointed. The owner, the staff, the food and the historic house make this place a Nashville icon. Cheers to Jimmy Kelly's!
  2. f

    foodie2review

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Carla, was outstanding. The food was delicious and filling!
  3. CL

    CharlesL

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food and the service was very good. Where we was seated was uncomfortable it was almost as hot inside as it was outside. We commented to the server about the temperature the reply was we’re working on it. When you go to a high end restaurant you don’t expect sweat running down your back and wiping sweat off your forehead. It was a birthday for our granddaughter , we didn’t even cut the birthday cake we brought in we got the cake and left. It was just too hot. Let me make it very clear our waiter was excellent.
  4. CA

    CindyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a very pleasant experience and the steaks were excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Conrad was incredible! He made the experience so memorable 😊
  6. BS

    BruceS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Great food! Steve did excellent job
  7. PD

    PatriciaD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service one of my favorites in Nashville
  8. KB

    KrisB

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was fantastic Bootlegger Ribeye was flavorful & tender.
  9. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing! We had the Blue Cheese Fillet and a bone-in ribeye, both were tender and delicious. Sides were great also. Would definitely recommend!
  10. VC

    VericaC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We were in the patio area and it was too hot! Waitress said temp started at 95 and at time of our dinner is was 85 degrees. Whew!
  11. KV

    KellieV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We both ordered the standard cut filet. We were told Medium would be pink with a warm red center. Both were Medium well very little pink. Almost a burnt crisp on the outside. We felt rushed by the server as the check was dropped and we wanted another glass of wine and dessert. I asked for Creme Brûlée and was told you didn’t have it bc it was burnt on top. We were not given a suggestion for any other dessert. When we walked outside I saw our waiter running across the parking lot. I guess that is why.
  12. KL

    KylieL

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and our server was super knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks for a great night!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brother came in from out of town He Loved it!!
  14. MJ

    MeganJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Service was great! Steaks weren’t even seasoned with salt and pepper. They had absolutely no flavor. Sides were over seasoned. Only good part of the food was the corn cakes and salad but half of the lettuce was red/almost bad. I would never choose this place if I didn’t have a giftcard given to me.
  15. HC

    HughC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased and happy with our last visit. This was the second time in a roll that we came here for our anniversary, now looking forward to making it three consecutive years.
  16. JP

    JohnP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second ever visit and it was as good, if not better than the first. Our steaks were tender, flavorful, and properly prepared. Our sides were tasty and large enough to share. The wine list was extensive enough with being overbearing, with a range of pricing options. The bottle we ordered.complemented the meal perfectly. The key lime pie was the best we’ve had…anywhere! Our server, Issac was knowledgeable, attentive without being intrusive and prompt. All in all, it was a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. Thanks!
  17. WF

    WarrenF

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All six of us ordered steaks (what else do you order in a steakhouse)? They were superb! And the service was outstanding.
  18. BE

    BillyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steaks I have ever tasted! Service was impeccable.
  19. J

    Jake

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food quality. Not surprised. These are the hallmarks of a Jimmy Kelly dining experience. Would certainly recommend to friends.
  20. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This was absolutely the worst food I’ve eaten in my 18 years in nashville and go out dining . Literally we spent 500.00, 507.00 to be exact , on food that we bagged up to give to our dogs. They need a total revamp as we ordered several items off of their menu across four grown men and everything except the ketchup was horrible !!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For me, it was all about the service we received from Claude. My husband and I went there on a date night. He was energetic, attentive, and funny. Everyone was friendly and hospitable. The food was good, reasonably priced. Got the fried oysters. I’m from New England and I was skeptical about how fresh it would be. I was pleasantly surprised! I would go back again and ask for Claude.
  22. BO

    BOBBYP

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great, the place is really cool, my steak was perfect, but my dates steak was a overcooked. They did get her a new one and comped the dessert, so all in all we had a fun night.
  23. BW

    BruceW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My Cowboy was bland, needed a little sea salt, wife's filet was awesome. Ambience was perfect, Robert was great. Bottom line: we were celebrating my beautiful bride's birthday and she loved it, nuff said.
  24. PB

    PhilB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Perfect place to propose! Can not thank you enough! Bone in rib eye was a “Kroger” cut of meat. Very disappointed in both tenderness and taste. Will come back. I’ll just order something else. I very much appreciate all you did to make it a very special evening. Thank you. Phil Barnett 615 785-0799.
  25. RH

    RitaHurley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great his name was Jimmy and was there to fill glasses and check on us he help me pick the way I wanted my steak cooked last time it was over cooked this time it was perfect thanks to him
  26. EL

    ELMJ28

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Jimmy Kelly's is our go to for great steaks and special occasions. We are rarely disappointed.
  27. CS

    CarolynS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious steaks. Loved the porch dining area. Great service. Expensive, but nice for a special occasion.
  28. DB

    DannyB

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Jimmy Kelly's is always just as ordered. Lauren, the waitstaff, was excellent and the ambiance was great. It was my wife's birthday and we had a great night with the family. We even got to see Kid Rock come in. Always, a great place to eat.
  29. N

    Nana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was outstanding. The hostess at the front desk was pleasant and accommodating. We were seated at a table surrounded by windows. The sun was shining brightly in our eyes the entire time we were eating. We asked if there were shades or blinds, and the answer was no. There is no kid's menu. Our waiter was not attentive to our drink refills or our wanting dessert. Overall, I would rate our experience a 3.5.
  30. CL

    CharlesL

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good the service was very good. Look forward to dining there again.
  31. JD

    JimmyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    All the food tastes Great. My server Chris did really well at explaining the house specials. Reservation recommended.
  32. 2

    28yeardatenight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Steak was ok, but not special. I expected more flavor, but it may have been the choice I made. If I go back, I will choose a different steak. Waiter was energetic, informative, entertaining, and made the experience worth the trip. Thanks for a memorable anniversary Ray!
  33. TA

    TracyA

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Dinner date with my husband for father’s day. The waiter we love was not working this day so we had a new lady who forgot to bring our salads and also brought our appetizers at the same time as our meal. Food was still great and we just had her pack our salads to go. Bone in filet for him Stuffed sea-bass for me
  34. JB

    JeromeB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Would drive to Nashville just to eat there. Claude was an outstanding waiter.
  35. TD

    TracieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A dining experience. Never disappoints. It’s cozy and full of Southern charm. Once you discover the unique ambiance of Jimmy Kelly’s you will return again and again. It’s a special treat for any occasion or to turn a Wednesday evening into an occasion. I’m not sure reservations are required but we’ve been going here a long time and I feel like they are certainly recommended. Wonderful filet mignon and crab cakes. And definitely share a twice baked potato.
  36. PM

    PatriceM

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best. Steaks were flavorless and sides were just okay.
  37. JS

    JamesS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Luke our waiter was fantastic! Food was excellent! Wonderful evening overall.
  38. MW

    MagenW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wine list was disappointing. Service in regards to clearing the table after courses, refilling cocktails & water, etc was not up to par for what we expected. Food was ok.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still a “go to” place for great food and service. Experience like this starts from the top and everyone involved is on the same page for providing first class dining!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food is bland. I expected way more. I would rather have Logan’s. They have an Eddie’s V’s price. It is way overrated. Our table cloth was dirty. Very outdated but the host was nice.

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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 6955 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 70 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–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 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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