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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Nashville, TN

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

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4.5
6944 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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Additional information

  • 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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What 6,944 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KV

    KellieV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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.

  2. KL

    KylieL

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brother came in from out of town He Loved it!!

  4. MJ

    MeganJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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.

  5. HC

    HughC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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.

  6. JP

    JohnP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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!

  7. WF

    WarrenF

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 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.

  8. BE

    BillyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steaks I have ever tasted! Service was impeccable.

  9. J

    Jake

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 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.

  10. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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 !!!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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.

  12. BO

    BOBBYP

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 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.

  13. BW

    BruceW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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.

  14. PB

    PhilB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 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.

  15. RH

    RitaHurley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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

  16. EL

    ELMJ28

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

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

  17. CS

    CarolynS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. DB

    DannyB

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  19. N

    Nana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  20. CL

    CharlesL

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  21. JD

    JimmyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2

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

  22. 2

    28yeardatenight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!

  23. TA

    TracyA

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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

  24. JB

    JeromeB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. TD

    TracieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  26. PM

    PatriceM

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

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

  27. JS

    JamesS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. DJ

    DJPW

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    A few years back Jimmy Kelly’s was the place to be. And while it’s not bad now it’s certainly not what it used to be. The service was excellent and the bone in fillet that I had was very tender and juicy. I’ve been there twice recently and have yet to find a table that was level. I don’t enjoy seeing my table rock back-and-forth as I’m trying to eat. Jimmy Kelly’s is still good but they are slipping.

  32. SB

    SteveB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Everything about it was bad even down to the bathrooms.

  34. L

    Louise

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience was wonderful! We had great food, excellent service with a very friendly server, and a very pleasant atmosphere! We were there for our anniversary and are so glad we chose Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse to celebrate that occasion. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal in a very welcoming restaurant!

  35. JM

    JamesM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and the service was second to none. If I ever find myself in Nashville again I will return .

  36. KA

    KathrynA

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always this is the best experience in Nashville.

  37. SS

    SteveS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday which we do often at Jimmy Kelley's. Have never had a bad meal!

  38. K

    Kathy

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bartender, Shila, was a delight!! Great service! Our waiter, Steve was also fabulous , along with the food. This is our first visit to Nashville and we love it. We’re from Charleston and Columbia, SC. Very nice dining experience.

  39. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Delicious food and a beautiful. It was a very hot day and it was warm inside the dining room.

  40. AD

    AnthonyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience1

    First time patrons. We ordered the Extra Cut Filet Mignon with a salad & baked potato. Also ordered scalloped potatoes & we shared everything. Best thing we had was the hoecake & salad! Scalloped potatoes cheese wasn't melted in the second layer . Took home 2 chocolate desserts ; Death by Chocolate & Chocolate Decadence and they were Awesome... Ambiance was crap we were seated in lower level. Table cloth was dirty with some sort of crumbs & lamp shade was filthy. Kitchen staff kept appearing on steps in dirty wet red apron peering out window. Our waitress had on a very stained shirt/ waiters jacket. Our filet had 4 pieces tht were unedible with gristle. Filet mignon doesn't have gristle usually. Also had a friend with us a fly that wouldn't leave us alone while we were trying to eat. Also we didn't get close to the front door until about 4:50pm and we were made to stand inside until 5:00 on the money and then they started seating. Internet says opens at 4:45pm obviously tht is incorrect. Maitre d could have been a little bit more friendlier and smile a little bit he seemed rather irritated the whole time we were there. Would we visit again? Probably not. Definitely not worth the money they are charging for the food. Maybe up the stairs inside is better?

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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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