Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

4.4
5871 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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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a very observant waitstaff. I will go back when I'm in town again.

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cindyd
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated my birthday at J.K. last evening. the food was delicious, and service excellent. sarah jane waited on us and she couldn't have been better. looking forward to returning to this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fathers day

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jagwofl
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall I love Jimmy Kelley’s but it is very hit or miss with the food. The steaks last night were extremely lackluster. Almost like they were warmed up in the microwave. I hate to be that way, honestly. Again I love this place, but the steaks just weren’t great.

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Seated in Hunt room, by kitchen , somewhat noisy, no ambiance, no music , no nothing. . Waiter was Glib. Steaks were reversed cooked to order. Salad order was wrong. $175 plus $30 tip will not be back —going to Sperrys or Perry’s

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Yummmy2019
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Eat here for steak done best! The sides were delicious. Highly recommend the creamed spinach.

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HELENA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My visit on this occasion was as different as daylight and dark from my visit in April. Everything on this day was what I had expected in April, but it was not delivered. Will give it a lot of thought before visiting again.

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RalphF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is special, that is why we celebrate our anniversaries with two other couples, total years of marriage is 169 years. Good Lord willing we will be back again next year. Of course we dine there other times when we can.
Ralph Foley

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased. Excellent as always at the famous Jimmy Kelly’s.

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FranklinMom
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought my significant other here to celebrate Father's Day, great service and fabulous food will return.

LT
LyleT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner 4th year in a row our favorite restaurant.

HJ
HJ27
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak did not have a ton of flavor honestly. Great ambiance but food was just average.

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Grammy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one tries harder than Mr Kelly and his managers. You don't stay in the restaurant business as long as the Kelly's have and not have good food and service. Go and enjoy.

TG
ThatGirlSteph
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinner and time spent together at Jimmy Kelly's. The atmosphere is fancy laid back if that makes sense. The food is always great! I highly recommend the crab cake appetizer. I've only ever ordered a steak dinner and I've not been disspaointed yet. I look forward to our next visit. Good for family, date and buisness dinners.

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KathyV
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd or 4th trip and we love it every time. We especially appreciate your half price gift card sale that enables us to have a great dinner!

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LEWKidd
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had New York strip steak -cooked perfectly, and a special of the day-Seabass-absolutely wonderful. Our server Jimmy was personable and attentive. Excellent service and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Over priced. Steaks cooked to perfection but not great quality. We felt rushed. Our reservation was for 8:30 and we were seated immediately upon arrival but were done by 9:30. Everyone was polite and a manager checked on us twice. I guess we were too polite to complain at the time but have decided we will not frequent this establishment again.

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chuckd
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

this is a very nice special occasion restaurant to go ....very friendly atmosphere...very delicious food...very attentive service....and a very wonderful and ambient setting to enjoy your meal .....I only wish there were a few more options for vegetables....I highly recommend that you you dine here

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LizR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon was amazing. We’ll definitely be back.

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Donnaj
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Ask for Claude! He’s the best! We celebrate all our special times here!

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BobbyD
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy Kelly's is such a great place to have dinner. Iconic, great food, and service second to none. A must place to have dinner if you are a visitor to Nashville or just an old fellow like me who loves excellence like they provide.

Bob Davis

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JuliaG
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item on the menu is delicious.
Service is exceptional.
Management and Ownership make it a priority to speak to you, make sure your experience was great and to also Thank You for dining with them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Chris was very attentive, asked our names one time and remembered them the rest of the evening. Being from out of town, he gave us facts about the area, and suggested places to visit.

The food was really good! The bleu cheese stuffed filet was awesome. Portions were large and tasty.

Will definitely come back if we make it back to Nashville in the future!

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Showdog
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were a party of four, and we all got different cuts/steaks and they WERE all ordered to be cooked differently.They ALL were cooked medium well.The manager made am adjustment to out tab(thank you)but for the prices they charge you expect better.We have been going to Jimmy Kelly's for over 30 years and this is by far our WORST experience,as a matter of fact,we NEVER had a bad one,until this happened.

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JimP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, food, staff, and service as always.

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SheliaD
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Filet Mignon steak was delicious and the Chocolate Decadence dessert was fabulous!

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jimh
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the server{Luke} greets you with a warm and friendly smile and continues with prompt services and dining suggestions we knew this would be an enjoyable night.
the steaks were cooked to perfection and side dishes {recommended} were wonderful.
Highly recommend Jimmy Kelly's. We will be back.

RS
RobinS
Savannah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant, jimmy Kelley’s is your ticket. Quiet, pleasant, good food. This is what an evening out should be. Service is outstanding, even the parking valet is quality.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can say hands down the best steaks in the Music City!

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DavidT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was crowded on account there was a convention in town. But the staff handled the increased patronage with their usual good cheer.

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JerryS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Steak was tender but was lacking in flavor. Mine was cooked to perfection but my wife's was a little overcooked but still very edible. First visit in a very long time and will probably go back again but not in the near future. Service was excellent and friendly.

JC
JohnC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris our professional server made the delicious meals and experience even better. Steaks were prepared exactly as ordered, and the creamed spinach and potato augratin sides were amazing.

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FrankD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We both had the bone in fillet. I’ve had better tasting fillet for half the price at longhorn. We were very disappointed with the absence of flavor. It was like they weren’t even seasoned.

JK
JoeK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great Service. O, yes, outstanding meal. You have got to to to Jimmy Kelly's!

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JoshA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and steaks, as always. Mike Kelly continues to oversee the quintessential Nashville dining experience.

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Mommac50
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon could melt in your mouth. Really didn't need a steak knife. The salads are fresh and the baked potato is very large. This all comes with your entree. We enjoyed our dinner and were not rushed at all. Our waiter, Marcus, was very informative and attentive.

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chief
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Food - Good. Waiter - Good. 2 managers visited every table around us to see how dinner was. Our table was completely ignored. Why???? As the only African American table in the restaurant- makes you recognize pure RACISM!!! Won’t be back. Plenty of other restaurants that want our business. It’s 2021 Jimmy Kelly’s - learn to embrace all your customers.

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Nash
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The bone-in Cowboy steak was overcooked, tough and had little flavor. I ordered medium-rare but it was well done. Had a similar experience with a filet three weeks ago. Baked potato was dry and flavorless. Corn cakes were tasty. Drinks were okay, but pricey. Jimmy Kelly's is surviving on its reputation; there are better steaks and nicer upscale bars nearby. As a long-time Nashville resident, I've been giving JK an opportunity to get better, but that was the last time for me.

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spuds
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband steak was very good however the filet mignon was awful no seasoning and tasted like liver I asked the waiter for some seasoning stayed filet does not come with seasoning just cooked he did offer A1 but I declined took it home to feed my dogs

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