Ole Red

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Inspired by Opry member Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red,” Ole Red is a restaurant, live music venue, and retail space located at 300 Broadway in downtown Nashville.

Ole Red Nashville boasts daily and nightly live music, private event space, and a rooftop overlooking downtown.

We’re always itchin’ to have a little fun at Ole Red, so come on and sit down with a drink, a meal, some music, and maybe even a Blake Shelton sighting.
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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious but especially the cornbread! Yummy! The hot ham and cheese could easily be split between two people!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music! Great food!

MM
Manitoba
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic! Seated us in front of the stage, entertainment was great and really enjoyed the service, lunch and atmosphere. Glad it was our first stop celebrating my husbands milestone bday ;-)

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Nachos were enough to feed 4plus people. Our waiter was so nice he told us that it would be too much to get meals and the nachos (he was right). He saved us a lot of money! Great live band too!

CB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time actually eating at Ole Red. We have visited many times for drinks both on the first floor and the fifth floor. The food was very good, portions good, priced good for the area. Our service was awesome, servers name was Molly and she was cute, super friendly, knew the menu. It was a great experience and look forward to going back.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Music was great, food was good, service was friendly and fun! Overall we had a fantastic time!:)

JE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had booked our resevation in Canada before leaving for our Vacation in Nasville...and were looking forward to seeing the new Old Red It looked fabulous on line, the menu and all.
To our dissmay it wasn,t what we had expected or maybe the facility was just having a bad day.

The service was minimal to say the least, our waitress acted like she just did not want to be there...as well the food (chicken) was so over cooked the coating fell off like corn flaked honestly you could not even taste the chicken....the only good part of the eve was the music needless to say we did not stay very long..

MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great music, food was good, large portions. Service was very good

BI
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere. We had burgers, wrap and the fried pickles. The tater tots are amazing!!

GS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

My chicken in the bucket was burned. Actual scorch marks on the meat. I am afraid to send anything back so I didn't tell the server. But you asked. Our drinks were good and husband liked his burger.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and friendly, helpful service from waiters. Rather loud and not a lot of options for different food on menu. Overall okay experience, probably wouldn't go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The menu was not that great and the entertainment was Awful.
While
Other bars had upbeat musicians he had a single guy with a guitar singing songs. Boring!

CG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly. Quick & efficient. The only thing that would’ve made it better is if Blake Shelton just happened to stop by while were there.

AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Made reservations 3 weeks in advance in order to enjoy the famed view from the Lookout only to arrive and be told the entire Lookout was reserved for a private event. Music was sub par compared to other places on Broadway. Service was terrible. Server didnt refill our drinks or water throughout out entire meal. Server was rude, disengaged and made it clear she was not happy about being at work. Had saved this special dinner for our last night in Nashville and was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in the entire experience. Came all the way from California and really felt let down by the way we were treated by staff, servers, and hostesses at this establishment. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great and Southerland the performers were fantastic

LB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Wait until evening to go. I’m guessing the bands will be better. Food is ok, but not what I imagined. Servers are great.

WT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great atmosphere!!

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome....went back several times on our trip. Staff was friendly and musicians sounded great. Nice change of pace from the smaller bars.

DK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The entertainment was OK. I would have loved to be able to understand what the singer was singing. The music instruments were to loud for the entertaining singer to compete with. The food was OK. Would like to see a good salad for folks with diabetes. Wasn't enough to chose from. It was an experience. Could be a great place.

BH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The lady singing was painful to listen to. Too shrill, too much yelling. She’d make J Joplin sound meek. (I’m a 40 year musician so I know what I’m talking about.) Server was excellent. Food
good.

JO
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time!! Awesome performer!! Food was excellent and server was prompt and provided a close to home feel! Can’t wait to come back!

D
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Atmosphere was just ok, service just ok, food did not live up to the quality I expected. We had appetizers, main course and desert. All at or below average... Not terrible, but not the level I was anticipating at a Blake Shelton Resturant in Nashville. Was my wife’s bday and we had reservations for several weeks, so our expectations were fairly high, but I don’t think unreasonable. We had a variety of foods. Burgers, bbq, tots, fries, etc.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great music, vegan choices. Meal was a bit pricey for what we got but no cover and great music is a great trade. Our server was prompt and thoughtful. Overall great experience for a couple of vegans on broadway!!

E
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were at the restaurant because we were on vacation in Nashville

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were so looking forward to eating here. The food was not good. My husbands hamburger was cold and so was my gravy. My biscuits were hard. The chicken was ok, but not the southern recipe I was expecting. The best thing was the appetizer. The hot pimento cheese and artichoke dip was very good. The music was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 2 birthdays and the entertainment was great.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Okay place if you just want to have a drink and listen to music but the food is horrible. Don’t recommend going hungry. Spent almost $200 on a meal to go back and order pizza in the room. Greatly disappointed.

MA
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun atmosphere for lunch with great live music/local talent! The food was good but not too extensive of a menu and thought the drinks (sangria) were over priced for what you got. Service of main course was a bit slow. Otherwise glad we tried it.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! The Hot chicken and Biscuits are a must!

DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and music as well as the food! Definitely get the nacho platter if you go here.
Great place to dine!

V
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo good! Definitely coming back.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place on Broadway! Good music, good food!

CM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time. Music was great. Enjoyed lunch in the dining room and later in the afternoon we came back and went to the rooftop for drinks. Very relaxing.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was about what you would expect. It was tasty and the service was good. Probably not something I would crave but we were all satisfied and enjoyed our stay

RH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard about the great food from another couple at our hotel. We were so happy with the service and the food. The music was also great to watch and listen to. We would recommend Ole Red. Loved that we could make online reservations.

OT
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time going here and both the food & service were awesome, again!! Last time we brought our friend, this time, our 14 yr old granddaughter. Both times the food, service, & entertainment were great! We’ve had at least 6 different dishes, & appetizers between the two times going there. All of the food has been delicious, especially the homemade tots! I know it gets crowded at times, but we made the reservation, through open table, for a late lunch. We could have gotten in without the reservation , because it didn’t get full until about 4:30. Still, I’d rather make the reservation, just in case!! If you haven’t been, try it!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nashville burger was delicious! My friend had the fried chicken sandwich and it had more breading than chicken and was very hard. Waitress gave her a pulled pork sandwich in place of it!
Service was great. Music was great!!! Atmosphere was awesome!

GD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Food was so delicious and drinks were great! Entertainment was great too! My only disappointment was that while in Nashville this past weekend I saw on my instagram that Blake was actually there on Saturday night for the first anniversary of Ole Red Nashville....I was so sad I missed the opportunity to see him; I would have definitely been back if I had any idea he would be there.

T
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First stop on our girl’s road trip. Friendly, welcoming staff and incredible energetic entertainment by Kameron Marlowe. Couldn’t have asked for a more fun and delicious lunch!!