The George Jones

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425 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, The George Jones features live music, a Smokehouse restaurant, and Rooftop Bar dedicated to the life and legacy of country music icon, George Jones. From the tunes to the signature drinks, The George Jones’ creatively infuses details from George Jones’, also known as “The Possum’s,” life into the atmosphere of the restaurant. With an upscale honkytonk vibe, visitors can enjoy live music all day, every day. The sweeping view of the Cumberland River provides an unbeatable backdrop to our main stage. Crowd favorites from the menu include the Nashville Hot Chicken Bites and the Smoked Brisket Sandwich. Wash it down with our famous Nashville Lemonade—careful, it’s hard to have just one! RESERVATIONS ARE MAIN FLOOR ONLY. ROOF IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! From the views to the music to the food, The George Jones excites all the senses. Visitors get the entire Music City experience all in one place—Nashville Happens Here.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The entire night was a comedy of errors. No server to the table and had to ask the hostess to send someone over. We were offered another tables entrees. Our nachos had a random marshmallow in it. My cocktail was made wrong twice. Even the pen leaked on my hand when I signed the check. The server was new and was really nice. The manager offered to comp the meal. Luckily, we took it in stride but they’ve got some work to do.

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Restaurant had great vibe. Live Music was excellent and just the right volume to be able to enjoy dinner and talk with friends. Unfortunately, service was terrible. Our waiter kept getting our drink and food orders wrong. We had to wait a long time to get our drinks for the first time and he brought the wrong ones. It was his second day so I’m not sure why they had him on his own. It would have been nice had a manager come around and asked us how we were doing or trying to help. I know restaurants are under staffed and over worked; however, it made a for a less than enjoyable experience for our party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and fantastic food!

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Juliana
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food here is okay but the live music was fun.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just ok but has a really nice rooftop to view Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty cool atmosphere. Food came out fast. Love the wings and fries. BBQ mediocre. Good drinks and live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was just OK. Good wasn’t anything special and service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun atmosphere!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food. Bummed they were out of fried pickles.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We should have been suspicious when the food came out about 5 minutes after we ordered. The salmon my friend ordered was partially raw, and the wings were cold. The waiter, who was new, did a nice job of taking it back to the kitchen, but they just tried heating up the food and the salmon was still not right. The waiter ended up taking the salmon off our bill, which was great but not an overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here we had a party of 8 and got seated right away

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BrittanyS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made a reservation and luckily got sat early… but ended up leaving without eating after waiting more than 10 minutes and a server had not come by the table once.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at our table for over 20 minutes without one single employee acknowledging us. Not a glance, a smile, a drink order. Nothing. We left after waiting for 25 minutes.

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MelodyK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Menu items were not available.. Very short staffed so food and drinks took forever.. Finding that the major music restaurants have the same menus

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vipBeth
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Go for a drink and music, but not for the food! Some of the worst food we have ever had. The burnt ends salad was awful as was the pulled pork potato skins.

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vipLunch
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was ok… except for the brisket, which was amazing! Staff was friendly and flexible. Good music.

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Lightning1
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A little early for some so not many people there. Food was good and the entertainment was great for meal time.

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viphenryr01
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Only one server working, although it looked like a number of employees were there.
Had to get our own appetizer plates after waiting until our appetizers were cold. When our dinner came, it was cold...obviously waiting for the only server to bring it out to us. Too many dinner choices in Nashville for a second chance.

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Joanie
Fargo
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch for 8 with view of the Nissan stadium and Cumberland River. Reasonable prices for brunch, mimosa and Bloody Mary drinks. Great ambiance.

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vipAngieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely a value! Good food at great prices and drink specials.

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KierstinA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good grilled chicken platter and the pulled pork sandwich. Was great music and fun to watch line dancing

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GinaP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not recommend this location for many reasons. Thought we were booked for one of the best rooftops in Nashville. Arrived, and the rooftop was booked for a private party. Went to a table, for 7:15 on a Saturday night, the place was not very busy and now we know why. Our server didn't greet us for about 10 minutes, when she came over, took our drink orders and left. Another 10 minutes passed before those arrived. She took our orders, and the food came out rather quickly, and the young man who served it was pleasant. She never checked on us, 3 of us tried the beef brisket and it was horrible, inedible. When we told her about it, much later when she was picking up plates, she said, Ill tell someone. That was it - no apology, nothing. We planned on staying for the line dancing at 9:30, but we were all over it and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter forgot our sides. Had to wait for them to come out. Salmon and sweet potatoe casserole was delicious

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Aunt4
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! A real gem just off Broadway!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great. The food and drinks all came came out fast. The quality was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food did not taste good and the service was horrible. Multiple dishes were not prepared right and the Burger took an hour to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overall not a good experience. Food was dry - both brisket and pulled pork. Good place to drink on rooftop but would eat elsewhere.

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vipAnthonyV
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Hot chicken!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Awful experience- slow service. Got our drinks after 40 minutes. Food was OK. Super short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our service was bad but food was good. Drinks in plastic cups but meal was $70. Cool ambiance and music and neat things all around restaurant! Roof top bar was cool!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Be aware that there is no music on Sundays. The food was mediocre at best and the server was nice but not very educated on the menu.

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great option for seating with a river view and we were able to have a group of 9 have a conversation with each other in downtown nashville. Zach did a wonderful job serving our group. This is a new place and seems rather undiscovered. We think it is a hidden gem. The museum is a must see. Probably better than Johnny Cash and it's FREE!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Service ok. Thought it would be better.

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Lucky
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Some of the meals ordered were not hot or fresh. Portions were small considering the price
Museum was not open despite supposed active hours of operation. Security at door was rude and unfriendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender and service!!

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JamesP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was our first time here. I would echo a few of the other comments that drink service was a little slow (Saturday night) but food service was fine and the food was good.
It is a couple blocks off Broadway, which was NICE!
We would recommend dining here.

The George Jones
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you, James! Happy you had a nice time . . we also offer line dancing on Friday and Saturday nights . .hope you got to enjoy that as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A Sunday brunch with a little bit of NFL treat. This place was very unique and entertaining. Definitely will be a must visit site.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here with my girlfriend for dinner. Was great food ! Band was awesome and played my request! Service was a tad slow on the drinks but super fast with the food! Would go back again

The George Jones
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for being patient! Looking forward to having you back!

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JoshW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time date night with the wife. The food was great and the waitress was awesome and she helped us out every way she could we will definitely be back

The George Jones
Responded on September 21, 2021

So happy to hear this! Happy your date night went well! Just an FYI we have line dancing every Friday and Saturday at 9:30pm - could be fun for next time!

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Cupcakelindy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience! Highly recommend it if you love country music.

The George Jones
Responded on September 21, 2021

Terrific! Great to hear!

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The George Jones is rated 4 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.