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Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland

3.9
3.9
478 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine in a Nashville restaurant as uniquely entertaining as the Grand Ole Opry itself.

Sample homestyle dishes made from fresh, locally and regionally-harvested ingredients or tempting selections from our smoker for lunch and dinner.

Not unlike being backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, diners can relax and share good food and good times in a comfortable atmosphere, surrounded by friends and great country music.

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Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Cross Street

    McGavock Pike & Music Valley Drive

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Singing servers daily and Live performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. s

    smal

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Deviled eggs were good, but the rest of the meal was not very good. Unfortunately, the pulled pork sandwich was so greasy the bottom bun disintegrated. Live music started at 5PM which is enjoyable and worthwhile.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! loved the atmosphere!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent value and wonderful entertainer on specific nights.
  4. JS

    JeffS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was our first time eating at the Opry Backstage Grill, and I'm sure not the last. We had an early reservation which made the restaurant less crowded, but as we sat there over for 1 1/2 hrs a fair amount of people began strolling in. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. We started with a couple of margaritas, but their base syrup was way too sweet. We then ordered a bottle of red wine picking from 3: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. Our waitress allowed us to sample all 3. The Merlot is what we chose. My wife ordered a garden salad and the salmon entree', while I ordered the wedge salad and chicken finger dinner. With some time passing I should have inquired, but our salads and dinners came out at the same time. However, we were not disappointed as the food was tasty, but we would have preferred our salads first. I noticed another patron ordered a plate of chicken wings which looked mighty tasty, which is what I plan to order the next time we go there, and also the pecan pie and/or Dolly Parton's banana pudding. At the time there was no live entertainment, but they have past performances at the Opry being played on 3 large screens. I asked our waitress if she performed any on the stage, which she doesn't, but she did get one of her co-workers to sing and play guitar for 2 songs. So, we did get some live entertainment, which was nice. Overall we had a fun time and a good dinner. I did read a few "not so favorable" reviews in the past, which some may be legitimate?? But, I've also learned that there are some people that not even Jesus could please! Thus, I would recommend the Opry Backstage Grill to anyone. It was very convenient too, as we were attending a concert at the Opry House.
  5. CR

    ChrisR

    Cleveland

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Service was fair at best. The woman host was rude and the server inattentive at best. The food made me nauseated.
  6. VN

    VicN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The loaded tater tots were delicious, but everything else lacked in flavor and seasoning or had a burnt charred flavor
  7. K

    Kayla

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service. The Nashville hot chicken was amazing
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Jonathan was a fantastic server. He paid attention to details like supplying silverware and refilling drinks. And all with a grin! The food was fresh and tasty. The hostess was very busy but never appeared to break a sweat, greeting everyone with friendliness and grace. The bartender even put on a show! Would definitely go again when in area.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    They are still serving a limited menu from Covid. We made reservations online and looked at the menu on their website which listed selections for everyone. We were disappointed when we saw the scales back menu. Most of the limited menu is bar-b-que, which was just average. They need to update things online to reflect the changes. Overall, food and service were average but not worthy of a repeat visit.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Ordered 25.00 Surf and Turf. Horrible cut of steak. Overcooked shrimp. Rest of dinner cold.
  11. KD

    KeithD

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good. I hate having to write these things but if I don’t they don’t get their rating.
  12. L

    Liddy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering to celebrate grandsons birthday. Excellent food, service, atmosphere and music! Thanks for helping us create a great family memory!
  13. GW

    GailW

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We stopped in as a spur of the moment and were pleasantly surprised by the food quality and excellent service. Would definitely go again.
  14. T

    Tampa

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Average tourist food and place at best. Green beans were mush and wife’s broccoli was mostly stems.. Service was good, stunned no live music. Wont be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very close to Opryland hotel. Went on a Sunday evening. This may be the reason for fair service. No singer on stage. Food was good, but we would not return when coming back to Nashville.
  16. JK

    JanK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    It was ok. Waitress was great, hostess was indifferent. Food was nothing to write home about.
  17. JB

    JaredB

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good, with good portions. And the service was impeccable!
  18. LH

    LauraH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This place was advertised everywhere. Do not go. The food was absolutely awful. The waitress was great. Music ok. There are 10,000 restaurants I would go to before this including McDonalds. Just garbage
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great surprise. Music by Shelby Lee Lowe. Was very impressed with him and the smoked ribs.
  20. LR

    LorrieR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal amd the entertainer Shelby lee Lowe was EXCELLENT T
  21. M

    Martin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always on point. Never been disappointed..
  22. A

    Anthony

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving lunch 2021. We purchased menu items rather than the special Thanksgiving meal. The food was average and prices a little above average. It was a very clean restaurant. It had a good atmosphere and had live music. Overall a good experience but not remarkable.
  23. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Could not get anyone to wait on us almost empty place and still no service
  24. CM

    CjM123

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in a hurry and our server got us in and out on time. Wanted to come back for the pecan pie, but they were closed.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server went missing after the order. Didn’t see him again until we were done eating and our drinks had been empty since we were half finished eating. I can buy better brisket from a number of places. Menu says sides are enough to share but it wasn’t even enough for one person. Some dude was on the stage tuning a guitar and blocking our view of the tv the entire time we were there. All together one of the most pitiful dinners I have had with a reservation. Won’t return ever.
  26. EW

    ElizabethW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m from Michigan and I can’t wait to come back to eat here. Everything was wonderful
  27. R

    Renee

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best . Food is much better at the restaurant across the street.
  28. P

    Patdash

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food cold, not what was exactly described in the reviews we looked at. Very disappointed
  29. JI

    JIMR

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Food was fair prices good. Service was very slow. Performer was only on stage 45 min.
  30. M

    Monica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Fried green tomatoes are delicious! My BBQ was great. My husband did not love the shrimp and grits. The first plate came out cold and they did bring another plate but the grits were still cold and really thick. Just not very good. Service is amazing. Decent singer performing and it wasn't too loud. Played nice selection. We would eat again with family or a group but not for nice romantic dinner for two.
  31. RA

    RANDALLG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very nice place to eat. The food was great. Had the chicken tenders and wife had a pull pork sandwich. Loosen your belt, it is all you need to eat.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Even with a harried and undermanned wait staff and a 30 minute wait past our reservation time , the evening turned out well. Our waitress was attentive and informative. The food was excellent.
  33. CJ

    CJones

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Restaurant was almost empty, but waitress seated us on top of the people at the bar.
  34. D

    Deniseh

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    r, food was some par music act was decent but too loud to be able to speak to each other Boots not thoroughly cleaned considering covid regulations.
  35. DC

    DCSBob

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Not what we expected, but the experience was neat and the service was good. We ordered Diamond Rio's BBQ Trio because it offered a selection of meats (brisket, ribs, pulled pork) with various sauces and 2 large sides. The ribs were good and falling off the bone. Both the brisket and pulled pork were a little dry, but I guess that is why they give you so much BBQ sauce, right? All in all, we left full and ready to see the Friday night show at the Opry in quite a while.
  36. l

    lm93

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Initially drawn in by the live music, the food and beverage selection was limited at best. Our party tried the BBQ, caesar salad, nachos, and fried green tomatoes. This was comparable to dining at a mediocre restaurant. Choose wisely...go somewhere else.
  37. L

    Lovethekeys2

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was ok. The music was less than impressive. The food was good and the service was good.
  38. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    given the conditions( covid) It is difficult to give a fair review. The staff was very congenial and the food (limited menu) was good.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’m so upset- I had outdoor reservations for a date w my husband and the restaurant is not actually offering this- the server was not empathetic to our situation at all. I am a nurse practitioner caring for covid positive patients and I am just not comfortable sitting so close to others while they’re eating... I am fully vaccinated but out of an abundance of care for others - I refuse to put them at risk! The server didn’t offer a menu for take out- nothing. Also her mask was below her nose 🙄... if we are to carry on as an economy let’s get it together so we can gather safely!
  40. GA

    GayleA

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    In Nashville for a meeting. An early dinner, we found staff to be exceptionally friendly and service oriented. All covid precautions were taken very seriously.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 231-8854.

Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland is rated 3.9 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    McGavock Pike & Music Valley Drive

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Carty

  • Entertainment

    Singing servers daily and Live performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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