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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Nashville, TN

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
7428 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Regional American (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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 7,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RR

    RussellR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal! Our server Robert was fantastic. Old School ambience at reasonable price. We will make this a regular few times a year.
  2. PJ

    PatJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe was our waiter and he was just Top Shelf. Steak was so tender. Just melted in your mouth. Cosmos were outstanding. Onion rings were the bomb!
  3. TM

    TheMudcat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, great food, and top-notch service. Our server, "King Arthur," was great. He was very attentive and had a great personality. As soon as you walk in the door it feels like you are back in "old Nashville" from the days before all of the buildings started turning into generic towers of glass and the streets were crawling with intoxicated "Woo Girls." Highly recommended.
  4. GR

    GailR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very good and our waiter, Jimmy, was excellent
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and excellent service!
  6. M

    Mike

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was decorated for Christmas. I had the Bootlegger Ribeye and it was excellent. Others had the Filet and all were pleased. Always a great place to dine. I recommend it.
  7. RR

    RustyR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!! We'll be back soon
  8. CY

    CherylY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a classy old style steakhouse with good service and great food. The prices do reflect the quality but it’s delicious. The steaks are great. Also, best cup of coffee in town with desserts that are excellent. I went there for my birthday and they made us feel welcome.
  9. AW

    AmyWilsonCharlesDitmore

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server was not very attentive...we heard others conversing with their tables...when reservations were made we let them know it was for our anniversary...host say happy anniversary...server said nothing
  10. b

    bigdog

    Cincinnati

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service. It had been 25 years since I had been to Nashville and eaten at Jimmy Kelly’s, I will not wait that long to come back
  11. HJ

    HoustonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always our experience was so much more than just food. The service, the atmosphere, and absolutely the food was incredible as always! My family and myself always enjoy coming to Jimmy Kelly’s. We look forward to visiting again really soon. Thank you to the awesome staff for all of the hard work and genuine effort In making our dining experience truly remarkable.
  12. TS

    TimS

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The old steakhouse atmosphere is a favorite of our family. The service is always excellent and the food is consistently great. The steaks are high quality and the philosophy of Jimmy Kelly was to not season them. I prefer a well-seasoned steak and order mine with the cajun seasoning. Never disappointed.
  13. JS

    JesusS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional! Food was great! Ready to go back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse is consistently striving for perfection in all areas. A Nashville treasure!
  16. C

    Cigarjoe

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great trip to Jimmy Kelly's. Been going there for over 50 years. Booked our next trip before we left. Thanks Mike Kelly.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my kid sister there for her Birthday….Excellent experience, outstanding service and the best steak I have had in a long time…kudos to the entire staff at Jimmy Kelly’s….I shall return the next time I am in Nashville.
  18. HB

    HowardB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal, as usual. Service was fantastic and attentive.
  19. BC

    BarbaraC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our place to celebrate the day after thanksgiving with family. A pricey get together and well worth it.
  20. FV

    FaustoV

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent
  21. B

    Bree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea bass and filet were delicious and King Aurther was an attentive and humorous server.
  22. S

    Shooker

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Restaurant itself was beautiful! Service was not good A our waiter was very grumpy and short —- he made us feel like we were a pain . Food was mediocre to say the lease —- filet tasted like a sirloin! For a $200 meal - it was more like a $25 meal ! Will not return! The people sitting next to us were loud , cussing and yelling nasty jokes - we had our children with us - not appropriate !
  23. RB

    RobinB

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal at JK’s! Great filet.
  24. TB

    TerryB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been several times. This was one of the best times. Steak was perfect
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go-to! We brought my parents who were visiting from South Dakota due to my dad being a cowboy/rancher and a good steak is always for him. They both loved it. The ambiance was relaxing yet upscale. The staff went above and beyond for our needs and it was such a fabulous night.
  26. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was incredible.I had large cut Filet Stuffed with Blue Cheese Spinach and potato with salad. I wish they could do a better salad for this level of dining..
  27. DD

    DeborahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best crab cakes we have ever eaten! Service was excellent
  28. JM

    JudyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our outing was a very enjoyable. The food was outstanding. Our waiter, Robert, took excellent care of us. We never had to ask for anything. I would highly recommend to my friends.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy was very professional and made our dinner very special!
  30. I

    Indymilly

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kenny was friendly and helpful throughout. Everything we ordered was delicious and the ambience and experience were terrific. Highly recommend!!
  31. NB

    NormB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, the servers were super friendly and knowledgeable about the food they were serving and the specials offered that day. wonderful atmosphere quiet and no one rushing around. Took my Aunt for her birthday, it was her first time eating there and she said it was the best steak she ever had.
  32. XH

    XmanH

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place to celebrate a birthday or date night dinner
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night with friends. Our table was in a nice little alcove; the service was excellent as was the food. We have been going to Jimmy Kelly’s for several years and have never been disappointed.
  34. c

    carlislek

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Been a few years since I ate @ J Kelly. I think it has slipped a lot since then.
  35. RV

    RandyV

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was excellent and Claude was the gracious and entertaining host! Ready for our next visit!
  36. l

    loveribeye

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dinner with friends! The food and service were excellent!
  37. BF

    BeccaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    It was just alright. Didn't think the meal was worth $170.
  38. RP

    RobertP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Marcus was outstanding! Great food at a great restaurant.
  39. JJ

    JackieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and elegant dining experience. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was amazing! The steak was cooked to perfection. The sea bass was delicious as well. I will definitely recommend this steakhouse to friends.
  40. JR

    JasonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner. Delicious food and warm cozy atmosphere. Was interesting to hear the history of the restaurant as well. Would definitely visit again.

FAQs

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 7428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    State Street

  • Neighbourhood

    West End

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Regional American (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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