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Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Nashville, TN

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
6841 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Kelly's Steaks & Chops

Steakhouse Toppings: Sauce Bearnaise $4.75, Mushrooms & Onions 6.75, Chipotle Hollandaise $4.75, Sauteed Peppers & Onions $5.75

  • Filet Mignon

    Our Most Popular

    • Standard CutUS$44.75
    • Extra CutUS$49.75
  • Bleu Cheese Filet

    Our Famous Filet Stuffed With Aged Bleu Cheese & Wrapped With Alan Benton's Smoked Bacon

    • Standard CutUS$48.75
    • Extra CutUS$52.75
  • Bootlegger's RibeyeUS$47.75

    Creole Spices Cooked In A Black Iron Skillet Served With Chipotle Hollandaise Sauce

    • Springer Mountain All Natural Whole ChickenUS$38.75

      Marinated In Fresh Herbs and Spices

      • New York Strip Sirloin

        Kelly's Favorite

        • Extra CutUS$48.75
      • Cowboy SteakUS$49.75

        Best In The West, 20 Oz. Bone In Ribeye

        • Jimmy's CheeseburgerUS$26.75

          The Classic…What You Dream About Aged Tenderloin, Ribeye and Sirloin Ground Today And Served On a Kaiser Roll

          • Kelly's Half Filet

            • Half FiletUS$28.75
            • With House SaladUS$31.75

          Fresh Fish

          • Blackened CatfishUS$36.75

            Kelly's Original Recipe. Coated With Red Pepper & Creole Spices Cooked In A Cast Iron Skillet

            • Simply Grilled SalmonUS$38.75

              Fresh Salmon Grilled OR Blackened To Perfection Topped With Seasonal Butter

              Appetizers

              • Pan Fried Crab CakesUS$28.50

                Chesapeake Bay Lump Crab Meat Served With Cajun Remoulade Sauce

                • Shrimp RemouladeUS$21.75

                  Fresh Gulf Shrimp With Cajun Remoulade Sauce

                  • Jumbo Shrimp CocktailUS$21.75

                    Fresh Gulf Shrimp With Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

                    • Fried Gulf OystersUS$28.75

                      Fresh Shucked, Deep Fried, Served With Horseradish Cream Sauce

                      • Bar-B-Cued PrawnsUS$24.75

                        Stuffed With Basil, Wrapped in Hickory Smoked Bacon

                        • Blackened CatfishUS$12.75

                          Appetizer Portion of Our Famous Cajun Style Catfish

                          • Fried CalamariUS$24.75

                            Served With Spicy Marinara Sauce

                            Salads

                            • The Original Faucon SaladUS$9.75

                              From My Granddad's Good Friend, Mr. Faucon. Mixed Salty Bacon, Hard Boiled Eggs And Bleu Cheese Served On Chopped Iceberg Lettuce

                              • Buster's Tomato SaladUS$16.25

                                This Salad Is So Delicious And Simple. Sliced Sweet Onions, Maytag Bleu Cheese And Spicy Italian Vinaigrette

                                • Caesar SaladUS$12.75

                                  Traditional Preparation with Romaine, Fresh Parmesan And French Bread Croutons

                                  • Wedge of LettuceUS$9.75

                                    A Steakhouse Classic With Your Choice of House Made Dressing

                                    Sides To Share

                                    • Twice Baked PotatoUS$10.75

                                      • Fresh AsparagusUS$12.75

                                        • Onion Ring TowerUS$18.75

                                          • Creamed SpinachUS$9.25

                                            • Au Gratin PotatoesUS$12.75

                                              • Mac & CheeseUS$12.75

                                                • Hand Cut FriesUS$12.75

                                                  Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                  What 6,841 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.5
                                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. AL

                                                    AnnetteL

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Joe our server was very informative and took great care of us during dinner. The food was great. Look forward to visiting again.

                                                  2. MR

                                                    MitchellR

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                    Great service, not so great food. Overall, potato, salad and dessert were good. The steaks were lacking flavor and didn’t meet our expectations for the price. The air conditioner vent was above our table and started dripping condensation onto one of our plates. Will not be back.

                                                  3. MW

                                                    MitziW

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service and food at Jimmy Kelly's was excellent as always! I had my fave blue cheese stuffed fillet which was awesome. Mitzi Wallace

                                                  4. TH

                                                    TerryH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service was great - our waiter was wonderful... Food was outstanding got the standard filet and they cooked it to perfection. Our table was great lighting was just right for the atmosphere.

                                                  5. TE

                                                    TonyE

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very Elegant. We loved the atmosphere and the unique building.

                                                  6. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    E. Tennessee

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Issac was terrific !!!!

                                                  7. BO

                                                    BONNIE

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                    We were very disappointed in our meal. My steak was over cooked and dry. My husband got the sea bass. It was very good but very small. Most likely we will not go back. For the prices they charge you expect exceptional food.

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                    Service was top notch. Environment okay. Both filets ordered at medium rare and medium were presented at medium well to well. Wife wouldn’t let me send them back. I won’t drop $200+ for a meal here again. I can cook filet better than they did and they have 88 years professional experience.

                                                  9. J

                                                    Janec

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Exactly as expected and advertised- couldn’t have been a better dining experience. We look forward visiting again soon.

                                                  10. GP

                                                    GaryP

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Great place. Always enjoy going here. Beautiful resturant.

                                                  11. TN

                                                    TNDirtlaw

                                                    Nashville

                                                    58 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    58 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Jimmy Kelley’s did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. The bone in filet was amazing, as were the Sea Bass, and Salmon.

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Nashville

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was excellent we had a very enjoyable time with the exception there was a leak in the roof that kept dripping on my guest… They were accommodating to us for that inconvenience… I highly recommend this restaurant

                                                  13. YM

                                                    YvonneM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Steaks were amazing! Standard cut filet blackened and blue cheese filet. Quiet. Prompt service. Only issue, ladies restroom was extremely dark. Will definitely be going back!

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Nashville

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    The server and food were great. We just didn’t like the long wait for our food. We were in the restaurant for 2 hours

                                                  15. N

                                                    Nashfoodie

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    Menu is confusing, if you order a steak they have a set salad and side baked potato *with only sour cream and butter* (will not add cheese or bacon) but, they offer several different salads and sides on the menu but refuse to let you substitute anything. Side salad was garbage with 2 cherry tomatoes on the side. And the “bread” is burnt little cornbread pancakes. 0/10, 1 star, do not recommend for that price. Do yourself a favor and go to Sperry’s instead.

                                                  16. KW

                                                    KristinW

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                    The food was mediocre at best. We had a great time but wouldn’t go back.

                                                  17. JB

                                                    JayB

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great meal. Very good service. Wonderful experience.

                                                  18. DT

                                                    DavidT

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Super awesome as always. Chris is our regular server & was top notch as always. We really enjoyed our visit. It's our favorite solid place to eat. Always consistently top notch. Thanks to all the employees there for always being awesome!

                                                  19. D

                                                    Donnaj

                                                    Nashville

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place! Claude takes great care of us! Food was great! Love this place!💕

                                                  20. KA

                                                    KimA

                                                    Nashville

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Took international guests for dinner and it was fabulous! The steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection. Our server was Bill and he took great care of us! Kudos to the bartenders too! A great night!

                                                  21. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Arthur, our waiter, was splendid. The entire staff was exceptional.

                                                  22. JA

                                                    JohnA

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    Always a great meal and great service. We've never been disappointed.

                                                  23. IL

                                                    ILLW

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always good as expected. Never fails.

                                                  24. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Nashville

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    Our waiter Robert was excellent!! Git us creme brûlée which wasn’t even on the menu, which was delicious!! I got the blue cheese filet wrapped in bacon. The bacon was crisp and the steak was perfectly cooked medium well as i asked for. The best thing about the meal was the complimentary corn cakes with butter. I loved the food but wish that we could’ve had a table downstairs instead of being placed upstairs away from the action and ambiance.

                                                  25. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Marcus was fantastic as usual. Enjoy the steak but stay for the Key Lime Pie.

                                                  26. SO

                                                    ShaneO

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 20 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, fantastic service all within an old world experience. Can’t recommend enough how good our dining experience was. Shane ( Ireland )

                                                  27. SD

                                                    SharonD

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 20 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and service are fantastic! We go for special occasions and when we must have a wonderful meal!

                                                  28. GR

                                                    GaryR

                                                    Nashville

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Birthday Wonderful evening!!

                                                  29. PD

                                                    PeggyD

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, service was amazing and the building is awesome.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                    We waited for over an hour for food only to end up with a steak that my husband had to send back. It was so tough that he couldn’t even cut it. The waitress was very apologetic as we absolutely understand it was of no fault of hers! She was quick to bring another steak. However, that steak left a LOT to be desired as well! So our waitress did the best with what she was handed, but we were very disappointed with the quality of food & wait times.

                                                  31. SE

                                                    SandraE

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My husband ordered the filet mignon and said it was the best piece of steak he has ever eaten. I had the grilled salmon. It was delicious. Our waiter was excellent. The setting and ambience was perfect. Wonderful evening.

                                                  32. BB

                                                    BillyB

                                                    Nashville

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                    I don't think JK's is what it once was. Our server seemed to have his mind in other places (we had to flag down the manager to get a bottle of wine; and at least one order was wrong). The prices are on the high side and the steaks okay. They did at least give us free desert for our troubles.

                                                  33. PK

                                                    PeterK

                                                    Chicago

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Great meal. Good service. Great ambiance. I have never been here but it seems like a Nashville staple.

                                                  34. RR

                                                    RyanR

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                    overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                    Food was terrible. Steak was gray, onions and mushrooms looked out of a can and microwaved, macaroni was cut out of a pan in a square and plopped into a skillet, dry and tasteless. Completely ruined my opinion of what I once considered the best restaurant in the city. Sad to see it lowered its standards so far. The staff and ambiance were fantastic, but the food overshadowed them. At the price point it is the biggest rip-off disappointment I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Sad to see.

                                                  35. MC

                                                    MarkC

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                    I had the filet which was cooked perfectly medium rare but had absolutely no flavor. I even had to put salt and pepper on it because it was so bland. Very overpriced.

                                                  36. p

                                                    prestons

                                                    Nashville

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, great people. Never disappointed. Very nice professional waiter.

                                                  37. KA

                                                    KimA

                                                    Nashville

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    30 reviews

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best steak in Nashhville. Love the atmosphere and the service is excellent! We took a colleague for a celebratory dinner and she loved it!

                                                  38. EJ

                                                    EdithJ

                                                    Nashville

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I have known about Jimmy Kelly’s for so long. The food is really good as well as the service. The prices are high to me yet I know that is the way it is at upscale restaurants. I worked at a bank many years ago and Jimmy Kelly came in often. The restaurant was right next to the bank which was the Belle Meade office of Third National Bank.

                                                  39. DA

                                                    DianaA

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    lovely place with great service and delicious food!

                                                  40. TW

                                                    TommyW

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                    overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                    Chris hovered over us as we eat in such a way that it felt creepy. The food was good but not worth the money we paid for it.

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                                                  Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 6841 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Booked 56 times today
                                                  Google Map for Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

                                                  217 Louise Ave Nashville, TN 37203

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross Street

                                                    State Street

                                                  • Area

                                                    West End

                                                  • Hours of Operation

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

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Steakhouse, Southern, American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Fine Dining

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    Valet Parking

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                                  • 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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