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Back Alley Diner

) #184 of 1,729 Restaurants in Nashville American, ,
217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
+1 615-251-3003
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So dinner wasn't bad (no pun intended)... it just wasn't amazing either. The place was empty and the service was still slow. Burger was bland and pretty basic dishes. However it was cheap which is a nice change. Husband says he would go back just...More

Thank EuroEri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was the result of an OpenTable search for restaurants close to us. We were right around the corner at the Courtyard, so I booked a table. Booking proved unnecessary because when we arrived at 5:45 pm on a Wednesday evening, we were one...More

Thank OriginalMojo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was average, nothing to write home about. Hot chicken was hot, but not the best I had while in Nashville. Margs were very sweet. We were here with a big group, my colleague and I ordered the same thing and the waiter thought...More

Thank Rachel N
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday night. Waited forever for ice tea. Ordered the pulled pork plate which must be microwaved because it came out really cold when the onion strings were hot and crispy. We sent it back and they brought out new plates. The...More

Thank sunshinensalt
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The sign says bad food bad drinks and bad service and it was just that.... BAD to the bone amazing!!! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Damien C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this by accident because Puckett's had a ridiculous wait and we couldn't have been happier. It had live music that wasn't blaring loud and was a small, intimate restaurant where anyone could eat. The food was very good and fast. Drinks were...More

Thank soccertravelers
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went here June 17 with family! Went here completely on a whim and wanting to try something! We ordered cheese sticks quesadillas, spicy chicken sandwich, and catfish PO boy! All were pretty good chicken sandwich was tender and juicy just not really spicy! One quesadilla...More

Thank jhowar32
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation here. Found it down a back alley. Got right in. The server was new. It took forever to get a menu. The mixed drinks 3 friends received were terrible. Bottled beer was cold. I got the buffaloed crispy chicken salad. Chicken...More

Thank Jessden14
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If you want a quick bite at a reasonable spot this it. The food is far from gourmet, but it is in an Alley. Give it a try, and great prices.

Thank NashYankee
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great hidden gem . We stumbled across it and had a quick drink and food . Very local and friendly . If you are close well worth stopping for a drink or two .

Thank RichardbPerth
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3 September 2015|
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Response from LSUfaninSA | Reviewed this property |
I think it is fine for teens. The live music was set up in the corner. I think it was a trio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-251-3003
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