One of the last bastions of Old Nashville still standing—and thriving—Jimmy Kelly’s is a throwback to the days before liquor by the drink, when the city’s better restaurants were essentially private clubs for the wealthy, well-born and well-connected. Still family-owned 75 years later—now by the founder’s grandson—and still a favorite watering hole for Nashville’s political powers, Jimmy Kelly’s holds its own against the city’s recent wave of national steakhouse upstarts with a veteran wait staff, a familiar menu and the absolutely addictive corn cakes. Proprietor Mike Kelly, who knows everybody in town, what they drink, how they like their meat cooked and all their secrets, is the affable master of his domain, always on site, always smiling.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Free, Valet