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Back Alley Diner

217 Arcade Aly, Nashville, TN 37219-1911
+1 615-251-3003
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • 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

This is a very nice little place literally located in a back alley. It has a very casual and laid back atmosphere. I had the catfish Poboy and my wife had salad with chicken. Both were very good. Prices were reasonable. RECOMMEND

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place during our Crawl of Fame, pub crawl. This place is great! Back Alley Diner has plenty of seating, great beer/drink selection. The food is delicious! Sarah was an excellent bartender/server, very personable and accommodating. Great music and hula hoops!!

Thank mamasculley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a restaurant around the corner who were just finishing serving and they sent us to this one. Didn't look great from the outside, but when you go inside you are truly amazed. The food was great, and the girl that served us couldn't...More

Thank MarielleIreland
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Found this place in one of the local publications and decided to try it before a performance at TPAC. The alley walk is a little creepy, but cute casual spot. Food was fine - not great. My friend had the catfish and really liked it....More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Great casual restaurant hidden down an alley! Had a great dinner with a party of 18. Our waiter managed our large group with great service. Everyone enjoyed their food, most of the group had burgers and fries, food was delicious, drinks were good an it...More

Thank Janine L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Great local bar. Quiet place to have drinks with friends. Great service. Good bar food, although the kitchen closes about 9:30 Have caught some low key live music there. Good place for a relaxing drink.

Thank Byron C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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 27 July 2017

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 20 July 2017

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 15 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
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4 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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