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Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Downtown Nashville
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429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930
+1 615-244-7477
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a long day, afternoon or night of drinking, their curly fries hit the spot. The pulled pork was really good too, just a pile of meat, smothered in sauce = Amazing!!! They also, surprisingly have really really good long island iced tea and in a town where drinks can get pricey, a good long island will get you a... More 

Thank jbushno
Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So this was our favorite spot. Best music out of all the bars we visited. Also, places to sit and just spend an hour or two relaxing and listening to some very talented artists!

Thank GA_GAL13
Eau Claire, WI
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236 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What is a visit to downtown Nashville without a bit of BBQ? This restaurant bar was just the spot on a busy Friday afternoon. It was busy in the downtown area with a marathon, a Veteran's Day parade, the Predators Hockey game, Keith Urban in concert and the Packer/Titans game all going on in the same weekend. That is probably... More 

Thank OnlyMeDSW
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rippy's ended up being our favorite spot in downtown! We went two days in a row and stayed for at least 3 hours each time. The live music was awesome (two different levels of music). The service was pretty good, food decent (recommend the jr. cheeseburger) but the atmosphere was what kept us there. My 8 year old daughter wanted... More 

Thank alyssa s
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bartender who worked day shift on New Year's Eve should be gone. If you don't like your job then leave. Just to get a drink order was tough enough, but I politely waited until she was completed with another customer and she looked right at my friend and I and said "What, do you have something you need?" We... More 

Thank Drew C
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by and had a few drinks before heading into the Nashville Predators game. Service was good, a couple musicians were playing live inside. We ordered nachos stayed for a couple drinks. With the music playing it was too loud to have a conversation so we sat awkwardly until we finished our two drinks and left.

Thank Ryan K
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, but not great. Coleslaw was tasteless. Waiter never returned to the table to refill drinks.

Thank crothste
Bloomington, Indiana
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rippy's is on Broadway, which is the center of activity in downtown Nashville. We ate up on the second level, by a window, where we had a great view of the streets below with all the action. There was live music on both levels, the service was very good...and fast...and the food was excellent. We tried the sampler which had... More 

Thank MissPersonality
delaware, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While touring Nashville downtown, this is the place to eat if you like barbecue. The pork and grilled chicken is the best in town, live music, smiling friendly staff. They had a ho-made barbecue hot sauce that I could have drank right from the bottle, omg it was so delicious. When in Nashville my GF and I will be back.

Thank Arthur G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited Nashville for the weekend and had to check out the BBQ- I was not disappointed! We went around lunch time and it was not too overly crowded. I got the pulled chicken sandwich and it was delicious! I also loved the live music and the drinks were delicious! I would definitely come back to try the other BBQ on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-244-7477

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?