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John A's

John A's




Welcome to John A’s Restaurant, home of good food, good times and great friends!

John A Hobbs was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He dropped out of school at age 15 to join the Merchant Marines during World War II. He worked numerous jobs after the war until he started his own construction company in the late 50’s. Not being one to sit around waiting for things to happen he ventured with his long time friend Louis McRedmond to start several other businesses. Some of the businesses John A initiated during his career were; four hotels, Nashville Wax Museum, Music City Car Museum, Music Valley Campground, convenience markets, several other tourist oriented businesses and restaurants.

John A’s most prized possession is the World Famous Nashville Palace. It is located one block from John A’s Restaurant on the corner of McGavock Pike and Music Valley Drive. The Nashville Palace was a thriving entertainment center for over thirty wonderful years. It has been, and still is, a place where people of all walks of life enter through the doors to dine, socialize and to perform on one of its two stages. It’s a place where you may walk in as a stranger but you leave as a friend. It is best known for its good food, good times and fond memories. Grand Ole Opry performers, movie stars, sports figures and politicians were seen at the Palace nightly.

Newcomers trying to fulfill a dream were always welcomed to perform on the Palace stage. A few of these newcomers were; Lorrie Morgan, Ra

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John A's

2421 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214


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