Nov 2023

Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in Nashville

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, togetherness… and a lot of cooking. This time of year can bring about more stress than thankfulness for many overwhelmed by the shopping and cooking needed before Thanksgiving dinner. If you want to take the stress out of your family gathering this holiday season, consider dining out or to get takeaway Thanksgiving meals!

Getting pre-made holiday food is one of the best holiday season hacks for increasing your enjoyment and minimizing holiday anxiety. If this all sounds too good to be true, check out some of the best restaurants around Nashville for Thanksgiving dinner offering dine-in or takeout this year. You will surely be impressed by the number of options and price points for your holiday feast!

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner

For Nashville residents looking to have a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal (that they don’t have to cook themselves), there are several restaurants to consider for your Thanksgiving feast! Remember that Thanksgiving is a busy night for restaurants, and if you do not make a reservation ahead of time, you may not find an opening.

You can make reservations through OpenTable or contact the following restaurants directly about their Thanksgiving feast openings.

Top 9 Restaurants in Nashville Offering Thanksgiving Dinner

Source: Canva
  • Church and Union offers a fixed-price three-course Thanksgiving dinner on November 24th, 2022. This feast is a set price of $70 per person and $30 for children under 12 years old. Be sure to book in advance as spots are limited, and keep in mind there is a cancellation fee for anyone who cancels 48 hours before the dinner.
  • Sadie’s has a unique Mediterranean-style Thanksgiving buffet for only $42 per person on Thanksgiving day. This is an excellent spot for your holiday feast if you like to have a bit of a flare on the classic holiday dishes.
  • Carne Mare is ideal for couples or families looking for an upscale Thanksgiving experience. Their Thanksgiving meal service has a set price of $125 per person and $60 for children under 12. Although it’s a set menu, you’ll still choose from a couple of options for your appetizer, entree, and dessert. All classic Thanksgiving sides are served family style and are pre-set. With this menu, you can also choose to add on wine pairings which come at an extra cost.
  • The Dutch offers a similar experience to Carne Mare at a lower price point. Their three-course service allows you to choose your appetizer and dessert, while the entree is fixed and served family-style. Adding wine pairings is an additional cost to the set price menu, which is $85 per person and $45 for children under 10. The Dutch’s Thanksgiving feast reservations start as early as 11 am and go until 8 pm, offering flexibility for families with younger children who like to eat earlier in the day.
  • Hard Rock Cafe is an excellent place to bring your family for Thanksgiving dinner as they have an adult and kids Thanksgiving menu. The $39 set price includes tax, gratuity, and an entire holiday spread. The only add-on to this price is pumpkin pie for dessert. Included in the dinner spread, you’ll get turkey, roasted vegetables, stuffing, sweet potato, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Keep in mind that this dinner is prepaid, so you must provide a credit card when you reserve.
  • Little Fib has a set Thanksgiving menu for the holiday that is $55 per person. For parties larger than five, gratuity will be automatically added to the final price. This Thanksgiving menu has a southern flare for some authentic holiday comfort food!
  • Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille has reservations available starting at 11 am on Thanksgiving day for their holiday meal. When you order their smoked turkey breast meal, you can choose from various sides to complete your Thanksgiving feast. Adding dessert to your meal comes at an additional charge of $9 on top of the fixed price of $49. Perry’s is offering this menu to-go on both November 23rd and 24th and to dine in on the 24th.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill is open for its Thanksgiving feast from 11 am to 8 pm and has a set three-course menu. This holiday meal includes turkey and all the traditional sides with three different desserts. This holiday feast is priced at $34 per person and $17 for children.
  • Granite City Food and Brewing offers a Thanksgiving buffet starting at 11 am, open to all ages, set at $30 for adults and $10 for children. Their buffet spread includes Thanksgiving classics with various desserts to choose from.

While more restaurants are open in the Nashville area for Thanksgiving dinner, these select restaurants offer special holiday menus, buffets, and fixed-price seatings. For more information on reserving your spot at one of these festive holiday meals, check out available time slots on OpenTable.

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Takeout

Several restaurants in the Nashville area offer takeout of full meals and sides. This is an excellent option for anyone having a large gathering or not wanting to cook Thanksgiving dinner. With a plethora of options out there for varying dietary preferences, there are options for everybody.  

For a Plant-Based Thanksgiving Meal:

  • AVO
  • BE-Hive Deli
  • Succulent Vegan Tacos

For a Classic Thanksgiving Feast:

  • Commons Club
  • Edley’s Bar-B-Que
  • The Loveless Cafe

For a Southern Thanksgiving Feast:

  • The Gumbo Bros
  • Martin’s BBQ Joint
  • Shotgun Willies

For Thanksgiving Dessert:

  • Dessert Designs by Leland Riggan
  • Hattie Jane’s Creamery
  • Yellow & Lavender Bakery

For more tips and information on Nashville living, reach out to the team at Nashville Apartment Locators® for a consulting session to answer all of your questions about Music City! This offering is separate from our apartment locating services and is intended to get you comfortable and thriving in your new city.

We are always here to help, so reach out to take advantage of our city consultation sessions!