Thanksgiving Dining in Nashville

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Nashville

If you don't want to cook for Thanksgiving and are planning to do your Thanksgiving Dining in Nashville there are an abundance of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day in Nashville, from fine dining to casual, that offer a bountiful Thanksgiving feast for you and yours.
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    Capital Grille


    Capital Grille in the Hermitage Hotel offers a scrumptious meal any time of year including Thanksgiving.

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    Commerce Street Grille

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    Commerce Street Grille is located in the Renaissance Hotel and offers an annual Thanksgiving Buffet.

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    Cracker Barrel

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    Locally owned, Cracker Barrel offers in a casual yet cozy atmosphere, with a good assortment of country style dining options for its Thanksgiving dinners.​

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    Ellendales Annual Thanksgiving feast is fast becoming a local favorite and for a nominal cost, it even offers a full feast to go.

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    Loveless Cafe

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    Just the name brings thoughts of good food to one's mind. A Nashville favorite to locals and visitors alike, this quaint cafe is sure to please families with their southern Thanksgiving offerings.

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    Market Street Restaurant

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    Market Street Restaurant in the Downtown Nashville Hilton Hotel will be offering a Thanksgiving Buffet again.

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    Merchants are located on Lower Broad and offer a uniquely Nashville dining experience inside a hundred-year-old hotel any time of year.

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    Mere Bulles

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    A short drive south from the hustle and bustle of downtown Nashville, Mere Bulles is conveniently located in Maryland Farms.

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    Monells offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in more of a home-style setting and it’s really the only a place in town that competes with your mom’s Thanksgiving feast.

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    Music City Thanksgiving Dining

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    Nashville is rich with incredible dining options. Some restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day and during the weekend serving their regular menu.

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    Nashville Orginals Thanksgiving Dining

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    Many local restaurants here in Nashville and Williamson County are opening their doors to you this Turkey Day to spend around their Thanksgiving table, or you can choose to order ahead of time from a variety of holiday menus to cut down on your time in the kitchen. 

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    Opryland Hotel

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    The Gaylord Opryland Hotel offers numerous dining options including brunch at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, dining at Ravello for a more romantic dinner, or for a heartier four-course meal try the Old Hickory Steakhouse.

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    Pucketts Gro. & Restaurant

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    Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant locations in Nashville and Franklin are helping to alleviate the stress of preparing the traditional holiday meal—and all the time that entails—by offering extensive takeout and dine-in options this holiday season.

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    Sam's Sports Grill

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    For over 10 years Sam's Sports Grill has been voted as the Best Nashville Sports Bar and one can see why as they will be serving a full menu that also includes watching your favorite football games too!

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    For more casual dining, Shoney's is always an option. It offers its famous buffet and has numerous locations throughout the Middle Tennessee Area.

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    Sperry's Restaurant

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    Sperry's opened its doors in Nashville in 1974 and its owners have a long history of restaurateurs in their family, dating back over 100 years. Sperry's will be serving Thanksgiving feasts at both, the Belle Meade and Cool Springs locations.

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    Tennessee State Park Restaurants

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    Most every year the Tennessee State Park restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day & serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast which usually includes Thanksgiving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, along with an assortment of desserts. Dining normally begins at around 11 a.m. Note- Selections and prices will vary depending on location but prices are normally under $15. Group reservations are recommended.

If I've overlooked a Nashville Restaurant that is Open on Thanksgiving Day in Nashville or if you need me to update or add to my current listings, please feel free to contact me anytime. You can also list your fav below too!! - Jan Duke