Thanksgiving Dining in Nashville: What's Open

Sit Back, Relax, Be Served a Feast

A full plate at Thanksgiving dinner symbolizes American abundance, belonging, and identity.
••• James Pauls/Getty Images

If you want to bail out of cooking Thanksgiving dinner and will be in Nashville on Turkey Day, you have quite a few restaurants to choose from. Whether your style is fine dining, casual, or something in between, you'll find restaurants that serve a bountiful Thanksgiving feast for you and yours in 2017.

  • 01 of 08
    Turkey dinner on plate
    ••• James Pauls/Getty Images

    The Capitol Grille in the Hermitage Hotel is serving a family-style Champagne brunch in the hotel lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and traditional three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner in the Capitol Grille from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by the Oak Bar from 3 to 8 p.m. for a celebratory cocktail. Brunch is $69.50 for adults and $24.50 for children, and dinner is $67.50 for adults and $27.50 for kids.

  • 02 of 08

    Commerce Street Grille in the Renaissance Hotel is offering its annual and sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for children, and there's a special buffet just for the kids.

  • 03 of 08

    Cracker Barrel is open all day on Thanksgiving in every one of its locations and is the quintessential down-home setting for this traditional American holiday. It's also pretty affordable, with dinner for adults $12.99 and for children, $7.99. You'll get turkey, dressing, and gravy; sugar-cured ham; cranberry relish; sweet potato casserole; corn muffins or biscuits; and pumpkin pie. You can also order off the regular menu if you prefer.

  • 04 of 08

    Ellendale's annual Thanksgiving feast is fast becoming a local favorite. Its style of American cuisine with a Southern accent, served up in a farmhouse, makes for the perfect mood for Thanksgiving. Its buffet is $37.95 per person and gives you choices that include traditional turkey, cornbread dressing, and other sides, along with chicken piccata and Asian salmon and sea bass for those with less traditional tastes. There's round of beef at the carving station and plenty to nosh on. You can even have breakfast; the buffet also includes waffles, blintzes, and banana bread. Save room for dessert: Besides pumpkin and pecan pie, there will be carrot cake, cranberry cheesecake, lemon bars, and chocolate raspberry tart.

    Continue to 5 of 8 below.
  • 05 of 08

    Merchants is located on Lower Broad and offer a uniquely Nashville dining experience inside a 100-year-old hotel any time of year. On Thanksgiving, the main floor bistro will be open regular hours, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the more upscale second-floor dining room open 2 to 10 p.m.

  • 06 of 08

    Monell's offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in a home-style setting, and it’s really the only a place in town that competes with your mom’s Thanksgiving feast. It's a quintessential Southern menu that includes turkey and cornbread dressing, ham, corn pudding, macaroni and cheese, and caramel pumpkin pie. Monell's will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The cost is $26 for adults and $15 for kids. And you can't make a reservation, so expect to wait if you arrive at a popular time.

  • 07 of 08

    Sperry's opened its doors in Nashville in 1974, and its owners have a long history of restaurateurs in their family, dating back more than 100 years. Sperry's will be serving traditional Thanksgiving feasts at both the Belle Meade and Cool Springs locations for $32 for adults and $14 for children.

  • 08 of 08

    Adele's is serving up a Thanksgiving buffet that reflects chef Jonathan Waxman's take on the traditional menu. It's $48 for adults and $18 for kids and will be served from noon to 8 p.m.