For all those cozying up at home while restaurants are open for half capacity and patio dining, plenty of Nashville restaurants provide options for takeout and delivery meals this holiday season.
And if we’re going to get through this thing, we might as well do it with over-the-top feasts, piles of pasta, and skillet fried chicken — not to mention stollen and to-go mimosa kits. So put up a few more twinkle lights, don your stretchiest pants, and pour out a to-go cocktail. Here’s how to celebrate Christmas in 2020 at home in Nashville, while supporting area restaurants.
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This curated map isn’t an exhaustive list, so we encourage you to contact your favorite spot and inquire about their holiday celebration menus.
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Ditch the traditional turkey and order up an Italian dinner from Amerigo. All meals are packaged family-style and includes choice of salad, entree, and focaccia bread. Orders for Christmas must be placed by Tuesday, December 22 at 2 p.m. and picked up by 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Anzie Blue, who recently moved to a larger space in Hillsboro Village, is offering up a specially curated Christmas charcuterie board for the entire month of December, for free delivery in Metro Nashvile or curbside pickup. The festive spread features gingerbread men, snowball cookies, Werther’s popcorn, cranberries, brie and goat cheese, glazed pecans and other nuts, plus a variety of crackers and accompanying flavors. $75 buys a board for four people, or double down for eight guests at your small holiday gathering. Order online, with 24 hour advance notice. Anzie Blue will close Christmas Eve at 2 p.m. and will be closed Christmas Day.
Cafe at Thistle Farms
The cafe for a good cause is offering butternut squash lasagna, Miss Donna’s chicken pot pie, a generations-old cornbread dressing recipe, and three-layer cake for the holiday. Place orders online by Monday, December 14 at 3 p.m. for pick-up on Wednesday, December 23 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Indulge in Char’s family-style takeout this holiday. The lineup includes classics like bone-in spiral sliced ham, chipotle sweet potato mash, creamed spinach and a whole pecan pie. Orders for Christmas must be placed by Tuesday, December 22 at 2 p.m. and picked up by 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Executive chef Ryan Lachaine and team have put together a delicious holiday feast including festive, comfort food favorites, available for a party of four or individual meals. The feast includes honey glazed ham, sliced turkey with gravy, Southern green beans, plus cornbread stuffing, rolls, and charcuterie platters plus gingerbread pumpkin pie for dessert. Meals for a party of Four ($199 plus tax) OR individual meal ($50 plus tax). No modifications permitted. Order online here, by Tuesday, December 22 for pickup on Christmas Day.
E3 Chophouse continues to offer its Butcher Box program, including whole steaks to cook at home and family style sides. Order deadline is December 20. Call 615-301-1818 to order.
This year, bring etc. home with a special Christmas dinner to-go. The 3-course meal is available for 2 people for $60 or 4 people for $120. Optional add-ons are available like cookies and coffee cake to enjoy on Christmas morning. Order online or by calling the restaurants — meals can be picked up on Christmas Eve.
Bakery by Frothy Monkey is offering specialty desserts and artisan bread for Hanukkah and Christmas — including a fresh take on a traditional Christmas Stollen loaf, challah, cakes, pastry, pies, and decorated cookies. Simply pre-order at frothycheer.com, choose your pick up day + location and let them do the work. Pick up (with curbside option) at the Bakery or select Frothy Monkey locations. Pick up locations: BAKERY by frothy monkey (7am – 6pm), East Nashville, 12South, Nations, and Franklin during regular business hours.
*Hanukkah orders due Wednesday 12/9 at noon with pickup on Friday 12/11
*Christmas orders are due Wednesday 12/18 at midnight with pickup on 12/23 + 12/24
Gray and Dudley
Gray and Dudley will offer a Christmas takeout option. Details to come.
Hathorne is offering a Christmas dinner to-go. Choose from whole roast chicken, lasagna, sides, dinner rolls and sourdough loaves, and more. Deadline to order is 5 p.m. on December 18; pickup is December 23 between 3 and 7 p.m. Orders can be placed online.
This year, Henley is offering dine-in and curbside to-go meals for Christmas, and will also donate 500 warm meals to vulnerable populations in the community on Christmas Day. Curbside to-go meals feed 4-6 people, and cost $200. The menu will mirror dine-in options like porchetta and desserts from pastry chef Casey Carr. Orders can be placed from Friday, December 11 through Monday, December 21 with curbside pick-up available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Place orders online.
The Bellevue barbecue haven’s holiday to-go menu features honey-smoked ham and turkey, corn pudding, white queso mac and cheese, plus Parmesan green beans, cole slaw, and their fan-favorite peanut butter banana pudding. Order deadline is December 20; pickup is December 23, 12-8pm. Place orders in person or by phone by calling 615-739-6121.
Jasper’s is selling holiday gift baskets and treats including peppermint bark, cookies and pies! The holiday gift baskets feature homemade goodies and items from local purveyors – making this the perfect gift while also supporting the community. People can pre-order online beginning Friday, December 4.
Juniper Green has your back if you want to throw down for the holidays and not lift a finger (except, of course, to drive and pick it up). Their holiday dinner package ($350) feeds 4 to 6 guests a feast of grilled teres major with peppercorn demi, truffled corn souffle, maple chili acorn squash, and salad with focaccia and a salted chocolate tart with bourbon caramel for dessert. A holiday brunch is equally festive — including a bake-at-home hash brown breakfast casserole, biscuits, fruit salad, grits, and cinnamon buns. The brunch, $250, also serves 4 to 6 people. All are preordered for scheduled pickup on December 23. Place orders online via Tock.
Noelle’s downstairs restaurant will open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for both dine-in and carryout (three-course prix-fixe menu for $240/family of four). This year’s menu features roasted goose breast, Blackhawk beef sirloin with whipped sweet potatoes, and a pecan tart.
To-go orders must be placed by Monday, December 21st. Email Catherine Rivera to book.
On Christmas Day, the Thompson Hotel’s ground floor restaurant will be open from noon until 6 p.m., serving a prix fixe menu, which will be available for dine in and carryout.
Merchants’ 1st Floor Bistro will be offering a special Christmas Eve dinner for one in addition to their complete regular menu. This plate, which comes with a 10-ounce prime rib served with caramelized Brussels sprouts, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, au jus, horseradish aioli, buttermilk biscuit, and New York cheesecake with raspberry coulis will be offered for takeout directly from the restaurant as well as on third party apps like Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.
Monell’s famous holiday meal catering is available for pickup or delivery. Call (615) 726-4938 to order.
Morton’s the Steakhouse
Morton’s is open from for dine-in and takeout from noon until 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, serving a three-course chateaubriand menu for $75 per person (two person minimum). The menu includes a winter salad, chateaubriand for two, black truffle mashed cauliflower, creamed spinach and sour cream mashed potatoes and la bête noir. Morton’s full a la carte menu will also be available.
*Takeout pre-orders must be placed by 6 p.m. on 12/23. Pick up time for all pre-orders is noon – 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. – noon on Christmas Day.
Nicky’s Coal Fired
Nicky’s has adapted its annual Feast of the Seven Fishes to a takeout format this year, with options for smaller menus. A dinner for two runs $140 and dinner for four is $260. Order online.
The Party Line
The Party Line is offering a slew of holiday treats & sweets! When placing holiday orders, guests will pick the day of their party and The Party Line team will reach out to confirm the date and pick-up time. They’re now accepting orders for all of December. Savory options include a Savory Latke Babka, Cheese + Charcuterie Board, Shrimp Cocktail Platter, Smoked Trout Salad, Oyster Kit, Crab Dip and more! Festive treats include a holiday cookie platter, a fun gingerbread house kit to enjoy as a family, a hot chocolate kit, as well as cakes and pies.
Peg Leg Porker
Peg Leg Porker is offering family meals that feed up to 15 people for $150 featuring smoked whole turkey, two half pan of sides and one pie! They will also be offering a la carte whole and sliced turkey and ham, sides, cookie and appetizer platters. Place your orders by Thursday, December 17 with pickup from Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23 by 6pm. Email your order to Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Peg Leg Porker will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Meals, pies, and cobblers for takeout, plus to-go mimosas with your choice of orange juice, cranberry juice or apple cider. Christmas orders accepted through Saturday, December 19. Christmas pickup available Monday, December 21. Pickup is available 8am-10am or 4pm-6pm and from 8am-10am on Christmas Eve. Call your preferred location or visit in person to place an order.
Open 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dine-in and carryout, featuring a roasted “Linz” prime rib special for $69 per person. *Available December 24th + 25th along with full STK Steakhouse menu.
Holiday dinner packages to go, Wine bottle pairings available. Pick up Wednesday 23rd 4-6pm. Packages Serve 2-3 & 4-6 people, start at $125. Menu here.
Open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dine-in and carryout, featuring a special Christmas menu alongside the regular menu.