Like Mother’s Day before it, Father’s Day is going to look a little different in 2020, given the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Davidson County and continued focus on takeout and delivery dining. Plus, the fact that several restaurants are not correctly following social distancing methods and other safety guidelines for dining in has many people understandably nervous about venturing out just yet.
Luckily, plenty of places are continuing a heavy focus on takeout in Nashville, so there are oodles of options for celebratory to-go meals on Sunday, June 21 — from burger and steak kits to biscuits, barbecue, and bourbon in to-go form.
Find preordered fried chicken and biscuit meals from Loveless Cafe, plus make-your-own Joyland burger kits from Sean Brock’s fast casual restaurant, and so many steaks on this round-up of some of Eater’s top picks to celebrate Father’s Day in Nashville in 2020.
As always, be sure to check the social media handles and websites of the locations below for details on menu items and delivery hours, because things frequently change. Also, always remember to tip well and call before using a delivery platform such as Postmates or UberEats, which comes with hefty fees for consumers and restaurants.
The 404 Kitchen: Matt Bolus’ Gulch restaurant is offering three different Father’s Day box options, from salmon to steak to a surf-and-turf best of both worlds. Each menu serves 2-3 people, comes will reheat/re-grill instructions, and includes starter, an entree complete with a special grill mark, sides, a dessert, and the option of the 404 signature old fashioned or a make-your-own old fashioned. Preorders are taken up until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. Email order to: email@example.com or call 615-939-3702. Full menus and ordering instructions are online here. Must be a minimum of 21 years old to place and pick up order.
Anzie Blue: If a bourbon flight coupled with a cheese/charcuterie board fit sounds more your dad’s speed, this special might be a great way to celebrate the occasion. Cost is $100 (plus tax) and includes free delivery in Metro Nashville. To help Dad relax even more, plus up your gift with Anzie Blue CBD Sports Balm (500MG CBD) for $85; the CBD balm helps relief aches and pains. Deadline to order is June 19 at 5pm CT. DM @AnzieBlue on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Butchertown Hall: The Tex-Mex style restaurant in Germantown is offering a special Father’s Day family pack to-go for $48. That includes a whole rack of ribs, two large sides, and a Bourbon Pecan Bundt Cake topped with peach bourbon glaze.
Cafe Roze: Available for takeout or delivery on Father’s Day, the surf-and-turf inspired box includes two NY Strip Steaks with a herby garlic finishing butter and two citrus marinated skewers featuring fresh caught Florida Shrimp. Sides include a summer veggie panzanella and molasses baked heirloom beans. There’s old fashioned banana pudding for dessert. The Father’s Day Box also has a special cocktail add on - a custom drink with a surprise twist. Just let them know your Dad’s favorite spirit and his preferred flavor profile (ie. citrus, smoky, fruity) and the bartender will craft a custom cocktail just for him.
Capitol Grille: Capitol Grille just unveiled Father’s Day Grilling Kits – three signature grilling packages for Dads to enjoy with family & friends. Orders have to be placed before 5 pm Friday, June 19th and pick-up on Saturday, June 20th between 10 am and 2 pm, but all of the ingredients/cooking instructions are included for a festive family meal. Options include combinations like burgers and brats, smoked ribs and chicken, and a luxurious feast of lamb lollipops, ribeye, shrimp, and more.
Deacon’s New South: The downtown steakhouse is offering a selection of raw, dry-aged steaks for grilling at home. All steaks will come cryovaced and wrapped in butcher paper and twine.In addition, they are offering add-ons like a meat & cheese platter and a Westland Distillery Single Malt American Whiskey flight. The restaurant is also available for dine-in service. To order, call (615) 994-1994 to place orders for pickup between 6/17-6/21. Orders must be placed by Saturday, June 20.
Jeff Ruby’s: Father’s Day meal kits for curbside pick-up. The cook-at-home meal kid packages feature two USDA Prime 22 or 55-day dry-aged bone-in ribeyes, plus two 8-ounce Angus filets for the grill, jumbo tiger shrimp, and sides. There’s also an artisan sourdough loag with compaound butter, a whole butter pie with bourbon caramel sauce, and a large tin of their steakhouse seasoning. The meal for four runs $250, with optional add-ons like Alaskan king crab and other desserts. They accept orders online up to four days prior to June 21. They are also open for dine-in service that day.
Joyland: Sean Brock’s new fast food spot shared on Instagram a Father’s Day burger kit. Each kit makes four (six-ounce) Burgers (their custom @bearcreekfarm blend, with a larger sized patty) and includes joy sauce, savory pickles, diced red onions, brioche-potato buns, and America’s finest cheese. To preorder, email email@example.com. Each kit for 4 Cheeseburgers is $30, and is available only for curbside pick-up.
Loveless Cafe: The beloved biscuit destination has launched a take-home Father’s Day meal pack, available for preordering online, right up until 9 a.m. on Father’s Day for last minute planners (or until they sell out). Three different meal packs are available, all served up hot on the occasion. A fried chicken meal, a pulled pork meal, and a meal of strictly Southern sides (for the Dad who still wants to grill his own meat) are all on offer. The full meals run $89.99, and the sides pack includes three quarts of sides and a dozen biscuits with preserves — for $39.99.
Nicky’s Coal Fired: The Nations restaurant is serving a Father’s Day Family Style Meal that feeds four people for $75. Choose between a prepared entrée or marinated meat that is ready to throw on the grill. The special also comes with fresh vegetable sides, all prepared by Chef Tony Galzin and includes Giardiniera Potato Salad, Charred Corn Succotash, Tomato Salad, and a Summer Berry Crostada. Orders can be placed here. The restaurant is also open in fast-casual form serving bagels, mimosas and their familiar pizza and pastas that people know and love.
STK Steakhouse: The Gulch’s trendy steakhouse offers a take-home steak feast for four, priced at $99.95. The meal includes four (six-ounce) filets with STK bold sauce, along with two mac and cheese and two asparagus sides. The restaurant is also available for dine-in service.