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Here’s What’s Open During Nashville’s Icy Winter Storm 2021

A running list of open restaurants, coffee shops, and bars as many of the city’s roads lie under a blanket of snow and ice

Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Over the weekend Middle Tennessee was showered with a blanket of snow and ice unlike anything seen in recent memory. Even weirder? It stuck. And with that, everyone has been stuck at home for a different reason this time — thanks to those slick, snow-blasted roads and an unwieldy list of restaurants and grocery stores closed to protect staff.

Yes, the poorly timed ice storm began on Valentine’s Day, thus causing further insult to injury to restaurants in Music City, limiting takeout and hours on what’s normally their busiest day of the year. And not surprisingly, it’s kept many of them closed Monday through Wednesday, holding out until the temperatures rise again to above freezing and the ice melts.

Still, some neighborhood spots are choosing to remain open for coffee, cocktails, and warm comfort foods, thanks to staffers who live nearby and/or dedicated owners.

It goes without saying that, if you choose to head out for food in these conditions, it’s probably best to stick to spots that are a short walk away. Oh, and make sure to tip heavily — folks might be risking their lives to get to work in these conditions, and they shouldn’t have to do it without being well-compensated for this essential work.

Scope out Eater’s list below for a guide to what’s open right now, but keep in mind the best thing to do is check a restaurant’s social media or call before venturing out, as things shift frequently. Most all are operating with limited hours and closing early due to the icy roads.

What’s open on Thursday, February 18:

  • Anzie Blue — open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery via Postmates
  • Arnold’s After Dark (Arnold’s Country Kitchen) — open at 5 p.m. with tacos and tequila
  • Blue Stripes
  • Bottle Cap 12 South — 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar — open 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Bowie’s Nashville — open 4 p.m. to midnight
  • E+Rose Wedgewood Houston — open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ed’s Fish and Pizza
  • Emmy Squared — takeout and delivery only during dinner hours
  • Fat Bottom Brewery taproom— open with drinks and limited appetizer menu from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday, the Mac Shack will be back noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday from 10:30a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Five Points Pizza — Eastside opens at 3 p.m.
  • Frothy Monkey — 12South/Nations/East/Franklin open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Gray and Dudley
  • The Grilled Cheeserie — Hillsboro Village/East Nashville locations open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • House of Cards — 6 p.m. to midnight
  • Hunters Station — Citizen Market open 9 to 5; Hugh Baby’s/Vui’s/Grilled Cheeserie/Tacos Aurora/Picnic Tap open 11 to 3
  • Jane’s Hideaway — open with limited menu
  • Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Juice Bar — Gulch, Brentwood, Berry Hill, Belle Meade open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • LA Jackson — open 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Little Fib — open for dinner
  • Lucky’s 3 Star — 5 p.m. to midnight
  • M.L.Rose — Capitol View open all day, Melrose opens 3 p.m., Sylvan Park opening 4 p.m.
  • Mere Bulles Restaurant Brentwood
  • Mitchell Deli —open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. plus in-house delivery in limited area from 11-2
  • Mother’s Ruin — opens at 5 p.m. with limited menu
  • Nicky’s Coal-Fired
  • Nicoletto’s Pasta — Eastside open for takeout only
  • Nudie’s Honky Tonk — open 11 a.m. to midnight serving full food menu
  • Osa Coffee Roasters — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Otaku Ramen (West Nashville location)
  • Pearl Diver
  • Poindexter at the Graduate Hotel — open until 6 p.m.
  • Portland Brew — both locations open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Pub (Gulch) — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Puckett’s — all locations open regular hours
  • Redheaded Stranger — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Robert’s Western World
  • Royal Boba — 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Roze Pony
  • Saint Anejo — opening at 4 p.m.
  • Sam’s Place — all locations open regular hours
  • Skull’s Rainbow Room — 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Sloco / Insert Chef Here — acting as “Apres Sled Lodge” on Thursday from 12-3, Friday 12-6, and Saturday 12:30-4 serving grilled cheese with tomato soup plus beer and sodas
  • Sopapillas Franklin
  • Stateside Kitchen at Dream Hotel
  • Sunda
  • Tailgate Brewery — all 3 taprooms open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Taylor Street Coffee and Tea — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Taziki’s — open regular hours
  • Tower Deli
  • The Turnip Truck — all locations open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hot bar + groceries
  • Urban Grub —open 4-8:30 serving a limited menu
  • Vui’s — all locations open until 3 p.m.
  • Yin Yang Tea — open noon to 6 p.m.

What’s open on Wednesday, February 17:

  • 8th and Roast (all locations) — open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 12 South Taproom — opening for lunch
  • 51st Deli — open until 6 p.m.
  • 51 North Taproom — open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 312 Pizza
  • Anzie Blue — open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery via Postmates
  • Cafe Roze — open at 10:30 a.m. for dine-in and takeout
  • Caliber Coffee
  • The Centennial — open at 4 p.m.
  • Central BBQ
  • Corner Pub Downtown
  • Craft Brewed — open and delivering until 4 p.m.
  • Daddy’s Dogs — open until 3 p.m.
  • The Diner
  • Duke’s — open at noon
  • E+Rose Wedgewood Houston — open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • E3 Chophouse
  • East Nashville Beer Works — taproom opens at 3 p.m.
  • Edley’s Bar-b-que
  • Fido
  • Fountain of Juice
  • Frothy Monkey — Downtown location open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 12South, East Nashville, Franklin, and the Nations locations open until 4 p.m.
  • Green Hills Grille
  • Grilled Cheeserie — Hillsboro Village and East Nashville locations open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Honeyfire BBQ — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Honky Tonk Central
  • House of Cards — 6 p.m. to midnight
  • Hugh Baby’s
  • Jasper’s
  • Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Joyland: Sean Brock is cooking up cheeseburgers and fries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Juice Bar — Gulch, Brentwood, Berry Hill, Belle Meade open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kettner Coffee Supply
  • Kid Rock’s
  • LA Jackson — open 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
  • Lucky’s 3 Star — 5 p.m. to midnight
  • M.L.Rose — Capitol View and Melrose open, Sylvan Park is to-go only
  • Main Street Liquors — open until 5 p.m.
  • Mas Tacos
  • Merengue Cafe
  • Midnight Oil — open at 4 p.m.
  • Mitchell Deli — takeout and in-house delivery in limited area
  • Mother’s Ruin — opens at 5 p.m. with limited menu
  • Nash House Saloon— open until 8 p.m. with limited menu
  • Neighbors — both locations open 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Nudie’s Honky Tonk — open 11 a.m. to midnight serving full food menu
  • Osa Coffee — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Otaku Ramen (Gulch location)
  • Pancake Pantry
  • Pizza Perfect — both locations open regular hours
  • Poindexter at the Graduate Hotel
  • Portland Brew — both locations open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Proper Bagel
  • Puckett’s — all locations open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Red Bicycle
  • Rippy’s
  • The Row — open until 8 p.m.
  • Skull’s Rainbow Room — 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Smokin’ Thighs
  • Southern Grist Brewing — both taprooms open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to takeout/curbside
  • Southernaire Market
  • Standard Proof — downtown tasting room opening at 4 p.m.
  • Stateside Kitchen at Dream Hotel
  • The Stillery (downtown location only)
  • Subculture — open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunda
  • Tailgate Brewery
  • Taylor Street Coffee and Tea
  • Tempered Chocolates — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. serving handcrafted chocolates and espresso
  • Third and Home
  • Tootsie’s
  • Trattoria il Mulino
  • Treehouse — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Turnip Truck — all locations open with hot bar + groceries
  • Two Ten Jack — takeout only from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Waldo’s Chicken and Beer — Cool Springs and Germantown locations open
  • Yin Yang Tea — open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Yolan — open with a limited menu

Know of any other restaurants/food trucks/bars/breweries/coffee shops in the Nashville area that are open during the storm? Let Eater Nashville know through nashville@eater.com.

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