Give the Butterball Turkey hotline a rest — 2022 is the year you relax on Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ll get to watch old Thanksgiving episodes of Friends or cheer on the English bulldog as it makes its way to the pantheon of canine glory (aka the National Dog Show). However you observe, you’ll need to make some reservations (or line up some solid takeout options) to make that free time happen. To help you on that quest, here is a comprehensive guide to Thanksgiving dine-in or takeout feasts around Nashville — located on land originally inhabited by the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes that called the Middle Tennessee region home. To learn how to support Native communities this month and beyond, visit this resource.Read More
The Ultimate Nashville Thanksgiving Guide 2022
Fun fact: Turkey tastes better when someone else is doing the cooking
Nashville’s Hawaiian Izakaya is preparing a Pacific Islands-influenced takeout feast that includes your choice of two whole-roasted Peking ducks or Kalua pork. For sides, the dinner features Hawaiian sweet cornbread stuffing, Brussels sprouts glazed with kimchi barbeque, charcoal-roasted sweet potatoes with miso caramel, and more. The package, which feeds up to eight guests, is $300 and includes a pumpkin panna cotta and macadamia streusel for dessert. Order online for pickup on November 23.
Henley is offering to-go options for parties of four, eight, or 12 — all of which feature roast turkey, smashed red potatoes, sage and brown butter gravy, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, and roasted haricot verts, as well as a la carte options like pumpkin pie. Prices range from $149-$279. Order online through November 19 for pickup on November 24.
Thanksgiving dinner is buffet-style at Henley’s this year, including a turkey carving station, smoked country ham, smashed red potatoes, mac-and-cheese, and a pie bar with a cran-apple pie and a chocolate bourbon pecan pie. The cost is $65 per person (alcohol not included) and $35 for kids 12 and under (kids 3 and under eat free). Seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — buffet closes at 6 p.m. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Church and Union Nashville
The Thanksgiving meal at Church & Union is a three-course, prix fixe affair including specialty dishes like tempura delicata squash rings, petite filet, and apple thyme spice cake. The cost is $70 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Reservations are highly encouraged.
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The Gulch’s lively steakhouse is offering a takeout dinner that includes everything from their dine-in turkey dinner plus a spiced pumpkin pie for dessert. Signature sides are available for an additional fee. The cost is $64 for an individual serving and $124 for two. Order online now.
STK’s Thanksgiving dine-in menu features a roasted free-range turkey with traditional Thanksgiving sides, including cornbread and sage stuffing, sauteed green beans with crispy shallots, maple baked sweet potato, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with parmesan crust, and more. The cost is $64 for adults and $29 for children (12 and under). Reservations are highly encouraged.
The downtown hotspot’s prix fixe Thanksgiving menu features staples like their turkey plate served with stuffing, garlic green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce, as well as southern-inspired dishes like the prime rib roast served with garlic green beans, mashed potatoes, and horseradish cream. Dessert is a classic pumpkin pie tart. Reservations are highly encouraged.
The Continental Nashville
This mid-century supper club is offering two Thanksgiving experiences. The first: an a la carte brunch menu that will be offered Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second is their five-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner menu featuring pumpkin bisque, pate en croute, your choice of turkey roulade, prime rib, or ora salmon, and dessert. The cost is $145 per person — reservations are highly encouraged.
Oak Steakhouse will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day serving a limited a la carte menu along with a fixed Thanksgiving menu that includes roast turkey, stuffing, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, root veggies, and bread pudding for dessert. The cost is $80 per person; reservations are encouraged.
The vibrant culinary destination at the helm of Nashville’s historic Music Row is offering a Thanksgiving to-go package for $200 that feeds a party of four (add $65 for individual meals). The to-go feast includes oven-roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Even more in line with the holiday spirit, Commons Club will donate a turkey to the Mary Parrish Center for every to-go package sold. Online pre-orders for pickup on Thanksgiving Day are now available — all orders must be placed by Monday, November 21. Order online now.
On Thursday, November 24, Commons Club will also be offering a curated Thanksgiving feast for $65+ per person for dine-in guests. Dinner includes oven-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and more. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Marsh House will be hosting a Thanksgiving breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 7 p.m. The four-course, prix fixe dinner menu ($60–$90 per person depending on the main course) will offer an array of items along with an optional add-on wine pairing for $60 per person. Some of the (many) items include venison tartare, blue gouda cheesecake, pumpkin soup, winter greens salad, heritage breed turkey, lamb shanks, and chocolate bacon cake with pecan toffee and whiskey ice cream. Reservations are highly encouraged.
The Gumbo Bros
Place an order for Gumbo Bros’ turducken gumbo and cajun fried turkey by November 17 for pickup November 18 through 23. Order online now.
Almost Friday Sporting Club
Almost Friday Sporting Club is kicking off Thanksgiving week with the launch of its bottomless brunch the weekend of November 26. Hit the hot spot for two-hour $29 food or $49 food and beverage. Standout brunch items include chicken and waffles, a Cubano sandwich with beer can chicken, and the brunchiladas.
On Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will offer a three-course meal complete with salad, turkey (with all the fixings), and pie, along with certain la carte favorites available for purchase. AFSC will also be donating dinner to the women and families of YWCA. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que is offering complete Thanksgiving meal packages for gatherings of all sizes. Packages include smoked turkey and ham, sides (including cornbread dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and parmesan mashed potatoes), rolls, and dessert. Packages range from $75 to $290. Edley’s is also offering whole smoked hams for pick-up. Order online now.
Head to Blue Aster at the Conrad for a prix fixe Thanksgiving Day menu featuring seasonal dishes such as butternut squash and truffle risotto, turkey roulade with giblet gravy, miso mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The Holston House’s resident restaurant is bringing Thanksgiving to downtown with a three-course, prix fixe menu dishing up variations on turkey day classics, like cornmeal orange clover rolls, citrus herb roast turkey, gingersnap prime rib, praline sweet potato souffle, and a trio of southern desserts (bourbon pecan tasses, pumpkin spiced fudge, and caramel apple blondie). The cost is $75 per adult and $50 per child. Reservations are encouraged.
Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen
It isn’t all brats and beer at this Germantown hang. For Thanksgiving, you can count on holiday meal kits to see you through the day with enough food to feed six people. On the menu: rosemary sage roast turkey breast with gravy and cornbread stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes, smoked creamed corn with bacon parmesan, coffee-roasted carrots, and white cheddar baked macaroni and cheese. Kits are $125 each and are available for pickup on November 22 or 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Order online now.
While Miel won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day, you can place an advanced order of a la carte items to round out your dinner table. Smoked onion bisque, salmon rillettes, chicken liver mousse, gougeres with herb goat cheese (sold by the dozen), cauliflower gratin, and collard greens are all available by the quart or pint. Order online for pickup on November 22 or 23 from noon to 6 p.m.
Indulge in an Italian feast at Michelin-starred Chef Tony Mantuano’s Yolan this year with a Thanksgiving-inspired meal featuring regional Italian delicacies. Stracciatella, beef tartare, risotto, cacio e pepe, turkey terrine, and breaded veal chop make an appearance along with a special Thanksgiving Day dessert — spiced blue hubbard, caramelized puff pastry, espresso, and pecan milk. The menu will be served from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The Loveless Cafe
While Loveless’s Thanksgiving meal packs have already sold out, you can still snag some of their “heat ‘n eat” collection (creamed corn, macaroni and cheese, and hashbrown casserole) by November 15 or place an order for a few of their housemade pies until they run out. Order heat ‘n eat items or pie for pickup on November 23 or 24.
The cafe is offering a Thanksgiving special consisting of turkey and dressing plus two sides for $21.99 per person. While Loveless will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the special is only available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving is a first come, first served affair this year (no reservations), so be sure to get there early.
Emmy Squared Pizza: The Gulch - Nashville, Tennessee
Get in on some early Thanksgiving action at Detroit pizza-style icon Emmy Squared with its Friendsgiving special. From November 21 to November 23, all locations of this burger-and-pizza joint will be offering 20 percent off of their entire menu from 8 p.m. to close. Reservations are recommended.
The 404 Kitchen
404 Kitchen in the Gulch is open for Thanksgiving dinner offering a buffet with a carving station (turkey, ham, prime rib), salads, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, biscuits, and cookies and pies from Dozen bakery. The cost is $58 for adults and $38 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
The restaurant is offering an a la carte holiday to-go menu with seasonal highlights like smoked turkey breast and smoked country ham along with mac and cheese, collard greens, cornbread dressing, southern green beans, sweet potato casserole, and mashed potatoes and gravy sold by the full or half gallon. Round out your table with a pecan, chocolate cream, or lemon ice box pie available for $23.99 each. Order online by November 21 for pickup before Thanksgiving.
Leave the cooking to one of Nashville’s newest hot spots with a hot-and-ready package that features roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar and honey, pecan tart dessert, and several other side dishes. The meal is $440 and serves up to eight guests. Order online by November 19 for pick up on November 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Enjoy a prix fixe, three-course menu featuring twists on seasonal dishes such as whiskey-glazed turkey with local herbs, roasted apples, and butternut squash stuffing. 1 Kitchen, in partnership with Copia, will also donate a meal to a local family for each table reserved on Thanksgiving Day. The cost is $99 per person. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The Italian chophouse by James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini is offering a four-course dining experience on Thanksgiving Day. Diners will start with antipasti of choice followed by a main course, like salt-baked snapper, pappardelle, or roast prime rib. Choice of Italian-inspired sides includes potatoes rustica or heirloom polenta followed by a slice of 17-layer chocolate cake or sweet cream panna cotta. The experience is $125 for adults or $60 for children under 10. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
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Goodlettsville’s Chef’s Market is offering a range of homespun Thanksgiving dishes that can be purchased a la carte or as a package. Outfit your entire meal — from appetizers to sides to mains — in one fell swoop. Menu items include candied bacon-wrapped figs, smoked gouda mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, cajun fried or herb-crusted turkeys, maple stone ground mustard glazed ham, and sweet endings like streusel-topped pumpkin pie, and white chocolate banana pudding. Order online through November 18 at noon for pick up by November 23 at 6 p.m.
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Hattie Jane's Creamery Franklin Rd
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Whether you’re looking for an alternative dessert option or a fun way to spice up grandma’s pecan pie, Hattie Jane’s Creamery is offering seasonal pints for pick up with flavors ranging from pumpkin pie and salted caramel coconut to boozy eggnog (with gingerbread butter) and peppermint cocoa. Pints are available at any of their four scoop shops and the Turnip Truck for pickup.
Puckett's Restaurant - Downtown Nashville
Let Puckett’s do the heavy lifting this Thanksgiving with a wide range of a la carte items including roasted, smoked, or fried turkey, spiral ham, beef brisket, pulled pork, and baby back ribs, along with quarts and half pans of traditional sides. Order online through November 19 for pickup from November 21 through November 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All of Puckett’s locations are open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for their annual all-you-can-eat family-style meal. On the menu: salad, soup, yeast rolls, turkey, meatloaf, pulled pork, a slew of traditional sides, and maple pecan or pumpkin pie for dessert. The cost is $39.99 for adults, $19.99 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for kids 5 and under. Reservations are recommended.
Sleek tavern the Dutch is providing a family-style dining experience on Thanksgiving Day complete with turkey, cranberry orange chutney, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roasted squash, and andouille sausage cornbread stuffing. Guests will begin with an appetizer of their choice, such as butternut squash or oysters, and conclude with dessert (think: pumpkin pie with whipped coconut cream or apple pie with cinnamon ice cream). The complete dining experience is $85 for adults or $45 for children 10 and under. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Stompin' Grounds Nashville
Located on the lobby level of JW Marriott Nashville, Stompin’ Grounds is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet complete with holiday favorites like crab deviled eggs, lobster bisque, bacon mac and cheese, smoked gouda green bean casserole, brown butter sweet potato casserole, maple ham, herb roasted turkey and a selection of seasonal pies. The buffet-style dining experience will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is $75 per person or $38 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Broadway’s multi-floor dinner-and-a-party experience will be offering a Thanksgiving to-go menu featuring a whole cajun fried turkey with giblet gravy, sides, and dessert that serves eight to 10 people. The package is $200 with an option to add on pecan or pumpkin pie for $20. All orders must be placed by November 21 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for pick-up on November 23.
Mimo Restaurant and Bar
The flagship restaurant led by chef Nello Turco will celebrate its inaugural Thanksgiving with a four-course Italian dinner. Starters include fall pork terrine with pomegranate gelee and tagliatelle with duck ragu, followed by entrees like roasted salmon, red wine braised short rib, and roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Prices are $135 per adult and $40 per child under the age of 12. An a la carte menu is also available for kids under the age of 12. Dining service is available from 11 a.m to 5:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Merchants’ first-floor bistro will offer a special Thanksgiving plate for $32 per person, in addition to its complete regular menu. The platter includes roasted turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, bacon green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy. Up on the second floor, soak in the steakhouse ambiance along with a three-course Thanksgiving Day menu, complete with diners’ choice of seasonal items like butternut squash, prime rib, roasted turkey, and brown sugar pumpkin pie. The cost for the steakhouse special is $65 per person; reservations are highly encouraged.
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Hillsboro Village’s CBD-friendly cafe-turned-event-venue is offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner package that can feed up to four guests. Choose between savory meats (ham, pot roast, or rosemary roasted chicken), three sides (mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and several others), and either rolls or cornbread. Special add-ons include cheese and charcuterie, fruit platters, pies, wine, and, yes, CBD gummies. The package is $125. Order online by 6 p.m. November 18 for pickup on November 21, 22, or 23 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges
Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Drusie & Darr will feature a prix fixe menu with three courses including honey nut ravioli, roasted turkey, and a pumpkin sundae (an a la carte menu will be available as well). Seatings start at noon and are offered throughout the dinner service. The cost is $128 per person for adults and $65 per child (12 and under). Reservations are highly encouraged.