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These Restaurants Are All Open for Christmas Day Dining in Nashville This Year

Escape cooking/dishwashing and dine (socially distanced, of course) in these Nashville restaurants

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With darkness at 4:30 p.m. and Christmas lights providing some much needed 2020 cheer, it’s that time of year — thought it looks very different than Christmases past in Nashville and beyond. The Green Hills traffic is a little lighter, and the Amazon boxes are a little heavier, with more people staying at home. Plenty of restaurants have adapted to takeout-only holiday feasts (more on that to come), but for those who feel comfortable dining out, these Nashville restaurants are open for either lunch or dinner (or drinks) on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25.

*Reservations are recommended at most, and parties (as all social gatherings) are limited to a maximum of 8 people in Nashville given the current spike in COVID-19 cases.

Disclaimer: A number of restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit A Safe Nashville. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mother's Ruin

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1239 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

Open (and serving food) every single day of the year, Germantown’s neighborhood cocktail haunt Mother’s Ruin offers an escape from family in the form of frozen cocktails — oh, and old bay seasoned waffle fries.
*Open Christmas Day from 5 p.m. until city mandated curfew.

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2. Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

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1004 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 866-1620
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The Germantown beer hall will open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, serving its hearty every day menu of sausages, barbecued meats, and sandwiches.

3. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

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220 Printers Alley
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 242-5837
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Open on Christmas night from 4 to 11 p.m. with live music.

4. Makeready L&L

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200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 610-7835
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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. 

5. Hidden Bar at Noelle

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200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

Open 5:00pm to 11:00pm

6. Bowie’s Nashville

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174 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 953-7155
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Open on Christmas night from 4 to 11 p.m. with live music.

7. Morton's The Steakhouse

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618 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 259-4558
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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.

 

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8. Nashville Underground

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105 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 964-3000
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Boasting the highest, largest and only double deck rooftop on Broadway, Nashville Underground will open for regular hours Christmas day, serving its menu of hot chicken, burgers, and flatbread pizzas.

9. Little Fib

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611 Commerce St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 493-4050
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Little Fib is open for dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. (with last call at 10 p.m. per city mandate) on Christmas Day serving chef James Kerwin’s comforting menu of cornbread madeleines, grilled octopus gumbo, and meatloaf.

10. Trattoria Il Mulino

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144 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 620-3700
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The New York chic Italian restaurant will open regular hours, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., serving its every day a la carte pasta, pizza, and steak — or a special Christmas prix fixe menu.

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11. Pinewood

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33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111
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The SoBro gathering spot is opening up at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day and 9 a.m. for a post-Christmas brunch on December 26.

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12. Denim

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401 Korean Veterans Blvd Floor 21
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 248-1990
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Open until 10 p.m. serving regular menu.

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13. Yolan

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403 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 231-0405
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The Mantuanos’ Italian delight at the Joseph offers two festive holiday feast options for its first holiday season in Nashville. First up, a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes, offered Thursday, December 24, 5 to 10 p.m. Guests will experience an eight-course seafood extravaganza, paying homage to the bountiful coastline of Southern Italy and the New World tradition in celebration of Christmas Eve. From a delicate Crudo of flounder with persimmon and horseradish-chive cream to the Linguine Fra Diavolo with mussels, razor clams, ‘nduja, and black garlic, each dish features an exciting offering from the sea, before finishing with traditional holiday sweets. Reservations required. Eight-course menu, $225 per person. With wine pairings, $375. Excludes tax and gratuity.


Next up is a Christmas Day Brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ideal for the whole family, guests are invited to a one-of-a-kind, a la carte brunch at featuring rabbit benedict, cacio e pepe, and cotoletta alla Milanese, as well as favorites like Tennessee berry pancakes and Sambuca French toast with espresso-infused Chantilly cream.

*Reservations recommended. Yolan will be closed for dinner service on Christmas Day.

The Joseph/Yolan

14. Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, a Nashville Steakhouse

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201 8th Ave S 34th floor
Nashville, TN 37203
(629) 208-8440
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Open from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

15. Marsh House

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401 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 262-6001
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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.

16. Headquarters

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4902 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 386-6757
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Headquarters plans to be open on Christmas day caffeine cravings and baked goods.

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17. Thai Esane

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1520 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 454-5373
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Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Day serving the regular menu.

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18. STK Nashville

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700 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 619-3500
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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.

19. Urban Grub

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2506 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 679-9342
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Open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dine-in and carryout, featuring a special Christmas menu alongside the regular menu.

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20. M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers - Melrose

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2535 8th Ave S #107
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 712-8160
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M.L.Rose (all three locations) will open at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, serving its popular burgers, pub fare, and plenty of craft beer.

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21. Sperry's Belle Meade

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5109 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 353-0809
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Sperry’s will open for regular dinner hours on Christmas Day.

Sperry’s Nashville

1. Mother's Ruin

1239 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Mother’s Ruin [Official Photo]

Open (and serving food) every single day of the year, Germantown’s neighborhood cocktail haunt Mother’s Ruin offers an escape from family in the form of frozen cocktails — oh, and old bay seasoned waffle fries.
*Open Christmas Day from 5 p.m. until city mandated curfew.

1239 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

2. Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

The Germantown beer hall will open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, serving its hearty every day menu of sausages, barbecued meats, and sandwiches.

1004 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

3. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

220 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201

Open on Christmas night from 4 to 11 p.m. with live music.

220 Printers Alley
Nashville, TN 37201

4. Makeready L&L

200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

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. 

200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

5. Hidden Bar at Noelle

200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Open 5:00pm to 11:00pm

200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

6. Bowie’s Nashville

174 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Open on Christmas night from 4 to 11 p.m. with live music.

174 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

7. Morton's The Steakhouse

618 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219
Landry’s [Official Photo]

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.

 

618 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219

8. Nashville Underground

105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

Boasting the highest, largest and only double deck rooftop on Broadway, Nashville Underground will open for regular hours Christmas day, serving its menu of hot chicken, burgers, and flatbread pizzas.

105 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

9. Little Fib

611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203

Little Fib is open for dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. (with last call at 10 p.m. per city mandate) on Christmas Day serving chef James Kerwin’s comforting menu of cornbread madeleines, grilled octopus gumbo, and meatloaf.

611 Commerce St
Nashville, TN 37203

10. Trattoria Il Mulino

144 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Trattoria Opening

The New York chic Italian restaurant will open regular hours, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., serving its every day a la carte pasta, pizza, and steak — or a special Christmas prix fixe menu.

144 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

11. Pinewood

33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
Pinewood/Facebook

The SoBro gathering spot is opening up at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day and 9 a.m. for a post-Christmas brunch on December 26.

33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

12. Denim

401 Korean Veterans Blvd Floor 21, Nashville, TN 37203
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Open until 10 p.m. serving regular menu.

401 Korean Veterans Blvd Floor 21
Nashville, TN 37203

13. Yolan

403 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
The Joseph/Yolan

The Mantuanos’ Italian delight at the Joseph offers two festive holiday feast options for its first holiday season in Nashville. First up, a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes, offered Thursday, December 24, 5 to 10 p.m. Guests will experience an eight-course seafood extravaganza, paying homage to the bountiful coastline of Southern Italy and the New World tradition in celebration of Christmas Eve. From a delicate Crudo of flounder with persimmon and horseradish-chive cream to the Linguine Fra Diavolo with mussels, razor clams, ‘nduja, and black garlic, each dish features an exciting offering from the sea, before finishing with traditional holiday sweets. Reservations required. Eight-course menu, $225 per person. With wine pairings, $375. Excludes tax and gratuity.


Next up is a Christmas Day Brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ideal for the whole family, guests are invited to a one-of-a-kind, a la carte brunch at featuring rabbit benedict, cacio e pepe, and cotoletta alla Milanese, as well as favorites like Tennessee berry pancakes and Sambuca French toast with espresso-infused Chantilly cream.

*Reservations recommended. Yolan will be closed for dinner service on Christmas Day.

403 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

14. Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina, a Nashville Steakhouse

201 8th Ave S 34th floor, Nashville, TN 37203

Open from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

201 8th Ave S 34th floor
Nashville, TN 37203

15. Marsh House

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

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.

401 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

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16. Headquarters

4902 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
Headquarters

Headquarters plans to be open on Christmas day caffeine cravings and baked goods.

4902 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

17. Thai Esane

1520 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
Thai Esane/Facebook

Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Day serving the regular menu.

1520 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

18. STK Nashville

700 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

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.

700 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

19. Urban Grub

2506 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Urban Grub

Open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dine-in and carryout, featuring a special Christmas menu alongside the regular menu.

2506 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

20. M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers - Melrose

2535 8th Ave S #107, Nashville, TN 37204
ML Rose

M.L.Rose (all three locations) will open at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, serving its popular burgers, pub fare, and plenty of craft beer.

2535 8th Ave S #107
Nashville, TN 37204

21. Sperry's Belle Meade

5109 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
Sperry’s Nashville

Sperry’s will open for regular dinner hours on Christmas Day.

5109 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

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