Dining out — for those who feel comfortable doing so — can be a tad more tedious than normal to plan right now. Especially for those looking for lunch. Many places are open for dinner or weekend brunch only, others stick to a strict takeout policy, while others are still closed.
For those who choose to dine out, Eater Nashville has rounded up a curated list of spots doing it right. These places are following social distancing measures, with tables spaced at least 6-feet apart, and following all CDC recommended policies for the current phase of opening (now Phase Three).
Some also have dining rooms open and also offer takeout or delivery options, but for purposes of this list, all restaurants have ample patios for dining al fresco, while that’s still tolerable temperature-wise in Nashville.
As always, things change frequently, so check a restaurant’s social media or website (or just call) before heading in to dine.
*A number of Nashville restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state’s website. 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.Read More