Thanksgiving

These Nashville Restaurants Are Open for Thanksgiving Dinner and Takeout

Thanksgiving is weird this year. At least eat well.

Most years, the thought of ordering a Thanksgiving dinner for carryout or delivery or dining out at a restaurant was a sign of someone who didn’t know their way around a kitchen or was just too lazy to cook. Oh, how times have changed! People have probably gotten a whole lot more used to takeout over the past year, and local restaurants really need your business right now. So if you’re looking to enjoy a full Turkey Day spread without messing up your home kitchen, here’s a nest of opportunities to take that off your plate.

Yolan

SoBro

Chef Tony Mantuano has brought the Michelin stars he earned at Chicago’s acclaimed Spiaggia to downtown Nashville at his new upscale Italian restaurant in The Joseph Hotel. He and his kitchen team will be preparing a four-course feast of regional Italian specialties for Thanksgiving, including a turkey porchetta with sweet potato pave.
How to order: Reserve online

Marsh House

Although Marsh House exhibits the sort of conviviality you’d expect from a Louisiana-themed restaurant, it’s taking special care to keep patrons safely distanced at its four-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring down-home dishes like shrimp toast, duck poppers, and gumbo as starters plus your choice of proteins for a main course. Go with the traditional turkey with pan gravy or choose from less traditional Turkey Day fare like scallops, snapper, or hanger steak.
How to order: Reserve online

The Mockingbird

North Gulch

The Mockingbird defies easy explanation, in the best way. Serving an eclectic menu of internationally tinged diner fare, the emphasis is always on fun. For Thanksgiving, it’s going family-style with a feast featuring a starter of soup and salad, followed by turkey (or veg tart) with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, and then pumpkin pie cake for dessert. Be polite and pass to the left.
How to order: Reserve online

Hathorne

West Nashville

Hathorne is acclaimed for adding complex layers of exotic flavors to vegetables to take diners on a culinary journey where the side dishes take center stage. But don’t sleep on their meat skillz either. They’re offering the best of both for Thanksgiving carryout service with main dishes like whole roasted duck with cranberry glaze or pistachio-crusted herbed pork tenderloin along with side dishes ranging from sourdough brown butter stuffing to green bean casserole.
How to order: Reserve online

Miel

West Nashville

This neighborhood favorite has been cooking farm-to-table since before it was cool, and they’re inviting their fans to take some of the load off cooking for Thanksgiving with an impressive list of sides created using locally-sourced ingredients to accompany your bird. We’re looking hard at the collard greens with Bear Creek Farm pork lardons and delicata squash with hazelnuts, brown butter, and brandied cherries.
How to order: Reserve online

Sunda

The Gulch

Spice up your Thanksgiving with a family-style carryout meal from this sultry Asian hotspot in the Gulch. Along with a more traditional roasted turkey breast with confit turkey leg, diners will enjoy exotic side dishes including Brussels sprouts with shrimp nuoc cham vinaigrette, shishito mashed potatoes, sweet chili cranberry sauce, and more. 
How to order: Reserve online

Henley

Midtown

Hotel restaurants are always a good bet on Thanksgiving since they have to provide meals for their guests anyway, and Henley is one of the best in town. Their fourth annual “Turkey Call” dinner for four includes a 12- to 14-pound heritage turkey alongside mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, mac and cheese, and a choice of a pecan or pumpkin pie. 
How to order: Reserve online

Juniper Green

Downtown

Juniper Green is known as one of the most creative and talented catering operations in Nashville, and now thanks to a pop-up location in the Fairlane Hotel downtown, they’ve got a semi-permanent home for convenient pick-ups. The standard Thanksgiving package serves four to five depending on everybody’s appetite, or you can just order a grazing board to nosh on between football games. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
How to order: Reserve online

Loveless Cafe

West Nashville

Loveless is best known for its biscuits and fried chicken, but it’s pretty darned good with big birds, too. The Thanksgiving meal pack includes roasted turkey plus all the fixins, including brown gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread dressing, biscuits, and preserves. It also includes a choice of side dishes, but trust us, you want the hashbrown casserole, creamed corn, and caramel sweet potatoes.
How to order: Reserve online

Chef's Market

Goodlettsville

Chef’s Market is quite flexible. They’ll cater your Thanksgiving dinner a la carte with choices of all sorts of traditional dishes and fun extras, or you can pick from an offering of to-go packages designed to feed different sizes of parties. Pick from turkey with riesling gravy or maple and mustard-glazed ham plus pies and side dishes better than your grandma made. (Sorry, Mee-Maw!)
How to order: Reserve online

Henrietta Red

Germantown

Henrietta Red is best known for its excellent seafood, but sister catering company, The Party Line, has put together a great package of traditional Thanksgiving dishes for the holidays. Order a whole meal from the turkey to side dishes to dessert, or pick your dishes from a list of options for easy takeout convenience. And you know a seafood restaurant must have the best oyster stuffing in town.
How to order: Reserve online

Edley's Bar-B-Que

Various locations

Nashville is blessed with many great barbecue spots, and they are happy to add some turkeys to their smokers in addition to their normal chicken, pork, and beef brisket offerings. Edley’s is featuring a combo of turkey and ham plus dressing and sides from all three of its convenient locations. 
How to order: Reserve online 

Peg Leg Porker

Gulch

If you’ve ever had their smoked yardbird, you know that the Memphis-style rib specialists at Peg Leg Porker are also proficient at poultry, so their smoked whole turkey meal deal plus two half pan sides (get the smoked green beans!) plus a pie is a power move.
How to order: Order by calling 615-880-0031 or emailing catering@peglegporker.com.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

Various locations

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint also has locations all over town, and for less than a hundy, it’ll feed a family of four with your choice of smoked ham or turkey plus dinner rolls, sweet potato casserole, broccoli salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, and a pie. Hungry appetites can add extra helpings of everything a la carte. 
How to order: Reserve online

Honeyfire Barbeque Co.
Corn pudding | HoneyFire BBQ

Honeyfire Barbeque Co.

Bellevue

HoneyFire BBQ Co. is offering smoked turkey breasts and some of the best side dishes by the half pan to feed a table full of hungry diners. Take a look at their corn pudding and parmesan green beans to impress your guests, and don’t forget to pick up a couple quarts of its famous peanut butter banana pudding for dessert. 
How to order: Reserve online

Gifford's Bacon

East Nashville

If all you need is the bird, Gifford’s Bacon has quickly become the premier vendor of smoked pork bellies and bologna in town, and they are quite happy to smoke a turkey for you as well. Keep in mind that all they’re doing is adding some smoke to it, so you’ll still have to cook it through on Thanksgiving Day. The good news is that you can take all the credit! 
How to order: Reserve online

Swett's

North Nashville

Swett’s has been a family-owned fixture for decades thanks to their soulful meat-and-three fare, and you can take some home for Thanksgiving. They don’t skimp on the portions, because their carryout dinner purports to feed 10-12 people for less than $15 apiece for an oven-roasted turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, and sweet potato rolls. 
How to order: Call 615-329-4418 to order. Pickups are available any day before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving Day from 9am-12pm.

Ellington's
Ellington's

Ellington's

Downtown

Located on the fourth floor of the Fairlane Hotel, Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grille is a fun spot to experience a Mad Men vibe while enjoying upscale versions of classic mid-century cuisine. For Thanksgiving, they're continuing the with a “choose your own adventure” a la carte carryout option with choices ranging from deviled eggs to jalapeño cornbread to turkey or honeybaked ham or meatloaf.
How to order: Reserve online

The Continental

Downtown

There’s no shame in dining alone on Thanksgiving, especially in this year where traveling home for the holidays might be problematic. Your friends at The Continental, the throwback restaurant in the tony new Grand Hyatt downtown, are here to help. The “Thanksgiving Dinner for One” package offers a turkey breast stuffed with Jimmy Red cornbread dressing plus greens gratin with potato puree and a black truffle jus, cranberry-orange relish, Parker House rolls, and a slice of pie. Suddenly, sharing that with somebody else doesn’t seems so bad, does it?
How to order: Reserve online

360 Bistro

West Nashville

While there’s no doubt that 360 Bistro offers one of the best wine lists in town, people forget how good the food is there. For Thanksgiving, they’re going a little more traditional than their usually inventive menu, but that’s not a bad thing. Their carryout family pack for four features a half turkey with a roasted breast and leg confit plus gravy, sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel, sourdough bread, and a choice of two side dishes and a pie. You can always add extra sides if you’re feeling peckish.
How to order: Reserve online

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