Facebook Twitter Pinterest

Subscribe Now

Search NL.com
Contact Us Weddings At Home
Sign Up For Our Insider e-newsletter
Share |

Nashville's Best Thanksgiving Dinners: Dine In or Take Out

Tired of stuffing your own bird (or doing the dishes after)? Restaurants and markets around Nashville have all that you need for a delicious meal... without one ounce of effort.

Written By:  Erin B. Murray

Photographers:  The Tennessean

Puckett's Grocery
The Turnip Truck
Capitol Grille
Calypso Cafe
Arnold's Country Kitchen
Mére Bulles
Martha Stamps Catering

Dine Out:

Thanksgiving Dinner at Sperry’s
The traditional turkey feast will have you loosening your belt at both Sperry’s locations (Belle Meade and Cool Springs). The feast includes turkey with cornbread dressing and bourbon maple sweet potato mash. $26 for adults, $13 for children.

Call for reservations: Belle Meade (615) 353-0809; Cool Springs (615) 778-9950

Thanksgiving Feast at Monell’s
Nosh on turkey and gravy, southern fried chicken, and fresh cranberry relish at Monell’s annual holiday feast, which takes place at all three locations (hours vary). $22 for adults; $11 for children.

Call for reservations: Germantown (615) 248-4747; The Manor (615) 365-1414; Gallatin (615) 230-8335

Thanksgiving Dinner at Mere Bulles
Along with turkey, you’ll find prime rib, smoked pit ham, and seared Atlantic salmon at this festive Franklin café. Don’t miss the she crab bisque or the Maryland-style crabcakes. $30 for adults; $13 for children.

Call for reservations: (615) 467-1945

The Capitol Grille
Chef Tyler Brown puts out a magnificent midday spread from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes heritage breed turkey, of course, as well as carved ham and wagyu beef plus decadent sides like roasted sweet potatoes and red onion crumble and brioche stuffing with foraged mushrooms and bacon.

Call for reservations are required: (615) 345-7116
*Please note: There is currently a waiting list for reservations.

Dine In:

Where to grab your…

Turkey: Calypso Café
Let someone else handle the big bird by ordering a hand-rubbed, slow-roasted rotisserie turkey from Calypso. Turkey’s range from 11 to 13 pounds and serve up to 12 people ($39.95); available for pick up on Wednesday Nov. 21. For orders, call (615) 254-3636.

Sides: The Turnip Truck
Easy online ordering makes this one a snap. Available at both locations (East Nashville and the Gulch), sides include Brussels sprouts with cider and bacon, cranberry orange chutney, pecan rice, or quinoa with butternut squash (prices vary). Each order feeds four; orders are available through Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Sides: The Picnic Café
Call ahead to order The Picnic’s legendary sides like macaroni and cheese, baked squash, or turnip greens ($5.50 each). They also offer huge twice-baked potatoes to go ($3.75 each) as well as four-packs of deviled eggs. To order, call 615-297-5398

Sides: Something Special Catering
The lengthy menu of sides at Something Special means you can pick and choose from cinnamon apples and creamed spinach to turnip greens and sweet potato casserole. These items are available daily but pull them all together for a memorable Turkey Day feast. To order, call (615) 352-0296

Dessert: Tender Loving Cake
Heading to someone else’s home? Pick up a coffee cake for your host through Tender Loving Cake, which donates one cake to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for every cake purchased. Click the link above to order online.

Dessert: Randy’s Famous Cheesecake
A treat worth splurging on, Randy’s will deliver their specialty pumpkin cheesecake ($58) straight to you. Metro Nashville delivery is free; call (615) 822-6255. Click the link above to order online.

Dessert: Pies from Buttermilk Road
Chef Lisa Donovan bakes up about 70 to 100 pies for friends and family every year – and she’s taking orders through Sunday. Her list of classics includes a Cruze’s Buttermilk Chess Pie, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin ($20 each; serves 8 to 10). Place orders online at buttermilkroadsundaysupper.com. Pick up is on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at either Elmington Park or Cumberland Riverfront Park.

The Whole Shebang…

Hilton Nashville
This annual daytime feast features a spectacular spread including turkey, ham, grouper, pork and a host of traditional desserts
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call (615) 620-2178 for reservations

Arnold’s Country Kitchen
This world-famous meat-and-three will put together your entire meal. “The Turkey Special” includes the turkey and dressing, a choice of sides (we’d go with the candies yams, corn pudding, or fried apples) plus cranberry sauce, rolls, and a pie ($110). All items are also available a la carte. Final orders must be placed today, Nov. 17; pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 21. For orders, call (615) 256-4455.

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
Franklin’s favorite Southern spot has all you need for thankful feast, including turkeys large and small (or just a bone-in breast) as well as yeast rolls, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and homemade maple pecan pie. (All items are a la carte; turkeys start at $40.) Call (615) 794-5527 or email franklin120@puckettsgrocery.com

Martha Stamps Catering
Well-known for her unforgettable meals, Martha Stamps creates entire Thanksgiving meals for pick up. Hurry, though: She’s taking her last orders this morning. Order by emailing marthasfeast@gmail.com; Pick up orders on Wednesday Nov. 21 at Martha’s Catering (615) 983-8850

Fabulous Feast: 

Gaylord Opryland Hotel
From a casual family get together to an elegant affair, Gaylord Opryland has dinners for whatever type of feast you're craving this week.

The Club at Gaylord Springs Golf Links
Full Thanksgiving Day Brunch
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Water's Edge
Buffet featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites
Noon-5 p.m.

Cascades American Café
Traditional Thanksgiving specials along with the regular menu
11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Traditional Thanksgiving specials along with the regular menu
4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Old Hickory Steakhouse
Thanksgiving buffet with seafood, meats, cheeses, and turkey, of course.
1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Call (615) 458-6848 for more information and reservations.

You might also like

Breakfast in Germantown

Five to Try: Oysters

Where to Brunch in East Nashville

New Sandwiches at Food Company in Green Hills

Peg Leg Porker opens in the Gulch