The holidays are just about here, which means folks are making their plans for family and friends to come and indulge together once again. Is there anything more incredible than crowded tables graced with the ones you love? Perhaps this year you’re still looking for all the excitement of the season without having to create Thanksgiving for yourself, and these eleven restaurants throughout Nashville are the perfect answer. Make sure to call ahead or make reservations, though! Spots fill up, and you want to make sure your entire party has the space to celebrate. Happy (early) Thanksgiving, Nashville!
Adele's has traditionally offered a Thanksgiving buffet at their location in The Gulch. There's a ticket price per person, and you'll have the chance to indulge in a buffet menu that's rife with seasonal sides, turkey, and desserts. With celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman at the helm, there's no doubt your family dinner will be elementally incredible.
Pemrose will be spreading Thanksgiving cheer this year from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 28th. You'll have all of the classic Thanksgiving dishes with a Southern twist, all served up in a buffet form. From shrimp and grits to Cajun fried turkey breast and sage sourdough stuffing, the menu is full of favorites.
3. Chauhan Ale and Masala House
If you're looking for an Indian spin on a classic American tradition, then you'll want to celebrate at Chauhan Ale and Masala House this year. With a ticket price per diner, you can indulge in everything from turkey tikka masala to sweet potato raita. Prices are fixed per head, making it easy to budget for this globally inspired Thanksgiving experience.
4. Little Fib
Little Fib is one grand and beautiful space to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner, don't you think? You'll want to book reservations to eat at Little Fib on Thanksgiving day, and the meal is served up family-style with a fixed menu classic of holiday dishes. Located in the Renaissance Hotel, the downtown location lends itself to widespread accessibility.
5. Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill
Ellington's has historically offered a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu on the November day of days. Normally served later in the evening, in 2018 it was offered from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can watch the parade and the game, then head on out to dinner. From pork belly to green beans with bacon and pumpkin spiced creme brulee, there's no end to the traditionally-inspired creativity at Ellington's.
6. Marsh House
Marsh House is offering not just a Thanksgiving dinner, but also a Thanksgiving brunch this holiday season. You can nosh on breakfast eats from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu is available on a by-reservations-basis from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The crispy brussels sprouts and cauliflower look incredible, as does the fall squash bisque, made with creme fraiche and pecans. Of course, turkey served with pan gravy is on the menu, as are a series of family style sides.
7. Gray & Dudley
Gray & Dudley is a classic eatery in Nashville, and their four-course prix fixe menu is an indulgent must-try if you're looking for an upscale Thanksgiving experience. Last year, sides of green bean casserole served with roasted turkey breast and cornbread dressing graced the thoroughly decadent menu, and we can only imagine this year will be just as incredible.
8. Oak Steakhouse
Oak Steakhouse traditionally offers Thanksgiving day meals on the day-of, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can order from the restaurant's full menu, or order their 3-course turkey dinner special. The interior design of the space is stunning and affordably decadent, which makes Oak Steakhouse a perfect spot for those seeking an escape from the classic living room vibe.
Henley has one of the most beautiful aesthetics on our list. The contemporary space lends itself to everything from a wonderful dining experience to Instagram fodder, and their Thanksgiving offerings are just as incredible. Henley traditionally offers a four-coursed, fixed menu from 12 p.m. into the evening, usually around 6 p.m. There's a fixed cost per person, and reservations are required.
If you'd rather your Thanksgiving carry a unique spin, then make sure you check out Tànsuǒ and their offerings like three-cup turkey with dark soy, rice wine and sesame oil, or perhaps their duck fat mashed potatoes. Their regular menu will also be available, and reservations are required.
11. Monell's Dining & Catering
Monell's is perhaps the most classic southern eatery on our list. Highly affordable and family-friendly, you can indulge a majority of the day on Thanksgiving at Monell's Germantown and Manor locations. You can also order catering for the big day, if you'd rather indulge in all the delicious decadence of Monell's without the trip to the restaurant.
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Adele's Nashville, 1210 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Pemrose, 211 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
401 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
801 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Henley, 2023 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
121B 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203, USA