Your Guide to Eleventh Hour Thanksgiving Dining
Maybe you’re frantically trying to plan an 11th Hour menu or you dread going to the store. Or perhaps the idea of a “holiday” spent preparing a feast, setting the table and doing the dishes seems more like a cruel joke.
If that sounds like you, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Nashvillians will be dining out for Thanksgiving as many of the best restaurants in town are stepping up to meet the demand of this growing trend.
Best of all, seating is still available at a wide variety of dining rooms and a few of them are listed here. For more options, visit OpenTable.com.
DEACON’S NEW SOUTH
401 Church Street
In the L&C Tower
Deacon’s New South will be open from 4 to 8pm. The full dinner menu will be available, as well as à la carte Thanksgiving offerings with suggested wine pairings. Turkey Gumbo YaYa is the featured starter. For the main course, guests may choose from Turkey Roulade with cranberry-sourdough stuffing, winter squash purée, wilted greens & gravy or Smoked Turkey Leg with pencil corn grits, collard greens & cranberry gastrique. Dessert options include Apple Crisp or Chocolate Pecan Pie.
HARD ROCK CAFÉ NASHVILLE
It may be a chain that caters to tourists but this Lower Broad mainstay is serving a large and affordable meal featuring slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh veggies and classic stuffing for $26.95. Finish it off with a slice of classic pumpkin pie topped with caramel sauce and house-made whipped cream for $7.95. Kids dine for $10.95.
In the Kimpton Aertson Hotel
Thanksgiving at Henley, in the tony Kimpton Aertson Hotel on Music Row, will be anything but traditional. Henley blends French flair with Southern soul to create one of the more adventurous menus in town and its interpretation of Thanksgiving dinner will certainly be memorable. The three-course feast is priced at $65 per person.
8400 Highway 100
Your holiday helping of world famous biscuits is waiting for you at Loveless Café from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thanksgiving meal includes turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce, along with two sides of your choice. Price is $19.99 per person.
THE MOCKINGBIRD NASHVILLE
121 A 12th Avenue North
In The Gulch
Mockingbird’s multi course dine-in option will be available from Noon to 8 p.m. It features a seasonal selection of soups and salads and an entrée of roasted turkey brined with orange, lemon, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns and garlic. Traditional sides and pumpkin pie cake are included. Prices are $48 for adults, $22 for children.
NASH HOUSE SOUTHERN SPOON AND SALOON
114 Eight Avenue South
In The Cambria Hotel
NashHouse’s “countrypolitan” vibe strikes the right balance for those who want a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a touch of normalcy. The menu features smoked turkey, ham and bread pudding and you can watch the games on their 17-foot video wall.
Still no plans for Thanksgiving? Join us at NashHouse! Our menu will feature Smoked
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
2100 West End Avenue
In Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
The iconic American steak house will serve a 3-course feast featuring oven roasted turkey breast with sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy and cranberry relish. The meal includes a salad or lobster bisque, one side dish and pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Prices are $41.95 for adults, $14.95 for children. The usual menu will be available as well.
1011 Clearview Avenue
Thanksgiving brunch? It’s being served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Treehouse in Five Points. Their special holiday menu features small plates ($6 to $9), breakfast favorites ($9 to $18) and Thanksgiving specials ($12 to $16). The menu will be available throughout the weekend.
7061 Highway 70 South
In Bellevue Valley Plaza
You can dine-in or carryout your Thanksgiving dinner at Dalton’s Grill, Bellevue’s original meat ‘n’ three. You’ll have a choice of two meats, three veggies and dessert for $12.95. Dalton’s will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.