213. Thanksgiving in Music City


Thanksgiving is next week! Many of you will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner, or scurrying about trying to find the best to-go options possible. Maybe some of you have family coming to town and need a few ideas on what to do, or you need to know where to go for the best shopping deals in Music City. No matter what, we have you covered. Take the time to see below for the best restaurants open during Thanksgiving, to-go options, and a full list of things to do. Make the holidays a bit easier and plan ahead!


— Restaurants open Thanksgiving day —

Below are the restaurants that will be open during Thanksgiving Day.

1808 Grille
615-340-0012
Open 12-3pm, 4-8pm
1808 Grille is providing a 3 course meal at $68+ per person for Thanksgiving.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerAquarium Restaurant
615-514-3474
Open 6-9pm
Nashville’s Aquarium Restaurant inside Opry Mills Mall will be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerCapitol Grille
615-345-7116
Open 11am-4:30pm
They have a three course meal priced at $59.59 for adults and $27.50 for children ages 6-12.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Champions
615-889-9300
Open 6am-1pm
Serving family style Thanksgiving dinner and buffet.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Chauhan Ale & Masala House
615-242-8426
Open 12-8pm<br/ >
Offering a Turkey and Six meal featuring rice and lentil stuffed turkey tikka masala, cranberry panch puran chutney, green bean coconut poriyal, coriander mashed potato, baked cumin corn, chestnut, naan, and sweet potato raita.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Dave & Busters
615-970-3800
Open 2pm-12am
Dave & Busters inside Opry Mills Mall will be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Downtown Hilton
615-620-1000
Open 10:30am-2:30pm
Offering a buffet style brunch complete with a salad bar, carving station, dessert, and more for one price. Prices are adults $48 per meal, children ages 7-12 $15 per meal, and children under the age of 6 eat for free.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
615-208-9080
Open at 11am
Journey on inside Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville for some live music, cold drinks, and good food.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Johnny Rockets
615-970-7434
Open 6pm-1am
Johnny Rockers inside Opry Mills Mall will be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Kitchen Notes
615-782-5300
Open at 10am-2pm, 5-9pm
Serving a refreshing holiday brunch and a three course seated supper Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerMaggiano’s Little Italy
615-514-0270
Open 10am-10pm
Version of their family style menu with some traditional Thanksgiving items.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerMerchants Restaurant
615-254-1892
Bistro open 11am-11pm
Second floor open 12pm-8pm
The Bistro will serve their regular menu as well as a $19 turkey dinner. The second floor will host a special three course pre-fixe menu priced at $38.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Morton’s The Steakhouse
615-259-4558
Open 1-9pm
Providing their regular menu for Thanksgiving.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

The Opry Backstage Grill
615-231-8854
Open 11am-8pm
Feast upon a special Thanksgiving buffet. Prices are adults $30 per meal, children ages 4-12 $15 per meal, and children under the age of 3 eat for free.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Puckett’s Grocery
Open 11am-3pm Downtown (615-770-2772)
Open 10am-3pm Franklin (615-794-5527)
All-you-can-eat lunch buffet with all the traditional fixings.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
615-889-9090
Open 11am-2pm, 5-11pm
Enjoy a three course meal that includes butternut squash soup, a turkey dinner with all the best sides, and pumpkin pie.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Rainforest Cafe
615-514-3000
Open 6-9pm
Nashville’s Rainforest Cafe inside Opry Mills Mall will be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
615-686-2861
Open 4-8pm
Romano’s Macaroni Grill inside Opry Mills Mall will be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
615-320-0163
Open 12-10pm
Serving a three course Thanksgiving meal for $39.99 and their regular menu.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerTin Roof Nashville
615-313-7103
Open at 6pm on Thanksgiving
Offering their regular menu to their patrons on Thanksgiving Day.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerUnion Station Hotel
615-726-1001
Open 12-4pm
Buffet style lunch for Thanksgiving.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Bombay Palace
615-321-6140
Open 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Offering regular menu on Thanksgiving.

Cracker Barrel
615-356-5229
Open 6am-10pm
Guests will be able to select a special Thanksgiving meal.

Ellendale’s Restaurant
615-884-0171
Open 10:30am-8pm
Thanksgiving feast featuring a mix of family style and buffet dining.

M Restaurant & Bar and Mack and Kate’s Cafe
615-678-1591 M Restaurant & Bar
615-591-4104 Mack and Kate’s Cafe
Open 11am-8pm
Both restaurants will be serving a traditional meal with a few new additions.

Sitar
615-321-8889
Open 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Offering regular menu on Thanksgiving.

Sperry’s
615-353-0809
Open 11am-8pm
Guests can order off the regular menu or be served a plated Thanksgiving dinner. Prices are adults $31 per meal, and children $15 per meal.

Ted’s Montana Grill
615-329-3415
Open 11am-8pm
Special Thanksgiving Day menu, with the option of other choices.

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— Catering/To-go Options for Thanksgiving —

Here are some of the catering/to-go options for Thanksgiving Day.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que
615-379-8422
Catering special available November 1-December 31
Closed Thanksgiving Day
For a limited time, guests can order a catering special priced at $12 a person (minimum 15 person order) that includes sliced smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, dressing, and cornbread.Official VisitMusicCity PartnerLoveless Cafe
615-646-9700
Open 7am-2pm
To-go available for Thanksgiving Day. Orders can be placed on Thanksgiving day.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Puckett’s Grocery
Open 11am-3pm Downtown (615-770-2772)
Open 10am-3pm Franklin (615-794-5527)
Special to-go dinners for Turkey Day. Orders must be place by November 21 at the Downtown location, and by November 23 at the Franklin location.
Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Peg Leg Porker
Open 11am-9pm, Monday-Thursday
Open 11am-10pm, Wednesday-Saturday
Order a fantastic smoked turkey from one of Nashville’s best barbecue spots. Orders can be picked up November 25.

Official VisitMusicCity Partner

Provence Breads & Café – Hillsboro Village
Open 7am-8pm, Monday-Friday
Open 8am-8pm, Saturday
Open 8am-6pm, Sunday
Serving a fantastic menu for Thanksgiving with a wide range of options. Orders must be placed November 24 and picked up November 25.
Official VisitMusicCity PartnerArnold’s Country Kitchen
615-256-4455
Open 10:30am-2:45pm, Monday-Friday
Guests will be able to order classic sides and dinner items from the beloved meat-and-three. Orders must be submitted by November 20 and picked up November 25 from 2:20-4:30pm.Cochon Butcher
615-567-5887
Open 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday & Saturday
Open 11am-11pm, Monday-Thursday
Open 10am-4pm, Sunday
Offers a Thanksgiving menu for to-go. Orders need to be placed November 21 and picked up November 24 or 25.

Cracker Barrel
615-356-5229
Open 6am-10pm
Guests will be able to select a special Thanksgiving meal. To-go available on Thanksgiving Day.

Corner Market
615-352-0527
Open 10am-6pm Monday-Friday
Closed 4pm on Wednesday of Thanksgiving and closed Thanksgiving day
Open 10am-2pm Saturday
Offering Thanksgiving specials. Orders must be placed by November 20, and picked up on November 25.Crumb de la Crumb
615-673-2223
Open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm
Full Thanksgiving menu with entrees, salads, accompaniments, and desserts. Orders must be placed by November 20, and picked up by November 26.Mack and Kates Catering
615-678-1591 M Restaurant & Bar
615-591-4104 Mack and Kate’s Cafe
Open 11am-9:30pm Tuesday-Saturday
Open 10am-8pm Sunday
Thanksgiving to-go menu with holiday sides, desserts, and appetizers. Large orders must be reserved in advance.

Copper Kettle
615-383-7242
Open 11am-8pm Monday-Saturday
Open 10am-2pm Sunday
Providing home-cooked cuisine. Orders must be placed by November 19, and picked up on November 25.

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— Shopping in Music City —

Of course we all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. Feel like braving the crowds to get the best deals? Head to any of Music City’s shopping malls, boutiques, and specialty stores to get more for less this holiday season. Browse Nashville shopping options here.

You can’t forget about Small Business Saturday! Nashville has it all when it comes to local shops that are sure to provide unique gifts for loved ones or yourself. Places like the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, Oshi Flowers, Hatch Show Print, Barbershop Harmony Society, Opry Originals Two Old Hippies, Boots N More, Legends Gifts, and more. <!–Check it out: shopsmallnow.amerocanexpress.com.–>

 

Nashville’s Music City Marketplace has some amazing gift items – in-store AND online. Stop by the Marketplace at the Nashville Visitor Center to pick up some unique music-themed merchandise for your friends and family. Or shop from the comfort of your own computer at the online Music City Marketplace.

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Specials

CoolSprings Galleria

The Mall will be open from 6am-10pm. Check out some deals.

The Mall at Green Hills

The entire mall will be open 8am-9pm on Black Friday. Check out the deals.

Opry Mills Mall

Open 6pm-1am on Thanksgiving Day and reopen 6am-9:30pm on Black Friday. View some deals.

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— Thanksgiving Week Events —

Here’s a glimpse of events going on through the weekend. Check our Events Calendar or Things to Do pages for more ideas.

NAVIGATION
CONCERTSSPECIAL EVENTSARTS & CULTURECOMEDYSPORTS

Concerts

Ashley Monroe
City Winery Nashville
November 20Opry at the Ryman ft. Mel Tillis, Gene Watson, Lee Greenwood, Jackie Lee, and more
Ryman Auditorium
November 20Sibelius’ Second Symphony
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
November 20Randy Rogers Band
War Memorial Auditorium
November 20Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Christmas Dinner Show
Gaylord Opryland
November 20-December 26Drive-By Truckers (Night 1)
The Cannery Ballroom
November 20Sibelius & Saint-Saëns
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
November 20-21

Drive-By Truckers (Night 2)
The Cannery Ballroom
November 21

Opry at the Ryman ft. Vince Gill, Mel Tillis, Charles Esten, Andrew Peterson, and more
Ryman Auditorium
November 20

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts
City Winery Nashville
November 21

Azealia Banks
Marathon Music Works
November 21

Tim Akers & The Smoking Section
3rd and Lindsley
November 21David Mayfield and Sean McConnell
City Winery Nashville
November 22Humming House with The Whistle and The Bells
3rd and Lindsley
November 22The Time Jumpers
3rd and Lindsley
November 23The Marshall Tucker Band
Ryman Auditorium
November 23The Last Waltz Ensemble performs The Music of Bob Dylan and the Band: A Benefit for Musicians Corner
City Winery Nashville
November 23The Sword
Exit/In
November 24

Opry at the Ryman ft. Del McCoury Band, Michael Ray, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, and more
Ryman Auditorium
November 24

Women Rock: A Special Night with Etta Britt and Sheila Lawrence
3rd and Lindsley
November 24

Collective Soul
Marathon Music Works
November 25

The Dead Deads with Photo Ops and Cole
3rd and Lindsley
November 25DeRobert & the Half Truths Album Release
Exit/In
November 27Opry at the Ryman ft. Vince Gill and more
Ryman Auditorium
November 27Ghost Town, Dangerkids, Palaye Royale, Bad Seed Rising, Sounds Like Harmony
Rocketown
November 27Griffin House w/ Opener Emily Earle
City Winery Nashville
November 28Resurrection: A Journey Tribute
3rd and Lindsley
November 28Opry at the Ryman ft. Tracy Lawrence, Restless Heart, Granger Smith, and more
Ryman Auditorium
November 28

Jelly Roll’s Thanksgiving Coat and Blanket drive w/ Alexander King
Exit/In
November 28

John Moreland
3rd and Lindsley
November 29

The Nashville Jazz Orchestra ft. Dara Tucker
City Winery Nashville
November 29

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Holiday Happenings

Music City is a magical place during the holidays. Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas offers Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Tour the historic homes decked to their finest. See holiday stage shows, explore a children’s wonderland of holiday treasures and so much more. See some of Music City’s Holiday Harmony events.

 

Festivals & Special Events

The Dancing Lights of Christmas @ Yogi Bear Jellystone Park – November 6-January 3

Christmas at Belmont @ Belmont Mansion – November 12-December 5 (select dates)

Heart of Christmas Cruise @ General Jackson Showboat – November 19-December 22 (select dates)

Nashville Christmas Holiday Cruise @ General Jackson Showboat – November 20-December 25 (select dates)

Wings of Desire @ Belcourt Theatre – November 19

REAL Voices @ TPAC – November 19

The Light and Sound Machine: For the Plasma @ Belcourt Theatre – November 19

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis @ TPAC – November 20

A Country Christmas @ Gaylord Opryland – November 20-January 2

ICE! featuring The Nutcracker @ Gaylord Opryland – November 20-January 2

Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing & Glacier Glide Ice Skating @ Gaylord Opryland – November 20-January 2

Wine Glass Painting – Paint 2 Wine Glasses! @ Dabble Studio – November 22

Tokens Show @ Ryman Auditorium – November 22

Cooking Class – Thanksgiving Favorites! Prep Your Family’s Feast! @ Dabble Studio – November 23

The Last Waltz Ensemble performs The Music of Bob Dylan and the Band: A Benefit for Musicians Corner @ City Winery Nashville – November 23

WWE Live @ Bridgestone Arena – November 23

10th Annual Tracy Lawrence Mission: Possible Turkey Fry @ City Winery Nashville – November 24

Cooking Demo Class – Thanksgiving Super Sides! @ Dabble Studio – November 24

It’s a Gay Ole Opry Thanksgiving @ City Winery Nashville – November 25

Family Friday @ Loveless Cafe – November 27

Deck the Hall @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – November 27-December 23

Holiday LIGHTS @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – November 27-January 3

Cooking Class – Holiday Hangover Brunch Basics @ Dabble Studio – November 27

String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – November 27

Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story @ TPAC – November 27-December 20

Nashville Flea Market: Novel & Nostalgic @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – November 27-29

Holiday at Cheekwood @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – November 27-December 20

12 Days of Science @ Adventure Science Center – November 28-December 31

Christmas and Holiday Open Studio Painting Workshop – Choose from Dozens of Paintings and Projects! @ Dabble Studio – November 28

North Pole Express with Santa to Watertown @ Tennessee Central Railway Museum – November 28-December 12

Lil Bub’s “Science & Magic” Record Signing Tour @ Grimey’s Too – November 30

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Arts & Culture

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – March 27-December 31, 2016

Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – July 3-December 31

Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – August 28-June, 2016

Eric Church: Inside the Outsider @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – September 18-February, 2016

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived @ Adventure Science Center – September 26-January 31

Shinque Smith: Wonder and Rainbows @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts – October 9-January 10

Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts – October 9-January 10

Charlotte’s Web @ Nashville Children’s Theatre – October 29-December 6

Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts – October 30-January 6

Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts – October 30-January 6

Topography @ Tinney Contemporary – October 30-November 28

Boundaries: Spoken & Unspoken by Christine Patterson @ The Arts Company – November 7-25

New Works by Chris Coleman and Harrison Bramell @ Rymer Gallery – November 7-28

Three Carbon Tons @ Zeitgeist Gallery – November 7-December 19

Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story @ TPAC – November 27-December 20

Wrapped by Peter Fleming @ David Lusk Gallery – November 17-December 23

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical @ Grand Ole Opry House – November 20-December 27

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Comedy

Keith Alberstadt & Nate Bargatze @ Zanies Comedy Night Club – November 19-22

Comedy Mayhem @ Hard Rock Cafe – November 22

The Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show @ Zanies Comedy Night Club – November 25

Paula Poundstone @ City Winery Nashville – November 27

DeRay Davis @ Zanies Comedy Night Club – November 27-29

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Sports

NCA/NDA Nashville Classic Cheer Competition @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium – November 22

Music City Thanksgiving Day 8/4 Miler @ Nashville Rescue Mission – November 26

Boulevard Bolt @ Belle Meade Boulevard – November 26

Challenge in Music City @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium – November 26-29

After Thanksgiving Hike – History Hike @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – November 27

Battle of Franklin Trust 5K and Kids Fun Run @ Carnton Plantation – November 28

Nashville Predators vs Buffalo Sabres @ Bridgestone Arena – November 28

Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders @ Nissan Stadium – November 29

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213. Thanksgiving in Music City

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