10 Places to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Prefer to go out on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of 10 local places open this Thanksgiving.

1. Puckett’s Boat House

94 E Main St, Franklin, 37064

Back again this year, Puckett’s Boat House is opening its doors on Thanksgiving to give diners a Gulf-inspired holiday feast!

Puckett’s Boat House will feature a buffet with several options from their catering menus, which include Southern classics with a seafood twist such as oyster cornbread dressing, peel-and-eat shrimp, gumbo and whiskey grits, plus homemade desserts like pecan pie, apple cobbler and key lime pie. Seatings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is  $34.95 for adults $12.95 for children at Puckett’s Boat House. Call (615) 790-2309 for reservations.

2. Puckett’s Downtown Franklin

120 4th Ave S., Franklin, 37064

Puckett’s Gro. will serve a buffet with several options from their catering menus, which includes Turkey Day favorites like Cornbread Dressing, Cranberry Relish, Squash Casserole and more. The restaurant also offers protein options like roasted, smoked or fried turkey and smoked spiral ham, in addition to the smoked meats Puckett’s is known for, like Cherry Wood-Smoked Pulled Pork, Slow-Smoked Beef Brisket and Smoked Baby Back Ribs. Desserts include Chocolate Chess or Pumpkin Pie and several seasonal cobblers. There are seatings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $26.99 for adults and $12.99 for children aged 12 and under at Puckett’s Gro. Call (615) 794-5527 to make reservations. 

3. Scout’s Pub

158 Front Street, Franklin, 37064

Scout’s Pub will offer a limited menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Turkey Day with savory options like beer-braised pot roast, turkey and biscuits and white bean chili in addition to decadent desserts such as bourbon and rye bread pudding. Scout’s regular kids’ menu will be available as well. Pricing is a la carte and reservations can be made by phone at (615) 721-5993 by visiting Scout’s Pub website. 

4. Elliston Place Soda Shop, Cool Springs

330 Mayfield Drive, Franklin

Make it a new holiday tradition by taking the family to Elliston Place Soda Shop in Cool Springs. They will have a Thanksgiving buffet with seating time of 11 a, 12:30, and 2 p. Price is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Call 615-656-0045 to make your reservation.

5. The Mockingbird Restaurant

3035 Reserve Blvd, Spring Hill, 37174

The Mockingbird will offer a Thanksgiving meal from 1pm-6pm, in which guests can enjoy a buffet with traditional Thanksgiving fare including deviled eggs, turkey with giblet gravy, stuffing, cornbread and sweet potato casserole. Dessert choices consist of apple pie a la mode, pumpkin pie, and peach cobbler. Cost is $37.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ten and under. Call (931) 487-9787 for reservations.

6. Loveless Cafe

8400 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37211

The Loveless Cafe will be open from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to their normal menu, they will serve Thanksgiving meals of turkey and gravy with sides starting at 10:00 am, while they last.

7. Mere Bulles

5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

Open on Thanksgiving from 11am- 6pm, entrees include prime rib with asparagus, turkey with mashed potatoes, seared salmon with risotto, seared grouper with risotto and more. See their entire menu here. Adults $44.99, Seniors $39.99 and children ages 5 to 12 $15.99

8. Buca di Beppo

1722 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN, 37067

Each Turkey Feast is served family style and feeds six adults. Enjoy sliced white meat turkey, home-style gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Make your reservation here.

9. Cracker Barrel

Locations throughout Williamson County

Those dining at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations can enjoy the Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal complete with gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, a choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, made-from-scratch biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. It is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $12.99 for adults and $7.99 for children.

10. Sperry’s, Cool Springs



650 Frazier Drive, Franklin, TN

The locally owned- steakhouse which opened back in 1974 in its first location in Belle Meade will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Hours will be from 11 a – 8 p with a special menu offering. Adults are $32 and kids are $14. Make your reservation by calling 615-778-9950.