9 Places to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Prefer to go out on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of 9 local places open this Thanksgiving.

1. Puckett’s Boat House

94 E Main St, Franklin, 37064

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

In addition to the usual to-go menu options that feature turkey plus all the trimmings with a seafood twist, the Boat House is inviting guests to dine from 11 am to 2:00 pm with seatings at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2pm.

On the menu: holiday favorites (plus a few Boat House specialties) including roasted turkey, corn pudding, baked salmon, traditional dressing as well as sweet potato casserole. Oyster dressing, and traditional sides, with a dessert station. The cost of the buffet is $29.99 for adults, $14.99 for children.

Call (615) 790-2309 for reservations.

2. Puckett’s Downtown Franklin

120 4th Ave S., Franklin, 37064

Get a full spread of traditional Southern favorites from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the downtown Franklin Puckett’s. seating times will begin at 11 am, 12:30 and 2 pm,  call to reserve (615) 794-5527. The holiday buffet is $24.99 for adults and $12.99 for children

3. Scout’s Pub

158 Front Street, Franklin, 37064

Hosting its inaugural Thanksgiving feast from 11 am – 3 pm. Scout’s will offer a curated meal that highlights its craft take on neighborhood dining. Guests will begin their dinner by choosing from one of four main courses of prime rib, chicken pot pie, ginger glazed salmon, and stuffed turkey breast.

Side dishes include the traditional parsnip mashed potatoes, to Scout’s signature macaroni and cheese. Dessert options include pumpkin cheesecake or apple cobbler.

Make your reservations by calling (615) 721-5993 or by visit Scout’s Pub website. 

4. Deacon’s New South

401 Church Street, Nashville, 37219

The latest of the A. Marshall family food restaurants to officially open in November will offer its first Thanksgiving service to diners. At this point, no special menu has been selected for the holiday, however, they will be open regular hours from 11 a – 10 p. Not a turkey fan? Give the dry-aged Porterhouse steak a try or the braised Tennessee rabbit. See the full menu here. 

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 praline pie with maple rum sauce, and bourbon pecan pie. Cost is $32.95 for adults, $12.95 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, coconut encrusted scallop with sweet potato casserole, seared grouper with risotto and more. See their entire menu here. Adults $41.99, Seniors $37.99 and children ages 5 to 12 $14.99

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 with pecans, 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.