Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In Tennessee

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in Nashville, and Knoxville, Tennessee.



    Restaurants open in Nashville:

    Winners Bar Nashville

    Winners Bar and Grill is a local favorite; a sports bar and full-service restaurant serving up the best grub in Nashville, TN! We offer a comfortable atmosphere and great food. Spend the evening singing karaoke or watching football on our Division Street patio checking out the action of Midtown while enjoying a wide array of items from our menu…pizza, salads, sandwiches, and Al’s Hot Chicken are only the beginning

    DawgHouse Salon

    A new twist on an American classic. Being sent to the Dawghouse ain't nearly as bad as it used to be. A music venue with a sports addiction. Our state of the art all-digital sound system is a big stage capable, with an intimate feel. When it comes to sports, we don’t have a single spot in the bar that you can’t see the game on one of our big screens.

    5th & Taylor

    5th & Taylor is Chef Daniel Lindley’s homage to the American family meal. Inspired by Sunday dinners from his childhood, the menu features familiar yet refined expressions of traditional fare meant to foster a sense of community among guests.

    The Valentine

    The Valentine is a 4-story upscale saloon that features an expansive rooftop patio and multiple private event spaces.

    The Palm Nashville

    Great food, genuine warmth, and “location, location, location” distinguish The Palm Nashville. Just off lively Broadway, its downtown site across from the Bridgestone Arena sets it squarely at the hub of major attractions including the Ryman Auditorium, the Frist Center, the Nashville Convention Center, and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

    Jackalope Brewing Company

    Jackalope’s second taproom and brewery The Ranch offers locally hand-crafted beers, brewery tours, and a dog-friendly outdoor patio in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

    The 404 Kitchen

    Farm-to-table New American fare & craft cocktails are served in chic digs, plus a basement bar.

    Del Frisco’s Grill

    Del Frisco’s Grille is nestled in the heart of Nashville next to the Gulch, a trendy neighborhood and popular hangout for locals and tourists alike. The Grille is only steps away from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Johnny Cash Museum. If you’re looking for warm hospitality, modern American cuisine, and an energetic bar scene, the Grille is the place to eat in Nashville. Better yet, sit on our patio and soak up the sounds of country music from around the city.*

    Barcelona Edgehill

    The cuisine is clean and rustic, with tapas shaped by Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American influences. Nearly 400 wines are featured on the wine list.

    Redneck Riviera

    Redneck Rivera has a simple yet delicious BBQ menu. BBQ Plates, sliders, flatbreads, and Great sides too! How about our soup of the day… Redneck Riviera Whiskey? Sounds good when you think about it… Right?

    Nudies Honky Tonk

    The world-famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100-year-old historic three-story building housing millions of dollars of rare country music memorabilia, stage costumes, multiple bars, two stages, and a stunning rooftop deck featuring the best live music in Nashville. Don’t miss our Southern-style comfort food prepared with down-home Music City hospitality.

    E3 Chophouse Nashville

    Located at 1628 21st Avenue South at the corner of Wedgewood Avenue and 21st Avenue, the restaurant will serve all-natural, no antibiotics or steroids ever and no added hormone beef directly from E3 certified ranches. The 13,000 square-foot restaurant spans three stories, and upon completion will feature expansive space for dinner, private events, and a rooftop bar. 

    Frothy Monkey

    We feature creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. We were one of the first coffeehouse concepts in Nashville and one of the cornerstone businesses to open in the transformed 12th South Nashville neighborhood. The chef-driven menu offers breakfast, brunch every day until 5, kids menu, lunch + dinner with expanded beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine + cocktails.


    Welcome to Chaatable! We are beyond excited to take you on a journey to India…in the heart of Nashville. The creation of Chaatable has been one long in the making and might be the most personal project for us to date, apart from our children, of course! The nostalgia of our childhood and college days in India shines through in every aspect of Chaatable. When stepping through the doors, we hope you feel like you’re experiencing an Indian bazaar at its finest. A complete sensory overload full of amazingly vibrant colors, flavors, smells, and sounds.

    The Mockingbird

    The Mockingbird is an elevated, modern diner drawing inspiration from that of a classic diner, offering comfort foods creatively executed with a global spin. While the restaurant remains casual and relaxed, reminiscent of an American diner, the dishes are carefully crafted and artfully presented. At the helm is acclaimed culinary duo Brian Riggenbach and Mikey Corona as Partner/Executive Chef and Partner/General Manager respectively

    Fat Bottom Brewing Co

    We make beers that are bigger and sexier than what you’ll find at your local bar. Our beers are built around a wide variety of styles from around the world and proudly brewed in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Bottoms up!


    Located in Hillsboro Village, Cabana specializes in Casual Southern Comfort Cuisine. The vibe is both calm and energetic; the space both open and cozy.


    As the pioneer of experiential dining in Nashville, Virago is cosmopolitan, progressive, and adventurous. Contemporary Japanese and Asian compositions of sushi is set against an award-winning seductive interior that is meticulously designed to elevate the senses and transport the soul. Virago’s energetic lounge scene, secluded booths, private rooms, and a rooftop terrace with spectacular city vistas offer the perfect location to savor mixology and the city’s best sushi.

    Husk Nashville

    Located in Rutledge Hill – just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville—Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.  Executive Chef Katie Coss reinterprets the bounty of Tennessee and the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South.

    Restaurants open in Knoxville:

    Schulz Brau Brewing

    Your very own authentic German drinking experience can be had here at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company. Our taproom, dubbed “The Great Hall” is no exaggeration with seating for 130 people and 20 beers on tap.

    Calhoun’s Lenior City

    This Calhoun’s provides the ultimate serene, dockside stylishness. Located on the water’s edge, overlooking one of Tennessee’s largest marinas; a very relaxing atmosphere with seating on our covered decks facing the dock, boats, and Ft. Loudon Lake.

    Chesapeakes Restaurant - Downtown

    Chesapeake’s derives much of its authentic Eastern Shore qualities from décor that features genuine nautical antiques and artifacts. Pairing this cozy, seaside ambiance with welcoming service and fresh ingredients has made it the perfect spot for creating memorable moments with the people in your life.

    Copper Cellar & Cappuccinos - West

    The Copper Cellar has earned a reputation for Award-Winning Food and Hospitality. For forty years, it has been a favorite dining destination for special occasions, Sunday brunches, and social gatherings. It is the place where the food is always delicious, memories are made, and time is savored bite by bite.

    Margaritaville Pigeon Forge

    Escape to Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Margaritaville is located on the south end of The Island in Pigeon Forge, a must-see retail and entertainment attraction featuring the 200-foot high Great Smoky Mountain Wheel as a centerpiece. The Margaritaville restaurant’s natural materials, exposed wood, and warm tropical colors create a welcoming, laid back atmosphere with unique dining spaces, a concert stage, and multiple bars. A large exterior deck overlooks the Little Pigeon River where guests can enjoy outdoor dining and live music at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere bar complete with an oversized fire pit.

    Holly's Gourmets Market

    And for 40 years, Gourmets Market has been the first choice for all-day breakfast and lunch in Knoxville. Since beginning her Knoxville career here, it meant even more when, in 2015, Holly again took the helm of Holly’s Gourmets Market centrally located in the Bearden area. Serving creative spins on classics, the fun, inspired menu borrows from Holly’s Southern upbringing to French and Latin dishes, there’s something on the menu for every taste bud. We are open seven days a week until 3 pm.

    Lonesome Dove Western

    Chef Love has designed a menu influenced by the ingredients, traditions, and cultures that have been part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails—with an added level of modern sophistication. Lonesome Dove Knoxville features both classic and new tastes, with Knox-inspired dishes & drinks that showcase Love’s creative use of bold flavors, wild game, and signature wood-fired cooking techniques alongside a diverse wine program.



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