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Nashville Restaurants Reopened For Outdoor Dining

A running list of the reopened Nashville restaurants where you can eat and drink outside.

Written by
Jackie Gutierrez-Jones
Updated October 2nd, 2020

Nashville began a modified Phase Two of the Roadmap for Reopening plan on July 3rd. That means restaurants are back in business, offering dine-in service along with takeout. Before you rush the nearest host stand, here are a few things you should know: All restaurants must operate at 50% capacity, party sizes are limited to no more than six people, and a mask or face covering is required when you’re not seated at your table. Also, in true Music City fashion, live entertainment has been given the green light - but only until 10:30pm. That’s when all restaurants and bars must shut down for the night.

But hey, don’t worry - summer will soon tumble into fall. And in Nashville, that makes for some great outdoor dining. In light of that, here’s a running list of restaurants where you can do just that, while maintaining a healthy social distance, of course.

If you know of a place that should be in this guide, send us an email at nashville@theinfatuation.com.

8th Avenue/Melrose

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

$$$$ 2535 8th Ave. S #107

Walk-in only

The M.L. Rose patio is open seven days a week until 10pm, with a full food menu and over 30 drafts on tap. Happy Hour specials are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3-6pm, and feature $1 off appetizers, spirits, wine, and beer. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm and includes two-for-one drinks.

12 South

12 South Taproom and Grill

$$$$ 2318 12th Ave. South

Walk-in only

Serving up burgers, gouda mac, and brew, this long-time 12 South hang’s covered wood patio is open every day until 10pm.

Bartaco

$$$$ 2526 12th Ave S.

Accepting reservations

Al fresco tacos and margaritas are the name of the game at this popular 12 South spot. Open from 11am to 9pm daily, reservations are required via the Bartaco app or by calling 615-269-8226. The restaurant is also cashless, so be sure to bring a debit or credit card.

Epice

$$$$ 2902 12th Ave S.

Accepting reservations

The open-air patio at Epice is once again open serving Lebanese dishes like kafta and lahmeh from 11am-9pm, Tuesday through Sunday. While patio seating isn’t guaranteed, you can note your request for outdoor dining when making a reservation.

Urban Grub

$$$$ 2506 12th Ave. S

Accepting reservations

You can get dry-aged beef and high-end whiskey outside at Urban Grub. They’re serving their full food and bar menu Tuesday through Thursday from 4-9pm, Friday from 4-10pm, Saturday from 11am-10pm, and on Sunday from 11am-9pm.

Belle Meade

Anzie Blue

$$$$ 4239 Harding Pike #4

Walk-in only

String lights, a rustic-chic wood, and socially-distant tables make up the patio at this Belle Meade café. Anzie Blue has a full bar that features a wide range of whiskey and beer. You can also add their hand-crafted CBD to any drink, from coffee to cocktails, for $2 extra. They’re open Monday-Thursday from 7am-7pm, Friday from 7am-8pm, Saturday from 8am-8pm, and Sunday from 8am-3pm.

Bellevue

HoneyFire BBQ

$$$$ 8127 Sawyer Brown Rd. #304

Walk-in only

Award-winning barbecue, boozy frozen peanut butter banana pudding, and generous pours of whiskey are on the menu at this fast-casual spot. Their patio is open to diners from 11am-9pm, daily.

Belmont

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

$$$$ 3108 Belmont Blvd.

Walk-in only

Open daily from 11am-9pm, Martin’s Bar-B-Que joint offers outdoor seating with a temporarily limited menu of slabs of ribs, creamy mac and cheese, and hushpuppies.

Berry Hill

Hugh-Baby's

$$$$ 718 Thompson Ln.

Walk-in only

Settle in for slug burgers and soda pop at one of Hugh-Baby’s outdoor picnic tables. The barbecue-and-burger shop’s menu is filled with sandwiches, fries, and shakes from 11am-8pm daily.

Sunflower Cafe

$$$$ 2834 Azalea Pl.

Walk-in only

The patio at this Berry Hill vegan café is open Monday through Saturday from 11am-9pm. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6pm with $2 beer specials and $5 appetizers. Parties are limited to six people or less.

The Yellow Porch Restaurant

$$$$ 734 Thompson Ln.

Accepting reservations

The Yellow’s Porch’s lush patio garden is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am-3pm, for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5-9pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5-10pm. Reservations are only available for dinner, and lunch is walk-in only.

Vui's Kitchen

$$$$
$$$$ 2832 Bransford Ave

Walk-in only

With picnic tables and lantern-decorated trees, the front entrance of Vui’s in Berry Hill offers socially-distant outdoor dining opportunities from 11am-9pm daily.

Broadway

The Hampton Social

$$$$ 201 1st Ave. S

Accepting reservations

Hampton Social’s third-floor rooftop space is available for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch with a special “rosé all day” menu. Hours are Monday through Friday from 11am-10pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-10pm. Brunch is available from 10am-3pm.

Downtown/SoBro

Denim

$$$$ 401 Korean Veterans Boulevard

Accepting reservations

This rooftop bar and restaurant in the new hotel The Joseph has a couple of tables and cabanas outside where you can order oysters, smashburgers, and cocktails. The hotel is also home to Italian fine-dining restaurant Yolan, which is only offering indoor dining.

Ellington's

$$$$ 401 Union St.

Walk-in only

Ellington’s outdoor dining terrace is open from 3-10pm daily. Terrace seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gray & Dudley

$$$$
$$$$ 221 2nd Ave N

Accepting reservations

The brick-lined alley at Gray & Dudley, located adjacent to the 21c Museum Hotel, is serving lunch Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm and dinner 5:30-9:30pm daily. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday, and diners also have after-hours access to the 21c Museum.

Bobby Hotel Rooftop Lounge

$$$$ 230 4th Ave. N

Accepting reservations

The Rooftop Lounge at Bobby Hotel can accommodate small gatherings or special date nights in either their cabanas or the added seating they’ve set up. The venue is operating from Thursday to Sunday from 5-10pm at half capacity, which limits the space to a maximum of 80 people.

Listening Room Cafe

$$$$ 618 4th Ave. S

Walk-in only

For those seeking a Music City experience away from the Broadway crowds, The Listening Room offers up local music and cuisine Monday through Saturday from 4-10:30pm. Their expansive patio, which opened after renovations last summer, has a glass firepit, kegerator, twinkle lights, and patio games such as giant Jenga and cornhole.

East Nashville

Butcher & Bee

$$$$ 902 Main St.

Accepting reservations

The picnic tables on the back patio at Butcher & Bee are open Sunday through Thursday until 9:30pm, and again on Friday and Saturday until 10:30pm. Menus are regularly updated with seasonal items like lamb pastilla, grilled eggplant, and tomato and labneh.

Lockeland Table

$$$$
$$$$ 1520 Woodland St

Accepting reservations

Lockeland Table is open for outdoor dining Monday through Saturday. Their “community hour” is also back Monday through Friday from 4-6pm with reduced prices on select small plates and cocktails, like their queso fundito and lavender lemon drop. A portion of its proceeds benefits the PTOs of schools in and around Nashville. Reservations are highly encouraged - make one by calling 615-228-4864.

Lou Nashville

$$$$ 1304 McGavock Pk.

Accepting reservations

Lou has opened their cozy patio Thursday through Saturday from 12-9pm, and again on Sunday from 12-4pm. Part all-day brunch spot, part wine bar, you can fill your afternoon with blueberry buckwheat pancakes and crisp glasses of spritz. Reservations are required for the patio only.

Lyra

$$$$ 935 W Eastland Ave

Walk-in only

The patio at Lyra is only accepting walk-ins at this time, but you can enjoy their full menu of Middle Eastern food Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-2pm for lunch, and again for dinner from 5-10pm, Monday through Saturday. Dishes include m’ahani lamb sausage kabobs and fried watermelon feta salad.

Mas Tacos Por Favor

$$$$
$$$$ 732 McFerrin Ave

Walk-in only

Head to this East Nashville taco hang and enjoy some of their signature tacos al fresco Tuesday through Sunday until 9pm. You can opt to stand in their socially distant queue to place an order or call ahead. Credit cards aren’t accepted, but you can keep the transaction cashless by paying via Venmo.

Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

$$$$ 731 Mcferrin Ave

Walk-in only

This German-style beer garden has walk-up outdoor seating on their garden patio daily from 11am-9:30pm. Place your order for IPAs, burgers, and sausages in person or on their website.

Rosepepper Cantina

$$$$
$$$$ 1907 Eastland Ave

Walk-in only

You can still enjoy Rosepepper’s full line up of tacos and margaritas on their patio Monday through Thursday from 11am-2pm, and again from 4-9pm. Friday through Saturday brings extended hours with service from 11am-10:30pm.

The Treehouse

$$$$ 1011 Clearview Ave.

Accepting reservations

The Treehouse’s intimate patio space is open for dinner until 10pm, Monday through Saturday. They’ve resumed their Waikiki Wednesdays with tiki drinks and roast pork specials, and brunch is available on Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Two Ten Jack

$$$$ 1900 Eastland Ave #105

Accepting reservations

Two Ten Jack’s outdoor patio is open. They’re serving their full izakaya menu Monday through Saturday from 5-9pm.

Edgehill

Barcelona Wine Bar

$$$$ 1200 Villa Pl. Suite 110

Walk-in only

Spanish tapas and an extensive wine list are available on Barcelona’s hedge-lined patio Monday through Saturday until 10pm and Sunday until 9pm.

Bella Napoli Pizzeria

$$$$ 1200 Villa Pl. #206

Accepting reservations

You can now enjoy one of Bella Napoli’s Neapolitan pies on their outdoor patio. They’re accepting both reservations and walk-ins.

Germantown

5th & Taylor

$$$$
$$$$ 1411 5th Ave N

Accepting reservations

Both the patio and dining room are open at 50% capacity Monday through Saturday. Their hours are subject to change based on varying circumstances, though, so be sure to call ahead (615-242-4747) and check on their hours before you go.

Butchertown Hall

$$$$
AmericanBurgersMexicanBBQ  in  Germantown
$$$$ 1416 4th Ave N

Accepting reservations

With an expansive beer garden and popular patio scene, Butchertown Hall seats up to 60 people every day from 4-10pm, serving up tacos and Texas-style barbecue. On Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, you can get your fill of biscuits and margaritas during brunch service.

City House

$$$$
AmericanPizzaPastaItalian  in  Germantown
$$$$ 1222 4th Ave N

Accepting reservations

Socially-distant tables set underneath string lights make up the back patio of City House. Open Monday through Saturday from 5-9pm, the restaurant is still offering seasonally-rotating menus along with their Sunday Supper, a weekly tradition featuring Italian dishes with a Southern twist.

Henrietta Red

$$$$ 1200 4th Ave N

Walk-in only

Henrietta Red is debuting Henrietta’s Fish Camp and Party Market, a pop-up seafood shack with takeaway and delivery options. You can order from the market and enjoy self-seating on the back or side patio Tuesday through Saturday from 12-7pm. The restaurant’s courtyard is also available for a picnic-style meal - be sure to bring a blanket.

Mother's Ruin

$$$$ 1239 6th Ave N

Walk-in only

The dog-friendly patio here is open Monday through Friday from 11am-10:30pm, and again on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-10:30pm. The menu features a daily boozy slushy, as well as a variety of sharable plates, including Old Bay waffle fries and pimento cheese dip.

Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

$$$$ 1004 4th Ave N

Walk-in only

The patio at this Germantown beer hall is open Tuesday through Sunday with 36 beers on tap and a menu of brats, burgers, and barbecue.

Waldo's Chicken and Beer

$$$$ 1120 4th Ave. N #103

Walk-in only

As you might have guessed, fried chicken and beer are on the menu at… Waldo’s Chicken & Beer. The dog-friendly patio is open daily from 11am-9pm.

Green Hills

Etc. Restaurant

$$$$ 3790 Bedford Ave.

Accepting reservations

Etc. is dishing up their full menu of dishes like furikake fried green tomatoes and cornmeal-fried catfish on their patio Monday through Saturday until 9pm, and then again for Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm.

True Food Kitchen

$$$$ 3996 Hillsboro Pike

Accepting reservations

You can now get healthy options like jackfruit lettuce wraps and spaghetti squash casserole on True Food Kitchen’s patio. They’re offering a limited summer menu Sunday through Thursday until 9pm and 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

Gulch

The 404 Kitchen

$$$$ 507 12th Ave. S Fl 2

Accepting reservations

404 Kitchen is serving up whiskey and Southern food on their outdoor patio Tuesday through Sunday.

Adele's

$$$$
$$$$ 1210 McGavock St

Accepting reservations

The stark white patio at Adele’s is open for service daily. They’re also offering a vintage cocktail summer series featuring the signature drink for each decade - like the 1930s Singapore Sling and the classic 2000s Cosmo - at $13 each.

Emmy Squared

$$$$ 404 12th Ave S.

Accepting reservations

You can now enjoy a burger and slice of Detroit-style pie on the patio of Emmy Squared’s Gulch location seven days a week.

L.A. Jackson

$$$$
$$$$ 401 11th Avenue South, Rooftop of the Thompson Nashville Hotel

Walk-in only

At this rooftop hang on the Thompson Nashville, bar seating is temporarily closed, but table service is available to parties of six or fewer people. They’re open daily until 10pm.

The Mockingbird

$$$$
$$$$ 121 12th Ave

Accepting reservations

This Gulch restaurant is serving up their full dining and cocktail menu - including their beloved “Punch in a Bag” - Wednesday through Sunday from 4-9pm on their patio.

Saint Añejo

$$$$ 1120 McGavock St.

Accepting reservations

Over 120 tequilas and mezcals await you on Saint Anejo’s patio. Fill up on tacos and nachos Monday through Saturday until 10pm, and get your brunch fix on Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Sambuca

$$$$ 601 12th Ave. S

Accepting reservations

Sambuca’s secluded patio is open with a limited dining menu seven days a week. Cocktails, wine, and beer are also available.

STK Steakhouse

$$$$ 700 12th Ave. S

Accepting reservations

This Gulch steakhouse is bringing signature steaks, mac and cheese, and cocktails to their new outdoor patio. STK is open Monday through Friday from 3-10:30pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-10:30pm.

Superica

$$$$ 605 Overton St.

Walk-in only

Both the patio and dining room at this casual Tex-Mex spot are open daily until 9pm. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Lenox Village

Southside Grill

$$$$ 6601 Sugar Valley Dr. #101

Accepting reservations

Southside’s Grille covered patio is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday until 9pm, plus Sunday brunch.

Midtown/Vanderbilt/West End

Central Bar + Kitchen

$$$$ 2555 West End Ave.

Accepting reservations

Although table service isn’t currently available on Central Bar and Kitchen’s al fresco patio, you can still grab a seat and put in an order for food and cocktails at the bar. Reservations are available for indoor dining only.

E3 Chophouse

$$$$ 1628 21st Ave S.

Accepting reservations

E3 has opened their 60-seat patio for dining reservations Tuesday through Sunday from 5-10pm. Groups are limited to six people, and their full food and cocktail menus are available.

Fable Lounge

$$$$ 114 28th Ave. N

Accepting reservations

Fable’s second-story patio and outdoor lounge/courtyard is open for dinner and drinks from 5-10:30pm daily and seats 30 people.

Henley

$$$$ 2023 Broadway St.

Accepting reservations

Henley is open daily from 4-10pm for dinner. They’re offering café seating for up to 25 people on their front patio.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

$$$$ 2400 Elliston Pl.

Walk-in only

Open daily from 11am-9pm, Martin’s Bar-B-Que joint offers outdoor seating with a temporary limited menu of slabs of ribs, mac and cheese, and hushpuppies.

White Limozeen

$$$$ 101 20th Ave. N

Accepting reservations

Like a Barbie-inspired fever dream, The Graduate’s pink rooftop restaurant and bar is open Monday through Friday from 3-10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-10pm for French food and appropriately pink cocktails. Reservations are required.

Pie Town

Pie Town Tacos

$$$$ 614 Ewing Ave.

Walk-in only

Pie Town Tacos’ intimate 12-seat outdoor dining area is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm. Expect a full menu of tacos along with Nashville hot versions complemented by queso and agua frescas.

Rolling Hill Mill

Pinewood Social

$$$$ 33 Peabody St

Accepting reservations

With ample outdoor seating, Pinewood Social is dishing up their signature sandwiches and cocktails (hello shrimp po’boy and lobster roll) Monday through Friday from 7am-10pm, and again on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-10pm. Their bocce courts are open and mini swimming pools can be reserved ahead of time by calling 615-751-8111. The pools and patio are open from 10am-8pm daily.

Sylvan Park/The Nations/West Nashville

AVO

$$$$ 3 City Ave. #200

Walk-in only

Avo’s new extended outdoor patio space is ready for socially-distant games of cornhole and volleyball, vegetarian meals, and avocado margaritas, Tuesday through Sunday. Be sure to place and pick up your order at the garage window facing the patio before grabbing a table outside.

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille

$$$$ 525 Basswood Dr.

Walk-in only

Located at the Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River, Blue Moon’s covered patio will be serving up a temporarily limited menu daily. Brunch is available on Sunday from 10am-2pm.

Hugh-Baby's

$$$$ 4816 Charlotte Pike

Walk-in only

Settle in for slug burgers and soda pop at one of Hugh-Baby’s outdoor picnic tables. The barbecue-and-burger shop is serving up a menu filled with sandwiches, fries, and shakes from 11am-9pm daily.

Miel Restaurant

$$$$ 343 53rd Ave. N

Accepting reservations

Live music and seasonal plates like beet-cured salmon and burrata have returned to Miel, along with patio dining. The Sylvan Park restaurant is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday from 5-9pm.

Nicky's Coal Fired

$$$$ 5026 Centennial Blvd.

Walk-in only

Nicky’s Coal Fired recently reopened with a new Italian fast-casual concept and bagel shop, available Wednesday through Monday from 10am-2pm. You can order at the host stand and find a seat on one of their two patios that seat up to 35 people. Their traditional Italian menu is also available Wednesday through Monday from 3-8pm.

Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

$$$$ 4501 Murphy Rd.

Walk-in only

Get your fill of hot chicken tacos and queso on the patio at Pancho & Lefty’s from 11am-10pm daily. While reservations aren’t available, you can join their table waitlist here.

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