Looking for a place to grab a bite with loved ones in Nashville while keeping safe? Below is a list of Nashville restaurants open with either outdoor dining, patio seating, or seats outside the restaurant where you can enjoy this great food with friends and family.
Top 10 Open Patios in Nashville
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Why These Patios?
It’s hard to keep up with what’s open (and in what capacity) due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 situation. This can make planning difficult, since just because a restaurant’s open today, doesn’t mean they will be tomorrow. Fortunately, even when restaurants can’t offer indoor seating, many are able to offer service outdoors where it’s possible to be social while staying safe.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite patio and outdoor seating options in Nashville to help you plan your next date night, friend hangout, or family outing. Enjoy the summer outdoors after months of lockdown and support local Nashville businesses at the same time.'
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So Many Outdoor Seating Options to Choose From!
Muay Thai Tacos is a food truck specializing in unique Thai-Mexican fusion fare. Their menu even includes fun items such as the Cap'n Crunch Tilapia if you’re feeling adventurous! Looking to get your taco on? Find them parked in various spots around the Nashville area.
Located in Midtown, Tavern is a posh gastropub featuring creative menu items and a hip atmosphere perfect for socializing. Enjoy good company on either their veranda or patio. Tavern offers reservations for groups of 6-8 for weekend brunch and daily for dinner; otherwise, it’s walk-in only.
Jet’s Pizza is a counter-service pizza chain with 2 locations in Nashville. The no frills restaurant focuses on what it does best: make good pizza. Detroit-style square pizza is their specialty, but they also offer deep dish, New York-style, thin crust and even gluten-free in addition to extras like salads and wings. Jet’s Pizza in Midtown has tables and chairs set up outside where you can enjoy your pie.
Virago’s edgy, tantalizing atmosphere makes it perfect for date night. Located in the Gulch, this Asian fusion is known for its sushi. They do enforce a business casual dress code, so it’s worth a peek at their website before heading over. They also offer reservations, if you’re planning ahead.
The artsy Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood is home to Two Bits, a fun place to hang out with friends. They offer “better than bar food” and plenty of signature drinks, in an eclectic space filled with classic arcade games. Their large outdoor patio will give you a chance to have some fun while keeping your distance.
Cori’s Doghouse in West End Park is a casual spot that’s perfect for kiddos. Their menu offers dozens of dogs and toppings from around the country, as well as sandwiches, sausages, and sides. Their covered patio is perfect for those hot summer days.
Located in the Gulch, Sunda offers a contemporary approach to traditional Southeast Asian cuisine. The stylish restaurant also has an extensive drink menu of saki, wine, and cocktails. Their beer garden and patio offer a safe way to get out of the house, and umbrella-covered tables to get out of the sun.
Creative gourmet sliders, need we say more? The Slider House in between Midtown and Music Row puts sliders front and center on their menu, but they also offer veggie options, salads and a kid’s menu. Their gigantic menu of craft beers includes 30 from Tennessee. Their pet-friendly patio means the whole family can enjoy the meal together.
This Music Row staple offers a hip, relaxed atmosphere where they serve up artisan pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Tailgate Brewery is an independent craft brewery that specializes in experimental beers. There’s plenty of space on their dog-friendly patio, where you can enjoy one of their unique beers.
Little Chicago is a counter-service pizzeria located at the very Northern part of Music Row. In addition to deep dish pizza, this casual spot has a huge menu of global comfort food, from croissants and pitas to burgers and salads. Their patio is tiny, but the umbrella-covered tables are large enough to fit a family.
As you can see, Nashville offers a wide variety of restaurant options, from fast casual to swanky, from bar food to sushi. And this list just scrapes the surface! If you’re still not sure about meeting friends in a restaurant yet, the patios and other outdoor options listed above may provide a compromise so you can feel safe but also see loved ones. As always, keep practicing CDC recommendations to protect yourself and those around you.