Permanently Closed Nashville Restaurants & Businesses

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to some of Nashville's most loved restaurants and businesses due to the impact if COVID-19.

We will continue to update this page as things move forward. For now, let’s remember the great ones that kept our hearts and bellies full for years. 

Two Old Hippies

401 12th Ave S.

A shopping staple in The Gulch, Two Old Hippies has announced they'll be closing their peace sign handled doors after a decade of serving Nashville. The shop owners shared their closing statement on Instagram, indicating their last day is May 31st. Make sure to visit them soon -- their having a 25% off sale on everything in store and online.


7097 Old Harding Pike

After 25 years of business, Antonio's Bellevue location was forced to close its doors. With the current climate, only doing carry out meals just wasn't sustainable. They will be missed!

Sea Salt

209 3rd Avenue North

On May 15th, the downtown restaurant announced they'll be closing their currently location and looking for a new space. The french-inspired seafood establishment wasn't there long (2017), but left us craving more of their memorable menu. Hope they find a new home soon!

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Charcoal Cowboys BBQ

6917 Lenox Village Drive

After two years, Sunday the 17th was the last day at their storefront, but will continue with our catering business and we will continue to fulfill all of our event obligations. Keep up with them on socials for more to come in the future!

Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine

3711 Hillsboro Pike

As of this week, this Green Hills Indian food staple has announced the close. May 26th will be their last day, so if you'd like to order some to-go once last time, now is your chance! Family owned for 30 years -- we hate to see them go.

Rudie's Seafood & Sausage

1402 McGavock Pike

After 6 years, this East Nashville restaurant announced their closing in March.

Hot Yoga Plus

2214 Elliston Pl

The HYP Community is deeply saddened by this closing, but great for the many years of emotional, mental, and physical support Hot Yoga Plus has provided to it's members.


1027 Murfreesboro Pike

This one tugs on the heart strings. They've been taking care of Nashville's camera and film needs for generations, since 1892. 


1000 Main St.

The French influenced cafe serving brunch everyday in the heart of East Nashville has decided not to reopen their doors after 13 years. They will be incorporating some menu items onto Margot's dining though. More here.

Green Pheasant 

215 1st Avenue S.

2019's Best New Restaurant (Nashville Scene Critic's Choice) unfortunately will not be continuing their innovative Asian cuisine downtown. They combined Tennessee and Japan through both cuisine and environment - regulars of their ramen are broken up over this. Get your fix over at Two Ten Jack or Otaku Ramen now!

Las Paletas

2907 12th Ave S.

In an Instagram post 7/15. Las Paletas announced their choice to take a pause and close the business after nearly two decades. They are selling their building, and the 12 South neighborhood will dearly miss their frozen treats. 

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

3808 Cleghorn Ave

They had some of the best hibachi and sushi, and great outdoor patio. They've been at their Green Hills location since 2012, and have decided not to renew their lease.

The Garden Brunch Cafe

924 Jefferson St.

After serving Nashville brunch for eleven years, some of the greatest french toast ever, this Germantown staple isn't coming back. Read their parting post here.

Dairy King

306 E Thompson Ln

After five decades of business, the Jones family made the difficult decision to sell. They survived the flood, but unfortunately with their expenses and loss of income -- they've held on as long as they could. We know Nashville is deeply sad about this. If you can, stop by to see them on their last day, July 31st. Full statement from the family here,

Photo: John Stevenson

Bar Otaku

505 12th Ave. S.

They set out a year ago to give Nashville a fun, vibrant Izakaya that both reminded them of Japan, and claimed a stake for the American Izakaya. After thoughtful consideration, collectively they concluded to focus on showing 100% of their love to Otaku Ramen.

Murff's Craft Brews & Burgers

5015 Harpeth Dr.

An amazing Brentwood burger and beer joint with lots of smokey flavor and their famous Murff's Magic Mix Seasonings. Here is their last post -- we'll miss you guys, too!

Mewsic Kitty Cafe

2519 Nolensville Pike

Mewsic Kitty Cafe has helped hundreds of cats get adopted here in Nashville, and it's so sad to hear they will be closing on September 30th 2020. Read their full, heartfelt parting message here

Demo's Downtown

300 Commerce St.

It seemed they were temporarily closed a couple months back, but now for sale signs can be seen on their windows. Known primarily for their family style Italian dishes, they've had that corner downtown as long as we can remember -- going to be weird having it gone! 


701 8th Ave S.

After 7.5 years of serving Nashville both coffee and customers they care about, ZolliKoffee, they'll be closing their doors for good September 30th, 2020. They made their official announcement on 9/15 -- read Nashville Scene's farewell article here

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater

8204 TN-100

The first and oldest professional dinner theatre in Nashville is closing (under current ownership). In a statement, Norma says, "After dramatic attempts, much heartbreaking soul searching, and hundreds of prayers, the only conclusion is really very simple. There is no way for the Barn to ever recover or reopen under my ownership. Financially and emotionally this has been devastating to me personally, the entire staff, long time season members/patrons, the 1000’s of senior citizens and charities we supported, as well as some of the performers and musicians who genuinely appreciated the Barn and the opportunities that the Barn provided."

Eastland Cafe

97 Chapel Ave

Eastland Cafe has been a special place for many over the past 15 years, and it's crushing to see them go. Their last day open is this Saturday, January 23rd. Pop in and see them this week for some of their famous Goat Cheese Brûlée while you still can! Read their official posting via Eater here.


105 s. 11th St.

Chef and owner Jason Zygmont announced that Setsun, located in the Vandyke Bed & Beverage building, will have its last service 1/23/21 after two years of business. Call (629) 215-9337 for take-out or stop by and place one last order! Full statement here.

Know of another closing caused by the pandemic? Let us know at [email protected]