A Piece of Nashville Restaurant History is Closing


Arnold’s Country Kitchen, the meat and three located on 8th Avenue, will close this month.

Arnold’s shared the news of their closing on social media.

“Arnold’s Country Kitchen has been a forty-year journey for our family, far beyond what we could have ever imagined. There is no way for us to encapsulate in words our gratitude to Nashville. We’ve built so many lasting friendships and connections within our community, you are why we’ve worked so hard for so long. Arnold’s is much more than running a restaurant; to us it is hosting family each-and-every day. We’ve all had ups-and-downs through recessions and pandemics and time and time again you have stepped up to support us and uplift us. We truly cannot thank you enough. As a small independent business, it takes a lot of time and energy to operate Arnold’s, and we’ve been at it a long time. Serving you has kept us going. We’re so proud of what we’ve accomplished thanks to you. We’ve decided the timing is right for us to now step away for some rest and to begin a new journey. This was 100% our decision, on our terms. We hope you’re able to look back on our history and smile. Don’t take this to mean goodbye for good, as we hope there is more to come for Arnold’s in Nashville. But for us now, we’re excited for an uncharted future. Thank you for making it all possible.” -Love the Arnold Family

The restaurant is closed on Monday, January 2 but will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd with the last day of business being Saturday, January 7th.

Arnold’s opened back in 1982 by Jack and Rose Arnold, the restaurant has continued to operate with the help of the Arnold children.

As a Nashville classic restaurant, it has been featured on Diners, Drive-in and Dives, Southern Living, and more.

Stand out items on the menu that keep diners coming back are the turnip greens, fried green tomatoes just to name a few. They also have a selection of homemade pies available daily.

Hours of operation are 10:30 – 2:30 for lunch, 5 pm – 10 pm, closing at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.

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