Restaurant goers in Middle Tennessee will soon have access to the freshest seafood from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts with the grand opening of Music City Seafood at The Factory at Franklin on Friday, September 1, from 5 until 8 p.m. This fun event will include a sampling of the restaurant’s menu, live music, a special tasting of BriarScratch Brewing’s Lemon Thyme beer, and balloons for the kids. The restaurant’s regular service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 2.
Music City Seafood offers local diners access to fresh seafood brought to Tennessee three to four times a week from Boston, Miami, and the Gulf Coast. The restaurant has two menus. The first consists of signature items, including oysters served two ways, fried calamari, smoked fish dip, the area’s best fish and chips, fish tacos, po’ boys and shrimp and grits. The second menu, posted on the restaurant’s blackboard wall, changes regularly and is based upon seasonal items from the restaurant’s seafood suppliers. The menus also incorporate locally sourced products, such as Queen Bee Pollinators honey, Bear Creek Farm beef, BriarScratch Brewing beer and Beaverdam Creek Farm grits.
“Our mission at Music City Seafood is to bring the freshest and tastiest seafood to Middle Tennessee,” said owner and co-chef Tom Neville. “I want diners leaving our restaurant to rave about how we provide a fun, casual, and quality dining experience comparable to venues on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts but with a definite Nashville flair.”
Chef Neville has more than thirty years of knowledge and expertise in the restaurant and fresh meat and seafood industry to Music City Seafood. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, N.Y., and has worked for Disney World, Holiday Inn, Halpern’s Steak and Seafood and Performance Food Group. His talent and expertise have been recognized locally by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, where he has served as president and vice president. Music City Seafood’s Co-chef Karl Orr brings extensive fresh fish and seafood restaurant experience from Florida.
Music City Seafood, a more than fifty-seat venue located at The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Suite 902, Franklin, Tenn., serves lunch Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is served Thursday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant features live music on Friday nights. The restaurant currently has a beer license, but it is “bring your own bottle” with no corkage fees for other alcoholic beverages. For reservations or more information, please call 615-599-4923.