Welcome To


Carol Ann's Cafe

Welcome to Carol Ann's Cafe

Nashville's Premiere Soul Food and Live Entertainment headquarters

DoorDash Photography in Nashville, TN, USA on November 8, 2017.

Carol Ann’s Home Cooking Café was founded in 2005 by Carol Ann Criswell Jenkins and Farrah Bradley-Young.

Carol Ann wanted to create an place where people can come have great southern food , clean environment and listen to the best live bands and live entertainment. Carol Ann’s is also known for Blues music, many artists such as Johnny Jones, Stacey Mitchart, Jimmy Church, Bobby Rush, Theodis Ealey, Denise Laceil and many more. Carol Ann’s is where grown folks meet and the home of the $5.49 lunch special.


Mobile Bar Catering Service

We have been catering all kinds of events and locations in the Nashville area over the years. In addition to our restaurant, we have a food truck and a mobile beverage bus. Click below to see more photos 


Our Menus

Soul Food Menu - Day time

Enjoy our amazing southern meals that won't break your pockets. Our lunch plates come with the meat of your choice and two delicious sides.

Night Menu

Our night menu features some of Carol Ann's famous entrees. Our fried Catfish is always fried to perfection!

DoorDash Photography in Nashville, TN, USA on November 8, 2017.

catering 7 days a week

What ever the occasion Carol Ann will do it right. No event is too big or small, we will meet your needs, so you can have the occasion you deserve.



Check out some of our Daily Menu favorites!


Carol Ann’s Rib Basket    Served with 2 sides


Carol Ann’s Hot Chicken Breast Served with 2 Regular Sides


Carol Ann’s Baked chicken Served with 2 sides


Carol Ann’s Catfish basket  Served with Fries or your choice of sides

Carol Ann’s is a full service restaurant during our normal lunch hours of (Tuesday-Friday 10:30am-4pm Saturday - closed & Sunday 11:30am-5pm). Carol Ann’s offers live entertainment after hours and our menu is then limited during after hours. If your looking for the full soul food experience please come during our normal business hours.

Reserve a booth or Have a Event!

Celebrating a birthday event, graduation, or anniversary? Carol Ann's has you covered! Reserve your booth and tables today! Packages start at $250