August 1, 2023

Restaurant Roundup: Joe Muer Seafood sets opening date, East Nashville pizza spot opens

Nashville is a mecca for foodies, and the scene’s growth is nowhere close to over, with openings and new concepts announced daily. To keep up with the growth, the Business Journal compiles a weekly list of need-to-know restaurant news. Here’s the latest from Music City’s culinary boom.

Detroit-based seafood restaurant opening soon

Detroit-based Joe Muer Seafood will open doors in Capitol View on Aug. 23, according to a news release.

A restaurant by Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, Joe Muer Seafood is located in 12,000 square feet of space at 500 11th Ave.

“I visited Nashville several years ago for the Country Music Awards and fell in love with the vibrancy of the city, which led me on a quest to find the perfect location for the next Joe Muer in Music City,” said Joe Vicari, president of Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, in the release. “I’m excited to share the exemplary dining experience and high-quality food and spirits Joe Muer is known for with our Nashville guests.”

Chef Daniel Scannell and Chef Jim Oppat will head the Nashville kitchen, serving an upscale seafood menu as well as a selection of steaks and a raw bar. 

Exclusive Nashville dishes like bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with crab imperial will bring Southern tastes to the menu.

There will be over 300 seats in the Nashville location.

“This district has become the location of choice for a variety of first-to-market brands, including Joe Muer Seafood,” said Mark Taylor, partner at Boyle Investment Co.

Dinner service hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Weekday happy hours at the bar will go from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The original Joe Muer Seafood opened in 1929, and Joe Vicari Restaurant Group bought the brand in 2012. 

Originally published by Nashville Business Journal.