Created in 1991, Dining Out For Life® is a trademark international fundraiser conducted in more than 60 cities that raises more than $4 million for the fight against HIV annually.

Nashville’s Dining Out For Life® event is in its 19th year. Our goal this year is to include more than 60 restaurants and raise more than $100,000. Each restaurant donates a minimum of 25% of all food sales during breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. This year, due to the pandemic, we will encourage diners to follow all health and safety guidelines. Diners can support the event by dining inside the restaurant where possible, ordering their food to-go, and/or using curbside or delivery services in accordance with the restaurant’s capabilities.

Scroll down to see a list of participating restaurants!

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Become a Virtual Host!

A Virtual Host is someone with a lot of community connections, whether it be friends, family, coworkers, clients or other groups. They are assigned to represent one of our participating restaurants and will encourage their circles of influence to commit to dine with that restaurant , whether dining in, doing takeout, or getting curbside or delivery.  This role is important to the success of the restaurants and will be vital in getting diners to participate and help end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee.

If interested in becoming a virtual host please email us at dofl@nashvillecares.org.


Last year, Nashville CARES served more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans living with or at-risk of HIV/AIDS including
HIV prevention education to 29,000 youth and adults, more than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential
support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease.

Nashville CARES

633 Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37204

National Sponsors