Local restaurants that are open and serving on Thanksgiving Day


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Is it just us, or has Thanksgiving snuck up on you this year, too?

We contacted Dan Young, owner of Young’s Jersey Dairy and the Golden Jersey Inn north of Yellow Springs, to find out about his restaurants’ Thanksgiving Day plans, and Young told us he has been sold out for more than two weeks for the Golden Jersey Inn’s buffet. “We have about 900 guests coming,” Young said.

There are other options, but time’s a’ wastin’ — we recommend making reservations soon.

Here’s a partial list of restaurants that are open and serving a special Thanksgiving-themed meal on the holiday itself. The list is not complete, and we’ll be adding to it in the coming days, but you may want to call your favorite restaurant now to find out their plans. Some restaurants may already be booked full with reservations, but may put you on a standby list in case of cancellations.

This partial list does not include the dozens of sports bars and pubs in the region that open Thursday afternoon and will be open for their regular hours and serving their regular menu Thursday night.

Here’s what we’ve got so far — check back for updates:

Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

Serving a Thanksgiving Day buffet.

WHERE: 3677 Wayne Madison Road, Trenton

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COST: $12.99 adults, $6.99 (children 10 and under)

INFO/RESERVATIONS: Call (513) 988-9211

Bob Evans Restaurants

Offering roasted turkey, ham or pork served with a choice of three sides, endless bread and a slice of pumpkin pie (kids get two sides and a kids beverage)

WHERE: Multiple locations

WHEN: 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (hours may vary)

COST: $14.99 for adults, $6.99 for kids

INFO: Call your closest Bob Evans

Burkey Family Restaurant

Roast Turkey with Dressing or Honey Baked Ham among many entrees. Reservations accepted.

WHERE: 670 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood (Across from Hara Arena)

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

COST: $10.95-16.95, varies by menu item

INFO: Call (937) 275-7127

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (multiple locations)

Cracker Barrel restaurants are offering a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Most Dayton-area locations open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Carvers Steaks & Chops

Serving a traditional Three-Course Turkey Dinner with trimmings of stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, choice of soup or salad, bread and pumpkin pie. Regular menu also available.

WHERE: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725), Washington Twp.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

COST: $23 or $25 (larger portion of turkey)


El Meson Restaurant

Turkey Dinner, Latin Style: Roasted turkey, chorizo & bread stuffing, potato and butternut squash mash, Colombian fried rice; or Paella Valencia: Spanish rice dish with chicken, pork, chorizo, fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels and rice.

WHERE: 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COST: $29.95, other menu items available

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 859-8229

Ellie’s Restaurant at Mills Park Hotel

Serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet including dessert. Cash bar available for wine and beer. Holiday meal served in hotel banquet room. Visit millsparkhotel.com/thanksgiving for menu details.

WHERE: 321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs

WHEN: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. - by reservation only.

COST: $30 for adults, $12 for children 3-12

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 319-0400

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Serving a special Thanksgiving dinner, plus the regular menu is available

WHERE: 4432 Walnut St. in The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

COST: $39.95/adults for the Thanksgiving dinner. Children can order from the kids menu.

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 320-9548

Golden Corral (multiple locations)

Golden Corral is offering a traditional turkey dinner for $13.99 for adults, $12.99 for seniors, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call your closest Golden Corral for details.

Harrison’s Restaurant

Classic turkey dinner with sides and dessert

WHERE: 106 E. Main St., Tipp City

WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m.

COST: $16.50 adults, $9.50 for kids

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 667-5200

Hasty Tasty

Serving a Thanksgiving dinner special that includes dessert. No reservations necessary

WHERE: 509 Linden Ave., Dayton,

WHEN: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

INFO: (937) 254-8431

COST: $9.95, includes dessert.

McCormick & Schmick’s

A traditional turkey dinner will be offered, and the regular menu will also be available.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: 4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek

COST: Thanksgiving special dinner is $25.99, $9.99 for children

INFO/RESERVATIONS: Call (937) 431-9200

Mimi’s Cafe

Serving a three-course dinner that includes choice of soup or Mimi’s house or Caesar salad, roasted turkey, gravy, buttered cornbread stuffing, whipped mashed potatoes, candied pecan sweet potatoes, green bean casserole with French fried onions, apple cranberry orange relish, bread basket and choice of brown sugar pumpkin pie or bourbon pecan pie

WHERE: 4402 Walnut St. at The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek

WHEN: The Thanksgiving Dine-In Meal will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

COST: $18.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 426-9153

Rob’s Restaurant

A traditional Thanksgiving buffet will be served.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: 705 Arlington Road, Brookville

COST: $10.99 for adults, $9.99 for seniors, $5.99 for kids

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (800) 537-9574 (Reservations are full, but call one hour ahead of the time you want to arrive and see whether the restaurant can fit you in)

Wellington Grille

Serving a full Thanksgiving dinner, and some regular menu items will be available

WHERE: 2450 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek

WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. (last seating at 6 p.m.)

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 426-4600

The Wright Place

Serving roasted turkey with stuffing, harvest salad, whipped potatoes, green bean casserole, baked ham, roasted root vegetables, breads and assorted desserts.

WHERE: 2800 Presidential Drive in the Holiday Inn, Fairborn-I-675

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST: adults, $26.95; seniors 60 and over and military, $20.95; kids 6 to 12, $13.95; kids under 5, free.

INFO/RESERVATIONS: Reservations must be made by calling Laura Rozen at 937-431-4611.

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