Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving? Here’s a list

If putting together a Thanksgiving feast isn’t in the cards for you this year, don’t worry, there are plenty of restaurants that will be happy to help with your holiday meals.

Several restaurant chains across the country will be open on Thursday, offering dine-in Thanksgiving dinners or meal packages you can take with you to share at home.

Below are a few restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go. Some offers are dine-in only and can’t be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices and times may vary with location.) 

  • Bahama Breeze: Think Thanksgiving with a tropical twist. 
  • Bob Evans: You can get a $15 dine-in special Thursday ($7 for the kids' meal version) that includes a main course, three sides, endless bread and a slice of pie. The to-go meals include three options: Ham Farmhouse Feast, Turkey Farmhouse Feast or Premium Farmhouse Feast. They serve four to eight guests depending on your choice and start at $50.
  • Boston Market: The restaurant offers dine-in or take-out meals for Thanksgiving. 
  • Buca di Beppo: The Thanksgiving feast menu includes sliced white meat turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 
  • Capital Grille: Capital Grille is offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner ($42 for adults, $15 for children) that Includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans and mashed potatoes. Desserts are available for $11.
  • Chart House: The Chart House will be open on Thanksgiving. 
  • Chevy's Fresh Mex: Chevy's is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at participating locations. 
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Cracker Barrel is offering both a dine-in and takeaway prepared Thanksgiving dinner. The meal includes turkey with gravy, sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, a slice of pumpkin pie, a choice of biscuits, corn muffins or another side and a beverage.
  • Denny's: You can get a Thanksgiving dinner delivered in some locations – you have to pick it up in others. The dinner includes carved turkey breast served family-style with stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Served with your choice of two sides. The meals serve 4-5 and cost $35.99.
  • Fleming's: Fleming's is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast for $49 (kids' meal $19). The meal features either a mixed herb-roasted turkey breast or sliced beef tenderloin.
  • Fogo de Chao: Get the Thanksgiving feast at Fogo de Chao for favorites like roasted turkey breast, homemade cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole and Brazilian sausage and apple dressing. Reservations are needed.
  • Golden Corral: The restaurant's $17 dine-in Thanksgiving buffet includes turkey, ribs, ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, desserts and other choices. Kids meals are between $7 and $9, depending on the child's age.
  • McDonald's: Some locations are open, but not all. Call ahead for hours.
  • HomeTown BuffetYou can order a Thanksgiving dinner pack through Tuesday for pickup. It costs 89.99. You can also get a whole pecan or pumpkin pie to take home for $8.99.
  • Hooter's: Most Hooters locations will be open on Thanksgiving.
  • IHOP: The restaurant will be open on Thursday in most locations, though hours may vary.
  • Legal Sea Foods: Legal Sea Foods is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for $25 a person and $9 for children 12 and under. 
  • Luby's: Get a Thanksgiving dinner for $11.49 that includes roast turkey, cornbread dressing, two sides, bread and dessert.
  • Macaroni Grill: The Macaroni Grill is offering a prix fixe menu for $25 per person. It includes turkey, buttermilk mashed potatoes, fresh apple-cranberry chutney and a slice of pumpkin pie topped with amaretto mascarpone cream. 
  • Maggiano's Little Italy: Get a four-course family-style dinner you can dine in or take out. The meal includes bruschetta, salad, your choice of entrée, two classic Thanksgiving sides, two types of pasta and dessert. 
  • Marie Callender's: You can pre-order holiday meals for pickup between Tuesday and Thursday. The restaurant offers whole meals that serve from four to eight guests, depending on the meal package chosen, from $109.99 to $159.99. 
  • McCormick and Schmick's: Get a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash bisque, vegetables, apple squash casserole and more. Click here to make a reservation online.
  • Mimi's Cafe: Mimi's is offering a dine-in or take-out three-course meal that includes a soup or salad, turkey with all the fixings and a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie for $20. Kid's meals are $10. 
  • Morton's The Steakhouse: Reservations are required at the locations open on Thanksgiving. Click here to check if a location will be open.
  • Old Country Buffet: You can order a Thanksgiving dinner pack through Tuesday for pickup. It costs $89.99. You can also get a whole pecan or pumpkin pie to take home for $8.99.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Participating restaurants will be open for business on Thursday.
  • Ruth's Chris: The steakhouse will offer a three-course dinner that includes turkey, sausage and herb stuffing, a choice of a side and a dessert duo. 
  • Ryan'sYou can order a Thanksgiving dinner pack through Tuesday for pickup. It costs 89.99. You can also get a whole pecan or pumpkin pie to take home for $8.99.
  • Ted's Montana Grill: Ted's will offer a Thanksgiving roast meal turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, herb dressing, squash casserole, cranberry sauce, and a slice of apple crisp for $29.
  • TGI Friday's: The chain is offering a feast for two for $20-$25. You get two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts.
  • Waffle House: Always-open Waffle House will be serving its regular menu on Thanksgiving.

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