Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year 

By: Sara Skirboll, Shopping and Trends Expert at The Real Deal Blog 

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill

Select Applebee’s restaurants will host a Thanksgiving Day meal featuring turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, and garlicky green beans (in addition to Applebee’s regular menu items). Check your local restaurant’s hours to be sure!

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze’s Thanksgiving dinner is from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features an Island style spread of sliced turkey with sides such as green beans, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-pineapple chutney, starting at $19.99. Pumpkin Praline Pie will also be available for dessert only on this day, starting at $6.79 per slice. The entire Thanksgiving family bundle for four is $75. Preorder now!

Black Angus Steakhouse

Make your reservations now for Black Angus’ Thanksgiving dinner buffet from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., and you can get your choice of soup or garden salad with warm molasses bread, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sage dressing, sweet potato, steamed broccoli and fresh cranberry sauce. And, of course, there will be pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Pricing is $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids but might vary by location.

Bob Evans

You can dine at their restaurant, but this year they are emphasizing take out meals. Their Premium Farmhouse Feast ($125) arrives packed cold and serves up to 10 people. It includes slow-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham, bread and celery dressing, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, rolls, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and apple pie. Simply bring it home, heat it up and serve! Open on 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.

Boston Market

Enjoy a traditional plated Thanksgiving meal at Boston Market. Choose from turkey or rotisserie chicken and plenty of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans and vegetable stuffing. For dessert, enjoy pumpkin pie, apple pie or cherry pie. All plates priced per person, for both dine-in, to-go and delivery right to your door. Family side items are available for carryout, as well, if you’re in a pinch.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo will be opening for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Guests can dine in, purchase catering trays, order a meal to go or even have the meal delivered (check locally for availability). The traditional Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu includes sliced turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green bean blend, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The half pan serves 10 people ($219.99) and the full pan serves 20 ($399.99). If you want to dine in, we suggest you make a reservation.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

This Thanksgiving, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is making it easy to cook for friends and family with their new made-from-scratch Take & Bake dishes. Choose from ready-to-bake pasta dishes like their signature Lasagne Bolognese, Penne Carrabba with Chicken, Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli or Rigatoni al Forno with Sausage, sides such as Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Creamed Spinach or Mac n’ Cheese among other side dishes, as well as soups, salads and desserts such as Pumpkin Bread Pudding. They are open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The Capital Grille

Their Thanksgiving menu includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, french green beans and cranberry pear chutney with Sam’s mashed potatoes to share. They also have an assortment of featured wines. The price is $43 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. Pumpkin cheesecake is an additional $11 per person.

Chart House

You can visit Chart House for a great Thanksgiving meal! Whether you dine in on Thanksgiving Day or bring Chart House home to your dinner table, they have everything you need to make it a meal to remember. For to-go, be sure to pre-order by November 20 at 3 p.m. to get your feast on time!

Chevys Fresh Mex

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Chevys has a three-course Thanksgiving Day meal. The starter includes mixed green salad, and the entrée is roasted turkey with mole sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet corn tamalito and cranberry sauce. Mini pumpkin pies are for dessert! But, check your local restaurant because not all locations are participating.

Cracker Barrel

On Thanksgiving, Cracker Barrel will start serving its Thanksgiving meal a bit differently. They are offering curbside, pick-up, delivery and dine-in service in accordance with local regulations. Their delicious and ready-to-eat Heat N’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go that can serve up to 10 people. Orders can be placed online or through the Cracker Barrel app at least 24 hours in advance of pickup. Order now and get a $10 bonus cared with you pickup on November 23 and November 24!

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Del Frisco’s Grille will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and in the past has offered a three-course traditional turkey meal on the special holiday. Stay tuned for this year’s deals!


Whether you’re craving a holiday breakfast or an old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, Denny’s has it covered. A festive menu wakes you up with your choice of sweet and savory pancakes rocking flavors like pumpkin spice and cinnamon roll. Each is served with two eggs, hash browns and a choice of bacon or sausage. For a Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, enjoy a holiday turkey melt or Denny’s traditional family favorite: the turkey and dressing dinner featuring tender carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. This is served with your choice of two sides and dinner bread. They are emphasizing take-out orders this year that you’ll have to order in advance.

For takeout, try the classic Denny’s Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Pack ($40) serves four and includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and a choice of side. You can also order a desert for $10.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will remain open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and it will be serving up meals from the full menu and a special three-course special, priced at $52 per person. The menu includes a choice of Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey or Petite Filet Mignon accompanied by traditional holiday trimmings, including Savory House-Made Stuffing, Green Beans and Onions, family-style Mashed Potatoes and seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Guests can also pair their meal with a glass of Vérité La Joie 2012, a rare 100-point Bordeaux-style red blend from Vérité Winery in Sonoma County, California—priced at $100 per glass, which includes a pair of Riedel Performance wine glasses for guests to take home. Children can enjoy their own special three-course menu for $22! Make your reservations now.

Fogo de Chão

Fogo’s special menu features the full Churrasco experience as well as roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole and Brazilian sausage and apple dressing. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Make your reservation online now!

This holiday season, they will be offering bonus cards with every gift card purchase. Now through Sunday, January 3, 2021, guests can grab a $25 Bonus Card for every $125 purchased; $75 for every $300 purchased; and $100 for every $400 purchase. To learn more and make a purchase, please visit

Golden Corral

In addition to guest favorites like steak, meatloaf, and pot roast, Golden Corral will also offer a special Thanksgiving buffet. This feast includes sliced turkey, carved ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked potatoes, and green bean casserole. Save room for dessert. There will be pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cheesecake. They are also offering a complete Thanksgiving meal to go.


Call ahead, but most Hooters locations will be open for business as usual on Thanksgiving.


Hello, “Drinksgiving!” Enjoy $5 drink specials and appetizers. Plus, they have a “Less Worky, More Turkey” dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. available at $20.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids. Each dinner includes choice of house salad, side caesar salad or homemade soup and a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie for dessert.


Most IHOP restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy a sweet breakfast all day of pumpkin spice pancakes, fresh fruit Belgian waffles or delicious crepes.

Kona Grill

Kona Grill is offering a complete Thanksgiving meal with tasty menu options that includes delicious dishes, craft cocktails and more.

They are rewarding guests for giving the gift of Kona this holiday season with a special bonus offer on all gift card purchases. From November 1 through December 31, guests will receive $10 Dining Dollars with the purchase of every $50 gift card and $25 Dining Dollars with purchase of every $100 gift card. To learn more or make a purchase, please visit


For $11.49, dine on Luby’s Thanksgiving special, which includes an entrée, cornbread dressing, two sides, a dinner roll and dessert. Yummy!

Macaroni Grill

They have an array of options for every type of celebration this year! All Macaroni Grill locations will be open on Thursday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and serving up a traditional Thanksgiving Three Course Prix Fixe menu – including soup or salad, roasted turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, sausage & apple stuffing, Brussels sprouts or broccolini and dessert – for only $24.99 per person.

Of course, those looking to celebrate from home and skip the cooking can take advantage of a special Take-and-Warm Turkey Feast with all the fixings to feed 5 or 10 people, starting at $95 for 5 and $190 for 10. Once home, simply heat according to the included instructions or freeze for up to 6 weeks, thawing and baking once needed.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Large groups will enjoy Maggiano’s four-course family-style Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy an appetizer of assorted bruschetta and move on to your choice of two salads. The third course offers a choice of two mains: traditional roast turkey, country-style baked ham or parmesan-crusted tilapia plus additional sides and two kinds of pasta. Finally, pick two of these delicious desserts: pumpkin praline cheesecake, warm apple crostata, chocolate zuccotto cake or tiramisu. This menu is also available for catering and carry-out.

Marie Callender’s

For $22.99, Marie Callender’s offers each guest their choice of a freshly roasted turkey dinner or oven-baked ham. Each is served with seasonal vegetables, fire-roasted yams with cranberry streusel topping and fresh mashed potatoes. For dessert, take your pick between a slice of pumpkin pie or apple pie. Guests also have the option of taking their meal to go, but note all meals need at least 3 hours to heat up. Carryout offerings range from $114.99 to $164.99. Pickup starts at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Call ahead to reserve your large party order.

Metro Diner

All diners will remain open for holiday feast pickups and table service until 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For to-go orders, choose either baked ham with cherry sauce or roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sides, including creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, savory cornbread stuffing, homemade biscuits and a pumpkin pie for one to 10 guests ($14.99–$139.99).

Add an additional pumpkin or pecan pie for $12.99. Order before 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 to pick up and enjoy on Thanksgiving Day. For dining in-restaurant,  you’ll get to choose from baked ham with cherry sauce or roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sides of creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, savory cornbread stuffing, a homemade biscuit, and a slice of pumpkin pie for just $14.99.

Morton’s Steakhouse

Morton’s Steakhouse will be open for Thanksgiving, so you can expect a mouthwatering holiday meal at this tried-and-true steakhouse.

Old Country Buffet

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Old Country Buffet is offering traditional Thanksgiving dishes for $89.99, including turkey, pecan pie and broccoli. The restaurant also has $8.99 pies available for carryout.


This year, select Popeye’s locations will be open on Thanksgiving, and will offer pick-up and contactless delivery options for their delicious Cajun Style Turkeys.

Ruby Tuesday

Participating Ruby Tuesday locations will be open for business, serving the regular menu. Who says you can’t celebrate Thanksgiving with burgers and fries?

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House says the best meals are the ones you don’t worry about. Take the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a three-course meal for $41.95 (kids eat for $14.95). Start with a steak house salad, caesar salad or Louisiana seafood gumbo, and then get the main dish of oven-roasted turkey breast with sausage and herb stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish, your choice of a side–garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans or creamed spinach. Dessert is a duo of pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream.

Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering their full menu and taking online and catering orders—new for the restaurant this year. Enjoy house-smoked premium meats like Sliced Smoked Turkey, which includes turkey breast rubbed with house spices and hickory smoked for three hours as well as barbecue specialties, mouthwatering half-pound burgers and a bar stocked with signature craft cocktails, 40+ bourbons and whiskeys and 40+ beer selections. Starting November 14, guests can receive $10 in Bonus Bucks for every $50 in gift cards purchased through December 28.

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 STK Steakhouse 

From November 26 –29, STK will be serving up a Roasted Turkey Special featuring tender turkey breast with chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet potato, Yukon gold potatoes, old school gravy and cranberry orange chutney for only $49 per person ($29 for children 12 and under). Guests can complete their holiday dining experience by adding slice of pumpkin pie, served with Bailey’s whipped cream and vanilla ice cream, to their order for just $12. But, should you want to dine at home this year, STK has you covered with a special Roasted Turkey Dinner for Two that can be carried out or delivered right to your door and includes all the traditional dinner fixings and pumpkin pie for $100. 

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

This Thanksgiving, all locations nationwide will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with special holiday offerings. Guests can savor and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Three Course Prix Fixe menu – including soup or salad, hand-carved roasted turkey, sweet onion apple sausage stuffing & brown gravy, cranberry relish and dessert – for only $42 per person when dining in-restaurant this holiday. In addition, for those looking to dine at home, Sullivan’s will be offering a special Take-and-Warm Thanksgiving Dinner for 5 or 10 people with all the traditional fixings being served up in restaurant, for $190 or $375 respectively, making the holiday easy and delicious.

Plus, STK Steakhouse is offering guests a bonus when they give the gift of meat this holiday season. From November 1 through December 31, guests will receive $10 Dining Dollars for every $50 gift card purchase and $25 Dining Dollars for every $100 gift card purchase.

T.G.I Fridays

They will be open on Thanksgiving Day, but check ahead with your local restaurant.

Waffle House

Waffle House will be serving up their classic breakfast 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving Day.

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