17 restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day – NBC Chicago

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving feast without all the hassle, eating out might be the best option. But getting a reservation for Thanksgiving Day can be a little tricky. Fortunately, there are a handful of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day that offer turkey dinners with all the trimmings.

Whether you’re out of town, with a small group, or just want to keep your house clean this year without Thanksgiving takeout on the table (we get it!), it’s a good idea to plan ahead. restaurant meals during the holidays.

17 restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

No cooking? No problem. Here are 17 restaurants open on Thanksgiving this year.

Cracker Barrel

Not interested in packing your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t worry, Cracker Barrel is open for regular business hours on Thanksgiving Day and will begin serving customers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at 11 a.m. The company’s website recommends joining the online waitlist the same day to reduce wait times.

Grilled macaroni

So much pasta this year for Thanksgiving at the Macaroni Grill, which will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A spokesperson for the chain told TODAY Food that the restaurant will serve traditional roast turkey dinners with its standard menu.


With most locations open 24/7 and on holidays, Denny’s is an easy choice for a Thanksgiving Day meal.

Bob Evans

At Bob Evans, you can get a hot, ready-to-go Thanksgiving meal, or sit down and enjoy it at your nearest location. The restaurant chain is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thanksgiving Day.

waffle restaurant

Waffle House is open 365 days a year and Thanksgiving Day is no exception. Thanksgiving waffles may not be traditional, but that’s what this famous chain is known for, so…why not?

Steakhouse STK

Maybe a steak is in order this November 24! STK Steakhouse will be open for dinner and takeout/delivery on Thanksgiving Day. A representative for the famous steakhouse chain told TODAY that dining hours vary by location.

House card

Thanksgiving with a view? Don’t mind if we do! Enjoy a personalized three-course Thanksgiving dinner with options ranging from traditional turkey and prime rib to port-glazed mahi and crispy coconut shrimp. Be sure to reserve a table before the big day.

Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Chris is offering a full Thanksgiving broadcast this year. A special fixed price menu includes one entrée (choice of Caesar steak salad, house salad or lobster bisque), one entrée (oven roasted turkey slices, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey sauce and cranberry relish), a side dish (choice of garlic mashed potatoes, cream of spinach, sweet potato casserole or roasted garlic green beans) and dessert (pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream). As if that weren’t enough, the offer also includes leftovers to take home.

TGI Friday

Many TGI Friday restaurants across the country are open on Thanksgiving, but some will have different holiday hours. Call ahead to make sure you’re not trotting somewhere else to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Buca di Beppo

Italian or traditional turkey? No problem! Buca di Beppo locations offer a traditional turkey feast (with all the trimmings!), as well as its traditional Italian cuisine for Thanksgiving. Reserve your table in advance at a location near you.

Ponderosa Steakhouse

There will be something for everyone at Ponderosa Steakhouse this year. A representative for the brand told TODAY the locations will offer a Thanksgiving buffet with “all the trimmings” including baked macaroni and cheese and a sweet potato casserole.


You’ll eat well in the neighborhood at Applebee’s for Thanksgiving. A company spokesperson told TODAY that Applebee restaurants nationwide will be open on Thanksgiving Day, but suggests customers contact their local restaurant for specific hours and offers.

Steakhouse Black Angus

Head to a steakhouse this year for your turkey dinner at Black Angus establishments. A message on its website reads: “Join us on Thanksgiving Day for our traditional turkey feast: sliced ​​turkey, sage dressing, homemade mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, garlic butter broccoli , roasted sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream Crème.” Be sure to reserve your spot in advance.

Boston Market

Look no further than Boston Market for a classic Thanksgiving meal this year. Diners can enjoy roast turkey (plus ham and chicken), along with classic sides like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato casserole. A spokesperson for Boston Market’s Shared Holiday Menus (take-out or eat-in) is available October 24, 2022 through January 3, 2023. Find a location near you.

golden corral

All Golden Corral restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A chain representative said TODAY that the establishments will offer a Thanksgiving Day buffet featuring carved roast turkey, ham glazed, roast beef and all the traditional accompaniments such as stuffing, mashed potatoes. potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie – plus the rest of the brand’s endless buffet.

Bonanza Steakhouse

Much like sister brand Ponderosa, Bonanza Steakhouse locations will offer a delicious buffet for Thanksgiving Day customers. Customers can expect roast turkey, baked ham, fried chicken, meatloaf, and butterfly shrimp, along with traditional sides like green bean casserole and cranberry sauce.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Be a guest, not a host, this year at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse locations. Three-course holiday dinners — including choices of turkey, tenderloin, or bone-in rib eye — as well as the restaurant’s full dinner menu are available for guests. Most locations open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

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