60 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017

Here are the restaurants where you can get Thanksgiving dinner.

Turkey Day is all about home cooking, so why would there possibly be restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner near me? The answer is because holiday dinner — and even Thanksgiving brunch — is big business in America.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 10 percent of Americans eat out on the holiday associated with gratitude, with young millennials especially prone to leaving the dishes to someone else. Ready to join the movement of eating out on Turkey Day? Check out what’s open on Thanksgiving.

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2017

  • Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina: Have a Thanksgiving Day buffet with a Mexican twist. Dinner includes roasted turkey and ham carving station, taco al pastor and seafood station, plus apple-jalapeno stuffing, chipotle-honey sweet potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cream of pumpkin soup, Mexican favorites, dessert bar with pumpkin pie and more.
  • Applebee’s: Certain locations are offering a special Thanksgiving feast with all the staples — even green beans. Check with your local restaurant for hours and availability.
  • Bahama Breeze: Serving Thanksgiving specials from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., you can dine on turkey, jerk pork, callaloo, green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-pineapple chutney and choice of mashed potatoes or cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Ben’s Kosher Deli: Locations are open on Thanksgiving and will be seating at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Specials include the Roast Turkey Dinner for $25.99, Kid’s Feast for $9.99, and if you’re really ambitious, the Thanksgiving Catered Feast for 10 for $229.90. 
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Make a reservation to take part in the Black Angus Steakhouse Thanksgiving dinner, which costs $19.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids.
  • Bob Evans: This family favorite eatery is offering up their signature dinner-for-four family meals, offering up a Turkey Day classic without the cleanup at local locations.
  • Boston Market: Nationwide, this homestyle eatery chain will be serving up a number of ways to celebrate the holiday. Stores will be open coast to coast, offering Turkey Day favorites like traditional sliced turkey breast, sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. This year, they’re also offering to deliver dinner right to your door, with their new home-delivery program. Complete meals for 12 ballpark around the $99 price point — all you have to do is heat and enjoy. Information on the home delivery program is available at Boston Market’s website.
  • Buca di Beppo: Doors open at 11 a.m., and you can choose between dining in, ordering catering or picking up takeout on Thanksgiving. Catering costs $199.99 to serve 10 or $379.99 to serve 20. To enjoy a traditional Turkey Day feast at the restaurant, make a reservation online first.
  • Burger King: Craving to feast like a king? This fast food staple’s hours vary from location to location, but many are choosing to stay open on Turkey Day if you’re looking for something a little more low-key.
  • Capital Grille: Make a reservation online to take part in the Capital Grille Thanksgiving feast, which includes your choice of appetizer, entree, side and dessert. The meals costs $65 for adults and $25 for children. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the restaurant is offering a full a la carte dinner menu, as well.
  • Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill: This steakhouse is serving Thanksgiving buffet-style, offering two three-course dinners, an All You Can Eat Turkey Dinner for $21.99 and Raisin Glazed Baked Ham for $19.99. Both come with plenty of staple side dishes like garlic mashed potatoes and apple cornbread stuffing. Plus, there’s always the famous Unlimited Farmer’s Market Salad Bar.
  • Chart House: Hours vary depending on location, but Chart House is open and offering a full-course, traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the usual side orders.
  • Chevy’s Fresh Mex: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Chevy’s will take you South of the Border for this holiday with a three-course Thanksgiving feast complete with roast turkey with mole sauce, jalapeno cheddar bread, and even mini pumpkin pies.
  • Chompie’s: This Arizona-based deli staple is offering from-scratch Thanksgiving favorites ready for pick up, and are open until 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
  • Claim Jumper: The nationwide restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the Opry Mills and Golden Nugget locations are not participating. You can select a la carte options, or you can buy into full meals that vary in price from $24.99 to $39.99, depending on whether you want prime rib, salmon or a classic turkey dinner.
  • Cooper’s Hawk: This upscale winery and restaurant is taking the stress out of entertaining, offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with house-made favorite such as butternut squash soup, spiced pumpkin cheesecake as well as a pairing with a signature Cooper’s Hawk cranberry sangria with house wines.
  • Country Cookin: Many restaurants in the Virginia-based chain are serving a premium breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelets from 7-11 a.m. Then from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., most restaurants are serving a Thanksgiving dinner. You can spend less on your Thanksgiving meal here: Adult portions are $10.99 and kids can chow down for $4.99. Check the website to see if your local restaurant is participating.
  • Cracker Barrel: All Cracker Barrel locations close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and stay closed through Christmas but remain open throughout the rest of the year, including Thanksgiving. Hours might vary by location, so check with your neighborhood location. In 2016, the restaurant introduced Thanksgiving dinner to-go options.
  • Del Frisco: This steak and seafood chain is open on Thanksgiving and offering a three-course turkey dinner; prices vary by location, so call ahead.
  • Denny’s: Denny’s, which stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, will follow its regular schedule and stay open on Thanksgiving 2017.
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: The seafood staple is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., offering up traditional Thanksgiving fare as well as their full seafood menu for $39 for adults and $15 for children.
  • El Torito: Here’s another buffet open Thanksgiving, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, including a turkey and ham carving station, traditional side dishes as well as a taco station and pasta bar.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Take part in a three-course prix fixe menu starting at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Adult prices vary, but there’s a $20 option for children.
  • Fogo de Chão: This Brazilian steakhouse offers a Thanksgiving feast as part of its usual full churrasco dinner price; open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Golden Corral: Hours vary by location, but Golden Corral is open and serving a special Thanksgiving Day buffet with all the holiday dishes you’d expect, plus smokehouse specials, steak, fried chicken and the rest of the usual buffet menu.
  • HomeTown Buffet: If you’re looking for an all-you-can-eat buffet open on Thanksgiving, then check out HomeTown Buffet as well as its sister restaurants, Old Country Buffet and Ryan’s. All are open on Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Hooters: Locations are open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
  • Humperdinks: Open at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, at Humperdinks you can not only get a traditional turkey dinner but also Thanksgiving brunch for $14.99, which includes breakfast entrée, mimosa or bloody mary. NEW
  • IHOP: Are you thankful for some pancakes? This breakfast staple offers Thanksgiving hours, but check with your local restaurant before you pre-game your turkey with a full stack.
  • K&W Cafeteria: Locations will be open Thanksgiving 2017, serving a special roast turkey dinner with all the traditional side orders for just $7.99.
  • Legal Sea Foods: The chain is serving what it calls a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner of fish and seafood, or you can choose the modern favorite of turkey and classic sides like mashed potatoes and stuffing. The cost is $24.95 per person, $8.95 for kids 12 and under. Hours vary by location, but the restaurant’s website maintains a list of hours by state.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse: Although there aren’t any official Thanksgiving specials, most Lone Star Steakhouse locations are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Luby’s: Luby’s is serving up the holiday classics for $11.49 per plate — complete with the holiday entree, cornbread dressing, two sides, and a dessert for both dine-in and to-go.
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ: Promising patrons a “hassle-free holiday,” Lucille’s is serving up a hickory smoked whole turkey available for pre-order on Thanksgiving.
  • Macaroni Grille: For $24.99, head to your local Macaroni Grill to get a traditional three-course meal complete with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
  • Maggiano’s: The restaurant is offering Turkey Day takeout, but you have to order by Friday, Nov. 17. If you choose to dine in, the Thanksgiving dinner includes a full four courses. Call your neighborhood location for times, reservations and pricing.
  • Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery: The chain is offering not just an a la carte Thanksgiving menu, but several full dinner menus ranging between $99 and $149.99.
  • McCormick and Schmick’s: The restaurant is offering a full roasted turkey dinner all Thanksgiving Day, complete with butternut squash bisque, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, cranberry sauce, plus vegetables and mixed greens.
  • McDonald’s: If you’re seeking some classic comfort fare, head to your nearest Golden Arches — many decided to stay open for the holiday, but be sure to check your local location.
  • Mimi’s Cafe: The restaurant chain is open, offering Mimi’s Thanksgiving Take-Home Supper for $99.99, which serves 8 to 10 people, and a dine-in three-course turkey dinner, $18.99 for adults and $8.99 for children.
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse: This upscale restaurant chain is open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is serving its regular full menu.
  • Old Country Buffet: Part of the same chain as HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet locations can be found in the northeast, upper Midwest as well as Arizona, Colorado and Washington. Open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse: Open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse serves up a special Thanksgiving buffet including turkey, ham and all the other holiday side dishes for $15.99.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Make a reservation now and enjoy Thanksgiving with a traditional three-course turkey dinner for $24.99.
  • Roy’s: Inject some Hawaiian cuisine into Thanksgiving 2017 at Roy’s, open noon to 8 p.m. The restaurant is serving a traditional three-course turkey dinner for $39.95.
  • Ryan’s: This all-you-can-eat buffet is associated with Hometown Buffet and Old Country Buffet, with locations throughout the southern U.S. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
  • Seasons 52: Known for its large list of wine selections, Seasons 52 serves up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for adults at $27.90 and $12.90 for kids.
  • Shari’sThis café is known for its classic and gourmet pies, and is also open Thanksgiving 2017. The restaurant is serving two special dinners, the Holiday Slow-Roasted Turkey meal and Hickory Smoked Ham Dinner, both with the usual side dishes.
  • Smith and Wollensky: If you’re looking for steak instead of turkey, Smith and Wollensky locations are open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake: Many locations are open 24 hours, seven days a week, but call ahead to make sure.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Feeling like forgoing the turkey for some salad bar goodness? Ruby Tuesday has you covered. Certain participating locations nationwide will be serving up their standard menu on the holiday. It’s best to call ahead for availability.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Ruth’s Chris is open and serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner for $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids. The chain is also offering Thanksgiving takeout meals. Call your neighborhood location to double-check pricing and to make sure they’re participating.
  • Shoney’s: Shoney’s offered up ready-made turkeys available for pickup to help holiday hosts make the most of their meal.
  • Sizzler: Select Sizzler locations are open for the holiday, serving up a full, traditional feast complete with accompanying wines. Check here to see if your local Sizzler is participating.
  • Ted’s Montana Grill: The restaurant is offering a full Thanksgiving dinner for $29, but a full non-holiday menu is also available. Check your neighborhood location to confirm times and prices.
  • TGI Fridays: Most locations are open 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Village Inn: Most locations are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be serving traditional holiday meals of turkey, ham and the usual Thanksgiving fixings.
  • Waffle House: All Waffle House locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year — that includes Thanksgiving.
  • Weber GrillOn Thanksgiving Day 2017, Weber Grill offers its multi-course Thanksgiving Feast at a price of $29.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 10 and under.
  • Western Sizzlin: Here you get both a steakhouse and a buffet open Thanksgiving, with most locations operating 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Andrew Lisa and Rachel Holly contributed to the reporting on this article.