Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving 2019? Here’s a list

If you have decided this might not be the year you want to host 20 people for Thanksgiving and you think that going to a local restaurant instead would do nicely, you’re in luck.

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Many chain and local restaurants are open on Thanksgiving for those who want to spend time with loved ones instead of spending time in the kitchen.

Below are some restaurants that are planning to be open for some portion of 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. Most offers are dine-in only and can’t be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices may vary with location.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving

  • Bob Evans: Bob Evans is offering a premium Thanksgiving dinner, dine-in only, that includes both slow-roasted turkey and dressing and hickory-smoked ham. The dinner comes with a choice of three sides, endless bread and a slice of pie. The restaurant is open until 8 p.m.
  • Boston Market: The restaurant is offering a "Feast for 3" for $39.99 that includes roasted turkey or chicken with three large sides, three dinner rolls and a whole apple or pumpkin pie.
  • 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 ($43 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 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at participating locations.
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Cracker Barrel is both open on Thanksgiving and is offering several heat-and-serve prepared Thanksgiving dinner options. The family meal to go includes turkey with gravy, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, choice of three sides, sweet yeast rolls and pumpkin and pecan pie.
  • Denny's: If you order 24 hours in advance, you can get a carved turkey breast dinner served family-style that includes stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Served with red-skinned mashed potatoes and choice of broccoli or southwest creamed corn. It serves four. You can also dine-in at Denny's on Thanksgiving.
  • Fleming's: Fleming's is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal that includes your choice of herb-roasted turkey or petite filet mignon. Plus, the restaurant's full menu is available on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Fogo de Chao: You can get a Thanksgiving feast at Fogo de Chao. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Reservations are needed.
  • Golden Corral: The restaurant will be offering a Thanksgiving buffet that includes turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, desserts plus loads of other choices.
  • HomeTown Buffet: The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and feature a special holiday menu with carved turkey and ham, holiday dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread and pumpkin and pecan pie.
  • Hooters: Many Hooters locations will be open on Thanksgiving. Check your local restaurant for hours.
  • 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 $24.95 a person and $8.95 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 $24.99 per person. It includes a choice of salad or soup, turkey, buttermilk mashed potatoes, sausage and apple stuffing, Brussels sprouts, broccolini and cheesecake.
  • Maggiano's Little Italy: Get a three-course family-style dinner. The meal includes bruschetta, salad, your choice of entrée, two classic Thanksgiving sides, two types of pasta and dessert.
  • McCormick and Schmick's: Get a turkey dinner for $29.50 that includes butternut squash bisque or walnut mixed greens, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal vegetables and cranberry sauce.
  • McDonald's: Some locations are open, but not all. Call ahead for hours.
  • Mimi's Cafe: Mimi's will be open from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is offering a dine-in three-course meal for $20. You get your choice of soup or salad, followed by a traditional Thanksgiving meal and a slice of pecan or pumpkin pie.
  • 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: The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Participating restaurants will be open for business on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • 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's: Ryan's will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Seasons 52: Seasons 52 will be open and will be serving traditional favorites such as roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and herb stuffing.
  • Ted's Montana Grill: Ted's will offer a three-course Thanksgiving meal. Click here for all the information.
  • TGI Friday's: The chain will be open on Thanksgiving.
  • Waffle House: Always-open Waffle House will be serving its regular menu on Thanksgiving.

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