No, it is never too early to make plans for dining out on Thanksgiving Day. It might even be too late. But here’s a partial list of restaurants that are open and serving a special Thanksgiving-themed meal on the holiday, Thursday Nov. 28.
The list is not complete, and you may want to call your favorite restaurant now to find out their plans. Some restaurants are already completely booked with reservations, but may put you on a standby list in case of cancellations.
This list does not include the dozens of sports bars and pubs in the region that open Thursday afternoon and will be open for their regular hours and serving their regular menu Thursday night.
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🦃Burkey Family Restaurant
Roast Turkey with Dressing among many entrees. Reservations accepted. Call restaurant to get price information and dinner times.
WHERE: 670 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood (Across from Hara Arena)
INFO/ RESERVATIONS: (937) 275-7127
🦃 Bob Evans Restaurants
All Bob Evans locations will be open until 8 p.m. on the holiday. Guests can order from the full breakfast menu until 11 a.m., then a limited breakfast menu and special Thanksgiving meal after 11 a.m., which includes a choice of entrée, three sides, bread and a slice of pie for $14.99. There will also be a premium option available, including both ham and turkey, for $16.99.
WHERE: Multiple locations throughout the Miami Valley
WHEN: All day on Thanksgiving Day, until 8 p.m.
COST: $14.99 (traditional turkey dinner and sides), $16.99 (includes ham and turkey)
MORE INFO: Website
🦃Carvers Steaks & Chops
Traditional Turkey Dinner Served with trimmings of cornbread stuffing,red-skin mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, choice of soup or salad, and apple-cinnamon pumpkin pie. Other entree options include Carvers Prime Rib or Baked Ham Steak.
WHERE: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725), Washington Twp.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: $26 to $29, depending on entree choice
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Reservations are required; call (937) 433-7099.
🦃Crowne Plaza Dayton- View 162 restaurant
View 162 restaurant at the Crowne Plaza of Dayton hotel is serving a three-course dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The menu includes choice of turkey or ham; choice of two sides (choose from mashed potatoes, green-bean casserole, stuffing or cranberry chutney); side salad with rolls and butter; and a choice of dessert, either pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. The restaurant’s full dinner menu also will be available.
WHERE: 33 E. Fifth St., downtown Dayton
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
COST: $22 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under
“We'll be offering a special menu for the day with a number of our favorite Latin specialties like Paella Valencia and Coconut Crusted Fish, along with our Roasted Turkey Dinner, served with chorizo & bread stuffing, potato and butternut squash mash, and Colombian fried rice,” El Meson’s owners said in an email. View the full menu at elmeson.net/upcoming-events.
WHERE: 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton
WHEN: Reservation slots from noon to 5 p.m.
COST: $29.95 (Turkey Dinner Latin Style); other menu items available for different pricing
RESERVATIONS: (937) 859-8229
🦃 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
The special Thanksgiving Day menu includes a choice of Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey or Petite Filet Mignon accompanied by traditional holiday trimmings, including House-Made Stuffing, Green Beans and Onions, family-style Mashed Potatoes and seasonal desserts such as Pumpkin Cheesecake. Children will be served a special three-course menu for $22. The full menu will also be available.
WHERE: 4432 Walnut St. at The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
COST: $52 adults, $22 for children
RESERVATIONS/INFO: www.flemingssteakhouse.com/promotions/thanksgiving or (937) 320-9548.
The historic Florentine restaurant in Germantown is hosting a Thanksgiving Day buffet that includes roasted or smoked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping, coleslaw, deviled eggs, and pumpkin or pecan pie.
WHERE: 21 W. Market St., Germantown
WHEN: Buffet: Noon to 8 p.m.
COST: $18.99/ adults $6.99/ kids 8 & under
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 855-7759
The Hasty Tasty is serving turkey, ham, roast beef and fried chicken and other Thanksgiving sides. Prices are not yet listed and no reservations are necessary.
WHERE: 509 Linden Ave., Dayton
WHEN: Open Thanksgiving Day until 6 p.m.
INFO: (937) 254-8431 | Facebook
Palermo’s Restaurant in west Kettering will host a special “Italian Turkey Dinner” on Thanksgiving evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made at the palermositalian.com web site.
WHERE: 2667 S Dixie Drive, Kettering
WHEN: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
INFO: (937) 299-8888 | Facebook
Rob’s is once again serving up a Thanksgiving buffet with some additional regular favorites. Light and dark turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, corn, dressing and fish are among some of the Thanksgiving additions to the regular buffet of fried chicken, pizza, mac n cheese and more.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
WHERE: 705 Arlington Road, Brookville
COST: To Be Determined
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 833-3310 (Reservations are full, but call one hour ahead of the time you want to arrive and the restaurant will see if it can fit you in.)
Smokey Bones will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day offering their full menu and taking online and catering orders, which are new for the restaurant this year. Their Sliced Smoked Turkey features turkey breast rubbed with house spices and hickory-smoked for three hours.
WHERE: Miller Lane in Butler Twp. and in West Chester Township
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
🦃Tanks Bar & Grill
The popular spot that has become a mainstay since opening in 1987 will mark its sixth year serving Thanksgiving dinner.
The dinner will feature a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with dressing and gravy, the choice of two sides, a non-alcoholic beverage and a dessert.
WHAT: Tank's Bar & Grill
WHERE: 2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton
When: Opens at 6 p.m.
INFO/RESERVATIONS: For reservations, call (937) 252-2249.
Restaurants, will you be open on Thanksgiving Day and serving special meals? Send us your hours, special menus and prices, if reservations are required and any other details or photos of the dishes to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a copy to email@example.com) with the subject line: Thanksgiving dining.