Rob's Family Restaurant, 705 Arlington Rd. Brookville, won Go's best place to eat on the cheap. photo by Jim Witmer

Local restaurants that are open and serving on Thanksgiving Day

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Here’s a partial list of restaurants that are open and serving a special Thanksgiving-themed meal on the holiday itself. If your plans don’t include cooking or enjoying someone else’s cooked food, you have plenty of options for dining out. This is also good info in case you end up with a big turkey fail and need a quick plan B.

The list is not complete, and we’ll be adding to it in the coming days, but you may want to call your favorite restaurant now to find out their plans. Some restaurants may already be booked full 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.

Here’s what we’ve got so far — check back for updates, and if you’re a restaurant owner who will be serving a special holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day, email us at with the subject line: Thanksgiving dining.

🦃Rob’s Restaurant 

Rob's Family Restaurant, 705 Arlington Rd. Brookville, won Go's best place to eat on the cheap. photo by Jim Witmer

Rob’s is once again serving up a Thanksgiving buffet with some additional regular favorites. Light and dark turkey, pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, corn, dressing, fish, onion rings, baked and fried Alaskan pollock 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: $12.99 for adults and seniors, $5.99 for kids 

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (800) 537-9574 (Reservations are full, but call one hour ahead of the time you want to arrive and the restaurant will work to fit you in)

🦃Hasty Tasty 

Mike Hackman (R), the owner of the Hasty-Tasty Pancake House, and his wife Michelle stand outside the east side restaurant with one of their big breakfasts.

The Hasty Tasty is serving turkey, ham, roast beef and fried chicken and other Thanksgiving sides. Meals will come with two sides and a dessert. Prices are not yet listed and no reservations are necessary.

WHERE: 509 Linden Ave., Dayton

WHEN: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

INFO: (937) 254-8431 

🦃Crowne Plaza Dayton- View 162 restaurant

The Crowne Plaza of Dayton wants you to join them on the rooftop at its View 162 for Thanksgiving Dinner. Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Menu includes; small side salad, rolls and butter, slow roasted turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole, cranberry chutney, pumpkin cheesecake and a non-alcoholic beverage. 

WHERE: 33 East 5th St., Dayton

COST: $21.99

INFO: Facebook

🦃Florentine Hotel Thanksgiving Buffet 

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As if you weren’t already going to be stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, the Florentine Hotel is making sure of it. Their buffet leaves nothing out— roasted or smoked turkey, white or dark meat with dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, coleslaw, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie, peach cobbler and more.

WHERE: 21 W Market St, Germantown

WHEN: Buffet: 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. Bar open until 10 p.m.

COST: $14.99/ adults $6.99/ kids 12 & under 

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 855-7759

Tank’s Bar in a December 2015 staff file photo by TY GREENLEES
Photo: Staff Writer

🦃Tanks Bar & Grill

The popular spot that has become a mainstay since opening in 1987 will mark its fifth year serving Thanksgiving dinner this week. 

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 for $17.99. 

Sides include mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, hash brown casserole and buttered corn. The meals will be served with homeade cranberry relish and a crescent role. Dessert options include homemade pumpkin pie, apple dumpling with ice cream, pecan pie, four different types of cheesescake or a slice of bourbon banana cake.

Tanks will be taking reservations this year for the first time.

WHAT: Tank's Bar & Grill 

WHERE: 2033 Wayne Ave, Dayton 

COST: $17.99

INFO/RESERVATIONS: For reservations, call 937-252-2249 or

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🦃Ned Pepper’s

Ned’s has its foot off the breaks for Thanksgiving, opening at 11 a.m. and even serving customers a free Thanksgiving dinner, catered by Cracker Barrel, while supplies last. The bar is open from 11 a.m.- 2:30 a.m. The complimentary dinner is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s still tentative as to when the dinner will be served. 

WHERE: 419 E 5th St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook

🦃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

🦃Holidays @ Holiday Inn: Thanksgiving Feast

“Executive Chef Justin White is planning a lavish bounty of seasonal recipes. Presented in Fairborn’s “Crown Jewel” of ballrooms, Thanksgiving Feast gives families an afternoon filled of chef-driven, holiday nostalgia.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn
WHEN: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22


Adults - $30 

Military - $24 

Seniors - $24 

Kids (6 – 12) - $14 

Kids (5 and under) – Free

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Photo: Holiday Inn

🦃Carvers Steaks & Chops 

Traditional Turkey Dinner Served with trimmings of homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, choice of soup or salad, baked bread and pumpkin pie.

WHERE: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725), Washington Twp. 

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

COST: $25 or $27 (larger portion of turkey) 


🦃El Meson

“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, Colombian fried rice!” View the full menu here. El Meson's Thanksgiving is from noon to 6 p.m. with last reservations being accepted at 5 p.m.

WHERE: 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton 

WHEN: noon - 6 p.m. 

COST: $29.95 (Turkey Dinner Latin Style), other menu items available for different pricing

RESERVATIONS: (937) 859-8229

El Meson s Paella Valenciana in the pan.

🦃Mimi’s Cafe

Mimi’s is offering chef-prepared meals for dine-in and take-home this Thanksgiving. Beginning at 7 a.m. Mimi’s will serve its famous brunch. Then from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., dine-in guests can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring a first course of soup or salad, an entree with roasted turkey and classic holiday sides such as buttered cornbread stuffing and green bean casserole, and dessert of pumpkin or pecan pie. 

Guests who are celebrating at home can still leave the cooking to Mimi’s with three take-home options: 

• Thanksgiving Feast: Traditional holiday meal that serves 8-10 people featuring a whole herb-butter-basted turkey, buttered cornbread stuffing, candied-pecan mashed sweet potatoes, whipped mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, apple cranberry orange relish, traditional turkey gravy, two carrot nut loaves, a whole pumpkin pie and a whole pecan pie. $104.99 

• Just the Sides: The same array of Mimi’s traditional holiday sides for guests who prefer to prepare their own turkey and desserts. $49.99 

• Brunch: A tasty selection of fresh-baked croissants or muffins, fresh mixed fruit and single-serving Lorraine or Florentine quiches serves six people for $42 or 12 people for $84.

WHERE: 4402 Walnut St. at The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek 

WHEN: The Thanksgiving Dine-In Meal will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

COST: $19.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids

INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 426-9153

🦃 Bob Evans Restaurants

A spokesman for Bob Evans Restaurants said each location would open at its normal time Thanksgiving morning and will be open until 8 p.m., offering holiday-inspired entrees.

WHERE: Multiple locations

WHEN: All day on Thanksgiving Day, until 8 p.m.

COST: varies

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal this holiday.
Photo: Fleming's

🦃 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Adults can partake of a three-course Thanksgiving meal, including classics such as the Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast or Sliced Beef Tenderloin, for $42; a special Thanksgiving children’s menu is available for $19 per child.

WHERE: 4432 Walnut St. at The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek 

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

COST: $42 adults, $19 for children


🦃 These places will be open on Thanksgiving, serving their regular menus only. Some bars are open with their kitchens closed:

  • Blind Bob’s- Open at 6 p.m. Kitchen is closed. 
    • 430 E 5th St., Dayton
  • Hole in The Wall- Open 4 p.m.- 2:30 a.m.
    • 423 E 5th St., Dayton
  • Tumbleweed- Open regular hours. Complimentary turkey and side dishes will be out for customers.
    • 454 E. 5th St., Dayton
  • MJ’s on Jefferson- 3 p.m.- 2:30 a.m. Pizza is the only thing being served.
    • 20 N. Jefferson St., Dayton
  • Canal Street Arcade and Deli- Opens at 6 p.m.
    • 308 E 1st. St., Dayton

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 with the subject line: Thanksgiving dining.

Photo: Mimi's Cafe