30 Restaurant Options Open On Thanksgiving


We get it – the holidays are busy and while the idea of a big home-cooked feast often comes to mind when one thinks of Thanksgiving dinner, that can take days of planning, grocery trips, and food prep. When you already have too much on your plate (or maybe you just don’t want all the cleanup) it’s helpful to have additional options for Turkey Day. After all, the most important thing is being able to spend time with friends and family, regardless of who is doing the cooking.

We have compiled a list of 30 restaurant options that will be open this Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2023. Whether you want to dine-in or take-out, have a turkey dinner, or are craving another type of fare, there are plenty of alternatives to give you a break from the kitchen this year.

A helpful reminder: Before heading to one of these restaurants, we recommend calling your local franchise to confirm their hours, and make reservations if needed.

Thanksgiving Feast

Bob Evans

According to the Bob Evans website, the hearty family-style restaurant will be open from 8am until 7pm for breakfast or a special homestyle Thanksgiving holiday meal.

Boston Market

Famous for their rotisserie chicken, Boston Market offers catering, dine-in, and take-out options for Thanksgiving.

Buca di Beppo

“Don’t let cooking gobble up your time,” says Buca di Beppo. Enjoy their Italian twist on a Thanksgiving Feast: where the only thing you lift is your fork.

Cracker Barrel

Serving up southern favorites including country fried turkey, Cracker Barrel is sure to please the whole family.

Del Frisco’s Grille

At Del Frisco’s Grille, you can indulge in the classic tastes of the season with a delicious Thanksgiving dish or a curated prix fixe menu.


Denny’s offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between… Including a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Fogo De Chão

The Brazilian steakhouse will be serving a special Turkey Day menu in addition to their usual fare. Note: dinner pricing is in effect all day on holidays at Fogo De Chão.

Golden Corral

Feast on Thanksgiving favorites at Golden Corral Buffet and Grill. They also offer heat-and-serve options to bring home with you.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s is offering a chef-curated selection of classic autumn flavors that make any occasion an unforgettable one.

Metro Diner

This year you can build your own Thanksgiving plate – Metro Diner style. Be sure to try their Stuff ’N Waffles!

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Keep things classic with a three-course traditional turkey dinner at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

In addition to their famous steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Season’s 52

If you are looking for a healthier alternative, Seasons 52 is the spot with calorie-conscious Thanksgiving options.

STK Steakhouse

Is one day of Thanksgiving not enough? STK Steakhouse is offering their Signature Turkey with all the trimmings all weekend long!

Dine-In Alternatives


Applebees welcomes you to the “neighborhood” with an extensive menu and holiday-combo options.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Craving wings instead of turkey this Thanksgiving? Buffalo Wild Wings has you covered.

Chart House

Chart House has delicious menu offerings that include steaks, seafood, and more.


Sometimes breakfast for dinner just hits the spot. Visit IHOP for a sweet alternative on Turkey Day. Kids eat free from 4pm-10pm with the purchase of an adult entree.

Kona Grill

Kona Grill is offering holiday menu favorites as well as a special Black Friday brunch on Friday, November 24.

Red Lobster

If you prefer seafood over poultry, head to Red Lobster for a Lobster & Shrimp Holiday Feast.

Ruby Tuesday

No reservations are required to celebrate Thanksgiving at Ruby Tuesday with all your friends and family. Check you local franchise for hours.

TGI Fridays

Thank God It’s… someone else doing the cooking. TGI Fridays offers easy American fare as well as special “Drinksgiving” cocktails.

Quick Bites


Late night munchies or post-Thanksgiving shopping fuel can be satisfied by Domino’s pizza. Available for takeout and delivery.


Dunkin Donuts has grab and go treats and drinks, perfect for a day on the move.


You can always count on the golden arches to satisfy your salty and sweet cravings and that is no different this Thanksgiving Day.


There is an ongoing debate over who has the best chicken sandwich. Treat yourself to some Popeyes and draw your own conclusion.


Sip on a seasonal coffee from Starbucks to combat the post-turkey food coma.


Have it your way, any day, at Subway. That includes Thanksgiving Day.

Waffle House

Waffle House stays open 365 days a year. That means you can get your favorite breakfast dishes on Turkey Day, whether it’s before or after you feast.


Craving a Frosty with your Thanksgiving desserts? Wendy’s will be open for all your snack or burger needs.

Happy feasting and Happy Thanksgiving!