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These restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving

Not in the mood to cook on Thanksgiving? No worries. There will be plenty of restaurants open during the holiday. 

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Many chains will be serving up food and drinks during regular business hours, and some are even offering specials.

Bahama Breeze 

You can order sliced turkey, callaloo, green beans and cornbread stuffing. The usual offerings will also be available. 

Bob Evans

If you dine-in, you can have your choice of slow-roasted turkey and dressing, hickory-smoked ham or country-fried steak, three sides, endless bread and a slice of pie for just $14.99.

Boston Market

Enjoy a nice dinner out or grab your meal to go.

Buca di Beppo 

Book a reservation to feast on sliced turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 

Capital Grille 

Dine on slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans and mashed potatoes. Desserts are available, too.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Get your meal catered or stop by to eat dinner at the restaurant. 


Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or dinner, Denny’s will take care of you. Try the cinnamon roll pancake entree or the turkey and dressing dinner. 


Fleming’s is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast. The full menu will also be available. 

Fogo de Chao

Take the family out for a fancy dinner, but be sure to make reservations. 

Golden Corral

Enjoy a nice dinner out or grab your meal to-go.


Most locations will be open. 

Macaroni Grill

Place your order between Nov. 5 and Nov. 24 for pickup on Nov. 27 or Nov. 28. The dinner serves up to 10 and includes turkey, sides, gravy and dessert. You can also dine in. 

Maggiano's Little Italy

Whether you want to dine-in, carryout or get your food catered, Maggiano’s has you covered. 

McCormick and Schmick's

For about $30, you can get a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash bisque, vegetables, apple squash casserole and more. 

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Order a steak and lobster dinner at Morton’s. Make your reservation now. 

Ruby Tuesday

Participating restaurants will be open for business on Thursday.

Ted's Montana Grill

Ted’s is serving up turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, squash casserole, cranberry sauce and apple pecan crisp.

Waffle House

The diner will be open. 

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