Don’t feel like cooking prior to Thanksgiving? Here are the restaurants open the day before


For those of you that are gearing up to cook the best Thanksgiving meal of all time and are not planning on doing any cooking prior to Thanksgiving, here is a list of restaurants that will be open on Nov. 23:


Applebee’s is known for its combo deals (such as two entrees and an appetizer for $20). So Thanksgiving can be affordable as well as effortless. Many locations will be closing early, so check hours in advance.

Black Angus
Thanksgiving dinner menu ($19.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids under 12). Hours and pricing may vary by locations, and seating is limited. Dinner includes roasted turkey with a variety of sides and pumpkin pie for dessert. See menu.

Bob Evans>
Bob Evans has dinner-for-four family meals. So think of it as a Thanksgiving family meal you don’t have to cook. If you do want to eat at home, the restaurant also offers a carry-out Farmhouse Feast that’s ready to heat and serve.

Boston Market
Most locations are open for dine-in but check hours. The chain is already known for its affordability, but you can save even more on your Thanksgiving visit by joining its VIP club.
If you’d rather eat at home, Boston Market is also accepting (until Nov. 19) orders for Thanksgiving home delivery.

Buca di Beppo
Opens at 11 a.m. and is taking reservations for lunch and dinner. Thanksgiving menu includes special items (white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie), as well as Buca di Beppo’s well-known Italian dishes.
They also provide Thanksgiving catering and to-go meals.

Burger King
Only some are open (many are closed), so check your local BK for hours on Thanksgiving.

Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill
Charlie Brown’s is offering an all-you-can-eat turkey dinner for $21.99 on Thanksgiving. In addition, it has Thanksgiving dinner-to-go options (48-hour notice required).

Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Participating locations will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to regular menu items, there will be a Thanksgiving menu that includes roasted turkey with mole sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, jalapeno cheddar bread, cranberry sauce and mini pumpkin pie.

Open until 3 p.m. Also providing re-heatable Thanksgiving to-go orders (which include turkey and various sides).

Cooper’s Hawk
Reservations highly recommended. Will be open and serving regular menu items as well as family-style traditional Thanksgiving fare.

Cracker Barrel
Open regular hours. Also providing Heat n’ Serve holiday family meals to take home. Available for pick-up Nov. 21 – 23 (24-hour notice recommended).

Denny’s will be open regular hours. And some of its seasonal menu items are very Thanksgiving-friendly.

Eddie V’s
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offering a special Thanksgiving menu (in addition to regular menu items). Thanksgiving menu includes turkey breast with gravy, brioche sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes, baby French green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, roasted butternut squash and pumpkin pie tartlets. Reservations strongly recommended.

El Torito
>Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal for $35. Includes choice of salad, a roasted-turkey entree, various sides and choice of pie.

Open starting 11 a.m. and offering a Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu that includes a shared table appetizer, the first course of Lobster bisque or salad, a main course of turkey with cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce and stuffing, various sides and choice of dessert.

Golden Corral
Open and offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet. Call your location to find out its special Thanksgiving hours.

Open, but hours will vary, and many locations will close early. Check your location’s Thanksgiving hours.

Legal Sea Foods
Hours will vary by location.

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and serving a limited holiday menu. Reservations recommended. The special menu includes an individual dinner for $26.99 and a kid’s dinner for $13.99. Includes choice of slow-smoked turkey or ham, as well as various sides and desserts.
Lucille’s is also taking orders for ready-to-heat pick-up meals. Order by Nov. 19.

Macaroni Grill
If you’re dining early, consider the three-course lunch option.

Maggiano’s is known for its family-style dining and will offer a four-course family-style dinner for Thanksgiving. Price may vary by location. The special Thanksgiving dine-in menu combines traditional Thanksgiving and Italian favorites. Reservations strongly recommended.
Maggiano’s will also offer carry-out meal packages (order by Nov. 17).

Marie Callender’s
Open and taking reservations for parties of eight or more. An adult meal is $21.99 and the children’s meal is $8.99. See menu here. Also providing take-out Thanksgiving dinners (available for pick-up after 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day).

McCormick & Schmick’s

McDonald’s – Generally open, but may vary by franchise.

Mimi’s Cafe
Dine-in guests can enjoy a three-course turkey supper (adult meal $18.99, kids’ meal $8.99). Includes starters, the main course of roasted turkey, various sides and choice of dessert. See the whole menu here.
Mimi’s will also have a $99.99 take-home turkey supper (which serves eight to 10). Available for pick-up Nov. 20 – 23 at 10 a.m.

Morton’s Steakhouse
Opens at 1 p.m. for a steak dinner. Hours and pricing vary by location.

Noah’s New York Bagels
Open. Check local hours. Get a free bagel when you join the E-Club.

Old Country Buffet
Open hours vary by location.

Ruby Tuesday
Some locations open during regular hours, serving regular menu.

“Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Participating locations will be open (hours vary). Those that are open will serve a three-course turkey dinner ($39.99 for adults; $12.95 for kids). Includes soup or salad, turkey breast with choice of side and pumpkin pie with ice cream for dessert. See the full menu here.

Open with Thanksgiving buffet at participating locations.

Participating stores will be open and offering a special Thanksgiving menu with the wine selection.

Souper Salad
Some locations will be open. No special menu, but Souper Salad has some seasonal menu items.

Open this year as usual, providing a place to stop for your caffeine fix on your way to see family. And, as usual, there are holiday beverages to choose from.

Ted’s Montana Grill
Select locations will be open for Thanksgiving Day, with a special menu. That menu includes a turkey feast (prices vary by location) that includes a soup or salad, various sides and apple pecan crisp for dessert. Regular-menu items will also be available. See the full menu and list of open locations

TGI Fridays
Some locations will be open. No special menu, but, if you want a big meal, TGI Fridays has options like the Fridays Big Ribs for $12.9p.

The Capital Grille
Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a special Thanksgiving menu that includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, various sides, and dessert. An adult meal is $39 and the kids’ meal is $15. Regular menu also available.

Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
Open at some locations with the regular menu.

Waffle House
Open at some locations with the regular menu. Check hours.

Village Inn
Hours vary, but some are open 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also, pre-order pies by Nov. 14 for a chance to win free pie for a year.


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