'Tis the season for turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all the fixins'. Regardless of how it gets to your table — homemade or store-bought — there's no denying that the Thanksgiving feast is the best meal of the year. If you're away from home or simply want to step away from the kitchen, these restaurants have decided to keep their doors open just for you (and, well, the rest of the country).
Friendly reminder: When heading out to grab food on Thanksgiving, remember to call your local franchise to double-check its holiday hours. While these restaurant chains all plan on opening their doors, specific hours of operation vary by region. There are also quite a few grocery stores open as well, in case you get a last-minute urge to make something from scratch. Whatever choice you make, we hope you eat well. After all, you need to have all the energy you can get when shopping the best Black Friday deals this year.
You can always expect Denny's to be open all day, every day, year round. You can eat breakfast before the holiday festivities begin or indulge in the classic turkey dinner. Select regions even offer online ordering and delivery — yes, you might not even have to leave your house.
Marie Callender's has your back this holiday season. In the past, meals have been available for pre-order in Nevada and California locations — just make sure to allow a few hours for reheating.
All locations are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, allowing guests to enjoy complimentary menu options as part of the Full Churrasco Experience. Thanksgiving additions include roasted turkey breast with au jus, homemade cranberry relish, Brazilian sausage and apple dressing, and sweet potato casserole.
STK will be serving Thanksgiving specials, including the 'Roasted Turkey Special' that includes chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, old school gravy, and cranberry orange chutney —yum!
Grab your crown, Medieval Times is having a Feast Like Royalty special for Thanksgiving. What's more appropriate for Thanksgiving than chowing down on a Turkey drumstick?
The restaurant is open every year, and you can get a turkey dinner complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash bisque, and more.
Every year, the restaurant famous for its delicious comfort food offers Heat N' Serve family meals to-go that can serve up to 10 people. The meal kit comes chilled and ready to heat and includes two oven-roasted turkey breasts, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, three country sides, and pie for dessert.
The to-go meals from Bob Evans ensure that your Thanksgiving will be hassle-free (at least in terms of food). Choose from three to-go options: Ham Farmhouse Feast, Turkey Farmhouse Feast, or Premium Farmhouse Feast (the best of both worlds). Meals serve either four or eight guests and start at $50.
All restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m so you can enjoy the perfect steak on Thanksgiving Day.
Ted's offers a three-course Traditional Roast Turkey Feast that is served with roasted turkey and garlic mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, buttered carrots, Aunt Fannie’s squash casserole, and cranberry sauce. It also includes an individual-sized apple pecan crisps.
If you want to have your Thanksgiving dinner in the form of a burger, head to Applebee's. Certain locations will be operating on regular hours, so make sure you call ahead.
If you're in the mood for a Caribbean-style Thanksgiving dinner, Bahama Breeze Island Grille is not only open but serving a Island Style Turkey Dinner which consists of sliced turkey, callaloo, green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-pineapple chutney and your choice of mashed potatoes or cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes. And of course, pumpkin pie for dessert.
This year you can enjoy comfort food from Boston Market without ever living your house. The restaurant is delivering pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinners (yes, with a whole turkey) to your doorstep as long as you order beforehand. Check out more details on the website.
It varies by location so check with your local store, but many Buffalo Wild Wings locations will be open for you to get your wings fix on Thanksgiving.
Certain Chili's locations will be open if instead of turkey you would rather have baaaby baaack riiibs.
This bar and grill will be serving a three course traditional turkey meal on the big day. Its holiday special includes Slow Roasted Turkey Breast and Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Golden Corral's famous buffet will be open in select locations during Thanksgiving, so you can stock up on all the stuffing that you can eat.
It's safe to bet that you can catch the football game on here.
What, you're going to make breakfast and dinner? If you need to step away from the stove in the morning, head over to IHOP for some pancakes.
On Turkey Day, the seafood chain will be serving turkey breast with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, gravy and cranberry sauce. Plus, of course, plenty of options for the pescatarians among us.
This American dinner favorite will also be open on the big day. Who says you can't celebrate Thanksgiving with burgers and fries?
Not every location of this steak joint will be open, but the ones that are will be serving a Thanksgiving feast.
Yes, TGI Friday's will also be open on Thanksgiving. TG for TGI Friday's!
The Waffle House is open 365 days a year, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Now, to decide whether to go here or IHOP ...
Chicken Alfredo on Thanksgiving? Yes, please. Do your holiday the Italian way at this pasta place.
The Capital Grille's menu isn't cheap, but it's Thanksgiving — treat yo' self.
Make sure you call ahead because not all Popeye's locations will be open, but the ones that are will be serving 13 – 16 pound pre-cooked Cajun Style Turkeys ... is your mouth watering yet?
If you're just craving a turkey sandwich, some Subway franchises will be open on Thanksgiving, but make sure you call your local store before you leave.
Chart House is big on holidays, so make sure that you book a reservation in advance.
Not only is Ruth's Chris open, the restaurant will serving a traditional three-course meal with oven-roasted turkey and homemade gravy. Check out the details on its website.
If you're not in the mood for the standard turkey and mashed potato fair, head over to Tony Roma's for baby back ribs and tasty seafood dishes.
If you want to eat at home but you don't like cooking, you can pre-order your Thanksgiving Dinner from Romano's Macaroni Grill. You'll also be able to grab a table to dine-in on Thanksgiving as well.
In addition to the regular menu, Morton's will be serving a steak and lobster special that makes a compelling argument to skip the turkey this year.
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can stop by Sullivan's and try the prix-fixe holiday feast.
Certain locations of the drive-in restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving, hurray for Chili Cheese Bite lovers everywhere!
Though there's no in-resturant dining on Thanksgiving, Carrabba's will be selling 'Take & Bake dishes" which are pasta meals like Lasagne Bolognese, Penne Carrabba with Chicken, Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli or Rigatoni al Forno with Sausage that you can take home and heat up for the big meal.
You can reserve a table at the legendary steak joint for Thanksgiving dinner.
If you're look for catering, carryout or dine-in options, you've come to the right place. Maggiano's offers all three services on Thanksgiving.
With a whole plate for just $11.49, Luby's Thanksgiving special may be the cheapest meal that you can get.
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