If you’re not up for cooking this year (we get it!), plenty of restaurants are open on the big day to help you focus more on family than all the prep work and cleanup. Here’s a full list of options. (And if you’d rather not cook but dine at home, head here for a list of restaurants offering Thanksgiving takeout.)
Between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Bar Louie will have a standard menu and full bar. Hours may vary by location.
As with many other chains, some Baskin-Robbins shops will be open on Thanksgiving while others will be closed. Check the Baskin-Robbins app or call ahead for local hours.
Bravo! Italian Kitchen
Bravo! Italian Kitchen is open on Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and will have a classic holiday menu with sliced white meat turkey and traditional sides in addition to classic Italian dishes. Holiday meals cost $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids. You can make reservations here.
Brio Italian Grille
Open between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Brio Italian Grille will be serving up a classic holiday menu with sliced white turkey meat and classic sides as well as classic Italian dishes. Personal Thanksgiving dinners cost $44.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids. The restaurant recommends making reservations ahead of time here.
Buca di Beppo
Head to Buca di Beppo locations nationwide between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. for a special holiday menu (with roasted turkey breast and classic side dishes) on Thanksgiving and an a la carte menu.
The Thanksgiving dinner costs $39.99 for adults, $105 for a party of three and $160 for a party of five. The restaurant recommends making reservations ahead of time here.
Buffalo Wild Wings
A select number of Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will open on Thanksgiving. Check if your local restaurant is one of them here or call ahead.
Burger King is open on Thanksgiving, but make sure to check your local restaurant’s hours before heading out.
Chevys Fresh Mex
Chevys Fresh Mex will cook up a three-course Thanksgiving feast between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. It comes with salad, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet corn tamalito, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and unlimited Champagne and mimosas.
The meal costs $29 for adults and $12 for kids and is available at the following participating California locations: South San Francisco, Vallejo, Sacramento, Fairfield, Arlington, Elk Grove, Emeryville, Greenbelt, Orlando/Millenia, Miami, O’Fallon, Olivette, Roseville, Santa Rosa and Union City.
On Thanksgiving, Cooper’s Hawk restaurants will be open between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Traditional holiday specials will be up for grabs, including the following: butternut squash soup, slow-roasted turkey, stuffing, pumpkin praline cheesecake and more. You can make reservations here.
After 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving, guests can order Cracker Barrel’s Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal, which includes the following items: roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing and gravy, country green beans, sweet potato casserole with pecans and cranberry relish, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins, a refillable beverage and a slice of Pumpkin Pie (while supplies last). The restaurant will also serve a kids' Turkey n’ Dressing Meal.
Denny’s restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
Select Dog Haus locations will be open on Thanksgiving. The chain recently debuted its Würst Thanksgiving Sausage, which combines turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, thyme, sage, rosemary and maple.
Local franchise owners determine hours, so some Domino’s will be open and some will be closed on Thanksgiving. Call ahead or visit your local restaurant for hours.
Some Dunkin’ locations will be open on Thanksgiving, so it’s best to check your local shop’s hours ahead of time.
El Torito customers can get an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet for $38 (adults) or $12 (kids). Prices vary ($40 for adults and $12 for kids) at the following California locations: Redondo Beach, Monterey and Marina del Rey.
The buffet features a carving station with turkey and ham, apple-jalapeno stuffing, chipotle-honey sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, a taco station, Mexican favorites, soups, salads, a dessert bar, unlimited Champagne and more.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Fleming’s will offer a three-course holiday meal that consists of the following items:
- Choice of salad or lobster bisque
- Choice of turkey breast, prime bone-in ribeye or petite filet mignon
- Sides to share: mashed potatoes, green beans and cinnamon orange cranberry sauce
- Choice of cheesecake or carrot cake
- Black walnut old fashioned, salted caramel espresso martini
There's also a special kids menu.
Golden Corral restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with some locations being open later.
Participating Huddle House locations will be open on Thanksgiving.
IHOP restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving, but make sure to verify your local location’s hours beforehand.
Some Jimmy John’s locations will be open on Thanksgiving. Store hours vary, though, so check out your local location’s hours via the Jimmy John’s app.
Krispy Kreme shops are open until 2 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving.
Krystal restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
Most McDonald's locations typically stay open on holidays, but hours can vary by location. Check here for local hours.
Participating Perkins locations will be open on Thanksgiving.
Perry’s is serving a turkey dinner in-restaurant and to-go on Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. It’s $49 per person and comes with an individual smoked turkey breast, soup or salad, and sides. For an extra $9, you can get a slice of pumpkin cheesecake.
Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses
Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses will serve up a holiday buffet on Thanksgiving, consisting of the following items: roasted turkey, baked ham, fried chicken, meatloaf, butterfly shrimp, baked mac and cheese, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce fresh baked rolls and dessert.
All Red Lobster restaurants are open on Thanksgiving and you can check your local restaurant’s hours online here.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is serving its regular menu and offering customers a three-course roasted turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. The menu features the following items:
- Caesar salad, fresh greens salad or cup of soup
- Roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, sausage and apple stuffing, and cranberry
- Brussels sprouts or broccolini
- Pumpkin cannoli, traditional cannoli and pumpkin tiramisu
Ruby Tuesday is opening its doors on Thanksgiving. Make sure to check your local restaurant's hours ahead of time.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The restaurant will serve a prix fixe menu for $44 for adults ($52 in Hawaii) and $17 for kids ($21 in Hawaii), including the following items:
- A starter (steak house salad, Caesar salad or lobster bisque)
- An entrée (sliced oven-roasted turkey, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy and cranberry relish)
- A side (garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sweet potato casserole or green beans with garlic)
- Dessert (pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream)
Sizzler customers can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner menu at participating locations while supplies last. It comes with oven-roasted turkey breast, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cheese toast and pumpkin pie.
The restaurant will be open regular operating hours on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.
Holiday hours at Sonic vary by location, but some will be open on Thanksgiving. You can check local hours on the restaurant's app.
Smokey Bones has a special Thanksgiving menu called Robert’s Ribfeast and some of the proceeds will benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation, which provides assistance to service members, veterans, first responders and their families.
- Robert’s Ribfeast for One ($19.99): Features a half-rack of house-smoked St. Louis ribs, two sides, garlic bread and either an appetizer or dessert.
- Ribfeast for Two ($29.99): Features a full rack of St. Louis ribs, four sides, garlic bread and either an appetizer or dessert.
The Capital Grille
On Thanksgiving, The Capital Grille will serve a full dinner menu and a special menu ($50 for adults and $20 for kids) consisting of the following items:
- Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing
- French Green Beans
- Cranberry-Pear Chutney
- Sam’s Mashed Potatoes
- Pecan-Crusted Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
Whether you’re working on Thanksgiving or are simply craving some fast food, many Wendy’s locations will be open on the holiday. Hours can vary by location, so check out your local restaurant’s hours online before heading out.
All White Castle locations will close at 3 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving.