Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

Dining out at a restaurant on Thanksgiving
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If visions of overcooking the Thanksgiving turkey and burning the pecan pie are haunting your dreams — or if you’d simply rather spend the holiday enjoying dinner with family and friends rather than slaving over your stove — several nationwide restaurants are open for Thanksgiving dinner!

Here are a few places that plan to be open on Thanksgiving Day in 2019. (Call ahead to confirm pricing and find out if there’s a wait!)

Fogo De Chao

Leaf iconFogo De Chão is open Thanksgiving Day 2019. “Join us to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a special, festive menu along with all your Brazilian favorites,” they say. “Invite your family and friends to enjoy a unique holiday dining experience while we take care of the rest.”

Call your local Fogo De Chão to verify menu and pricing.

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Cracker Barrel

Leaf iconSince the first Cracker Barrel store was opened in 1969, every Cracker Barrel store has been open on Thanksgiving Day. In 2019, they will serve a special in-store Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to close. Their traditional Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal comes complete with turkey, gravy, a sampling of sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. The Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal is available for $12.99*/adult and $7.99*/child. (*Prices/availability may vary by location)

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Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, and Ryan’s

Leaf iconOld Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet and Ryan’s will be open from 11 to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering a special holiday meal menu that includes carved turkey and ham, fried chicken, steak, carved roast beef, pecan and pumpkin pies and much more. Contact the location closest to you to check current pricing in your area.

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Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

Leaf iconBuca di Beppo Italian Restaurant will welcome diners on Thursday, November 28 for a feast of sliced white meat turkey , homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and, of course, pumpkin pie.

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Leaf iconRuth’s Chris Steakhouse will be serving a traditional 3-course feast includes a soup or salad starter, hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing and your choice of one of Ruth’s three most popular personal sides, finished off with our dessert duo. Or enjoy a favorite from our full dinner menu, and create a holiday tradition of your own. Price is $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids; reservations are recommended.

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Black Angus Steakhouse

Leaf iconThe Black Angus Steakhouse holiday offer this year is a complete Thanksgiving meal that includes your choice of soup or a garden salad, fresh roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, sage dressing, fresh broccoli Parmesan, baked sweet potato with maple cinnamon butter, homemade cranberry sauce, and — last but not least — pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Price is $19.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids. If turkey isn’t your thing there will be several other favorites from their regular menu you can choose from as well.

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Boston Market

Leaf iconBoston Market will be open on Thanksgiving Day with all the options you love. You can buy individual or family meals that include sides and desserts, plus additional favorites. For the main dish, choose between roasted sliced turkey and rotisserie chicken breast — and don’t forget the vegetable stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and sweet corn. Price is $12.99 for the individual meal and $34.99 for a meal for three.

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Maggiano’s Little Italy

Leaf iconThis year, Maggiano’s Little Italy is serving up a five-course meal that includes both classic tomato bruschetta for starters. You get both Maggiano’s and Ceasar salad, and for your main dish, you get to choose two items including traditional roasted turkey with giblet gravy and focaccia sausage stuffing; country-style baked smoked ham with mashed sweet potatoes; or Parmesan-crusted tilapia with sage, lemon, and tomatoes. You also get to choose two sides which include Tuscan creamed corn, mashed sweet potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and focaccia sausage stuffing. This year you also get to choose two pasta dishes from Taylor Street baked ziti, Maggiano’s famous Rigatoni “D”®, spaghetti & meatballs, four-cheese ravioli, gnocchi & Italian sausage or roasted butternut squash ravioli. For dessert there is pumpkin praline cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate zuccotto cake, or a warm apple crostada. This full and fabulous meal is $39.95 per person for adults and $17.95 for kids ages 5-12.

Contact your neighborhood Maggiano’s for reservations and pricing

Capital Grille

Leaf iconThe Capital Grille has a smaller Thanksgiving menu this year, but the full menu is available, too. The Thanksgiving menu offers slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry pear chutney, and Sam’s mashed potatoes to share. You can add a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Price is $39 for adults, $15 for children, and $10 for dessert.

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Marie Callender’s

Leaf iconAt Marie Callender’s, you can start off with potato cheese soup, hearty vegetable soup, or a crisp house salad. For the main course, your options are roasted turkey with apple-sage stuffing or glazed ham with chipotle-pineapple sauce. Both choices come with seasonal vegetables, fire-roasted yams (with cranberry streusel topping), and fresh mashed potatoes. Dessert consists of either pumpkin or apple pie. Price is $22.99 for adults and $8.99 for kids.

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Other restaurants rumored to be serving Thanksgiving dinner — at least at some locations — include:

Updated November 2018. Prices and availability subject to change.