What restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day?

Not in the mood for cooking -- or cleaning -- this Thanksgiving? Several restaurants are willing to do the work for you!

Whether your family wants a traditional turkey or prefers to chow down on fast food, several restaurants and chains are open on Thanksgiving Day.

Keep in mind that if you plan on dining out this Thanksgiving, most restaurants will require a reservation in advance.

Here is a list of some popular restaurants that are open and others that are closed:

Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order. Hours and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Please contact the restaurant directly with any questions.

Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving

Applebee's: Select locations open

Bob Evans: Open
While a variety of take-out options are available, guests who dine in can have turkey, ham or steak plus three sides, bread and a slice of pie for $14.99.

The Capital Grille: Open
A Thanksgiving dinner, which includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, is offered at $43 for adults and $15 for children.

Cracker Barrel: Open
The restaurant has a Thanksgiving menu with a variety of dine-in and take-out options, including its classic Turkey n' Dressing Meal and fresh baked pies.

Denny's: Open

Famous Dave's: Select locations open

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse: Open
Guests can enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving meal, including herb-roasted turkey or petite filet mignon.

Golden Corral: Open
Enjoy a special holiday buffet, featuring roasted turkey, spiced ham, candycane cheesecake and more.

Luby's: Open
Guests can choose between a Cornbread Dressing Stuffed Turkey Leg with one side or Classic Turkey & Cornbread Dressing with two holiday sides for $11.49.

Marie Callender's: Open
A Thanksgiving dinner, which includes a roasted turkey or oven-baked ham, is available for adults at $22.99 and kids at $8.99.

McDonald's: Select locations open

Seasons 52: Open
The restaurant is serving Thanksgiving classics all day at $32.95 for adults and $14 for children.

Ruth's Chris: Open
A traditional three-course holiday feast is $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.


Carrabba's Italian Grill: Closed

Bonefish Grill: Closed

The Cheesecake Factory: Closed, with the exception of locations in Las Vegas; Hanover, Maryland; and North York, Ontario

Chipotle: Closed

Longhorn Steakhouse: Closed

Olive Garden: Closed

Outback Steakhouse: Closed

Panera Bread: Closed

Red Lobster: Closed

Red Robin: Closed
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