If you aren’t preparing your own meal, or visiting friends or family, national restaurant chains are ready to serve you on Thanksgiving Day. “Eat, drink and be thankful” is the way one chain restaurant is promoting its Thanksgiving Day feast.
Here’s a list of chain restaurants planning to be open on November 26, 2015, some offering meals for as little as $10 to $15 per person. At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go, for one or a dozen.
Be sure to make reservations where accepted ahead of time, and be sure to tip generously, since the people cooking and serving you are giving up their own holiday for you.
- Bob Evans restaurants will be open 8am to 8pm with a choice of turkey, ham or pork, choice of three sides, endless breads and dessert for $14.99. The kids meal is $6.99.
- Boston Market offers both dine in and take-out. The Thanksgiving Day Meal, featuring turkey breast, two sides, cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie, is $11.99. feast, consider the Oven to Table option for 12 is $109.99. It’s a complete meal with a whole roasted turkey, several sides, rolls and two whole pies. Just heat and serve. Hot & Ready is the catered buffet style meal you can order for delivery. You can also order a single item or more a la carte.
- Buca di Beppo is serving a family style meal ($57 for service for three) starting at 11am. The turkey dinner comes with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, whole cranberry sauce, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, and pumpkin pie.
- Cracker Barrel begins serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at 11am, for $11.99 for adults and $6.99 for children.. The traditional meal includes turkey breast, cornbread dressing (stuffing), turkey gravy, sugar-cured ham, vegetables of choice, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with whipped cream, and beverage. You can also order pies and ham for take-out with a 24-hour advance notice.
- Golden Corral offers a Thanksgiving buffet. Carved turkey or ham, sliced turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and even steak and shrimp are featured, as well as more than a dozen side dishes including stuffing, potatoes, casseroles and corn on the cob. It’s the “Endless Buffet,” so you can go back for seconds or thirds.
- Luby’s is open for dine in or to go, serving a Thanksgiving special combo of holiday entree, cornbread dressing, two sides, dinner roll and dessert for $10.99.
- McCormick & Schmick’s serves a roasted turkey dinner for $24.99 to $28.99 depending on location, and $9.99 for children 12 and under. The meal includes butternut squash bisque or walnut mixed greens salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, seasoned vegetables, apple squash casserole and cranberry sauce. Dessert (pumpkin pie, $2.99) is extra.
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers a traditional three-course turkey dinner with a starter, main course and dessert for $39.95 to $41.95 according to location. Children 12 and under eat for $12.95.
- Shoney’s Restaurants dishes up a Southern-style buffet meal, including turkey, fried chicken, collared greens, sweet potato casserole and more. Plus, all buffet diners get a free slice of pumpkin pie. Prices vary starting at $10.99. It’s free for kids 4 and under. Dine in or take it home.
- Sizzler Restaurants open at 11am serving fresh roasted turkey with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked sweet potato with maple butter, cranberry sauce and a slice of pumpkin pie. Check here for participating locations.
- Ted’s Montana Grill is offering Ted’s Traditional Roast Turkey Feast priced at $25. Non-traditional guests can opt for a choice of St. Phillip’s Island Crab Cakes, Bison Pot Roast, Bison Meatloaf, Big Sky Grilled Salad, Cedar Plank Salmon, Ted’s Filet and Delmonico Ribeye. Here’s the holiday menu. Prices and availability vary by location.
- Village Inn restaurants will be serving traditional Holiday Turkey or Ham Dinner, with a slice of our Pumpkin Pie! At participating locations. Check with your local restaurant for hours as they may vary by restaurant.
Thanks to the trade magazine Restaurant News for putting together this list of national chains open on Thanksgiving Day.