Don’t want to cook? Many national restaurant chains are open on Thanksgiving Day, ready to serve you and your family or friends a traditional turkey dinner or regular menu items.
Be sure to make a reservation, and be sure to tip generously, since the folks cooking and serving you are giving up their own holiday so you don’t have to wash the dishes.
Thanks to RestaurantNews.com for putting this extensive list together.
For those who prefer to dine at home, please see Restaurant Chains Offering Thanksgiving Meals for Carryout 2022.
In alphabetical order, because that’s the only fair way –
Acapulco Restaurant Y Cantina will offer an All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Buffet. Enjoy a turkey and ham carving station, apple-jalapeño stuffing, chipotle-honey sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, taco station, your Mexican favorites, soups and salads, dessert bar with pumpkin pie, unlimited champagne and more. Adults $36.00, Kids $12.00. 11am – 8pm
Bahama Breeze – Feast on sliced turkey slow-cooked in jerk seasoning and topped with gravy. Served with green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-pineapple chutney and your choice of mashed potatoes or cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes. All or your island favorites will also be available all day. 12 pm – 8 pm
Ben’s Kosher Deli – Dining rooms will be be seating at 12:00, 1:30, 3:30 and 6:00 pm (no 6:00 pm seating in Manhattan). Roast Turkey Dinner, $32.99 (includes homemade soup and soft drink). Kid’s Feast, $10.99 (includes kid’s dessert). Regular menu also available.
Black Angus Steakhouse is serving their traditional turkey feast: sliced turkey, sage dressing, homestyle mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, broccoli with garlic butter, roasted sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. Adults $25.00, kids $11.99.
Bob Evans Restaurants will be open 8 am to 7 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy four all-day breakfast options and a Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration Platter for lunch or dinner. The platter includes Bob Evans signature slow-roasted turkey, three farm-fresh sides, freshly baked bread and a slice of pie for $15.99. A premium version features both turkey and ham at $17.99. These platters will be available for dine-in, carryout or delivery from November 23-24. A kid version of the platter will also be offered as a dine-in special for $8.99.
Boston Market locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day, in case the oven stops working or the turkey didn’t defrost in time. Day-of offerings include a Thanksgiving Day meal for $15.99, featuring a choice of roasted turkey breast or half rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable stuffing, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie. Restaurant hours may vary by location.
BRAVO! Italian Kitchen will be open from 10:30 am – 8 pm, offering a Traditional Turkey Day menu, plus a limited menu, featuring everyone’s favorite Italian specialties. Roasted sliced white turkey meat, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce, fresh baked focaccia bread, and pumpkin pie. Add Ons Include: Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Turkey Gravy, Crispy “Mozz” Ravioli, Pasta Woozie and more.
Brio Italian Grille will be open from 10:30 am – 8 pm for dine-in, offering a Traditional Turkey Day menu, plus a limited menu, featuring everyone’s favorite Italian specialties. Roasted sliced white turkey meat, herbed pan gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce, fresh baked focaccia bread, and pumpkin pie.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will be open. The Holiday Turkey Special is a Traditional Turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. roasted turkey, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and a slice of pumpkin pie. The Holiday Ham includes smoked ham served with turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple compote and a slice of pumpkin pie. The Holiday Ham & Turkey Combo includes roasted turkey and smoked ham served with turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, apple compote and a slice of pumpkin pie. Full menu available upon request.
Buca di Beppo will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 am – 8 pm for dine-in, offering a Traditional Turkey Day menu, plus a limited menu, featuring everyone’s favorite Italian specialties. Choice of salad (Caesar or mixed green), choice of pasta (Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo or Penne alla Vodka), sliced white meat turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, homestyle gravy, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, seasonal vegetable, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Reservations are recommended
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill is serving Turkey Dinner with all the fixings: garlic mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, sweet potatoes, apple cornbread stuffing, green beans, candied carrots and cranberry sauce. Baked Ham – roasted with a raisin glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, sweet potatoes, apple cornbread stuffing, green beans, candied carrots and cranberry sauce. Both include choice of salad or soup. Adult $29.99, Children 12 and under $14.99.
Chevys Fresh Mex is serving a three-course Thanksgiving Meal & $5 Margaritas, Beers, Unlimited Champagne & Mimosas. Available from 11am-8pm, in addition to their regular menu. The three-course Thanksgiving meal will feature a mixed green salad for starters, followed by an entrée of roast turkey with mole sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet corn tamalito, and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie will top it all off for dessert. $29 for adults, $10 for kids.
Chompie’s is open from 10am – 4pm and is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner for $24.99 per person, dine in or to-go. $12.99 for kids 10 & under. Includes white meat turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish. Served with mashed potatoes, pan gravy, home-style string beans and candied yams. Fresh baked knot rolls and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie also included. Also available for take-out.
Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar will be serving its Thanksgiving Menu from 11am – 6pm. All entrees served with a choice of Garden or Caesar salad. Entree choices include Roasted Turkey ($28), Ham Dinner ($28), Ham & Turkey Supper ($30) and The Feast ($33). Also available: Roasted Tri-Tip, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon and Salmon Oscar. Vegetarian entree available.
Clyde’s locations will be open and serving a traditional turkey or spiral glazed ham dinner, served with sausage-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and a slice of pie.
Cody’s Original Roadhouse will be open at 11 am on Thanksgiving Day. Roasted Young Tom Turkey & Dressing ($18.99), Baked Sugar Cured Ham with Pineapple Sauce ($18.99), Fresh Grilled Salmon ($19.99), and Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef ($22.99). Includes Cody’s famous roadhouse salad with Cody’s garlic ranch dressing, hot sweet yeast rolls with cinnamon butter, vegetable, your choice of side and slice of pumpkin pie.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will serve a traditional Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal, complete with roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing and gravy, country green beans, sweet potato casserole topped with pecans, cranberry relish and more. Enjoy in-store or to-go for only $14.99 on Nov. 24 starting at 11 a.m.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is serving a 20 oz. Prime Rib Dinner served with Horseradish Cream, Red Wine Au Jus, and Château Mashed Potatoes. Regular dinner menu will also be available.
El Torito will offer an All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Buffet. Enjoy a Turkey and Ham carving station, apple-jalapeño stuffing, chipotle-honey sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, taco station, your Mexican favorites, soups and salads, dessert bar with pumpkin pie, unlimited champagne and more! Adults $36, Kids $12. Marina del Rey locations will serve a 3-Course Plated Thanksgiving Meal.
Flanigan’s is open regular hours and serving Joe’s Turkey Deal for $16.99. Includes a half pound of oven roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes and stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, Caesar salad, rolls, and a beverage.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar opens at 11 am. Guests can enjoy a three-course menu, starting at $53 per person. The menu features a choice of Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast, Prime Bone-In Ribeye or Petite Filet Mignon. A Thanksgiving Children’s Menu will also be available.
Golden Corral will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am – 4 pm and later in many markets. The Holiday Buffet includes freshly carved cuts of roasted turkey, glazed ham and the new Holiday Beef Roast and can be paired with traditional sides such as mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and so much more.
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar will open for Thanksgiving Dinner. Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, garlic green beans, turkey gravy, fresh orange cranberry relish (if requested by guest), Choice of soup or salad, pumpkin pie. Adults $24.99, kids $11.99.
Joe’s Crab Shack will have a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast with roasted turkey served with stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, complete with a slice of pumpkin pie. Adults $23.99, kids $14.99. Available for dine-in or take-out.
Kings Family Restaurant will be serving a special Thanksgiving Traditional Plate for $17.99. Choice of oven baked ham, roasted turkey breast or turkey and ham combo. Served with coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and a slice of pumpkin on apple pie.
Kona Grill is serving up their Signature Traditional & Macadamia Nut Turkey with all the trimmings (also available for takeout & catering), Seasonal Cocktails, Pumpkin Features.
Luby’s Thanksgiving Day Special includes classic carved turkey and cornbread dressing, two sides, dinner roll and holiday dessert. $13.99.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que will be open from 10 am – 8 pm. Guests can choose between a smoked ham or smoked turkey dinner or a turkey ham combo meal, with all the fixin’s including garlic mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, Southern Stuffing, County Fair Corn Pudding, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, biscuits with apple butter and a slice of pumpkin pie. Dinner for adults is $33.99 and kids are $17.99.
Marmalade Cafe will be open for breakfast at 9:00 am. Dinner service begins at Noon. Three Course Meal $39.99, Kids 12 and under – $15.99 (choice of turkey or prime rib). First course: choice of soup or salad. Second course: oven roasted turkey, slow roasted prime rib, grilled Atlantic salmon or three cheese ravioli. Third course: homestyle pie, choice of pumpkin, apple, pecan. This menu not available at Santa Monica location
McGrath’s Fish House Thanksgiving Dinner includes fresh garden salad and hot sourdough bread, roasted turkey breast & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, baked yams, vegetables and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin or apple pie. $18.95 per adult; $4.95 for children under 6; $7.95 for children 6 – 12. Regular menu is also available. Turkey Dinner available while supplies last. Open at 11 am.
Mitchell’s Fish Market is offering a Prix-fixe Traditional Turkey Dinner (adults $39). Choice of Caesar Salad, New England Clam Chowder, or Lobster Bisque. Includes roasted turkey breast with gravy, cranberry relish, herb stuffing, seasonal vegetables and your choice of whipped potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes. Dessert choice of pumpkin or apple pie or Crème Brûlée. Children 12 & under Two Course Dinner ($18). Roasted turkey, gravy, whipped potatoes & gravy, and sweet corn sauté. Choice of Oreo Sundae or pumpkin pie.
Morton’s The Steakhouse Thanksgiving Menu – Starter: Winter Green Salad. Entree: Oven roasted turkey roulade w/ savory sage & cranberry stuffing. Served with smoked gouda au gratin potatoes, baked corn soufflé, cranberry relish and turkey gravy, and green beans almondine. Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake w/ sea salt caramel. Full menu will be available.
Red Lobster will be open at select locations.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – All locations nationwide will be open from 11 am – 9 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving meals available for $34 per adult and $17 per child. Includes an appetizer (choice of Rosa’s Signature Caesar Salad, a Fresh Greens Salad, or soup). Main Course includes roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic demi-glace and sausage + apple stuffing. Side Dish choice of crispy brussels sprouts or broccolini. Dessert includes choie of pumpkin cannoli, traditional cannoli, or pumpkin tiramisu. The regular dinner menu will be available to order, as well. While supplies last. Prices vary in Hawaii.
Roy’s Restaurant – Island inspired three-course Thanksgiving menu for $49.95. Guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind prix fixe menu. Starter includes choice of Local Greens Salad or Lobster Bisque; Entrée: Pan roasted teriyaki glazed turkey; Sides include Portuguese sausage stuffing, haricots verts, sesame carrots, truffle mashed potatoes, bacon pan gravy, and yuzu cranberry sauce. Dessert choice includes Pumpkin Crunch Cake or Chocolate Torte. Additionally, a children’s Thanksgiving menu will be available for only $19.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Thanksgiving Day special menu. Starters include choice of Caesar salad, Steak House salad, or Lobster Bisque. For the main course, Ruth’s Chris is offering oven-roasted sliced turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy and cranberry relish. Side options (choose one) includ garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sweet potato casserole or green beans with garlic. Pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Seasons 52 is taking reservations and will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner. Enjoy sliced roasted all-natural turkey, pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, brioche stuffing, French green beans, mashed butternut squash, green beans, cranberry relish, and pumpkin pie mini indulgence. Adults $34.95. Child’s portion $16.00.
Shoney’s is offering its All You Care to Eat, Freshly Prepared Thanksgiving Day Feast, starting at $14.99. a veritable cornucopia of 20 traditional Thanksgiving Day favorites, including hand-carved (in-house), slow-roasted breast of turkey, crispy chicken, dressing, sliced ham and apples, mashed potatoes, poultry gravy, green beans, cornbread and so much more, including a Free Slice of Pumpkin Pie. Prices may vary by location. Shoney’s Breakfast Bar will be open in the morning (call your local location for specific hours). The Thanksgiving Day Feast will start after that and will be available through closing. To ease the team member and guest experience in terms of timing and service, menu orders from the kitchen will be unavailable during the holiday feast.
Smokey Bones locations will be open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be serving a three-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner, as well as their menu full of signature items. Starter (select one): Iceberg lettuce wedge, classic Caesar salad, market fresh greens or shrimp & lobster bisque. Entree is hand-carved roasted turkey with sweet onion apple sausage stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish. Side dishes (select two): garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, brussels sprouts, buttered asparagus. For dessert, choose New York style cheesecake, key lime pie, or berries & cream. 11 am – 8 pm. $49 per guest ($24 for kids).
The Capital Grille is serving Thanksgiving Dinner. Slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney, Sam’s mashed potatoes. Adults $47, Children $17. Full dinner menu also available.
Waffle House restaurants will be open, still serving ’em up scattered, smothered & covered.