Don’t want to cook? Many national restaurant chains are open on Thanksgiving Day 2023, 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 do the shopping or cooking or wash the dishes.
Thanks to RestaurantNews.com for putting this extensive annual list together.
Reservations are recommended, even required for groups of six or more. Make those reservations now!
Some restaurants are opening as early as 11am for Thanksgiving Dinner, and some are encouraging pre-orders several days ahead of Thanksgiving, to help manage supplies and staffing.
Be sure to tip well, since the restaurant staff is giving up their holiday with their family and friends so you can enjoy yours.
In alphabetical order, because that’s the only fair way.
Acapulco Restaurant Y Cantina – Will offer an All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Buffet with 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 $38.00, Kids $12.00. 11am-8pm.
Bahama Breeze – Feast on sliced turkey, slow-cooked in jerk seasoning, topped with home-style gravy. Served with all the fixins – green beans, brioche 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
Bar Louie – You can skip the pumpkin pie and try their limited time Fall Spiced Old Fashion made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, the warm embrace of pumpkin spice, orange bitters and garnished with an orange peel and a cinnamon stick. 4pm- 2am, although hours of operation may vary by location.
Ben’s Kosher Deli‘s – Dining rooms seatings are at 12:00, 1:30, 3:30 and 6:00 pm. Roast Turkey Dinner, $34.99 (includes homemade soup and soft drink). Kid’s Feast, $11.99 (includes soft drink and kid’s dessert). Regular menu also available.
Black Bear Diner – Opening at 11am for homestyle turkey, Old-fashioned smoked ham, slow-roasted prime rib. Each dinner is served with your choice of soup or salad, cornbread muffin, red-skinned mashed potatoes & gravy, housemade cornbread stuffing, Italian green beans, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Pre-order your holiday meal starting Monday, November 20th.
Bob Evans Restaurants – Open 8am-7 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy four all-day breakfast options and a Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration Platter, including slow-roasted turkey, three farm-fresh sides, freshly baked bread and a slice of pie. The celebration platter, starting at $16.99, is available for dine-in, carryout or delivery from November 22-23. A premium version featuring turkey and ham is available for $18.99, and a kid version is available as a dine-in special for $8.99.
BRAVO! Italian Kitchen – Open 11am-8pm for dine-in, offering a Traditional Turkey Day menu, complete with sliced white meat turkey and classic sides, plus its menu of everyone’s favorite Italian specialties to add to one’s feast. Individual traditional Thanksgiving dinners come at $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids.
Brio Italian Grille – Open 11am-8pm dine-in, offering a Traditional Turkey Day menu, complete with sliced white turkey meat and the classic sides, plus its regular menu of Italian specialties. Individual traditional Thanksgiving dinners come at $44.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – The Holiday Turkey Special is a Traditional Turkey dinner with all of the trimmings and includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and a slice of pumpkin pie. The Holiday Ham includes smoked ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, apple compote and a slice of pumpkin pie. The Holiday Ham & Turkey Combo includes stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, apple compote and a slice of pumpkin pie. Full menu available upon request. Hours vary by location, so be sure to check.
Buca di Beppo – Open 11am-8pm for dine-in, offering a Traditional Turkey Day menu complete with roasted turkey breast and classic side dishes, plus an a la carte menu, featuring Italian specialties. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner comes in individual servings for adults at $39.99, small (feeding 3 people) at $105 and large (feeding 5 people) at $160.
Chevys Fresh Mex – Serving a three-course Thanksgiving Meal & $5 Margaritas, Beers, Unlimited Champagne & Mimosas. Available 11am-8pm, in addition to the regular menu. The three-course Thanksgiving meal will feature a mixed green salad, roasted 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, $12 for kids.
Chompie’s – Open 10am-4pm offering a Thanksgiving Dinner for $29.99 per person, dine in or to-go. $14.99 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.
Chuck-A-Rama – Open 10am-6pm. Serving up Thanksgiving classic menu plus regular menu items. \Adults $29.99, seniors $25.50, children 3-12 ($2 per year), children under 3 eat free.
Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar – 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.
Copeland’s of New Orleans – Pilgrim Platter includes Cajun Fried Turkey with gravy, mashes sweet potatoes, butter cream potatoes, cornbread dressing, smothered ham and bacon green beans, homemade cranberry compote, and hot buttered biscuit.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – Serving 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 $16.49, starting at 11am.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse – November 23 – 26, – 14 oz. Cowgirl Ribeye, Seared Foie Gras, Black Garlic Salt. Regular dinner menu will also be available.
Dog Haus – Open at select locations. The brand new, one-of-a-kind Würst Thanksgiving Sausage is a mix of turkey and all the trimmings in every bite, containing turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, sage, thyme, rosemary and a hint of maple.
El Torito – All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Buffet includes a Turkey and Ham carving station, apple-jalapeño stuffing, chipotle-honey sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, taco station and other Mexican favorites, soups and salads, dessert bar with pumpkin pie, and unlimited champagne. Adults $38, Kids $12. Prices may vary by location.
Flanigan’s – 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, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, Caesar salad, rolls, and a beverage.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Opens at 11am for a three-course menu, starting at $56 per person. The menu features Fleming’s Salad, a choice of Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast and turkey gravy or Petite Filet Mignon, sides to share and dessert. A Thanksgiving Children’s Menu for 12 and under will also be available.
Fogo de Chão – Open 11am-9pm. for both new and traditional holiday options included with the Full Churrasco Experience including roasted turkey and au jus, sweet potato casserole, Brazilian apple and sausage dressing, cranberry relish and more.
Glory Days Grill – Open 11am-8pm for their $16 Gobbler Platter, served with roasted turkey breast, seasoned and chargrilled green beans, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries and a fresh roll.
Golden Corral – Open 11am-4pm and later in many markets. In addition to the traditional holiday lineup of Carved Roasted Turkey, Glazed Ham, Holiday Beef Roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, Yeast Rolls, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie, Golden Corral’s Chicken Pot Pie and Cinnamon Apples are back by popular demand with new and improved recipes. King Ranch Chicken is also making its debut on this year’s holiday menu.
Joe’s Crab Shack – is serving up a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast. Roasted turkey served with stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, complete with a slice of pumpkin pie. Adults $22.99, kids $13.99. Full menu also available. Available for dine-in or take-out.
Johnny Carino’s – Thanksgiving menu includes House salad, endless fresh-baked bread, Carved roasted turkey with gravy, corn bread stuffing, red-skin mashed potatoes, candied yams, fresh vegetable medley, cranberry sauce. Dessert: Pumpkin pie with whipped cream. $23.99 adults, kids 10 and under $9.99.
Kings Family Restaurant – Serving three-course dine-in or take out dinners. The Roasted Turkey dinner, the Oven Baked Ham dinner, and the Turkey and Ham combol plate are all served with house salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and a slice of pumpkin or apple pie.
Kona Grill – Serving their Signature Traditional Roasted Turkey ($38) or Macadamia Nut Turkey ($35) with all the trimmings (also available for takeout & catering), Seasonal Cocktails, Pumpkin Pie.
Luby’s – Thanksgiving Day Special includes classic carved turkey and cornbread dressing, two sides, dinner roll and free holiday dessert. $13.99.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que – Southern-style Thanksgiving menu including choice of Slow-Smoked Turkey, Ham or both, plus Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Southern Stuffing, County Fair Corn Pudding, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Freshly Baked Biscuits & Apple Butter, and a slice of Pumpkin Pie. $34.99 for adults, children under age 12 and under is $18.99. Another choice is the Thanksgiving Family Feast for $319.99 or Thanksgiving Supper for $199.99. Lucille’s Best of BBQ Menu will also be available for guests who are craving Lucille’s award-winning, slow-smoked barbeque. 10am-8pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy – Special chef-curated family-style three-course menu. Dine-in guests have the choice of two specialty salads and three main courses, Roasted Turkey, Country-Style Baked Smoked Ham or Branzino Fresca Style accompanied by sides like Sage & Sausage Stuffing, and desserts such as a decadently sweet Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. In addition to the holiday menu, traditional items include pastas like Rigatoni “D,” and Four-Cheese Ravioli to add as a side.
Marmalade Cafe – Open for breakfast at 9am, dinner service begins at Noon. Menu includes choice of soup or salad. Second course: oven roasted turkey ($42.99), slow roasted prime rib ($47.99), grilled Atlantic salmon ($42.99) or three cheese ravioli ($42.99) and homestyle pie, choice of pumpkin, apple, pecan. Kids pricing, 12 and under: turkey, $17.99, prime rib, $19.99.
McCormick & Schmick’s – Serving a Traditional Turkey Dinner complete with all of the classic staples. Menu includes Choice of butternut squash bisque or seasonal salad, Sliced roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, butternut squash casserole, seasonal vegetables. Adults $38, children $15.
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. $19.95 per adult; $7.95 for children 12 and under. Regular menu is also available.
Mel’s Diner‘s – Choices include Roasted Turkey 16.99, Roasted Loin of Pork 16.99, Virginia Ham Steak 16.99, Mel’s Key Lime Fish 17.99, or Mel’s Slow Roasted 10oz. Prime Rib Dinner 19.99. All dinners served with soup or tossed salad with choice of dressing, choice of mashed potatoes and gravy or mashed sweet potatoes, and green beans and corn. Thanksgiving Kids Meals 9.99. Reservations required for Parties of 6 or more. 11am-8pm.
Mitchell’s Fish Market – Prix-fixe Traditional Turkey Dinner (adults $42). Choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad, New England Clam Chowder, Butternut Squash Soup, 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 ($19). Roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes & gravy, and sweet corn sauté. Choice of Oreo Sundae or pumpkin pie.
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Thanksgiving 3-Course Menu for $59 includes Winter Green Salad. Entree: Oven roasted turkey roulade w/ savory sage & cranberry stuffing, cranberry relish and turkey gravy. Accompaniments include sour cream mashed potatoes, backed corn souffle, and green beans almondine. Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake w/ sea salt caramel. Full menu will be available.
Perry’s Steakhouse – Traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings available for dine-in and to-go from 11am-9pm. for just $49 per person and a slice of pumpkin cheesecake for an additional $9. Pre-ordering begins November 22 from 11 am-close. Options include an individual smoked turkey breast with a soup or salad and sides for $49 per person or the Family-style Thanksgiving Meal for 4 for $149.
Red Lobster will be open at select locations.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill‘s – 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), roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic demi-glace, sausage + apple stuffing, and cranberry, side dishchoice 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.
Rosebud Restaurants – Dine-in menu includes choice of turkey or brisket, greens beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied carrots, creamed corn, cornbread, gravy, cranberry sauce, For dessert, choice of pecan, cherry, apple or pumpkin pie. $59.95.
Roy’s Restaurant – Opens at 10am for Island inspired three-course Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings in addition to their Classic Prix Fixe menu. Roy’s Keiki (children’s) menu is also offered. Take-out also available.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Open 11am- 7 pm with a Thanksgiving Day special menu.
Seasons 52 – Thanksgiving Dinner includes a Field Greens Salad, Roasted Turkey with Savory Pan Gravy, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Herb Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Butternut Squash, Cranberry Relish, and a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence for dessert. Adults $40, Children $18.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse – Three-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner plus regular menu items. Starter (select one): Iceberg lettuce wedge, 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-8pm. $49 per guest ($24 for kids).
Texas de Brazil – Serving regular dinner menu all day alongside some special holiday favorites including roasted turkey, peppercorn gravy, sweet potato casserole, Italian sausage stuffing and steamed green beans. Most domestic locations open at 11am. New York & California locations open at Noon.
The Capital Grille – Thanksgiving Dinner menu includes Slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney, Sam’s mashed potatoes. Pumpkin cheesecake. Adults $50, Children $20. Full dinner menu also available.
Waffle House – Restaurants will be open, still serving ’em up scattered, smothered & covered.
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