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 with family and friends rather than slaving over your stove, there are several nationwide restaurants open and welcoming your family in for a sit-down Thanksgiving Dinner.
Here are a few places you can count on to be open on Thanksgiving Day:
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is open Thanksgiving Day 2014 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., offering several meal options for guests. Lucille’s Individual Thanksgiving Dinner includes your choice of slow-cooked turkey, ham, or both, served with garlic mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, southern stuffing, apples sautéed in Jack Daniel’s, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, biscuits with apple butter, and sweet potato pie. Cost is $24.99. Their Holiday Family Feast with All the Fixings serves 10-12 people and includes six pounds of slow-cooked turkey, ham, or a combination of the two, served with salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, southern stuffing, apples sautéed in Jack Daniel’s, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, biscuits with apple butter, and a whole sweet potato pie. Cost is $159.99-$169.99.
Cracker Barrel will be open on Thursday, November 27 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving breakfast all day and a full menu after 11 a.m. Their traditional Thanksgiving Dinner includes all the trimmings: oven roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, savory gravy, a sampling of sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish, biscuits or muffins, and your choice of country-style vegetables and sides. And don’t forget the pie! A slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with real whipped cream is served after the meal. Cost is $10.99 for adults; $5.99 for kids.
Old Country Buffet & Hometown Buffet
Old Country Buffet and Hometown Buffet will be open until 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering a special holiday meal menu that includes oven-roasted rotisserie-style turkey breast, honey-glazed baked ham, carved roast beef, and much more.
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant welcomes diners on Thursday, November 27, starting at 11 a.m. for a feast of sliced white meat turkey or hickory-smoked ham, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie. A small meal is priced $53.99 and serves 3 while a large meal costs $98.99 and serves 6.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be serving up a Thanksgiving holiday feast this year, including your choice of chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo, Caesar salad, or steak house salad to start, roasted turkey breast with homemade gravy, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing and cranberry relish, and your choice of mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, or creamed spinach on the side. And for dessert, guests will delight in a slice of pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. Price is $39.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids; reservations are recommended.
Black Angus Steakhouse
The Black Angus Steakhouse holiday offer this year will be 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 $18.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids.