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 enjoying dinner with family and friends rather than slaving over your stove — several nationwide restaurants are open for Thanksgiving dinner!
Here are a few places you can count on to be open on Thanksgiving Day in 2017. (Call ahead to confirm pricing and find out if there’s a wait!)
Fogo De Chao
Fogo De Chão is open Thanksgiving Day 2017 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The chain offers popular Brazilian steakhouse dishes, plus a special Thanksgiving menu that includes roasted turkey breast au jus, homemade cranberry relish, Brazilian sausage and apple dressing, and sweet potato casserole. Price is $50.95 per person. Call your local Fogo De Chão to verify menu and pricing.
Cracker Barrel will be open on Thursday, November 23, 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 $12.99 for adults and $7.99 for kids.
Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, and Ryan’s
Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet and Ryan’s 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. Contact the location closest to you to check current pricing in your area.
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant will welcome diners on Thursday, November 23, 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. The small Thanksgiving dinner will feed two to three people and costs $68.99 total plus tax. The large Thanksgiving dinner will feed five to seven people and costs $134.99 plus tax.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be serving up a Thanksgiving holiday feast this year, including your choice of seafood gumbo, Caesar salad, or steakhouse salad to start. The main event features roasted turkey breast with homemade gravy, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing, cranberry relish, and your choice of mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, 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 and $12.95 for kids; reservations are recommended.
Black Angus Steakhouse
The Black Angus Steakhouse holiday offer this year is 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 $19.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids.
Boston Market will be open on Thanksgiving Day with all the options you love. You can buy individual or family meals that include sides and desserts, plus additional favorites. For the main dish, choose between roasted sliced turkey and rotisserie chicken breast — and don’t forget the vegetable stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and sweet corn. Price is $12.99 for the individual meal and $34.99 for a meal for three.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
This year, Maggiano’s Little Italy is serving up a four-course meal that includes both classic tomato bruschetta and artichoke and roasted pepper bruschetta for starters. You get to choose two of four salads, and for your main dish, you can opt for traditionally roasted turkey with giblet gravy and focaccia sausage stuffing; country-style baked Nueske’s ham with mashed sweet potatoes; or Parmesan-crusted tilapia with sage, lemon, and tomatoes. Sides include Tuscan creamed corn, mashed sweet potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and focaccia sausage stuffing. For dessert, there’s pumpkin praline cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate zuccotto cake, or a warm apple crostada.
The Capital Grille has a smaller Thanksgiving menu this year, but the full menu is available, too. The Thanksgiving menu offers slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry pear chutney, and Sam’s mashed potatoes to share. You can add a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Price is $39 for adults, $15 for children, and $10 for dessert.
At Marie Callender’s, you can start off with potato cheese soup, hearty vegetable soup, or a crisp house salad. For the main course, your options are roasted turkey with apple-sage stuffing or glazed ham with chipotle-pineapple sauce. Both choices come with seasonal vegetables, fire-roasted yams (with cranberry streusel topping), and fresh mashed potatoes. Dessert consists of either pumpkin or apple pie. Price is $21.99 for adults and $8.99 for kids.
Other restaurants rumored to be serving Thanksgiving dinner — at least at some locations — include:
- Bob Evans
- McCormick & Schmick’s
- Smith & Wollensky
- TGI Friday’s
- Ruby Tuesday
- Golden Corral
Updated November 2017. Prices and availability subject to change.