Looking to celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey and all the trimmings, but don’t want the hassle of hustling in the kitchen to get it all done? Then you should be thankful that many chain restaurants across the U.S. will be open and ready to welcome you on Thanksgiving Day. Just make sure you call ahead to double check that your nearest location will be open, and make your reservations early.
Bob Evans will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving your choice of turkey and dressing, hickory-smoked ham or country fried steak with three sides, endless bread and a slice of pie for $14.99.
On Thanksgiving, Boston Market will be open and serving sliced roast turkey breast or a half rotisserie chicken with a dinner roll; your choice of mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, sweet corn or vegetable stuffing; and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for dessert. It’ll cost $13.99 per person, or $39.99 for a “Feast for 3.”
All locations of Brazilian churrascaria Fogo de Chao will be opening at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving and serving the full menu, along with roast turkey breast, au jus, cranberry relish, Brazilian sausage and apple dressing, and sweet potato casserole.
All locations of Macaroni Grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will serve a special $24.99 prix fixe, according to a rep. The Thanksgiving meal includes a soup or salad, turkey breast served with buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted garlic demi-glace, sausage and apple stuffing and Brussels sprouts or broccoli, plus cheesecake with pumpkin demi-glace for dessert. The regular menu will also be available.
Select Chart House locations will be open and serving a full Thanksgiving dinner. Give your nearest location a call for more details and specific offerings.
Thanksgiving is Cracker Barrel’s busiest day of the year, and it’s serving a variety of in-store and carry-out options. For those looking to dine in, the doors open at 11 a.m. and Cracker Barrel is offering a special menu of turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, a choice of side, biscuits or corn muffins and pumpkin pie.
At participating Marie Callender’s locations (call ahead to make sure your local outpost will be open), the $22.99 Thanksgiving feast includes cornbread and your choice of soup or salad. The second course features roast turkey with apple-sage stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce or ham with chipotle-pineapple sauce. The meal is completed with pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. There is also a children’s Thanksgiving meal for $8.99.
Hard Rock Cafe locations will be open on Thanksgiving and, according to a rep, serving a special menu of roasted turkey breast, roasted vegetables, stuffing, sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce and gravy. Pumpkin pie is served for dessert.
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All Black Angus locations will be open, according to a rep, serving a traditional steakhouse menu as well as a special dinner. For $21.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids, guests can get soup or salad, warm molasses bread, roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sage dressing, sweet potato, steamed broccoli, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Participating Ruth’s Chris locations will be serving a menu with all the Thanksgiving favorites. Starters include Caesar salad, steak house salad or Louisiana seafood gumbo. The main course includes turkey breast with sausage and sage stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish, and your choice of garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach or green beans. Pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream will be served for dessert. It costs $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.
Seasons 52 locations will be open and serving a Thanksgiving dinner starting at $29.95 for adults and $14 for kids, according to a company rep. Offerings include roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, mashed butternut squash, cranberry relish and a mini pumpkin pie. Pumpkin praline pie will be available for an added fee.
STK Steakhouse locations will be open on Thanksgiving and serving their full menu, according to a rep. There will also be a $42 special ($16 for children 12 and under), with roast turkey, chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, gravy and cranberry orange chutney.
On Thanksgiving Day, Fleming’s locations will be open and serving a $45 three-course menu. Appetizers include your choice of salad or lobster bisque, and for mains, guests can choose between roast turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce or an 8-ounce filet mignon with cabernet demi glace for an additional $15. Stuffing, green beans and mashed potatoes are served on the side, and pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate gooey butter cake will be served for dessert.
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Del Frisco’s Grille will be serving a large Thanksgiving Day menu. Starters include butternut squash bisque, crabcakes and deviled eggs. Roasted turkey and honey Dijon pork tenderloin (both served with mashed potatoes, brown gravy and cranberry sauce) as well as a variety of steaks and seafood options are available as a main course. A variety of sides and desserts will also be available.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse locations will be serving their full menu on Thanksgiving along with a special prix fixe. Butternut squash soup and salad are offered to start, with turkey breast, apple-sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, chateau potatoes, green beans, gravy and cranberry relish for the main course. Your choice of pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie a la mode are offered for dessert.
A company representative confirmed that all Waffle House locations will be open and serving their full menu on Thanksgiving Day.
Maggiano's will be open on Thanksgiving, but a rep told us that locations will be closing early, around 7 p.m. Before that, though, a family-style menu of salad, roast turkey with gravy and stuffing, smoked ham with mashed sweet potatoes and Parmesan-crusted tilapia will be served. Several pasta varieties will be served alongside them, as well as side dishes including creamed corn, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Dessert options include pumpkin praline cheesecake, warm apple crostata and tiramisu.
A Denny’s rep confirmed that all locations will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day. The usual menu will be available, and throughout the holiday season, Denny’s will be serving a Turkey & Dressing Dinner with turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and two sides. From Nov. 23 through Thanksgiving, diners can order a heat-and-serve carryout Turkey & Dressing Dinner Pack, which must be ordered online 24 hours in advance.
On Thanksgiving, McCormick & Schmick’s will be serving a roasted turkey dinner with butternut squash bisque or walnut mixed greens, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal vegetables and cranberry sauce, according to the company. An a la carte menu will also be available.
Many Tony ROma's locations will be open on Thanksgiving, serving menu favorites like baby back ribs, seafood dishes and desserts.
All locations of Morton’s will be opening on Thanksgiving Day at noon, and will be serving a “signature steak dinner,” according to the company.
Select locations of Bahama Breeze will be open on Thanksgiving and will serve an island-inspired Thanksgiving dinner for $19.99, according to a company rep. Sliced turkey will be served with sides including callaloo, green beans, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-pineapple chutney.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving the full menu as well as a $42 Thanksgiving prix fixe, according to a rep. The menu features a choice of soup or salad to start, followed by roasted turkey with sweet onion apple sausage stuffing and gravy, cranberry relish and choice of two sides, followed by your choice of dessert. You can find the full special menu at each location’s website. If you have a change of heart and decide to cook Thanksgiving dinner after all, don’t forget that there are plenty of Turkey Day favorites that you can make ahead and freeze.
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