Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2022 – Full List of Options!

Need last minute Thanksgiving plans? Have you had a cooking disaster and need a quick grab and go option?

You’re lucky! There are many chain restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day where you can get traditional holiday fare!

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See which restaurants are open today…

cracker barrel

Cracker Barrel serves a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in most locations starting at 11:00 am!

Macaroni Grill

The Macaroni Grill is open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and serves a traditional dinner.


Most Denny’s stores are open daily, year-round.

Bob Evans

The restaurant chain is offering Thanksgiving orders for take-out or eat-in options!

waffle house

Waffle House is known to be open 365 days a year!

STK Steakhouse

Hours of operation vary by location, but many STKs are open on Thanksgiving for eat-in or takeout.

house of cards

The Chart House will be open this Thanksgiving with traditional holiday fare!

Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Chris is offering a full Thanksgiving menu this year. They also include leftovers to take home and enjoy the next day!

TGI Fridays

TGI Friday’s are open in a number of locations on Thanksgiving Day. Be sure to call your local facility in advance to be sure.

Buca di Beppo

The famous Italian restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or their regular Italian menu.

Ponderosa Steakhouse

There will be a Thanksgiving Buffet at Ponderosa Steakhouse this year!


Applebee’s will be open this year, but a spokesperson recommends contacting your local establishment to check opening hours.

Black Angus Steakhouse

A message on the steakhouse’s website reads, “Come on Thanksgiving for our traditional turkey feast: turkey slices, sage dressing, signature mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, broccoli with garlic butter, roasted sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce and topped pumpkin pie whipped cream.”

Boston market

The Boston Market is open on Thanksgiving where you can get your whole meal too!

Golden corral

Each Golden Corral will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and there will be a special Thanksgiving Buffet.

Bonanza Steakhouse

The steakhouse restaurant offers a Thanksgiving buffet featuring turkey, ham, shrimp and traditional sides.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

The restaurant serves a three-course holiday menu with your choice of turkey, filet mignon or bone-in prime rib eye. Most locations open at 11am on Thanksgiving Day, but call ahead and make sure!


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