'Tis the season for mouthwatering turkey, your best pumpkin pie recipes and all of the fantastic fixins'! Turkey Day is one of the most festive and filling holidays, but if you want to skip cooking up some delicious homemade Thanksgiving dinner recipes this year, we've got all the info on the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2021.
While we adore planning decadent desserts and tablescapes, we're thankful to take a breather and indulge in a feast from our nearest and dearest ... dining establishment. If you're interested in Italian eats or all about American classics, you'll be delighted with options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you're looking for dine-in or take-out options, these eateries and fave go-to restaurants serving fast food open Thanksgiving will offer easy and no-fuss ways to stay spirited throughout the holiday, with many chains even offering special Thanksgiving menus (and deals). We've even got your back with restaurants providing Turkey Packs for an authentic eatery experience at your house.
Before heading out to any of these restaurants, we recommend calling your local franchise to double-check its holiday hours, as hours often vary by location. Given the changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic this year — some restaurants may have adjusted operations to include curbside pickup and contactless delivery. Safety is a must-have this season as you get your fill of turkey — be sure to plan ahead and check out these restaurants as well as our list of grocery stores open Thanksgiving 2021.
If you're looking for a classic holiday meal on Thanksgiving, Boston Market has you covered. After all, there's nothing like a roasted turkey delivered right to your doorstep! Tuck your easy mashed potatoes recipes away and dig in! This go-to spot's got sensational Thanksgiving sides.
Every year, Cracker Barrel is famous for its delicious and ready-to-eat Heat N' Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go that can serve up to 10 people. This Thanksgiving, the restaurant anticipates offering curbside, pick-up, delivery and dine-in service in accordance with local regulations.
Del Frisco's Grille
Hungry for prime steaks and fresh seafood? Del Frisco's Grille will be open on Thanksgiving Day and has offered a three-course traditional turkey meal on the special holiday in the past. Get Del Frisco's Grille offerings in the comfort of your own home this Turkey Day by ordering your faves.
You can always expect Denny's to be open all day, every day, year-round. This Thanksgiving, the diner-style restaurant will have an option for families to order take-home Turkey Packs in advance, in addition to offerings of seasonal delights like Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes (yum!).
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fogo de Chão
Golden Corral's famous buffet will be open during Thanksgiving, so you and your family can gobble up all the fresh carved turkey you can eat. Of course, if you'd rather enjoy a delicious meal at home without any fuss, the restaurant will also be offering a complete Thanksgiving meal to-go.
You might be planning a full home-cooked dinner for the holiday, but that doesn't mean you should have to make breakfast, too! Luckily, select IHOP locations will be open for all of your pancake cravings as you're considering Thanksgiving breakfast ideas — but you'll want to call ahead as hours vary by location.
Maggiano's Little Italy
McCormick and Schmick's
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ruth's Chris Steak House
There's nothing more convenient (or tasty) than a burger at the Sonic drive-in and luckily, some Sonic locations will be open on Thanksgiving. Since most of the franchise's locations are independently owned, keep in mind that holiday hours may vary and check ahead for your local eatery.
You can count on STK Steakhouse for great Thanksgiving specials this year, which in the past have included a 'Roasted Turkey Special' with chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, old school gravy and cranberry orange chutney. Yum! If you fancy a steak this Turkey Day, then get your fill from STK Meat Market.
Craving a turkey sandwich? Some Subway franchises will be open on Thanksgiving, but make sure you call ahead to your local restaurant as all Subway locations are individually owned and operated — holiday hours may vary.
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