Thanksgiving is usually a day for sharing turkey with loved ones. However, some people may choose to go out and enjoy the meal instead.
There are many national chains of restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day for those who wish. However, you might want to check with the local restaurant before you go.
Below is a listing of restaurants that are open at most on Thanksgiving.
Select Applebee’s restaurants will be open nationwide on Thanksgiving. The chain advises customers to contact their local Applebee’sFor specific holiday hours, each restaurant is independent and operates differently so they may have different hours.
Some Arby’s may be operating on Thanksgiving, but the restaurant says holiday openings and hours vary by location. A spokesperson said, “We’re encouraging customers to reach out to their local operators to learn more.”
Bob Evans says it’s open every Thanksgiving to serve “comforting and classic holiday meals.” They offer Thanksgiving meals in a variety of servings, from a single plate to a feast that serves up to 10 people.
Boston Market offers Thanksgiving dinners. The chain says it’s open on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all locations.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings says “some” of its sports bars will be open on Thanksgiving this year. You can verify if your local location is open by visiting buffalowildwings.com and enter your zip code in the upper right-hand corner where it says “find my Buffalo Wild Wings.”
Hardee’s says its company locations are open through lunch on Thanksgiving, but as for its franchised locations, it’s up to the operator. All company-owned Carl’s Jr. locations are set to be open on Thanksgiving.
Cracker Barrel is open for Thanksgiving Day business hours and serves traditional holiday dishes starting at 11 AM. They offer meals of different sizesFor small or large celebrations.
Denny’s is open on Thanksgiving Day and is offering a turkey and dressing dinner packYou can order these items until Thursday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. These orders can still be picked up until Thanksgiving
Some Domino’s locations will be open and some will not because the stores are owned by independent local franchisees, which set their own hours for their locations. Customers are encouraged to contact their local Domino’s stores.
Fogo de Chão says it will be open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
IHOP will still be open Thanksgiving Day. However, guests should make sure to contact their local restaurant for exact hours.
Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box claims that all its corporate stores will remain open on Thanksgiving. However some franchises may close.
McDonald’s says most of its locations are open on holidays like Thanksgiving, but hours vary by location. Customers can use this store locator toolClick here to confirm.
The Ruth’s Chris websiteThe restaurant offers Thanksgiving options for customers who are celebrating at home or dining at a local location.
Waffle House claims its restaurants are open all year round, including holidays, and they are usually open 24 hours per day. Because of the pandemic, some of its locations are now open on a 24 hour basis. A spokesperson said: “We strongly encourage customers to check with their local Waffle House for any variations in hours.”
Wendy’s says many of its locations will be open on Thanksgiving, but store hours may vary depending on location. To find out when the Wendy’s nearest you will be open on Thanksgiving, you can check their website here.
Whataburger has announced that its restaurants will be open during normal hours on Thanksgiving.
Editor’s Note: We reached out to several restaurants to inquire about their Thanksgiving operations. We are still waiting for the response. As businesses respond, this story will be updated continuously.