Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day this year

These restaurants plan to be open on Nov. 23.

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Friday, November 17, 2023
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Don't feel like cooking or cleaning up this holiday? Although many restaurants have limited hours or are closed altogether on Thanksgiving, it's still possible to go out and enjoy a restaurant meal this Nov. 23.

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Below are some of the restaurants that plan to be open on Thanksgiving. Keep in mind it's a good idea to call in advance to verify their holiday hours, as not every location may be open this year.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2023

Bob Evans: Open every Thanksgiving, Bob Evans offers special meals and breakfast favorites available all day long for dine-in, delivery or curbside pickup.

Buca di Beppo: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, served family style, at Buca this year.

Boston Market: Many Boston Market restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day with shorter hours. They also offer takeaway Thanksgiving dinner, catering, and dine-in options for a fast-turnaround or turkey emergency. Check for your local store.

Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel is open on Thanksgiving Day and is serving a traditional meal. You can also order takeaway dinners.

Del Frisco's Grille: Enjoy a Thanksgiving plate or a three-course prix-fixe dinner at the restaurant this year.

Denny's: Denny's will be open Thanksgiving Day, but not all locations will be open 24 hours.

Domino's Pizza: For a quick and easy Thanksgiving meal, you can order a pizza from most Domino's locations on Thanksgiving.

Dunkin' Donuts: Most Dunkin locations will be open on Thanksgiving.

Golden Corral: The restaurant will be open Thanksgiving 2023 at participating locations and will offer holiday favorites like carved roasted turkey and glazed ham.

IHOP: IHOP will be open on Thanksgiving Day, though it is recommended diners call their local IHOP for specific hours, which may vary by location. The restaurant is offering a homestyle turkey and stuffing dinner among its fall offerings.

Jack in the Box: Most restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.

Macaroni Grill: Open on Thanksgiving 2023, the restaurant is offering a three-course meal for adults for $34 and a kids' Thanksgiving meal for $17. See their Thanksgiving menus.

Maggiano's: Maggiano's is open on Thanksgiving with options to order ahead, carry out, or dine in.

McDonald's: McDonald's locations are usually open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary.

Red Lobster: Open on Thanksgiving Day 2023, Red Lobster will offer a celebratory shrimp and lobster meal.

Ruth's Chris Steak House: The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Make a reservation or see their Thanksgiving menu.

Starbucks: The coffee chain will be open at select store locations with varying hours.

Waffle House: The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day at most locations. Hours may vary by location, although many are 24 hours.

Whataburger: The burger chain plans to be open on Nov. 23.