30 Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2021

You’re probably wondering: what restaurants are open on Thanksgiving near me? From drive-throughs to sit-down restaurants, we have the rundown on what’s open, where they’re located, and what Thanksgiving hours you can expect to see on T-day.


1. Boston Market

Boston Market is one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

If you can’t escape the Macy’s Day Parade or family political debates, don’t sweat it. Boston Market will deliver a fully-prepped Thanksgiving meal right to your doorstep. Most locations are open for at least part of the holiday, but double check your local spot’s hours to be sure you can score that whole pumpkin pie before you get the whole family excited.  

Boston Market Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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2. Starbucks

Starbucks is one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

All of America is wondering the same thing: Is Starbucks open on Thanksgiving? And fortunately for you, you can still get your caffiene fix on the holiday. Not exactly a Thanksgiving dinner, but Starbucks offers seasonal flavors including pumpkin and cranberry-based beverages and baked treats.  

Starbucks Thanksgiving Hours: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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3. McDonald’s

McDonald's Thanksgiving Hours

If you’re considering fast food, the question “is McDonald’s open on Thanksgiving?” has inevitably crossed your mind. So, when that turkey is taking way too long to thaw out, and Mom won’t let you touch the hors-d’oeuvres until everyone arrives, there’s only one thing left to do. Hit up your local McDonald’s, of course.  

Order a baked apple pie, strawberry and creme pie, or hot caramel sundae for less than $1.29.  

McDonald’s Thanksgiving Hours: open 24/7

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4. Burger King

Burger King open on Thanksgiving

When your house catches on fire, your turkey is still frozen at dinner time, or you experience some other catastrophe on Thanksgiving – what do you do? Drive around town until you find a neon open sign, and there’s a good chance it’ll be Burger King or one of its competitors. A chicken sandwich may not be Mom’s famous honey roasted ham, but it’s only $7.49 with a side of fries and a small drink.  

Burger King Thanksgiving Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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5. Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box Open On Thanksgiving

Don’t worry – Jack in the Box will have curly fries whether it’s Thanksgiving or not, but their pumpkin spice shake is only around for a short season. It’s basically the same thing as your favorite holiday pie, right? 

Jack in the Box Thanksgiving Hours: open 24/7

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6. Papa John’s

Papa John's open on Thanksgiving

A greasy, cheesy pizza delivered straight to your front door…what’s not to be thankful for? Papa John’s is open for delivery on Thanksgiving in most locations, making your Turkey Day meal as easy as opening your front door. 

Papa John’s Thanksgiving Hours: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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7. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Is Pizza Hut open on Thanksgiving? You bet! If you’re not a Papa John’s family, check if your local Pizza Hut is open on Thanksgiving Day. Most of them are, and you can score a large pizza for less than $15. Put that bad boy in front of the football fans, and no one will complain about not having a homecooked meal. 

Pizza Hut Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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8. Popeyes

Popeyes is one of the Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day

Maybe your ideal Thanksgiving doesn’t include feasting on burgers and pizza, we get it. Luckily, Popeyes offers meals that more closely resemble a traditional Thanksgiving meal – chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, flaky buttermilk biscuits, home-style green beans with turkey bacon, cinnamon apple pie, and pecan pie. Toss those dishes onto your family’s fine china before anyone shows up, and no one will know you spent $20 on the big day.  Family meals are between $12.99 and $37.99. 

Popeyes Thanksgiving Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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9. Qdoba

Qdoba is one of the fast food restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

If your family likes to throw tradition out the window, head over to Qdoba for your Thanksgiving dinner. You won’t find anything resembling a turkey or mashed potatoes, but chips and queso is always something to be thankful for.  

Qdoba Thanksgiving Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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10. Steak ‘n Shake

Steak N Shake is one of the fast food restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

After spending the entire holiday listening to stories about your great uncle’s coin collection, you’ll probably need to sneak away and treat yourself with a Steak ‘n Shake milkshake… or a Frisco Melt (never a bad idea).

Steak ‘n Shake Thanksgiving Hours: open 24/7

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11. White Castle 

White Castle is a Fast Food Restaurant Open On Thanksgiving Day

Who knows… Maybe you’re really craving one of those festive turkey sliders, or maybe nothing else is open nearby. White Castle has plenty of cheap season offerings for $1.59 or less.  

 Keep in mind, most of the time holiday hours are subject to the franchise owner’s discretion, so be sure to call in and check before you head out. And just remember — the world will keep spinning if you don’t cook on Thanksgiving Day (sorry, Mom).  

White Castle Thanksgiving Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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12. Dunkin Donuts

If you can’t possibly go a single day without your Dunkin coffee, you’re probably wondering: is Dunkin Donuts open on Thanksgiving? Fortunately for you, most Dunkin Donuts are open on Thanksgiving, but some locations choose to close early for the holiday, so make sure to double check with your nearest store.

Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Hours: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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13. Del Taco

Del Taco is one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Del Taco is another one of the most popular fast food restaurants open on Thanksgiving in 2019. So, if you’re feeling tacos over turkey this year, you’ll have plenty of options all day long.

Del Taco Thanksgiving Hours: open 24/7

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14. Applebee’s

Applebee's is one of the fast food open on Thanksgiving

Applebee’s is a great option on Thanksgiving for those who don’t want to cook but still want to enjoy a nice sit-down meal with friends and family. Most locations will open up on the holiday during their normal hours.

Applebee’s Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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15. Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons is one of the fast food restaurants open on Thanksgiving in 2019

Tim Hortons is open on Thanksgiving, too! Whether you’re looking for your caffiene fix or want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you have plenty of options on the menu. However, Tim Hortons is known for closing early on Thanksgiving, so be sure to get there before 2 p.m. in most areas.

Time Hortons Thanksgiving Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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16. Golden Corral

golden corral open thanksgiving

Golden Corral is a chain that’s well known for its buffets. However, given the current state of the world, their buffets will not be open for some time. However, you can still grab food from Golden Corral to take home for you and yours this turkey day.

Golden Corral Thanksgiving Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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17. TGI Friday’s

TGI friday open thanksgiving

TGI Friday’s has a little bit of something for everyone. Like most places this year, ordering takeout is probably your best option.  From burgers to fried fish, you’ll have no issue finding something for everyone at a decent price.

TGI Friday’s Thanksgiving Hours: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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18. Ruby Tuesday

ruby tuesday open thanksgiving

Ruby Tuesday might be going through a recent bankruptcy, but their doors will still be open this holiday. From apps to entrees to delish desserts, you can easily feed a small army this year if you order out.

Ruby Tuesday’s Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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19. Subway

subway thanksgiving hours

Okay, sure. Subs and thanksgiving? Not exactly a no-brainer combo. But Subway does usually have Thanksgiving LTOs for just this occasion. So Thanksgiving dinner in sub-form is totally an option.

Subway Thanksgiving Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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20. Buffalo Wild Wings

buffalo wild wings thanksgiving hours

Buffalo Wild Wings might not seem like a likely option this holiday season, but you can easily order wings, fries, and select apps in massive quantities. They even have a few holiday-themed options for you to grab for all attending your Thanksgiving this year.

Buffalo Wild Wings Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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21. Sonic

is sonic open thanksgiving day

With Sonic being owned by the parent co that owns BWW, it wasn’t surprising to use to see that most locations would be open this Thanksgiving. As a bonus to burgers and slushes, you won’t have to call ahead for your order and you can stay in your car the whole time. Win!

Sonic Thanksgiving Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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22. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

ruths chris steakhouse thanksgiving

If you don’t want to do dishes – but you also don’t want to eat like you’re back in college – Ruth’s might be just what you’re looking for. You’d likely still have to order take-out at most locations, but it’d be a boujee Thanksgiving dinner that you wouldn’t have to clean up after eating.

Ruth’s Chris Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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23. IHOP

IHOP open thanksgiving day

IHOP, of course, has a holiday feat you can order. Of pancakes, obviously. But – great news – they have an UberEats coupon on their site you can use to grab your food without leaving your pad.

IHOP Thanksgiving Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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24. Cracker Barrel

is cracker barrel open thanksgiving day

If Thanksgiving is all about comfort food and family to you, you’ll be stoked to hear that most Cracker Barrel locations will be open this year. And, of course, they’ll have seasonal comfort foods you can take home with you.

Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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25. Sizzler 

sizzler thanksgiving hours

Sizzler’s offering a dinner and dessert option that’ll feed your whole family. It’ll serve up to six people, but you’ll probably want to preorder it. If you didn’t plan ahead, they’ll still be open day-of for you to grab grub.

Sizzler Thanksgiving Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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26. Denny’s

dennys thanksgiving hours

Turkey dinners will be available at Denny’s on Thanksgiving day. In addition to their dinner, they’ll be offering pecan and pumpkin pies for you to eat there or take home.

Denny’s Thanksgiving Hours: 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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27. Waffle House

is waffle house open thanksgiving

Waffle House doesn’t seem to have any special holiday entrees this year, but they’ve got waffles. As the name implies. So if you want to forego heavy holiday foods in favor of breakfast all day, Waffle House s the stop you’ll want to make.

Waffle House Thanksgiving Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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28. Tony Roma’s

tony romas thanksgiving

In the mood to nix the turkey for some ribs? Tony Roma’s will be open Thanksgiving day this year. Each location has a slightly different menu, so you’ll need to check your local menu to see what they have this year.

Tony Roma’s Thanksgiving Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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29. Ted’s Montana Grill

teds montana grill thanksgiving

Ted’s Montana Grill is offering Thanksgiving meals you can take home to your fam this year. You’re better off calling to reserve one of these ahead of time. In case you missed that tie window, Ted’s will be open Thanksgiving day as well and you’ll still be able to grab something. Even if it’s not a pre-cooking Thanksgiving meal.

Ted’s Thanksgiving Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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30. Marie Callender’s

Marie Callendars open on thanksgiving

Marie Callender’s is the perfect spot to grab comfort food to bring back on Thanksgiving day. From dinners to desserts, you’ll have no issue finding classic comfort foods here. Plus, Grubhub delivers from most of them!

Marie Callender’s Thanksgiving Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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