'Tis the season for turkey, pumpkin pie and all the fixins'! There's no doubt that the Turkey Day feast is one of the best (and most filling) meals of the year, but if you want to skip the hassle of cooking up a homemade Thanksgiving dinner this holiday, we've got all the info on the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2020. Whether you're looking for dine-in or take-out options, these eateries and fast food restaurants will offer an easy and no-fuss way to get your fill, with many chains even offering special Thanksgiving menus and deals.
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, too, some restaurants may have adjusted operations, with many offering curbside pickup and contactless delivery. No matter how you want to get your fill of turkey, though, be sure to check out these restaurants as well as our list of grocery stores open on Thanksgiving.
Chart House is big on holidays, which means you can expect a great Thanksgiving dining experience (including a mouthwatering meal and spectacular views!) this year.
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 in the past has offered a three-course traditional turkey meal on the special holiday.
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 dishes like Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes (yum!).
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming's will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m so you can enjoy the perfect steak on Thanksgiving Day, and will also be offering a special Thanksgiving menu in addition to their core menu.
Fogo de Chão
If you're craving the full churrasco experience on Thanksgiving, head on over to this famous Brazilian steakhouse — and get ready to fill up on loads of delicious barbecued meat!
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 at Thanksgiving breakfast, but be sure to call ahead as hours vary by location.
You'll definitely want to head on over to Kona Grill this Thanksgiving for tasty menu options that includes delicious dishes, craft cocktails and more.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Craving delicious Italian this holiday season? Everyone's favorite Italian eatery, Maggiano's, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the holiday and will offer catering, carryout and dine-in options.
Morton's Steakhouse will be open for Thanksgiving, so you can expect a mouthwatering holiday meal at this tried-and-true steakhouse.
McCormick and Schmick's
When it comes to great seafood and steaks, McCormick and Schmick's — which has offered a complete turkey dinner in the past for Thanksgiving — will definitely be the place to go this year.
Select Popeye's locations will be open for the holiday, and will offer pick-up and contactless delivery options for their delicious Cajun Style Turkeys ... Is your mouth watering yet?
Romano's Macaroni Grill
You'll definitely want to head on over to Romano's Macaroni Grill this year, which has offered pre-ordered three-course meals for Thanksgiving in the past.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Not only is Ruth's Chris Steak House open this Thanksgiving, the restaurant will be serving a turkey dinner in-restaurant and will also offer a to-go family turkey dinner for pick-up.
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, however, keep in mind that holiday hours may vary and that it's best to check ahead for your local store.
You can count on STK Steakhouse for great Thanksgiving specials this year, which in the past has included a 'Roasted Turkey Special' with chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, old school gravy and cranberry orange chutney. Yum!
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 and holiday hours may vary.
You can look forward to a delicious meal at Sullivan's Steakhouse this year, which in the past has offered a special prix-fixe holiday feast for Thanksgiving.
TG for TGI Friday's! Everyone's favorite casual American restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving this year, though hours and openings may vary by location.
When in doubt, go to the Waffle House — this classic diner-style restaurant is open 365 days a year, and Thanksgiving is no exception!
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