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Let’s face it, preparing a homemade Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of work. And sometimes, even when you’ve put a ton of effort towards a meal and followed every stuffing recipe to the best of your ability, it still doesn’t quite turn out to be what you had in mind. So when all else fails (or you just don’t feel like cooking — no judgment here) you can head to any of these restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day 2022.
Outback Steakhouse will be closed, but several other chain restaurants offering steak options will be open on the holiday, including Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Fogo de Chão. If you and your family are more in the mood for fast food, then you could also stop in to Burger King or Subway for a quick meal. Just be sure to check in with your local store to double check its hours ahead of time.
And if a pre-cooked, full Thanksgiving dinner is more your speed, then check out a few places on our list where you can pick up full turkey meals to-go, even if it is at the last minute. Because turkey and stuffing with zero prep time sounds like music to our ears.
For a casual dining experience complete with American cuisine, stop into your local Applebee's on Thanksgiving Day. Most locations will be operating with regular hours, but be sure to verify with your closest store before you head out.
You can dine-in, order out or get curb side service at Bob Evans. Most stores will be open on Thanksgiving this year, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
Burger King makes it so easy to have Thanksgiving your way this year. The classic eatery will allow you to celebrate Americana to the fullest with burgers and chicken sandwiches.
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.
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, you can get pick-up, delivery or dine-in service depending on what you're in the mood for.
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!).
Shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, it's all at Eddie V's. The prime seafood restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will offer a special menu featuring turkey and pumpkin pie.
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! They'll 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.
Make it a Hardee's holiday this year. The eatery will easily fulfill your fast food needs with classic burgers and fries that are perfect for sharing at Friendsgiving.
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.
Legal Sea Foods
Got seafood on the brain? You can check out Legal Sea Foods on Thanksgiving Day. They'll also be offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts, potatoes and homemade pumpkin and pecan pie.
Maggiano's Little Italy
McCormick and Schmick's
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Seasons 52 is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day, which makes it the perfect option for Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant also serves a holiday dinner on Thanksgiving. Be sure to double check the hours at the location near you.
For a Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle, treat your family or friends to a meal at your local Sizzler. Most locations will be open throughout the day and will serve turkey with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes.
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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