Maybe you don't like turkey. Maybe you don't like cooking. Maybe you don't like your family. Maybe you don't have anywhere else to go. Don't worry, you have options.
These restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Plus, a lot of them are offering special Thanksgiving menus and special prices. Or, you can just grab some burgers from McDonald's.
Bob Evans — If you're dining in, check out the dinner-for-four family meal. If you want a Thanksgiving meal at home without all the hassle, try the Farmhouse Feast for $109.99. The meal serves eight people and includes roasted turkey breast, hickory smoked ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered sweet corn, green beans with ham, macaroni and cheese, cranberry relish, rolls, a whole apple pie, a whole pumpkin pie with whipped topping and a loaf of pumpkin bread.
Boston Market — Most locations are open for dining in. Check your local restaurant. A traditional plated meal will be served on Thanksgiving Day.
Buca di Beppo — Reservations are available for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. The Thanksgiving menu includes white meat turkey, gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Don't forget about the Italian dishes. Catering and to-go meals are also available.
Burger King — Check your local restaurant for hours.
Cracker Barrel — Heat n’ Serve holiday family meals are available for pick-up Nov. 21-23 with 24-hour notice. The restaurant will observe normal business hours.
Denny’s — Denny’s will be open regular hours. A seasonal menu offers some Thanksgiving-friendly options.
Fleming’s — A Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu includes a shared table appetizer, lobster bisque or salad for the first course, a main course of turkey with cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce and stuffing, various sides and choice of dessert. Opens at 11 a.m.
Golden Corral — A special Thanksgiving Day buffet is on tap. Check for holiday hours.
IHOP — Open, but hours will vary, and many locations will close early. Check your location’s Thanksgiving hours.
Maggiano’s — A four-course family-style dinner combines traditional Thanksgiving and Italian favorites. Reservations are recommended.
McDonald’s — Check your local restaurant for hours.
Mimi's Cafe -- Check your local restaurant for hours.
Ruby Tuesday — The regular menu is available during normal business hours. Check with your local restaurant.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse — Participating locations offer a three-course turkey dinner, including soup or salad, turkey breast with choice of side, and pumpkin pie with ice cream. Cost is $39.99 for adults and $12.95 for children.
Seasons 52 — A Thanksgiving menu offers antibiotic-free turkey, savory pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, French green beans, mashed butternut squash, cranberry relish, pumpkin pie mini Indulgence. Cost is $26.90 for adults and $12.90 for children. Sommelier wine picks and seasonal cocktails are also available.
Starbucks — Holiday beverages will be on tap during regular business hours.
TGI Fridays — Check your local restaurant for hours. Serving the regular menu.
The Capital Grille — A Thanksgiving menu includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, various sides and dessert. Open at 11 a.m. Cost is $39 for adults and $15 for children. Regular menu also available.
Waffle House — Participating locations offer the regular menu. Check with the restaurant for hours.
Wendy's — Check your local restaurant for hours.
Do you know of a restaurant that will be open on Thanksgiving? Send us an email at WTSP-WebDept@wtsp.com and we will add it to our list.