Every Chain Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving Day
Our guide to which chain restaurants will be open on turkey day (and a list of the closed ones, so you don't waste your time).
Not up for cooking a full turkey dinner for your entire family this Thanksgiving? Not to worry. PEOPLE has a guide to which chain restaurants will be open or closed on Thursday.
Many buffets and national restaurant chains are open during the holiday, including some with entire traditional Thanksgiving feasts. The list includes restaurants like Applebee’s, Popeyes, and Starbucks, so you’ll have more than enough options to choose from. Just remember that it’s always best to call your local restaurant to confirm, as hours may vary by location.
What Restaurants Are Open on Thanksgiving?
Start off your Thanksgiving with a $1 Vodka Cranberry Lemonade from Applebee’s — it’s sure to kickstart your day.
Bob Evans: OPEN
Not only are they open on Thanksgiving Day, but they’ll also be serving a special holiday dinner meal that involves endless bread and a slice of pie until 8 p.m. on Thursday. There will also be breakfast served all day.
Bonefish Grill: CLOSED
Boston Market: OPEN
Considering they serve more than 21 million rotisserie chickens a year, this one makes a lot of sense.
Buca Di Beppo: OPEN
If you’re looking to replace the turkey and cranberry sauce with an Italian feast, here’s your chance.
Burger King: OPEN
Have it your way on Thanksgiving Day.
No one wants to go without their morning coffee, so it’s a good thing Dunkin’ will be open.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: OPEN
The chain will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and guests can enjoy a three-course menu, priced at $52 per person.
Fogo de Chao: OPEN
The Brazilian steakhouse will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
Hard Rock Cafe: OPEN
The rock and roll restaurants will be serving up burgers and fries for all your non-Thanksgiving food needs.
Stop by the sports bar on Thursday for a couple dozen chicken wings and a cold beer.
Little Caesers: OPEN
In case you’re looking to sub turkey for pizza.
Maggiano’s Little Italy: OPEN
The chain will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursday with a special Thanksgiving menu.
You’ll be able to snack on McDonald’s French fries and Snickerdoodle McFlurry’s all you want during the Thanksgiving holiday, as all locations will be open.
Metro Diner: OPEN
The diner chain will be serving the ultimate Thanksgiving feast this holiday season, and all locations will remain open for holiday dinner pick-ups and table service until 2:30 p.m.
Olive Garden: CLOSED
On Thanksgiving, the line to try their famous chicken sandwich is bound to be shorter.
Don’t skip out on the Mexican food this Thanksgiving.
Red Lobster: CLOSED
If you’re expecting a full house on Thursday, maybe start off the day with a holiday beverage from Starbucks. The caffeine can only help, right?
Milkshakes and burgers will be flowing at the fast food restaurant this Thanksgiving Day.
No need to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to grab a sandwich.
Waffle House: OPEN
Waffle House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and Thanksgiving is no exception! Stop by at any time of day to add waffles to your Thanksgiving feast.
The hamburger chain will indeed be open this Thanksgiving.
White Castle: OPEN