“Eat, drink and be thankful.” That’s the way one national chain restaurant is promoting its Thanksgiving Day feast. If you plan to indulge in the merriment, and be thankful you don’t have to prepare your own meal, here’s a list of chain restaurants planning to be open on November 28, 2019.
At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go. A few caveats: make reservations where accepted ahead of time, prices, hours and participation may vary, and beverages are extra at most venues. We’ll add to this list as soon as we here about national deals. Check out your local Living on the Cheap network sites for more options.
Bob Evans will be offering a special Thanksgiving meal for eight to ten people – their Farmhouse Feast meals include your choice of entrée (slow-roasted turkey, ham, or both), Bread & Celery Dressing, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, rolls, and a pie for dessert.
Boston Market restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day (hours vary by location) and offer the Thanksgiving Day Meal, which features roasted turkey breast or half-rotisserie chicken with two sides, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $13.99. A “Feast for 3” includes sliced turkey or signature chicken (1 ½ chickens), plus 3 large sides, 3 dinner rolls and a whole pumpkin or apple pie for $39.99. Dine-in or carry-out.
Buca di Beppo : Open on Thanksgiving, Buca di Beppo’s Thanksgiving Feast includes sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Make reservations today. Pre-order a catered Thanksgiving meal starting at $199.99, and pick it up or have it delivered between November 18 and November 28. Click the “Order Catering” button to select a location.
Cracker Barrel : Cracker Barrel starts serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to close on Turkey Day for $12.99 / $7.99 for children (prices may vary by location). The Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal comes with turkey breast, a sampling of sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins and a slice of pumpkin pie. You could also opt for a Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go that serves ten people. The meal includes two oven-roasted turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, choice of 3 side dishes (each serves 10), sweet yeast rolls, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Cracker Barrel even offers some suggestions for the leftovers here. Pick up between November 23 and December 1, while supplies last. A 24-hour notice is required for orders, and payment must be made at the time of the order. Call your local Cracker barrel for more information.
Denny’s : Denny’s will be open all day on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019. The Turkey and Dressing dinner includes stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, two sides and dinner bread. Regular menu items will also be available. Check with your local restaurant about pricing and other information.
Hard Rock Cafe: Open on Thursday, November 28, 2019, the restaurant offers a spcial menu that includes slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a slice of Hard Rock’s Pumpkin Pie
IHOP : Restaurants are open on Thanksgiving, with a Roasted Turkey Dinner on the menu. Enjoy slices of roasted turkey breast atop a bed of savory stuffing and topped with warm turkey gravy, served with creamy mashed potatoes and broccoli. Hours and pricing vary by location. Check out the limited time offers of Jolly Cakes and Oh What Funnel Cakes as well, to help feed your holiday spirit.
Luby’s will be open for dine in or to go, serving a meal for $11.99. Choose cornbread dressing stuffed turkey leg with one holiday side dish or classic turkey and cornbread dressing with two holiday sides. Both choices include a dinner roll and a holiday dessert. Luby’s also offers a pre-order on several Thanksgiving combos starting at $69.99 for the Select package. The Select includes roasted turkey breast or spiral sliced ham, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie.
Mimi’s Cafe serves a traditional dine-in meal beginning at 11 a.m.The three-course meal includes choice of soup or salad, roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied pecan sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry-orange relish and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Price is $19.99 for adults, kids $9.99. Reservations are suggested.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers a Traditional Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner for $24.99. Includes choice of Caesar salad, fresh green salads or soup, roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, apple & sausage stuffing, your choice of brussels sprouts or broccolini, and pumpkin cheesecake. Kids meal costs $12. Regular menu also available. Reservations suggested
Shoney’s: Dig into an All You Care to Eat, Freshly Prepared Thanksgiving Day Feast, starting at $12.99 (price may vary according to your location). Top it off with a FREE slice of Pumpkin Pie
Ted’s Montana Grill will be open and offering Ted’s Traditional Roast Turkey Feast. For non-traditional guests, Ted’s is serving a choice of St. Phillip’s Island Crab Cakes, Bison Brisket, Bison Meatloaf, Big Sky Grilled Salad, Cedar Plank Salmon, Ted’s Filet and Delmonico Ribeye. Prices and availability vary by location.
Village Inn restaurants will be open and serving traditional Holiday Turkey or Ham dinner, with a slice of Pumpkin Pie. At participating locations. Check with your nearest restaurant for hours.
Another excellent resource is OpenTable, which lists many restaurants open on Thanksgiving specific to your city. Many of these are higher-priced establishments and reservations are required.
Many of these outlets will take your orders or reservations online, so be sure to click on the links to find the location nearest you. Aren’t you hungry now?