Familie cooks are under a lot of pressure on Thanksgiving. A single mistake could ruin your entire day. Fortunately, if that happens (or if you just don’t feel like making an extravagant meal this year), there are plenty of restaurants open today.

Retailers are closing more often than ever. on ThanksgivingRestaurant chains expect a busy day with many offerings. Thanksgiving specials. You prefer something different? You can always order a burger, pizza or pancake.

Here’s a look at some of the places you can grab a bite on Thanksgiving. Please note that franchisees can change hours and may not be available at all times. Call first

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day 2022


Bahama Breeze

Bob Evans

Boston Market

Buca Di Beppo

Buffalo Wild Wings

Capital Grille

Country Buffett

Cracker Barrel



Flemings Prime Steakhouse (opens at 11:00 a.m.)

Fogo de Chao 

Golden Corral

Hard Rock Cafe

HomeTown Buffet


Maggiano’s Little Italy

McCormick and Schmick’s


Medieval Times (most castles still open, confirm by calling)

Morton’s Steakhouse

Old Country Buffet

Popeye’s (varies by location)

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Ruby Tuesday

Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Sizzler (varies based on location)

Smith & Wollensky


STK Steakhouse


TGI Friday’s

Waffle House



Restaurants Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2022

Bonefish Grill

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Cheesecake Factory


Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Red Lobster

Ted’s Montana Grill

Texas Roadhouse

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