We’re often asked what restaurants are open on Thanksgiving? What specials can I order up on Turkey Day? What grab and go, heat and serve items can I snag to take the sting out of cooking all day. Well, look no further than our handy roundup of all the current Thanksgiving specials and options we know about right now!
Thanksgiving 2021 at restaurants
PDQ is excited to bring back its turkey sandwich this fall, with two brand new sandwiches ready to be gobbled starting Tuesday, September 21. The new sandwiches highlighted by Butterball turkey include the Hot Turkey sandwich: a spicy crispy turkey breast featuring PDQ’s signature sauce, lettuce, dill pickles and pepper jack cheese. Guests can also enjoy the new Crispy Turkey sandwich, which includes Duke’s Mayo, lettuce, tomato and dill pickles. The new turkey sandwiches are only available for a limited time, with the Crispy Turkey at $6.29 for the sandwich and $9.29 for a meal, while the Hot Turkey is available for $6.79 for the sandwich and $9.79 for the meal. See more here.
You gotta move quick to secure this one, the popular fan favorite sells out quickly every year. Coming back for 2021, the fried chicken chain are offering their Cajun Style whole turkeys. The precooked birds are ready to smoky heat and eat; do note that they do come frozen though. As well as that the chain also offer a full T-Day array of sides: mashed potatoes, mac n cheese as well as those lovely biscuits. Pre-orders start on October 18th, you’ll need to stop by your local store to reserve one.
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Recap of Thanksgiving 2020 dining
Bob Evans write they happily serve Thanksgving 364 days a year. Order a Thanksgiving dinner online for delivery or curbside pickup, or dine in on the day itself for a special Thanksgiving Day menu.
Bob Evans also offers the Farmhouse Feast, a range of togo meals to enjoy at home.
With turkey, serves four, $59.99 – Slow-Roasted Turkey • Bread & Celery Dressing • Corn • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Green Beans with Ham • Cranberry Relish • Rolls • Cherry Supreme Pie
With ham, serves four, $54.99 – Hickory-Smoked Ham • Bread & Celery Dressing • Corn • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Green Beans with Ham • Rolls • Cherry Supreme Pie • Serves Four
As well as being open on the big day itself, Boston Market also offer complete heat and serve meals with all the trimmings, T-Day dishes ala carte, heck they even offer home Thanksgiving Day meals delivered direct to your door! Read more here. If you dine in at the restaurant you can purchase a Ham/Turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie stuffing and a slice of pie for $13.99.
Black Bear Diner
Black Bear Diner is making it easier for friends and families to (safely) gather this holiday season by offering holiday meals available for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, with an alternate option of their Family Meals To-Go to take home. Details on the three set meals Black Bear Diner will be offering are included below. They also come in Family Meal sizes!
Roasted Turkey Dinner – Topped with turkey gravy and cranberry sauce, and served with red skinned mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread stuffing, Italian green beans, choice of soup or salad, cornbread muffin, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Also available in Little Less portion for smaller appetites and as a Cubs meal for the kids. Guests can also get a Family Meal To Go Roasted Turkey Meal.
Holiday Ham Dinner – Delicious Carve Master natural applewood smoked ham topped with a honey Dijon glaze, served with red skinned mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread stuffing, Italian green beans, choice of soup or salad, cornbread muffin, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Also available in Little Less portion for smaller appetites and as a Cubs meal for the kids. Guests can also get a Family Meal To Go Roasted Turkey Meal.
Prime Rib Dinner – Carved to order prime rib served with au jus, horseradish cream, red skinned mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread stuffing, Italian green beans, choice of soup or salad, cornbread muffin, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Guests can also get a Family Meal To Go Roasted Turkey Meal. Visit Black Bear Diner dot com for complete details.
This popular chain is open for both dine in and to go orders, as well as offering a complete Thanksgiving Feast to go. Feasts include turkey, stuffing, pan seared broccolini, mashed potatoes, orange cranberry sauce and pumpkin spiced bread pudding for dessert. Options are priced:
- Individual, $28.99
- Small, feeds 3, $68.99
- Large, feeds 6, $138
- Half pan, feeds 10, $229
- Full pan, feeds 20, $419
Buca Di Beppo
The restaurant is open for dine in as well as offering a traditional holiday feast to go. Meals include: Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie. Prices are as follows:
- Half pan, feeds 10, $219.99
- Full Pan, feeds 20, $399.99
Cracker Barrel are offering Heat N Serve Thanksgiving meals to go. These come with Turkey n’ Dressing with Gravy, a sampling of Sugar Cured Ham, Cranberry Relish, Country Green Beans, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potato Casserole, and Dinner Rolls. Read more here.
The popular 365/24/7 restaurant is usually open for the holidays, and typically offers a special menu. Check them out here. Also for 2020 Denny’s is bringing back their Thanksgiving favorite – Turkey & Dressing Dinner. The dinner comes with carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce and is served with two sides and dinner bread. Denny’s will also have Pumpkin and Pecan Pie for a limited time too.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’ are getting in on the Thanksgiving fun this year and offer a range of Holiday Feasts to go. Dickey’s BBQ lovers can order individual holiday box lunches with smoked carved turkey sandwiches, sides of cornbread dressing, bags of chips and cookies along with a to-go sauce of the guests’ choice. A deluxe version of the box also comes with a side of southern-style green beans.
For bigger parties of eight to twelve , Dickey’s are also offering the picture Holiday Big Yellow Box which comes with sliced turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and a dozen rolls.
The feasts are available for pickup and delivery through the holidays.To place an order for a holiday feast from Dickey’s, visit dickeys.com/quote/order-menu.
For something a bit fancier, check out your local Fleming’s Steakhouse. The high end steakhouse usually offers a three course dinner that is sure to impress. See here for more info.
The popular buffet is often open on the big day, and usually puts on a special spread with all your favorites like turkey, sweet taters and more. Check with your local location for more info.
The holiday’s wouldn’t be the holidays without pie – and Marie Callender’s is always there for great pie! As well as that the chain offers Holiday Feasts to go. Options include:
- Turkey Breast Feast, feeds 4-6, $119.99
- Ham Feast, feeds 4-6, $134.99
- The Ultimate Whole Turkey Feast, serves 6-8, $144.99
- Ham and Turkey Breast Feast, serves 6-8, $164.99
- The Ultimate Whole Turkey & Ham Feast, serves 6-8, $174.99
Ala carte items include:
- Bone-In Spiral Cut Quarter Ham, $49.99
- Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast, $46.99
- Whole Roasted Turkey, $59.99
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Skip the cooking and enjoy Romano’s traditional three course meal to go. The meal is priced $24.99 per person (kids $12) and includes:
- Choice of soup/salad
- Roast turkey breast entree with all the fixings
- Side dishes
- Traditional cheesecake with pumpkin crème anglaise
Another fine dining option, and one that promises to become your new Thanksgiving tradition. Ruth’s Chris offer a three course meal priced $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. The menu includes:
- Choice of starter from soup/salad
- Entree of roast turkey breast with fixings
- Dessert of pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream
What fast food restaurants are open on Thanksgiving
So far we’ve heard confirmation that the following fast food options will be open for 2020:
- Burger King
- El Pollo Loco
- Jack In The Box
- Little Caesars
- Sonic Drive-In
Fast food Thanksgiving style dishes
Speaking of which, some fast food restaurants have seasonal specials at this time of the year. Here are all those we currently know about:
- Arby’s Deep Fried Turkey Sandwiches and Wraps – read more
- Popeye’s Cajun Style Turkey – read more
- Quiznos Winter Turkey Feast sandwich – read more
- Wawa – The Gobbler – read more
Who else is open on Thanksgiving?
Ran out of cooking oil, need some batteries? Need to grab a last minute something? Racking your brains for exactly who might be open? Don’t worry – we’ve seen online confirmation that the following are open on the day itself for 2020:
- Rite Aid
- Sprouts Walmart
- Whole Foods