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List of national restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2021

Posted November 24, 2021 12:20 a.m. EST
Updated November 25, 2021 9:15 a.m. EST

Metro Diner Heat and Serve Holiday Feasts To-Go (photo courtesy Metro Diner)

Hoping to avoid hours of cooking and piles of dishes on Thanksgiving Day? Check out this list of restaurants that will be open on Thursday, November 25! Many are also offering holiday meals to go.

Keep in mind that only participating locations will be open so you may want to verify that your local restaurant is open for business before going out to eat. In addition, some restaurants require reservations in advance. Hours will also vary during the holiday.

Following is a growing list of national chains open on Thanksgiving.

See the list of local Triangle area restaurants open on Thanksgiving HERE.

Bob Evans: Many locations are open on Thanksgiving Day. They are also offering a Farmhouse Feast with turkey or ham in various sizes to go through 11/24.

Boston Market: Many locations are open limited hours on Thanksgiving Day for carry-out. You can also pre-order their Heat & Serve Thanksgiving Dinner for pickup. Check with your specific location for their hours.

Cracker Barrel: On Thanksgiving Day only, Cracker Barrel is serving a traditional Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal at participating locations starting at 11 a.m. local time. They are also offering a Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Feast which serves 8-10 people (starting at $139.99) or Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner which serves 4-6 people (starting at $89.99). They are available for pick up Nov. 20-27, 2021, while supplies last. If you pre-order and schedule pick up on Nov. 22 or 23, you'll receive a free Bonus Card. Se the bonus card details on their website.

Denny's: Many locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day and they are offering a limited time Turkey & Dressing Dinner.

Golden Corral: Select Golden Corral locations are open on Thanksgiving Day. They are also offering holiday meals to go. Call your specific location to find out the hours on Thanksgiving Day. Many locations are open from 10 am - 6 pm.

Hooters: Participating Hooters locations are open on Thanksgiving Day. Many are only open from 4 pm to close. Check with your specific location to verify hours.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Maggiano’s is offering a special 3-course holiday dinner on Thanksgiving. They are also offering a Family Style carryout bundle to serve a family of 4-5 people for $169.99.

McDonald's: Many McDonald's locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day, but some have adjusted hours. Check their website or call your location to confirm the hours for your specific store.

Metro Diner: On Thanksgiving Day, Metro Diner will be open for table service and for Holiday Feast pick-ups until 2:30 pm. They are also offering Heat and Serve Holiday Feasts To-Go that feed up to eight featuring fresh Roasted Turkey or Maple Glazed Baked Ham. Pre-orders run through Nov. 22 and pickup times are from 8 am - 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 23 and Wednesday. Nov. 24, and from 8 am – 2 pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25.

Ruby Tuesday: The Ruby Tuesday location in Garner, NC will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 12 pm - 9 pm according to an employee at the restaurant. According to the Ruby Tuesday website, the Sanford, NC location will also be open on Nov. 25.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: Offering a Thanksgiving Day special menu for $46.95 per person at participating locations. Reservations are limited. They also have turkey packages and sides available to go. Pre-orders are accepted through Nov. 24 at 4 PM and curbside pickup is on November 25 from 12 pm to 7 pm for participating Triangle area locations.

Seasons 52: On Thanksgiving, Seasons 52 is open for dine-in although reservations are limited for the Raleigh location. They are also offering Thanksgiving meals for pick-up on Nov. 24. The Thanksgiving Meal for 4-6 people is $175.

Starbucks: Many Starbucks locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day, but some have adjusted hours. Check their website or call your location to confirm the hours for your specific store.

Waffle House: Most Waffle House locations are open on Thanksgiving Day.

Wendy's: Some Wendy's locations are open on Thanksgiving Day, but they may have adjusted hours. Check their website or call your location to confirm the hours for your specific store.

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