20 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year

Kiss that after-dinner cleanup goodbye.

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As delicious as Thanksgiving dinner is, it's also a lot of work. Instead of slaving away in the kitchen, visit one of these restaurants offering deals, special holiday hours, and a family-oriented atmosphere instead. But remember: Hours may vary by location, so make sure you call your local franchise before heading out.

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restaurants open on thanksgiving buffalo wild wings
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Buffalo Wild Wings

Who needs turkey? After calling your local , head to this game-day restaurant to get your boneless chicken wing fix.

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restaurants open on thanksgiving chili's
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Treat yourself to a plate of famous baby back ribs on the most glutenous holiday of the year, just make sure you call ahead to make sure they're open first.

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restaurants open on thanksgiving Marie Callender's
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Marie Callender's

is offering meals you can pre-order this year and pick up to serve at home — talk about a win-win.

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Del Frisco's Grille

Not only is Del Frisco's Grill open, but it wants to become part of your new Thanksgiving tradition, which is why the restaurant is serving up a this year.

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Chart House

If you'd rather have seafood than turkey, is open to satisfy your cravings — but they plan to be busy, so reservations are encouraged.

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Cracker Barrel

Exciting news for anyone who dreams of Cracker Barrel's mouthwatering biscuits: All locations across the country will be open and ready to bring you their , complete with gravy, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole.

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Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

With yummy selection of appetizers and its Two for $20 deal, it's easy to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at this kid-friendly restaurant. Just be sure to call ahead for exact hours in your location.

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Boston Market restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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Boston Market

Head over to Boston Market with empty stomachs this Thanksgiving, because you'll want to eat everything on this neighborhood favorite's .

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Denny's restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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"American's diner is always open" isn't for nothing. Fuel up for Black Friday shopping with heaping plates of pancakes, eggs, and home fries at any point during your Thanksgiving celebrations.

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Smith & Wollensky steakhouse open for dinner on Thanksgiving Day
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Smith & Wollensky

From noon to 8 p.m., Smith & Wollensky will offer traditional on Thanksgiving Day, complete with your choice of pie.

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Ruby Tuesday

All Thanksgiving dinners should have a salad bar of caliber. Call ahead for exact hours, as the chain's operating time differs from location to location.

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Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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Maggiano's Little Italy

Not only is Maggiano's Little Italy open on Thanksgiving, but some locations will even bring a four-course family-style dinner to your home. Contact your local restaurant to see if you can cash in on the package.

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TGI Friday's restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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TGI Friday's

Just because Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday doesn't mean you can't pop by . Call ahead for hours, as operating times vary per location.

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The Capital Grille restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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The Capital Grille

For those craving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, The Capital Grille has everything you're looking for. From mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce to dessert that may or may not be pie, the restaurant serves it all .

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Waffle House restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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Waffle House

Good news for anyone who loves breakfast for dinner: All locations are open 24/365, so Thanksgiving isn't off the menu.

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The smile that spreads across your kids' faces as you pull into the parking lot says it all. While most are open on Thanksgiving, call ahead before trekking over to the eatery to make sure yours isn't the exception.

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Ted's Montana Grill Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving
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Ted's Montana Grill

Don't want to grocery shop? You can look forward to a cost-friendly at Ted's. Hours vary by location, so call ahead to find out yours.

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IHOP Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving
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They may be , but breakfast foods aren't the only items listed on this chain's Thanksgiving menu. From omelettes to burgers, even the pickiest of eaters can find something to feast on.

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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McCormick & Schmick's

Not only is this national steak and seafood chain on Thanksgiving, but certain locations are also offering a special turkey dinner with all the fis.

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Buca di Beppo restaurant open on Thanksgiving
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Buca di Beppo

Open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Buca di Beppo will serve a complete with pumpkin pie for dessert. Not in the mood for turkey? There are plenty of Italian dishes to choose from too.

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