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.
Who needs turkey? After calling your local Buffalo Wild Wings, head to this game-day restaurant to get your boneless chicken wing fix.
Treat yourself to a plate of Chili's 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.
Marie Callender's is offering meals you can pre-order this year and pick up to serve at home — talk about a win-win.
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 special holiday feast this year.
If you'd rather have seafood than turkey, Chart House is open to satisfy your cravings — but they plan to be busy, so reservations are encouraged.
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 Homestyle Turkey n' Dressing Meal, complete with gravy, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole.
With Applebee's 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.
Head over to Boston Market with empty stomachs this Thanksgiving, because you'll want to eat everything on this neighborhood favorite's completely delicious Thanksgiving menu.
"American's diner is always open" isn't this chain's slogan for nothing. Fuel up for Black Friday shopping with heaping plates of pancakes, eggs, and home fries at any point during your Thanksgiving celebrations.
From noon to 8 p.m., Smith & Wollensky will offer traditional turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day, complete with your choice of pie.
All Thanksgiving dinners should have a salad bar of Ruby Tuesday's caliber. Call ahead for exact hours, as the chain's operating time differs from location to location.
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 Thanksgiving Carryout package.
Just because Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday doesn't mean you can't pop by Friday's. Call ahead for hours, as operating times vary per location.
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 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m..
Good news for anyone who loves breakfast for dinner: All Waffle House locations are open 24/365, so Thanksgiving isn't off the menu.
The smile that spreads across your kids' faces as you pull into the parking lot says it all. While most McDonald's are open on Thanksgiving, call ahead before trekking over to the eatery to make sure yours isn't the exception.
Don't want to grocery shop? You can look forward to a cost-friendly Thanksgiving Roast Turkey Feast at Ted's. Hours vary by location, so call ahead to find out yours.
They may be known for their pancakes, 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.
Not only is this national steak and seafood chain open during regular hours on Thanksgiving, but certain locations are also offering a special turkey dinner with all the fis.
Open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Buca di Beppo will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with pumpkin pie for dessert. Not in the mood for turkey? There are plenty of Italian dishes to choose from too.