19 Chain Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2019
In The United States of America, Thanksgiving is one of the most widely celebrated holidays. Foods like turkey and ham, sides like stuffing and sweet potatoes, and other dishes-or “fixins,” as many people may call them-are the things people think about when they think of a Thanksgiving Meal. AND PIE. Lots and lots of pie. But, Thanksgiving also happens to be a day of pure gluttony where a majority of America overeats…which is great for most people, except for when you’re the one having to do all of the cooking and cleaning up for the feast your guests enjoy.
You know-think of your own family’s past Thanksgivings as an example. How many times was the rest of the family eating while also having to tell Mom/Grandma/Aunt Becky, or whoever is cooking, that they need to “sit down and eat your food before it gets cold?” Our guess is you’ve had this exact conversation at many past Thanksgiving celebrations, and for a simple reason-because it is a ton of work preparing, and cleaning up from, a feast for a holiday like Thanksgiving.
Some people thoroughly enjoy the process of shopping for and cooking a large Thanksgiving meal, and they champion it through the “clean up” process, and that is fantastic to know that many people still like doing things a little bit the old fashioned way when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving…but there’s also nothing wrong with having your Thanksgiving meal prepared for you at a restaurant.
Some people love eating Thanksgiving at restaurants because it presents greater culinary options than you could prepare at home, and-perhaps best of all-eating thanksgiving at a restaurant ensures you’re not going to have to take part in any cleaning up whatsoever!
While it can be a struggle to find restaurants that are open for Holidays like Thanksgiving, there are many places that stay open to help ensure us hungry diners have a place to go enjoy a quality holiday meal.
So, are you asking yourself “What restaurants are serving Thanksgiving meals and/or what chain restaurants are open on Thanksgiving 2019?”
No need to worry any longer, because we have got you covered!
Please see our list below covering many major restaurant chains that are staying open on Thanksgiving.
Read the list below to find a restaurant you can visit for Thanksgiving 2019, and keep us posted to let us know how good your chosen restaurant’s Thanksgiving Meal 2019 is.
Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2019:
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar doesn’t have a special Thanksgiving 2019 Menu posted at this time, but all locations appear to be open nationwide unless specifically posted otherwise. So, Applebee’s- especially if it is one of your favorite places anyway- is always an option for your Thanksgiving 2019 meal.
2. Boston Market
With a regular menu comprised largely of food that is similar to the fare people seek on Thanksgiving, it’s no surprise that Boston Market shines on Thanksgiving. People seeking a fairly priced and tasty meal for Thanksgiving 2019 should consider Boston Market.
Boston Market’s Thanksgiving 2019 menu, from the Boston Market website-
“THANKSGIVING DAY MENU
*While supplies last.
• Sliced Roasted
• Signature Rotisserie
Feast for 3
Served with 3 large sides, 3 dinner rolls and a whole apple or pumpkin pie*.
• Sliced Roasted
• Half Signature
Served with 2 sides, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie*.
Home Style Sides
• Mashed Potatoes & Gravy • Sweet Corn
• Mac & Cheese • Vegetable Stuffing
• Sweet Potato Casserole”
3. Cracker Barrel
As a restaurant known for its “down home” food that people seek out year round, rest assured that Cracker Barrel is a place many people love to visit for Thanksgiving. BUT, this year Cracker Barrel has taken it a step further and they also are offering take-home/To Go Thanksgiving Meals, as well as an assortment of fresh baked pies, so those who want to have food from Cracker Barrel without having to visit the restaurant can still get their hands on their Cracker Barrel fix for Thanksgiving 2019.
Cracker Barrel’s Thanksgiving Meal, from Cracker Barrel’s website-
Cracker Barrel is open regular business hours Thanksgiving Day and serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 am. Our classic Turkey n’ Dressing meal comes with:
- Turkey n’ Dressing
- Sampling of Sugar Cured Ham
- Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans
- Cranberry Relish
- Choice of country side
- Buttermilk Biscuits or Corn Muffins
- Choice of refillable beverage*
- Tasty slice of Pumpkin Pie
*Beverage not included if ordered To-Go.
**Child’s meal doesn’t include ham or casserole.
++Dinner Rolls substituted in To-Go offering.”
4. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is one of America’s favorite high-end steakhouse chains, which was recently acquired by Texas-based billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta. For most people, any meal at Del Frisco’s is considered a special occasion. Considering Thanksgiving is one of the most special times for many people, why not consider splurging to spend Thanksgiving 2019 at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse?
Here’s the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Thanksgiving 2019 offerings, from Del Frisco’s website-
“This Thanksgiving Day, allow us to do the carving.
Celebrate with a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner with our prix fixe menu featuring Thanksgiving favorites like Slow Roasted Turkey Breast with all the trimmings and seasonal desserts like Pumpkin Cheesecake. You can also choose other Del Frisco’s favorites like a Dry-Aged Steak or Wagyu Tasting from our full menu of steaks and signature favorites. Out of all restaurants open on Thanksgiving, Del Frisco’s is the only to combine chef-driven cuisine, award-winning wines and distinguished hospitality to give you and your family a memorable Thanksgiving experience. Make your reservations today.”
Denny’s is known for being open 24/7 and serving affordable meals which still are quite tasty, so it should be comforting for Denny’s fans nationwide to know that Denny’s is open on Thanksgiving 2019 serving a special Thanksgiving Meal (in addition to their regular meal and other festive dishes).
Here’s the “traditional” Thanksgiving Meal, based on Denny’s website-
“Tender carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Served with two sides and dinner bread.”
6. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is owned by powerhouse restaurant group, Bloomin Brands-the parent company of Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill, among others.
According to their website, there are at least 69 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar locations nationwide and they are all open and serving Thanksgiving Meals in 2019. This said, you should have a fair chance of finding one of these fine-dining steakhouses in your area to go enjoy a great meal anytime-Thanksgiving 2019 included.
Thanksgiving 2019 offerings, from the Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar website-
“Let us host your three-course Thanksgiving, including your choice of Herb-Roasted Turkey or Petite Filet Mignon.
Another reason to be thankful? Our full menu is available on Thanksgiving Day, and we have a three-course Children’s Menu for $22.”
7. Fogo de Chao
One of America’s favorite Brazilian Steakhouses, Fogo de Chao has over 52 locations expected to be open from 11am-9pm on Thanksgiving 2019. Presenting a dining experience that is delicious and-if you choose-gluttonous year round, you might find that visiting Fogo de Chao for your Thanksgiving 2019 Meal could be a perfect choice for you. While the special Thanksgiving 2019 Menu does not appear to be posted by Fogo de Chao thus far, rest assured that their regular offerings are a feast worthy of any occasion.
8. Golden Corral
Golden Corral- America’s largest all you can eat buffet chain- is a place to indulge your appetite anytime, but Thanksgiving 2019 could be the perfect time to find a Golden Corral location near you.
Golden Corral is offering “Holiday Meals To-Go” for Thanksgiving 2019, however it is currently unclear what diners in the restaurant will receive because there does not appear to be a Golden Corral Thanksgiving 2019 Menu posted quite yet…but there’s always a feast at this buffet-and there are locations nationwide, so chances are there is a Golden Corral near you that you may want to visit for Thanksgiving 2019!
IHOP is one of those restaurants that needs no introduction, so you definitely know ahead of time if this is a place you may want to visit on a normal occasion…but did you know that IHOP is open nationwide for Thanksgiving 2019? Maybe going to IHOP for Thanksgiving 2019 is the perfect choice for you?
While you may not think of McDonald’s when you think of Thanksgiving Meals, sometimes things don’t go exactly how we expect they will and perhaps you may find yourself seeking out some “Mickey D’s” on Thanksgiving. Well, the good news for you is that most McDonald’s locations should be open for Thanksgiving 2019! So, go get your burger and fry fix filled-even on Thanksgiving!
11. Morton’s The Steakhouse
Boasting at least 74 worldwide locations, steakhouse chain Morton’s The Steakhouse likely has a location in your city-and all locations will be open on Thanksgiving 2019. Great steak, lobster, wine and desserts are good for any occasion, including Thanksgiving, so perhaps Morton’s is the perfect Thanksgiving stop for you in 2019.
Fried Chicken isn’t quite Turkey, but it’s sure darn close-and, hey, some people don’t like turkey on Thanksgiving. So, you should be glad to learn that Popeyes will be open for Thanksgiving 2019. Of course, there is not a “Thanksgiving Menu,” per se, but if you have a taste for fried chicken on Thanksgiving then you know where to go.
13. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
While this steakhouse chain may not be national, there are locations in several states-including Texas, Colorado, Illinois (Chicago), and Florida (Miami), so perhaps Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is either in your hometown or in the city you’ll be visiting for Thanksgiving 2019. Either way, this small steakhouse chain-with the killer pork chops-is open and ready to welcome you for Thanksgiving 2019 with a special menu.
Thanksgiving 2019 offerings, from the Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Website-
“This Thanksgiving, select from our full dinner menu or our special feature: your choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Honey Crisp Apple Salad followed by Roast Turkey Breast with pan gravy and mashed potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Sausage & Sage Cornbread Stuffing and Cranberry Relish for $45 per person. Kids’ entrée plate with sides available for $15. Finish with a piece of creamy pumpkin-spiced cheesecake for $8.”
14. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Luxury fine-dining steakhouse chain Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be open for Thanksgiving 2019 and they’re offering a special menu. Any meal is expected to be memorable at a place the caliber of Ruth’s Chris Steak House-so Thanksgiving 2019 should be no different.
For diners who are looking to experience something a little fancier, you may want to consider visiting Ruth’s Chris Steak House for Thanksgiving 2019.
Thanksgiving 2019 offerings, from the Ruth’s Chris Steak House website-
“Start a new Thanksgiving tradition at Ruth’s this year. You set the guest list, we’ll handle the cooking and all the dishes so you can enjoy time well spent. Indulge in a traditional 3-course holiday feast featuring oven-roasted turkey and all the trimmings. We’ll even send you home with a little extra to enjoy later.*
*Available in participating locations only. Pricing and menu selections may vary by geographic location. Please contact your local Ruth’s Chris for details.”
15. Seasons 52
Seasons 52 is a newer, seasonal-menu driven, and more modern restaurant concept by international restaurant conglomerate Darden Restaurants-parent company of other brands like Olive Garden, The Capital Grille, Yard House, Longhorn Steakhouse, and more. The trendy Seasons 52 concept has been quite popular in the locations it operates, largely in part because the food is darn good: the complex flavors and menu options presented by Seasons 52 are something diners would be pleased to find at any outstanding restaurant. This said, Seasons 52’s Thanksgiving 2019 Menu is filled with dishes that are certain to please the palettes of most people. You never know, maybe Seasons 52 is the place for you to visit for Thanksgiving 2019?
Seasons 52 Thanksgiving Menu, from the Seasons 52 Website-
“This year, start a new Thanksgiving tradition by letting us prepare the traditional favorites your
family loves. We’re serving all day, so you can decide when the tradition begins.
Coffee is a necessity for most people, and it doesn’t matter if it is Thanksgiving or a random Thursday-you NEED your coffee. So, since everyone is asking us, “Is Starbucks open on Thanksgiving 2019?” We feel it’s important to tell you that-while they’re obviously not offering a Thanksgiving feast-yes, most Starbucks locations nationwide are expected to be open Thanksgiving 2019…so feel free to go get yourself some coffee from Starbucks, even on Thanksgiving!
17. STK Steakhouse
With locations in major cities like New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Nashville, Atlanta, Denver and more-the uber trendy STK Steakhouse is a large enough chain that we’re betting there’s a good chance you might be in the vicinity of one when Thanksgiving 2019 rolls around. And-guess what? STK Steakhouse is open for Thanksgiving 2019 and they are serving a special menu, so you’re in luck.
STK Steakhouse Thanksgiving 2019 Menu, from the STK Steakhouse website-
“Featuring Turkey Day Specials & Full STK Dinner Menu
Roasted Turkey Special
Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing, Green Beans, Sweet Potato, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Old School Gravy, Cranberry Orange Chutney
$42 Adults / $16 Children 12 & Under
Spiced Pumpkin or Cinnamon Apple, Boozy Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream
18. Ted’s Montana Grill
Ted’s Montana Grill is owned and operated by conservationist, land baron, billionaire Ted Turner, and bison from Mr. Turner’s own herd is what is served at Ted’s Montana Grill-so you know lots of the ingredients and food are top notch. What you may not have known is that Ted’s Montana Grill is open for Thanksgiving 2019, and they appear to be serving a special menu along with select favorites from their standard menu.
Ted’s Montana Grill Thanksgiving 2019 Menu, from the Ted’s Montana Grill website-
“THANKSGIVING ROAST TURKEY FEAST Side salad or cup of soup or chili, roast turkey and gravy with garlic mashed potatoes, herb dressing, carrots,
“Aunt Fannie’s” squash casserole and cranberry sauce. Served with our famous Apple Pecan Crisp | 29
Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay California | Bottle 30
Trapiche Broquel Malbec Mendoza | Bottle 30”
19. The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille, one of America’s most popular chain steakhouses, is offering Thanksgiving Dinner at locations nationwide in 2019.
Thanksgiving 2019 Menu, from The Capital Grille website-
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
ADULTS 43* | CHILDREN 15*
(Full dinner menu also available)
Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing
French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds
Sam’s Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Cheesecake 12″
While Thanksgiving 2019 is certainly something you probably have on your mind, hopefully we have made it a little bit easier for you to plan your dining options. If you’re not planning on cooking Thanksgiving at home in 2019, now you know what chain restaurants are open and serving Thanksgiving meals for 2019!
So, we hope you’re hungry…because you know we are! From all of us at Fantaskey to you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving 2019. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving Meal!
P.S. While none of the restaurants mentioned in this post are currently affiliated with Fantaskey, we will update this list ASAP if/when some of these restaurants start offering reservations and selling meal deal experiences on Fantaskey.com. By the way, you should tell them to join us! 😉