“Eat, drink and be thankful.” That’s the way one national chain restaurant is promoting its Thanksgiving Day feast. If you plan to indulge in the merriment, and be thankful you don’t have to prepare your own meal, here’s a list of chain restaurants planning to be open on November 22, 2018.
At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go. And you’ll not only walked away stuffed, but your wallet won’t be that much lighter, with some meals often costing only $12 to $18 per person and none over $30. A few caveats: make reservations where accepted ahead of time, prices, hours and participation may vary, and beverages are extra at most venues.
Bob Evans will be offering a special Thanksgiving meal for four – complete with your choice of entrée (slow-roasted turkey, meatloaf, or country fried steak) starting at $19.99.
Boston Market offers several ways to purchase a holiday meal this season. Stop in on Thanksgiving Day for the Thanksgiving Day Meal, or consider the Heat & Serve option for 12. It’s a complete meal with a whole roasted turkey, several sides, rolls and two whole pies. If you just need an item a la carte, you can get that, too. Follow the link for options and prices, and to find a location near you.
Buca di Beppo : Available only on November 21 and 22, pick up a family style meal ($68.99 for service for three or $134.99 for five) starting at 11 a.m. The turkey dinner includes sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Cracker Barrel starts serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Turkey Day. The meal includes turkey breast, dressing, turkey gravy, sugar-cured ham, vegetables of choice, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with whipped cream, and beverage. Follow this link to online order a family meal to pickup and reheat at your own home.
Country Buffet : serves from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday to Go packs start at $89.99 and can be ordered through Tuesday, November 20. On the menu: carved turkey, steak, carved ham, butterfly shrimp, roast beef, scratch-made dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered corn, carrots, fresh steamed broccoli, seasoned green beans, and honey cornbread. Prices vary by location.
Denny’s patrons can order the Turkey Dinner Pack, which consists of carved turkey breast served family-style with savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce, and your choice of two sides. Serves 4-5. Add a classic Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Check your local restaurant for times and pricing.
Firehouse Subs : If you want a deal that covers more ground than Thanksgiving Day, enjoy $10 off a catering purchase of $100 or more. Valid from November 19 through November 26.
Golden Corral offers an endless bounty in its Thanksgiving buffet. Carved turkey or ham, sliced turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and even steak and shrimp are featured, as well as more than a dozen side dishes – stuffing, potatoes, casseroles and corn on the cob. It’s the “Endless Buffet,” so you can plan to go back for seconds or thirds. Or order and On-the-Go holiday meal. Call your nearest restaurant for holiday hours.
Luby’s will be open for dine in or to go, serving a Thanksgiving special combo of holiday entree, cornbread dressing, two sides, dinner roll and dessert.Or order a feast-to-Go or group catering.
McCormick & Schmick’s serves a roasted turkey dinner with butternut squash bisque or walnut mixed greens salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, seasoned vegetables, apple squash casserole and cranberry sauce. Dessert and cocktail service are extra.
Mimi’s Cafe starts serving at 11 a.m. The three-course meal includes choice of soup or salad, roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, relish, bread basket and choice of pumpkin pie or pecan pie. The carry-out option serves 8 to 10 people and costs $104.99.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers a Traditional Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner for $24.99. Includes roasted turkey breast, buttermilk mashed potatoes, carrots with rosemary candied bacon, apple & sausage stuffing, cranberry apple chutney and pumpkin pie.
Ted’s Montana Grill will be open and offering Ted’s Traditional Roast Turkey Feast. For non-traditional guests, Ted’s will be serving a choice of St. Phillip’s Island Crab Cakes, Bison Pot Roast, Bison Meatloaf, Big Sky Grilled Salad, Cedar Plank Salmon, Ted’s Filet and Delmonico Ribeye. Prices and availability vary by location.
Another excellent resource is OpenTable, which lists many restaurants open on Thanksgiving specific to your city. Many of these are higher-priced establishments and reservations are required.
Many of these outlets will take your orders or reservations online, so be sure to click on the links to find the location nearest you. Aren’t you hungry now?