“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 23, 2017.
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 meals often costing only $10 to $15 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 – complete with your choice of entrée (slow-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham or country fried steak), three sides (mashed potatoes with gravy, herb corn, macaroni & cheese, buttered broccoli, carrots, green beans with ham or Bob Evans Signature Coleslaw), endless bread (biscuits, rolls, pumpkin bread and banana nut bread) and a slice of pie (pumpkin, pumpkin supreme or double-crust apple) – for $14.99. The special Thanksgiving Kids Dinner will include slow-roasted turkey, choice of two sides, endless bread and a slice of pumpkin pie for $6.99.
Boston Market offers several ways to purchase a holiday meal this season. Stop in on Thanksgiving Day for the Thanksgiving Day Meal, featuring turkey breast, two sides, cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $12.99. For those planning a feast, consider the Heat & Serve option for 12 at $119.99 ($10 per person). 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.
Buca di Beppo plans to serve a family style meal ($22.99 per individual or $68.99 for service for three) starting at 11 a.m. The turkey dinner comes with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, whole cranberry sauce, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, and pumpkin pie for dessert. The traditional Turkey Dinner is also available “to-go”.
Cracker Barrel starts serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Turkey Day for $12.99 ($7.99 for children). 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.
Denny’s patrons can order the Turkey & Dressing Dinner, featuring slices of turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, two sides and bread. Check your local restaurant for times and pricing.
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. 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 for $11.49.
McCormick & Schmick’s serves a roasted turkey dinner for $26.99, $9.99 for children 12 and under. Included in the meal: 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 ($18.99 for adults/$8.99 for kids) 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 $99.99.
Ted’s Montana Grill will be open and offering Ted’s Traditional Roast Turkey Feast priced at $29. 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. Here’s the holiday menu. Prices and availability vary by location.
Village Inn restaurants will be open and serving traditional Holiday Turkey or Ham Dinner, with a slice of our Pumpkin Pie. At participating locations. Check with your local restaurant for hours as they may vary by restaurant.
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?