There are plenty of reasons why you might want to dine out on Thanksgiving.
Possibility 1: You might be living alone in a shabby downtown apartment and don’t have any meaningful social relation to celebrate the occasion with. Sounds bleak, right? But I do see it happening more often than I’d want to.
Possibility 2: You might be on the move and traveling around a country unknown to you. Either for work or a well-deserved vacation. And there is no one else around to dine this fine autumnal feast with.
Possibility 3: You might just be trying to avoid all the fuss, which comes with preparing an elaborate meal, and are hoping for an easy way out, i.e. ordering food while watching the football game and parade on your Spectrum TV. In case you’re having any issues finding your favorite channel number, simply call the Spectrum phone number and they’ll take care of all your issues. Now, if you’re wondering which restaurants are open on this monumental holiday, then don’t wander far. I’ve prepared the list for you. Check it out below.
Neighborhood grill and bar—this restaurant offers its usual full course menu on Thanksgiving. You can easily get the Shrimp Stir Fry, the Bolder Grill Combos, the $2 Dilly Dilly, and any Margarita of your choice from there. In addition to that, Applebees’s gives out a special entrée on this holiday, which is composed of a turkey breast, dipped in gravy, having a yummy stuffing, with titillating cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes + green beans on the side—all for $13 only! You can dine-in or take-out. Your choice.
Farmhouse special—this restaurant chain remains in business on Thanksgiving Day. This means you can enjoy its regular breakfast options, like the Sunshine Skillet and the Country Biscuits, its slow roasted dinners and entrées, like the Chicken Pot Pie and the Country-Fried Steak Dinner, and finish it all off with its famous Strawberry Hotcakes. Bob Evans offers a $15 Thanksgiving special treat, just so you know. It includes a main course of Slow-Roasted Turkey, three sides, an endless supply of bread rolls, and a pie slice for dessert. Isn’t that cool?
Old Country Store—this restaurant prides itself on the delicious Southern cuisine that it prepares for its hunger-lusty customers, even on Thanksgiving Day. You can order stuff from its usual menu, which consists of traditional favorites like the Fried Chicken and the Country Boy Breakfast, Pancakes n’ such, Breakfast Wholesome Fixin’s Sides, and Sunrise Specials. To top it all off, it renders an exceptional ‘Thanksgiving’ dine-in feast, called the Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing—composed of a sweet potato casserole, sugar-cured ham, turkey with gravy, refillable beverages, cranberry relish, a slice of pumpkin pie, and biscuits, etc. on the side.
A major cultural icon—this restaurant is an interesting mix of heart-warming food and quick service, giving a 24/7 service 365 days a year, which includes Thanksgiving. A different thing about this restaurant is that it doesn’t actually offer the traditional turkey meal course. Instead, you can begin your day by ordering its famous breakfast options, like the Cheese N’ Eggs, Biscuit and Sausage Gravy, and the famous pecan pie + waffles with peanut butter chips topping.
Retro-Style, Family-Friendly Diner—the holiday-centric pancakes from this restaurant are to die for! That is why you must try them on Thanksgiving to make your day extra-special. Denny’s operates throughout the year and in various parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, etc. Its usual menu includes scrumptious breakfast options like Philly Cheesesteak Omelet with Hash Browns, appetizers like Zesty Nachos, drinks like Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, and Thanksgiving-themed turkey dinners.
Apart from these chains, which freely serve on Thanksgiving, multinational restaurants like KFC and McDonald’s are open anyway. You can go for them if no other option works out for you.