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Not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Here are 20 restaurants that will do it for you

From Cracker Barrel to P.F. Chang’s, there are plenty of Thanksgiving dinner options this year.

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If you’re not up to cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, there are plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving with takeout and dine-in options.
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Thanksgiving this year is likely to look different for many people. If you’re not feeling up to cooking the turkey this year, there are plenty of restaurants that will be open and serving.

Some restaurants are serving special Thanksgiving menus that are available for takeout, dine-in or both. Others will be open on Thanksgiving Day with their regular menus available.

However, whether restaurants will be open or closed may vary by location, so we recommend checking with local restaurants to make sure.

Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner will have 3-course dinners and Holiday Family Meals that can be ordered to-go for Thanksgiving. The meals can be preordered starting Nov. 23, and will be available for pick-up on Nov. 26.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is serving a Thanksgiving Feast that can be preordered and taken to-go.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is offering a Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner, as well as a Hot and Ready Family Dinner, which are both available for preorder and can be picked up between Nov. 21-29.


Look at that delicious turkey dinner. All ready to eat. And you didn’t even have to wake up at 4:30 am to put it in the oven or wait 18 hours for your dad to finish it on the smoker.

Posted by Denny's on Friday, November 13, 2020

Denny’s has a special Thanksgiving dinner that is available for pickup and delivery orders.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering a Holiday Feast this year that can be preordered and taken to-go.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral has Holiday Meals To Go that must be preordered by Nov. 22 in order to pick up on Nov. 25.


IHOP has a Holiday Family Feast that is available for pickup and delivery orders.

Marie Callender’s

Marie Callender’s is serving Holiday Feasts and Pies, including a Thanksgiving three-course dinner, for to-go orders.

Mimi’s Cafe

We're counting the days until #Thanksgiving! Order your Holiday Feast for 8 at or join us on Thanksgiving for our three-course dinner for dine-in (or patio dining).

Posted by Mimi's Cafe on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Mimi’s Cafe is offering Take-Home Feasts that are available for pickup through Nov. 25, or a three-course Thanksgiving dinner for dine-in.

P.F. Chang’s

This holiday season, give thanks for effortless wok-fired meals shared with those you love. Customize your Family Meal for 2, 4, or 6 online for takeout or delivery:

Posted by P.F. Chang's on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

P.F. Chang’s is offering special Holiday Family Meals that are available for pickup and delivery orders.

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken

Popeyes is taking preorders for its Cajun Style Turkey, while supplies last. Must call or visit a restaurant in order to preorder.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Come to our house and enjoy all the trimmings with a three-course, turkey dinner for...

Posted by Romano's Macaroni Grill on Thursday, November 12, 2020

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a Thanksgiving meal to-go, which must be preordered before Nov. 24 for pickup on Nov. 24-26. They also have a three-course Thanksgiving dinner that is available for dine-in customers.


Sizzler is offering Heat & Eat Thanksgiving dinners which are available for preorder.

Tucano’s Brazilian Grill

Tucano’s is offering a Thanksgiving-Feast-to-Go that is available for pickup or delivery, as well as a special Thanksgiving menu for dine-in customers.

Other restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Dine-in or ToGo at Chuck-A-Rama!!! From 10-6 at all open locations, dine with us or pick up your...

Posted by Chuck-A-Rama Buffet on Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thanksgiving is around the corner! Let us host your family's celebration this year! Learn more and reserve at

Posted by Rodizio Grill on Tuesday, November 17, 2020