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10 Chains Open on Thanksgiving, Because Everyone's Gotta Eat

Not everyone can pull off an ambitious Thanksgiving meal — maybe you don't have enough time, maybe you tried and failed, or maybe you're stranded in a new city solo. If any of these sound familiar, we've got your solution: restaurants that are open on Turkey Day. Ahead, find out which of your favorite chains will offer special Thanksgiving menus with all the fixins for you to gobble up.

  • Applebee's: Lunch and dinner hours vary depending on the location, so contact the one closest to you to find out more.
  • Bob Evans: From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., get your Thanksgiving fix by dining in or ordering takeout. The menu will be limited, and hours may vary depending on location.
  • Boston Market: Hours vary by location, but the chain is open Thursday with items like the Thanksgiving Day Meal, which stars roasted turkey, cornbread, and pumpkin pie.
  • Buca di Beppo: Give your Thanksgiving an Italian twist by eating at the famous chain starting at 11 a.m. Make reservations now, and dine on dishes like turkey with gravy, green beans, and homemade spicy Italian sausage stuffing.
  • Claim Jumper: Head to the chain, and expect a complete three-course Thanksgiving menu. Offerings like roasted turkey and lattice apple pie promise not to disappoint.
  • Cracker Barrel: Open during its normal store hours, the chain is offering a special Thanksgiving menu for $11 per person, including an amazing-looking pumpkin pecan streusel pie.
  • Denny's: Get your pancake fix or go for the Holiday Turkey & Dressing Dinner any of the 24 hours that Denny's is open on Thanksgiving.
  • Golden Corral: For $13, you get to feast on an entire Thanksgiving buffet. Choose from carved turkey, sliced turkey, cornbread stuffing, poultry gravy — the options are endless!
  • Magianno's Little Italy: From noon until 8 p.m., the Italian eatery is serving a four-course, family-style dinner.
  • Mimi's Cafe: Eat in or take out — either way, you'll enjoy a Thanksgiving meal replete with turkey, buttered cornbread stuffing, pumpkin squares, and more. Yum!
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