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Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day 2016?


By Debbie Lord

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it’s time to buy the turkey, gather the ingredients for the dressing and fight with your sister-in-law about pies.

Or, maybe, this year it will be different. Maybe this year you’ll let someone else do the cooking.

Some 15 million people will deftly avoid the kitchen Thursday when they head to a restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving, according to the National Restaurant Association.

While many restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving, there are a few that remain open. Here’s a list of some restaurants set to be open this Thanksgiving. Check with your local restaurant for hours of operation.

What’s open

• Applebee’s

• Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina

• Arooga’s

• Ben’s Kosher Deli

• Black Angus Steakhouse

• Bonanza Steakhouse

• Boston Market

• Bob Evans

• Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants

• Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill

• Chevys Fresh Mex

• Chompie’s

• Claim Jumper Restaurants

• Country Buffet

• Country Cookin

• Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

• Denny’s

• Domino’s

• Dunkin’ Donuts

• El Torito

• Fire of Brazil

• Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

• Furr’s Fresh Buffet

• Golden Corral

• HomeTown Buffet

• Humperdinks


• Jim’s Restaurants

• K&W Cafeterias

• Legal Sea Foods

• Luby’s

• Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

• Maggiano’s Little Italy

• Marie Callender’s

• McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

• Mimi’s Café

• Old Country Buffet

• Ponderosa Steakhouse

• Romano’s Macaroni Grill

• Ruby Tuesday’s

• Ruth’s Chris Steak House

• Ryan’s

• Seasons 52

• Shoney’s

• Smith & Wollensky

• Ted’s Montana Grill

• TGI Fridays

• The Dixie Café

• Waffle House

Here are some of the restaurants closed on Thanksgiving Day.

• Bahama Breeze

• California Pizza Kitchen

• Carrabba’s

• Cheesecake Factory

• Hooters

• Houston’s

• Olive Garden

• Outback Steakhouse

• R+D Kitchen

• Red Robin

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