Are Chain Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day?

List: Posted: 03/18/11

Do you prefer dining out on Thanksgiving?  If so, then you probably have some questions about which chain restaurants are open on this holiday. Interestingly, there are many different restaurants open on Thanksgiving, which allows you to choose from a wide array of food types and dining venues.  Here is a sample of what you'll find.


If you want some great home cooking, then you will find that Cracker Barrel is open on Thanksgiving Day, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a rocking chair and excellent food. 


Luby's is also open on Thanksgiving, where you will find cafeteria-style dining and good food.  If you prefer something a bit different, then Denny's is also open during the holiday – you can get everything from turkey and gravy to a delicious burger.


If you live within range of one, Shoney's is open during the holiday, and offers a full range of Thanksgiving meal options.  Golden Corral is also open during the holiday, and you will find that their buffet is filled with holiday favorites. 


Another buffet chain restaurant open on this day is Ryan's, where you will find holiday dishes, as well as regular fare on offer.  K&W Cafeteria will be open, as will many other national chains.


Of course, if you prefer to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant rather than a national chain, you will find some open in your area.  Many Mexican restaurants remain open on this holiday, as do numerous Chinese restaurants.  However, do not expect traditional holiday food here – you'll have your regular menu options in most cases.

Chinese Restaurants

    P.F. Chang’s features a blend of high-quality, Asian-inspired cuisine and American hospitality in a sophisticated, contemporary bistro setting.

    • 400 Pine St Ste 136
    • Seattle, WA 98101
    • (206) 393-0070

      From picking the right produce to how we bake our breads, Panera Bread is committed to the culinary craft. Come in and try one of our hand-tossed salads, our made-to-order sandwiches or our deliciously satisfying soups. All our food is crafted with fresh, high-quality ingredients to create flavor combinations as unique as they are delicious. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary wi-fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Seattle is here with warmth and welcome.

      • 1620 Broadway Ste 100a
      • Seattle, WA 98122
      • (206) 302-7634

        Sopranos Pizza and Pastaserves the best pizza and Italian food in the Seattle, WA area. The pizza and pasta restaurant has been delighting patrons since 2002 with a brand new delicious special every single month. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty pizza, a filling pasta dish, or any other type of Italian cuisine, Sopranos’ menu contains a variety of mouthwatering options.Pizzas at Sopranos come in sizes as small as 10” or as large as 18". All ingredients are prepared fresh daily, and you have the option to choose between traditional, thin, or gluten-free vegan crusts. Pick from traditional pizza choices such as cheese, pepperoni, and Roma, or try a specialty pie for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for a great place to go for lunch or you’re looking for delicious dinner ideas, Sopranos features enticing pasta and sandwich options that are sure to fill you up while leaving you looking forward to your next meal from the restaurant. If you want to enjoy your food in the comfort of your own home, Sopranos features a pizza delivery service, as well as the ability to order online. There are also gluten-free and vegan options, ensuring that everyone will be able to enjoy a delicious meal.Take a look at the full menu, including Italian desserts, by visiting Sopranos Pizza and Pasta online.

        • 3208 W Mcgraw St
        • Seattle, WA 98199
        • (206) 283-6005

          Large sun deck, New spirit's bar! Expanded & remodeled in 2010. Seattle's first original Thai caterer's! We've been bringing our mobile catering kitchen to your venue since 2005!

          • 404 N 36th St
          • Seattle, WA 98103
          • (206) 925-9979


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