15 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day (and 8 That Will Be Closed)

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We get it—cooking a giant bird for 16 people (including your cousin’s kinda, sorta boyfriend) isn’t for everyone. If you’d rather let someone else do the cooking (and cleaning), here are the restaurants open on Thanksgiving and the ones to avoid. Just remember to call your local restaurant to confirm.

Restaurants That Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day:

1. Boston Market
2. Cracker Barrel
3. Del Frisco’s
4. Denny’s
5. Dunkin’ Donuts
7. McCormick & Schmick's
8. Popeyes
9. Ruby Tuesday
10. Starbucks
11. TGI Friday’s
12. The Capital Grille
13. Tim Hortons
14. Waffle House
15. White Castle 

Restaurants That Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day:

1. Benihana
2. Bonefish Grill
3. California Pizza Kitchen
4. Chipotle
5. KFC
6. LongHorn Steakhouse
7. Red Robin
8. Taco Bell 

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Alexia Dellner is an executive editor at PureWow who has over ten years of experience covering a broad range of topics including health, wellness, travel, family, culture and...