So you don’t feel like cooking for Thanksgiving? Start making your dinner plans now with our handy list of chain restaurants that are planning to serve meals on Thursday, Nov. 26.
Some restaurants are letting you dine in; others also offer meals to go. It’s up to you how you feel it’s safe to celebrate in 2020. But know this: If you plan on eating at a restaurant, you’ll have the most success if you make reservations ahead of time.
Also keep in mind that prices, hours and participation may vary by location, and beverages are extra at most venues with fixed-price meals.
We will continue adding to this list as restaurants announce their Thanksgiving plans, so keep checking back for updates!
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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2020
Note: There’s a difference between restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and restaurants open for Thanksgiving. If you want the full, traditional turkey dinner, look for restaurants open that are also serving that special meal. Similarly, where to buy a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner is a different question, too.
Below, we give you as much information as possible about the restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Just click on the links for more details.
WHERE TO DINE OUT OR TAKE OUT IN MIAMI
Boston Market: Restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day (hours vary by location) and offer a traditional plated meal. They’ll also have a la carte items available for order, and complete heat & serve meals for parties of 4-6 and 12. Pick from turkey meals, turkey and ham meals, prime rib meals, and ham meals. All feature assorted sides, including stuffing, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and pie. Prices start at $79.99.
Buca di Beppo: Open on Thanksgiving, Buca di Beppo will offer a dinner with all the trimmings. You can also order their Thanksgiving Feast to go, which includes sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, plus the option to add on any of your favorite Italian dishes. A small, which serves 3, is $68.99, and a large, which serves 6, is $138. Available for pickup hot or cold.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Open on Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant is offering turkey and ham meals. Restaurant hours may be shorter than usual, so call ahead.
Cracker Barrel: The restaurant will be open regular business hours on Thanksgiving Day, serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 a.m. Cracker Barrel is offering 2 to-go meal options. The Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast serves 8-10 for $139.99. The Family Dinner package serves 4-6 for $69.99. Each comes with turkey and dressing, gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, cranberry relish, country green beans, macaroni n’ cheese, choice of mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, and dinner rolls.
Denny’s: Enjoy their turkey and dressing dinner for $10.49, which includes carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner bread, and your choice of two sides.
Fleming’s Steakhouse: Fleming’s Steakhouse will serve a three-course Thanksgiving dinner, including your choice of herb-roasted turkey or petite filet mignon. The full menu will also be available, as well as a reduced price children’s menu. You can order a three-course dinner to be picked up 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Golden Corral: As you might expect, Golden Corral’s Thanksgiving Day buffet will include everyone’s favorites: carved turkey, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, ham, meatloaf, and much more. The price is likely to be a little higher on Thanksgiving day than usual. Be sure to ask at your nearest Golden Corral restaurant location.
Hard Rock Café: Open on Nov. 26, the restaurant will serve up a special menu that includes slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce, and gravy. It’s $29.95 per plate for adults, and $10.95 per plate for children. It will also offer pumpkin pie and an espresso martini.
Kiki on the River: This Greek restaurant, at 450 NW North River Drive, Miami, is offering a special Thanksgiving Menu with Brined and Marinated Roasted Turkey, Giblet Gravy, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Herbed Bread Stuffing, Green Beans and Brussel Sprout Casserole with Cranberry and Pineapple Sauce. There’s also Pumpkin Pie and Chantilly Ice Cream for dessert. The pre-fixe menu is $59.99 per person; reservations are suggested.
Maggiano’s: Dine in to enjoy a three-course family style meal for $39.99 per person ($17.99 for children 5-12). You can also order Thanksgiving packages from the Maggiano’s carryout menu. Packages are $179.99, serve 4-5 people, and include turkey with gravy and stuffing, ham with whipped sweet potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, four-cheese ravioli, Caesar salad, mashed potatoes, freshly baked bread, and cranberry relish. The restaurant also has a la carte items available for order. Thanksgiving orders are available for pickup from Nov. 24-26. Orders must be placed by 8 p.m. the night prior to pickup. Meals picked up before Nov. 26 will be prepared and packaged cold to warm up at your convenience. There is a location in Boca Raton, if you don’t mind the drive.
MILA Miami: From 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 26, MILA Miami will serve a la carte options from its Thanksgiving menu. One special Appetizer and one Special Entree cost $36. There will also be dessert (Pumpkin Spice Dessert, Kabocha Mousse, Mila Crumb, Merengue Kisses) for $12. A children’s menu is available. The restaurant is at 1636 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach.
Nikki Beach: From noon until 6 p.m. Nov. 26, Miami’s luxury beach club is featuring a traditional turkey luncheon with all the fixings – and even a Tofurkey vegetarian option. You can dine on an a la carte menu of dishes like Oven-Roasted Turkey with rosemary, thyme and sage, Chicory Smoked Honey Baked Ham glazed with Virginia honey, Plant-Based Tofu Turkey served with vegan gravy, accompaniments like Cheddar Smashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Jack’s Old Fashioned Stuffing and a sweet finish of Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. Reservations are required. Entrees cost $18 each, accompaniments are $6 each, and homemade pies are $6 each.
Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe: This Italian restaurant, at 1700 SW Third Ave., Miami, is offering a traditional Thanksgiving Day Meal with Fresh Oven-Roasted Turkey, Homemade stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean almandine and mashed sweet potatoes for $27.95. You are encouraged to make your reservation early by calling 305-374-9449. Check out the full Thanksgiving Menu by clicking here.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: A three-course Thanksgiving dinner at Ruth’s Chris will cost $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. They’ll also have take-home feasts that serve 4 available for $165. These include a salad, turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, a choice of a side item, and 4 personal pumpkin cheesecakes. A la carte sides and salads are also available.
Smith & Wollensky: The Miami Beach steak house, at 1 Washington Ave. in South Pointe Park, is offering dining indoors or outdoors – and socially distanced – this Thanksgiving. Its Special Prix Fixe 3-Course Dinner starts at $69 per adult and $35 per child younger than 12. A Dinner Menu is also available. Reservations are required.
Many of these outlets will take your orders or reservations online, so be sure to click on the links to find the location nearest you.
If you’re looking for additional dine-in options, another excellent resource is OpenTable, which lists many restaurants open on Thanksgiving specific to your city. Many of these are higher-priced establishments and reservations are required.