Thanksgiving is one of the happiest days of the year, but if you’re in charge of preparing the Thanksgiving dinner, it can feel like a nightmare. You have to spend hours in the kitchen getting everything ready before the big day even begins, and you might miss out on fun times with family and friends if you’re too busy mashing potatoes, making salads, and preparing pies.

Well, if you don’t feel like going to all that effort or missing out on the joy of the day, you might decide to visit a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner instead. And if you’re worried about everywhere being shut for the big day, there’s no need for concern; plenty of popular chain restaurants, diners, and family eateries will be open for Thanksgiving 2022.

In this guide, we’ve compiled a full list of some of the top chain restaurants that will be opening their doors on Thanksgiving 2022. The list is divided into categories, including Asian food, steakhouses, Italian cuisine, and more. So you can easily scroll through the list and see the opening hours for each location, as well as finding out about any exclusive Thanksgiving deals or special offers that might help you save some extra cash.

🔥Top 20 Chain Restaurants Open/ Closed on Thanksgiving 2022

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Restaurant

Thanksgiving Hours
McDonald’sOpen
StarbucksOpen
Chick-fil-AClosed
Taco BellClosed
Wendy’sOpen
Dunkin’Open
Burger KingOpen
SubwayOpen
Domino’sOpen
Chipotle Mexican GrillClosed
Sonic Drive-InClosed
Panera BreadClosed
Pizza HutOpen
KFCClosed
PopeyesOpen
Panda ExpressClosed
Dairy QueenClosed
Arby’sClosed
Little CaesarsOpen
Olive GardenClosed

Asian Chains

Asian Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#1 Benihana

Thanksgiving Hours: Select locations will be open (contact the nearest Benihana location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Benihana offers Thanksgiving Teppanyaki specialties such as Hibachi Steak, Chicken, and Shrimp. See today’s Benihana deals.


#2 Kona Grill

Thanksgiving Hours: Open (contact the nearest Kona Grill location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Kona Grill offers Thanksgiving specials for dine-in or take-out. See today’s Kona Grill deals.


#3 PF Chang’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Reduced hours may apply (contact the nearest PF Chang’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a four-course meal and toast of your choice (view PF Chang’s Exclusive Celebration Menu). See today’s PF Chang’s deals.


Steak Restaurant Chains

Steak Restaurant Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#4 Black Angus Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Hours: 11 am – 8 pm (contact the nearest Black Angus location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Black Angus is offering a Thanksgiving Buffet for $31.95 per adult and $15.95 per child under 10. See today’s Black Angus deals.


#5 Del Frisco’s Grille

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Del Frisco’s Grille location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Celebrate Thanksgiving day with a three-course turkey dinner starting from only $49 per person.


#6 Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (contact the nearest Fogo de Chão location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: We expect to see special Thanksviging meal deals at Fogo de Chão. See today’s Fogo de Chão deals.


#7 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Hours: 11 am – 8 pm (contact the nearest Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse offers a three-course family meal for four on Thanksgiving Day. This deal is valid for curbside pickup or in-restaurant. See today’s Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse deals.


#8 Morton’s Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Hours: Open (contact the nearest Morton’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal for only $59 per person at select locations.


#9 Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Ruth’s Chris Steak House location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Get a traditional Thanksgiving meal starting from $44. See today’s Ruth’s Chris Steak House deals.


#10 STK Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Hours: Open (contact the nearest STK Steakhouse location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy a STK Turkey Meal from November 24 – 27 for dine-in or takeout.


#11 Sullivan’s

Thanksgiving Hours: 11 am – 8 pm (contact the nearest Sullivan’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Sullivan’s offers a turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving day. See today’s Sullivan’s deals.


#12 The Capital Grille

Thanksgiving Hours: Open (contact the nearest The Capital Grille location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Last year they offered a Thanksgiving Dinner for $43 per adult and $15 per child. See today’s The Capital Grille deals.


Italian/ Pizza Chains

Pizza Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#13 Buca di Beppo

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm (contact the nearest Buca di Beppo location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Buca di Beppo will be offering various Thanksgiving meal options starting from $28 per person. See today’s Buca di Beppo deals.


#14 🔥 Domino’s Pizza

Thanksgiving Hours: Regular hours at select locations (contact the nearest Domino’s Pizza location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: We expect to see special Thanksviging meal deals at Domino’s Pizza. See today’s Domino’s Pizza deals.


#15 🔥 Little Caesars

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Little Caesars location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Use the code 1599DEAL to get a speciality deal for only $15.99 until November 6, 2022. This deal includes any large specialty pizza, crazy combo, and a 2L Pepsi Cola.


#16 Maggiano’s Little Italy

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Maggiano’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Maggiano’s offers a Thanksgiving Family meal for around $44.99 per person. See today’s Maggiano’s deals.


#17 Papa John’s

Thanksgiving Hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 am (contact the nearest Papa John’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Papa John’s may offer pizza deals on Thanksgiving day. See today’s Papa John’s deals.


#18 🔥 Pizza Hut

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Pizza Hut location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Celebrate Thanksgiving day with a Big Dinner Box that includes 2 medium pizzas, 5 breadsticks, and pasta or wings. See today’s Pizza Hut deals.


#19 Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (contact the nearest Macaroni Grill location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Macaroni Grill will be offering a three-course meal for $34 per adult and $17 per child. See today’s Macaroni Grill deals.


Family Dining Chains

Family Dining Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#20 Bob Evans

Thanksgiving Hours: 8 am – 7 pm (contact the nearest Bob Evans location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal:Bob Evans Thanksgiving specials may include Thanksgiving Platters, Family Meals, and Holiday Pies. See today’s Bob Evans deals.


#21 Cracker Barrel

Thanksgiving Hours: Regular hours, 7 am – 9 pm (contact the nearest Cracker Barrel location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Get a Heat n’ Serve Feast (serves up to 10) or Family Dinner (serves up to 6) starting from $14 per person. See today’s Cracker Barrel deals.


#22 Denny’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Opened 24/7, all year long (contact the nearest Denny’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy for a limited time a delicious Turkey Dinner and Dressing Pack at Denny’s. See today’s Denny’s deals.


#23 Golden Corral

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Golden Corral location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Golden Coral may offer a Thanksgiving Day Buffet at select locations. See today’s Golden Corral deals.


#24 IHOP

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest IHOP location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: IHOP may offer a Holiday Family Feast Party Kit for around $29.99. See today’s IHOP deals.


#25 Marie Callender’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours vary by location (contact the nearest Marie Callender’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Marie Callender’s offers a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast (serves up to 8) for take-out and dine-in orders at select locations. See today’s Marie Callender’s deals.


#26 Sizzler

Thanksgiving Hours: Open (contact the nearest Sizzler location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Get a Heat & Eat Thanksgiving Dinner (serve up to 6) for only $84.99. See today’s Sizzler deals.


#27 Waffle House

Thanksgiving Hours: Open non-stop (contact the nearest Waffle House location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy delicious waffles, pancakes, and other breakfast specialties on Thanksgiving Day. See today’s Waffle House deals.


Burger Chains

Burger Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#28 🔥 Burger King

Thanksgiving Hours: Reduced hours (contact the nearest Burger King location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Celebrate Thanksgiving day with burgers and chicken sandwiches. See today’s Burger King deals.


#29 Jack in the Box

Thanksgiving Hours: Open 24/7 (contact the nearest Jack in the Box location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with delicious Jack in the Box meals such as burgers, tacos, and shakes. See today’s Jack in the Box deals.


#30 🔥 McDonald’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest McDonald’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Baked Apple Pie and a Big Mac Combo Meal. See today’s McDonald’s deals.


#31 🔥 Wendy’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Select locations will be open, hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Wendy’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy a Biggie Bag for only $5 at Wendy’s. The bag includes a burger, 4 pc nugg, small fries, and small drink. See today’s Wendy’s deals.


Chicken Chains

Chicken Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#32 Boston Market

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Boston Market location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal:You may get traditional Thanksgiving meals starting from $13.99 online or in-restaurant.


#33 El Pollo Loco

Thanksgiving Hours: Select El Pollo Loco locations will be open, 09:30 am – 10:00 pm (contact the nearest El Pollo Loco location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal:El Pollo Loco may offer family meal deals on Thanksgiving day. See today’s El Pollo Loco deals.


#34 🔥 Popeyes

Thanksgiving Hours: Open (contact the nearest Popeyes location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: You could get a Cajun Style Turkey starting from $39.99. See today’s Popeyes deals.


Sandwich Chains

Sandwich Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#35 🔥 Subway

Thanksgiving Hours: Select locations will be open, hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Subway location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Get a delicious Turkey Breast sandwich on Thanksgiving day. See today’s Subway deals.


Coffee Chains

Coffee Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#36 🔥 Dunkin’

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Dunkin’ location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Dunkin’ may offer some exclusive Thanksgiving online discounts this year. See today’s Dunkin’ deals.


#37 🔥 Starbucks

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Starbucks location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy a Holiday Turkey and Stuffing Sandwich for around $6.50 at Starbucks. See today’s Starbucks deals.


Seafood Restaurant Chains

Chain Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

#38 Chart House

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Chart House location to check the hours)
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: We expect to see a limited-time Thanksgiving Day Menu at Chart House.


#39 Eddie V’s

Thanksgiving Hours: 11 am – 9 pm (contact the nearest Eddie V’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: You may get a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for around $43 per adult and $15 per child.


Thanksgiving Hours: May be open (contact the nearest Legal Sea Foods location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Legal Sea Foods offers a Thanksgiving feast for 4-6 guests for only $259.


Dining Chains

Dining Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#41 Applebee’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest Applebee’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Applebee’s may offer a special Thanksgiving meal deal. See today’s Applebee’s deals.


#42 Ruby Tuesday

Thanksgiving Hours: Select locations may be open from 9:00 am – 7:30 pm (contact the nearest Ruby Tuesday location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Enjoy a Classic turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day.


#43 TGI Fridays

Thanksgiving Hours: Hours may vary by location (contact the nearest TGI Fridays location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: During Turkey Day you can get some delicious Family Meals and Party Platters. See today’s TGIFridays deals).


#44 Tony Roma’s

Thanksgiving Hours: Reduced hours may apply (contact the nearest Tony Roma’s location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: We expect to see traditional holiday dishes during Thanksgiving Day.


Sports Bar Chains

Sports Bar Chains Open on Thanksgiving

#45 Buffalo Wild Wings

Thanksgiving Hours: Select locations will be open (contact the nearest Buffalo Wild Wings location to check the hours).
🏷️ Thanksgiving Deal: Get a 20/20 Wing Bundle for only $39.99. This deal is valid for takeout and delivery. See today’s Buffalo Wild Wings deals.


FAQ

What Are the Best Restaurants to Eat Out on Thanksgiving Day 2022?

It really depends on what kind of food you and your family want to eat. If you’re looking for a traditional family Thanksgiving experience, you might want to visit a casual diner chain like Applebee’s or Bob Evans, for example. If you prefer classic fast food, McDonald’s and Burger King are great spots to visit.

What Restaurants Serve Thanksgiving Dinner?

There are a lot of restaurants that aren’t just open on Thanksgiving, but also serve up their own traditional Thanksgiving dinners. These include the likes of Denny’s, Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, and other family diners and casual eateries.

Do Restaurants Close during Thanksgiving?

Some of them do, but a lot of the big chains stay open. So, even if smaller local eateries near you might be closed on Thanksgiving, you should still be able to find big chains like TGI Friday’s and Cracker Barrel open.

What Time Is Best for Thanksgiving Dinner?

The most traditional and popular time to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner is in the early afternoon, anywhere between 1pm and 3pm.

Are Restaurants Open All day on Thanksgiving?

It depends on which restaurant you choose. Some of them may have reduced or alternative hours for Thanksgiving, while some may open with their usual hours. Check out the details in our list above to learn more about the opening hours for any restaurants that you might like to eat at on Thanksgiving.