“Eat, drink and be thankful” is how one national chain restaurant is promoting its Thanksgiving Day feast. If you plan to indulge in the merriment, and be thankful you don’t have to prepare your own meal, here’s a list of chain restaurants planning to be open on November 24, 2016.
At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go. You’ll walk away stuffed, but your wallet won’t be much lighter, with meals often costing only $10 to $15 per person.
A few caveats: make reservations where accepted ahead of time, prices, hours and participation may vary, and beverages are extra at most venues. And tip well, since restaurant staff is giving up their Thanksgiving with their family and friends to cook and serve for you.
Bob Evans restaurants will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving with a choice of turkey, ham or pork, choice of three sides, endless bread and dessert for $14.99. The kids meal is $6.99.
Boston Market offers several ways to purchase a holiday meal this season. Stop in on Thanksgiving Day for the Thanksgiving Day Meal, featuring turkey breast, two sides, cornbread and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $12.99
For those planning a feast, consider the Heat & Serve option for 12 at $109.99 ($9.17 per person). It’s a complete meal with a whole roasted turkey, several sides, rolls and two whole pies. If you just need an item a la carte, you can get that, too.
Buca di Beppo plans to serve a family style meal ($60 for service for three or $20 per individual) starting at 11 a.m. The turkey dinner comes with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, whole cranberry sauce, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, and pumpkin pie for dessert. The traditional Turkey Dinner is also available “to-go”.
starts serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Turkey Day for $12.99 ($7.99 for children). The meal includes turkey breast, dressing, turkey gravy, sugar-cured ham, vegetables of choice, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with whipped cream, and beverage.
You can also order a Holiday Family Meal To Go with Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread Dressing, Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Choice of 3 Sides (each serves 10), Sweet Yeast Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie & Pecan Pie. It serves up to 10 and costs $99.99. A 24-hour advance notice is required.
Denny’s patrons can order the Turkey & Dressing Dinner, featuring slices of turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, two sides and bread. Check your local restaurant for times and pricing.
Golden Corral offers an endless bounty in its Thanksgiving buffet. Carved turkey or ham, sliced turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and even steak and shrimp are featured, as well as more than a dozen side dishes – stuffing, potatoes, casseroles and corn on the cob. It’s the “Endless Buffet,” so you can plan to go back for seconds or thirds. Call your nearest restaurant for holiday hours.
Luby’s will be open for dine in or to go, serving a Thanksgiving special combo of holiday entree, cornbread dressing, two sides, dinner roll and dessert for $10.99.
McCormick & Schmick’s serves a roasted turkey dinner for $24.99, $9.99 for children 12 and under. Included in the meal: butternut squash bisque or walnut mixed greens salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, seasoned vegetables, apple squash casserole and cranberry sauce. Dessert and cocktail service are extra.
Mimi’s Cafe starts serving at 11 a.m. The three-course meal ($18.99 for adults/$8.99 for kids) includes choice of soup or salad, roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, relish, bread basket and choice of pumpkin pie or pecan pie. The carry-out option serves 8 to 10 people and costs $89.99.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers its full menu as well as a Thanksgiving Dinner consisting of roasted turkey, rosemary gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, glazed carrots with candied bacon, sausage and apple stuffing and cranberry sauce. Turkey dinners are available for $18.99 from noon to closing. Reservations are required for the turkey dinner, so call your local restaurant for reservations and closing times.
Ted’s Montana Grill will be open and offering Ted’s Traditional Roast Turkey Feast priced at $29. For non-traditional guests, Ted’s will be serving a choice of St. Phillip’s Island Crab Cakes, Bison Pot Roast, Bison Meatloaf, Big Sky Grilled Salad, Cedar Plank Salmon, Ted’s Filet and Delmonico Ribeye. Here’s the holiday menu. Prices and availability vary by location.
Village Inn restaurants will be open and serving traditional Holiday Turkey or Ham Dinner, with a slice of our Pumpkin Pie. At participating locations. Check with your local restaurant for hours as they may vary by restaurant.
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.
This list first appeared on NYC on the Cheap sister site Living on the Cheap.
photo courtesy Boston Market