This Thanksgiving day if you are looking for food options, then worry no more, we have jotted down all the eateries and food joints which will remain open during the Thanksgiving day holiday along with those who chose to stay shut and enjoy their holiday as well.

Renowned food chains such as Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Applebee’s, and McDonald’s have decided to keep their restaurants open on Thursday whereas food joints like Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, and Chipotle chose to stay closed during the holiday period.

The restaurant hours during the holiday may vary from location to location as businesses are still recovering from numerous challenges apart from the coronavirus pandemic. There have been issues like labor shortage, supply chain management, etc which led to the closure of the dining areas of the restaurants as well as fewer working hours for the staff.

Another major contributing factor in fewer restaurant hours is the soaring prices of the key ingredients such as eggs, oil and meat. According to the National Restaurant Association, approximately 75% of the restaurants across the United States of America had to make amendments to their menus because of the increased prices of the ingredients.

If you are planning to head out for dinner this Thanksgiving, make sure to check out the timings of the restaurants as all of them might not be operational at all times.

The restaurants will be taking orders through their online apps and websites. Starbucks announced that it will also offer curbside, drive-thru and in-store options for pickup of the orders.

The restaurants which announced to stay open on Thanksgiving day are:


Bar Louie

Black Rock Coffee Bar

Bob Evans

Boston Market

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger King  

Capital Grille

Carl’s Jr. (corporate locations open)

Cracker Barrel




Fogo de Chão

Golden Corral


Hardee’s (corporate locations open through lunch)


Iron Skillet 

Krispy Kreme

Logan’s Roadhouse

Maggiano’s Little Italy 


Metro Diner

Morton’s The Steakhouse 

Pollo Campero 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Papa John’s


Ruby Tuesday 


Smokey Bones BBQ 

Sonic Drive-In


Steak ‘n Shake


Waffle House