Giving Thanks To Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving


Giving Thanks to Restaurants Open on ThanksgivingWhile you might feel guilty about dining out, a growing number of restaurants are opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day to accommodate families. Not only does this list get longer every year, but the hours restaurants stay open on this holiday continue to grow as well. Additionally, this year we’ve added a category of grocery stores/restaurants that are joining in on the festivities by selling Thanksgiving To-Go meals, so make sure to check that out at the bottom! Happy Turkey Day!

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Various locations from 10 am – 8 pm
You can also order Holiday Feed Packs to reheat at home from November 22 to Jan 1.

500 Henley St, Knoxville, TN (Downtown location)
Reservations recommended, call (865) 673-3433
9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN (West location)
Reservations recommended, call (865) 851-9088

Regular and Thanksgiving themed meal options.

Copper Cellar West
7316 Kingston Pk, Knoxville, TN
(865) 673-3422
10 am – 8 pm buffet

Corner 16
1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN (Middlebrook)
9636 Kroger Park Dr, Knoxville, TN (Northshore)

Cracker Barrel
Various locations
Call your nearest location to find out operating hours and menu. They also offer Holiday Meal packages for you to order and reheat at home.

11287 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN
(865) 675-9463
Seating available from 11 am – 8 pm

Lonesome Dove
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN
(865) 999-5251
Reservations required

Oliver Royale
5 Market Square, Knoxville, TN
(865) 622-6434
Open from 11 am – 7 pm, $75/per person
Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome and accommodated based on availability

Ruth Chris Steakhouse
950 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-4696
Open 11 am – 8 pm

Both dine in and takeout options

View the menu and make reservations here

All locations, 11 am – 6 pm

Smoky Mountain Brewery
Multiple locations with varying hours.

Ye Olde Steak House
6838 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville
A great spot for football lovers, make your reservations soon!

Austin’s Steak & Homestyle Buffet
900 Merchant Drive, Knoxville

Here you can get a three-course Thanksgiving feast with various traditional dishes. Guests can enjoy pot roast, the ranger, and different beverage options. And if you have any dietary restrictions, they can accommodate you.

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend, TN
Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving buffet.

Downtown Flavortown
2655 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Come join us for Thanksgiving Brunch at Downtown Flavortown $34.95 per adult $19.95 per child (ages 9 & under).

The Melting Pot- Gatlinburg
959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Put a new twist on “making Thanksgiving dinner”!

Thanksgiving To-Go Meals

Archer’s BBQ
Multiple locations throughout Knoxville
Archer’s BBQ will be closed on Thanksgiving, but they are taking orders for their famous 14-16 lbs. Smoked Turkey and Smoked Ham to be picked up before Thanksgiving Day. Orders must be placed early.

Brown Bag
Multiple options, sliced oven roasted turkey starting at $65 (serves 15), honey ham starting at $50 (serves 10), various sides from $20-35 per side
View the menu

Corner 16
Holiday Feed Pack
Feed 5 – $65, Feed 10 – $120
Turkey, Dressing, Peas, Smokehouse Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, and Seasonal Cheesecake
Place order at least 24 hours in advance

Cracker Barrel
So many meal options here! Be sure to order soon.
Order Online

Family Meal Knoxville
Starting at $200
Let Family Meal create the perfect Thanksgiving meal for you and your family! We’ll take the stress out of the holidays. All you have to do is set the table!
Package feeds 6 and includes: one (1) whole turkey (10lb), cranberry sauce, rosemary rolls, choice of four (4) sides, and one (1) dessert
Additional sides with package are $25 each
All orders must be placed by Nov. 21st
Order Online

Thanksgiving packages available for pre-order starting at $49 per person, but individual entrees and sides available for purchase as well.
Order Online

The Fresh Market
Holiday meals; $69.99-$159.99
View the options

Holly’s Gourmet Market and Cafe
View the menu here
Phone to order: (865) 584-8739

Mimi’s Cafe
Pickup begins 11/20 and is available through 11/24 with two options:
Option 1: Turkey Take-Home Feast is a hassle-free holiday meal that comes with easy-to-follow reheating instructions. The meal serves up to 10 people and includes a whole Herb-Buttered Turkey, Chef-Made Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Candied Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Cornbread Stuffing, and Green Bean Casserole with crispy onion strings. Your guests will enjoy two Carrot Raisin Nut Loaves, one Pumpkin and one Pecan Pie for dessert.

Option 2: Ham Feast is a hassle-free holiday meal that comes with easy-to-follow reheating instructions. The meal serves up to 10 people and includes Sliced Smoked Ham with Orange Dijon Glaze, Chef-Made Gravy, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Candied Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onion Strings, Spinach & Seasonal Berry Salad with Walnuts & Feta, Two Carrot Raisin Nut Loaves, and one Pecan Pie, and one Pumpkin Pie.

No Modifications or substitutions.  Contact your local Mimi’s for inquiries.
Serves 8-10
Click here for details

See available options here

Whole Foods
Holiday Meals
Click here to order online

We hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, whether you dine in or out!


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