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; reservations are recommended.
Call your nearest location to find out operating hours and menu.

500 Henley St, Knoxville, TN (Downtown location)
Serving 10:30 am – 9 pm
Reservations recommended, call (865) 673-3433

9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN (West location)
Serving 10:30 am – 7 pm
Reservations recommended, call (865) 851-9088

Citico’s Restaurant
2698 Oakum Court, Lenoir City, TN 37772
Reservations (865) 986-0009
Limited seating available at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm (some seating based on size of party).
$39 per person; Children 5-12 $19 per person; Children 4 and under free
View the menu

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

Copper Cellar Downtown
1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN
(865) 673-3411
Thanksgiving Buffet: 11 am – 8 pm

Corner 16
1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN
Thanksgiving hours: 11 am – 8 pm

Cracker Barrel
Various locations
Call your nearest location to find out operating hours and menu.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 W Summit Hill Dr SW, Knoxville, TN
(865) 522-2600 for Reservations
Seatings 11 am – 2 pm
Adults: $35.95 and kids 6-12: $12.95; Kids 6 and under are complimentary
View the menu

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 from 11 am to 8 pm

Mimi’s Cafe
10945 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN
Open from 7 am – 8 pm
Adults $19.99; Kids $9.99

Northshore Brasserie
9430 S. Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN
Open from 11 am – 2 pm; reservations required (865) 539-5188
$40 buffet

Oliver Royale
5 Market Square, Knoxville, TN
(865) 622-6434
Open from 12 pm – 8 pm, $49/per person

Ruth Chris Steakhouse
950 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-4696
Open 12 pm – 8 pm
Three-course Thanksgiving feast from $41.95; Kids are $14.95
View the menu and make reservations here

All locations, 11 am – 6 pm

Smoky Mountain Brewery
Various Locations
Turkey Creek: Open from 2 pm – 12 am
Pigeon Forge: Open from 12 pm – 11 pm
Gatlinburg: Open from 12 pm – 11 pm
Maryville: Open from 2 pm – 11 pm

Wild Wings
11335 Campbell Lake Dr, Farragut, TN
119 East Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849
Opens at 4 pm

Windows on the Park at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park
525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN
For more information or reservations, call 522-2800.

Thanksgiving To-Go Meals

Corner 16
Holiday Feed Pack
Feed 5 – $60, Feed 10 – $115
Turkey, Dressing, Peas, Smokehouse Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, and Seasonal Cheesecake
Place order at least 24 hours in advance

Cracker Barrel
Heat ‘N Serve Holiday Family Meal To Go
Serves 8-10, $124.99
Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread Dressing, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, choice of three country sides, Sweet Yeast Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie & Pecan Pie
Order Online

Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal To-Go
Serves 6, $74.99
Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, your choice of 3 country sides, and choice of bread
Order Online

Family Meal Knoxville
Starting at $100
Thanksgiving package feeds 4 and includes (1) whole turkey (10-12lbs.), cranberry sauce, stuffing, and 2 sides all starting at $100! Pick up in store at our new location or have it delivered directly to your door. *Additional fees apply; tax not included
Order Online

The Fresh Market
Holiday meals; $59.99-$149.99
View the options

Medium Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner
Serves 6-8, $59.99

Large Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner
Serves 8-10, $79.99

Smoked Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner
Serves 6-8, $59.99

Holiday Ham Meal
Serves 6-8, $59.99

Order Kroger Holiday Meal Online

Lighthouse Knoxville
Holiday Dinner

Mimi’s Cafe
Take-Home Turkey Supper
The meal serves up to 10 people and includes oven roasted, Herbes de Provence buttered turkey breast, buttered cornbread stuffing, whipped mashed potatoes, chef-made turkey gravy, candied pecan mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry apple relish, and green bean casserole with crispy onion strings. Your guests will enjoy two carrot nut loaves, a pumpkin and a pecan pie for dessert.
Serves 8-10, $104.99
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!


  1. Thank you Caitland. We were having a difficult time trying to find information on these websites, your list was helpful and very informative.

  2. Just called Copper Cellar on Cumberland. According to the person who answered they do not have a Thanksgiving buffet at that location. Not enough room for a buffet.


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