“Eat, drink and be thankful.” That’s the way 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 23, 2017.
At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go. And you’ll not only walked away stuffed, but your wallet won’t be that much lighter, with meals often costing only $10 to $15 per person and none over $30. A few caveats: make reservations where accepted ahead of time, prices, hours and participation may vary, and beverages are extra at most venues.
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, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $12.99. For those planning a feast, consider the Heat & Serve option for 12 at $119.99 ($10 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 will offer a family style meal to-go, available for pick-up on November 21 or 22 ($68.99 for service for three or $134.99 for five) 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 “in-house” on November 22, starting at 11 a.m.
Cracker Barrel 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 Thanksgiving meal to-go.
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. Add on a classic Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Serves 4-5.
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.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers a Traditional Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner for $24.99. Includes roasted turkey breast, buttermilk mashed potatoes, carrots with rosemary candied bacon, apple & sausage stuffing, cranberry apple chutney and pumpkin pie.
Another excellent resource is OpenTable, which lists many restaurants open on Thanksgiving specific to your city. Many of these are higher-priced establishments and reservations are required.
A version of this Thanksgiving dining post originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.