2016 Thanksgiving Restaurant Deals: Boston Market, Cracker Barrel & More

Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away, and if you plan to dine out, or cater in, we can help with our list of 2016 Thanksgiving restaurant deals and hours.

Many restaurants, from Applebee’s to Ruth Chris, will be open offering special menus, and some even offer a take out/take home option for those who want a feast in the comfort of their own home.

Below, you’ll find a list of restaurants open, along with their hours of operation, what deals their offering, reservation information (where applicable), and links to their site.

Happy Thanksgiving!


No reservation required.

Applebee’s will be open, but hours vary by location. Many NYC location will open starting at 5 P.M. EST, so call your local Applebee’s for details. They have no special Thanksgiving menu.

Boston Market

No reservation required

They will be open all day and serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu, featuring turkey, mashed potatoes and more. They also offer a catering menu that you can take out or have delivered.

Their Heat & Serve take out menu features complete turkey & spiral ham meals, with all the trimmings, for 12 people starting at $109.99, as well as options for whole turkey ($94.99) and half turkey ($69.99) meals for 12, with mashed potatoes, a vegetable and rolls.

Their catering menu, which they deliver, has several buffet options, starting at $10.99 a person.

You can view their menus here.

Cracker Barrel

No reservation required

They will open from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. EST on Thanksgiving and offer a “Turkey N Dressing” meal for $11.99. They also have Heat and Serve meals this year, which can be ordered 24 hours in advance and can be picked up beginning Tuesday, November 22 or earlier, depending on the meal chosen.

Heat and Serve options include a complete turkey meal for 10, with all the trimmings (including pie!), for $99, a complete turkey meal for 6, with a sampling of ham, for $69.99 and more.

They also have options to buy just pies, including pumpkin, apple and more for $8.99.


They will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving. There is no special holiday menu.

Golden Corral

No reservation required.

They will be open from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. EST on Thanksgiving and are offering a special buffet that will cost $13.99 for adults and seniors. Prices and hours might vary by location, so call ahead.


 Open 24 hours on Thanksgiving, they offer their standard meals.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

Reservation required, click here

They will be open on Thanksgiving and serving a roasted turkey dinner for $24.99. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, butternut squash bisque, cranberry sauce and more.

Morton’s the Steakhouse

Reservations required, click here

They will be open on Thanksgiving from 1 P.M. to 9 P.M. EST offering a variety of entrees and specials. Hours vary by location so call ahead.

Ruby Tuesday

No reservation required

Open from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. EST on Thanksgiving. They do not have a special menu.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Reservations required, click here

They will be open starting at noon in most locations and are offering a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner  for $39.99 a person , $12.95 for kids.


No reservation required

They will be open from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.  and will serve regular menu items as well as a special Thanksgiving dinner.

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