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16 Restaurants That Will Be Open on Thanksgiving Day (and 8 That Will Be Closed)

PureWow logo PureWow 11/19/2018 letters@purewow.com (Alexia Dellner)
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We get it—cooking a giant bird for 16 people (including your cousin’s kinda, sorta boyfriend) isn’t for everyone. If you’d rather let someone else do the cooking (and cleaning), here are the restaurants to hit up this holiday and the ones to avoid. Just remember to call your local restaurant to confirm.

Restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day:

Boston Market

Cracker Barrel

Chili’s

Del Frisco’s

Denny’s

Dunkin’ Donuts

IHOP

McCormick & Schmick's

Popeyes

Ruby Tuesday

Starbucks

TGI Friday’s

The Capital Grille

Tim Hortons

Waffle House

White Castle 

Restaurants that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

Benihana

Bonefish Grill

California Pizza Kitchen

Chipotle

KFC

LongHorn Steakhouse

Red Robin

Taco Bell 

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