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10 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving if You Will Be on the Road

Nov 25 | News

Many companies with teams that travel have to send their employees to projects during the week of Thanksgiving. But it’s still possible to celebrate Thanksgiving if you’ll be on the road this holiday week. In fact, there are plenty of restaurants open on the holidays, and you can plan ahead to skip the stress of finding a restaurant last minute. Just be sure to call before heading out to dine, as hours may vary at individual franchise locations near you.

Here are 10 restaurants where travelers can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this year:


Some Applebee’s locations will have normal operating hours on Thanksgiving. Check your nearest location with their location finder, and call ahead to make sure that the location is open.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans will offer a special holiday meal on Thanksgiving, including a choice of turkey or ham, three sides, unlimited bread, and a slice of pie for $14.99.

Boston Market

Boston Market’s Thanksgiving menu offers a choice of turkey or chicken, various sides, and a slice of pie. Individual meals will be $13.99.

Cracker Barrel

In honor of the holiday, Cracker Barrel will serve an in-store Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 a.m. to close. The meal will also be offered as take-out, so travelers can enjoy this meal on-the-go.


Denny’s is serving seasonal specials until the end of the year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Travelers can get a turkey and dressing dinner served with two sides and bread.


IHOP will be open on Thanksgiving. The restaurant started serving a special holiday menu in early November and will have it until Jan. 1, including on Thanksgiving.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill has a traditional three-course menu on Thanksgiving day for $24.99, including turkey and stuffing, a choice of vegetable, and a dessert.

Ruby Tuesday

Select Ruby Tuesday locations will be open on Thanksgiving, serving their normal menu.

TGI Friday’s

TGI Friday’s will be open and serving its normal menu on Thanksgiving.

Waffle House

Waffle House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so it’s a perfect spot if you want to enjoy breakfast for a Thanksgiving meal.


If you’re traveling for work over this holiday season (or anytime!) and find yourself in need of lodging assistance, our 24/7/365 support team is here for you.


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