Don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving Day? Who can blame you! We’ve put together a list of restaurants in budget-conscious price ranges that are open on Thanksgiving. Some require reservations, others want you to just show up and wait for a table.
Before you head out, please verify details like hours and reservation policy. We aim for accurate information, but things change, and we don’t want your holiday to be ruined.
If you don’t see an option you like here, you can try Open Table. The reservation booking website lets you easily search for open reservation times.
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Atlanta restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day
It’s practically an Atlanta bucket list item to eat Thanksgiving dinner at The Colonnade at least once in your life! Open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and offering a four-course traditional turkey dinner for those who want it. If you’d rather skip the turkey, you can choose a different option for the main course, including The Colonnade’s famous fried chicken. (Steak, salmon, ham, and pork loin are other options.) You can’t reserve your table here, so plan to show up earlier than you want to eat and hang out in the spacious lounge with a cocktail or two.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Another iconic Atlanta eatery! Open on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can order off the holiday menu, or choose the Southern Special, which is served family style ($28 per person, $15 for kids under 10).
Mary Mac’s doesn’t accept reservations for small groups. According to the website, reservations are available Mon-Thurs for groups of 8 or more — it doesn’t say whether Thanksgiving Day is excluded under this policy. There’s also a policy that all parties must be complete before being seated — so you can’t send someone early to hold the table.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Enjoy a traditional holiday feast, or choose from a limited menu. We don’t have current price info, but the holiday meal was $29 per person last year. You’ll need to call your preferred Ted’s Montana Grill location to reserve a table.
There are 14 locations in the Atlanta metro area. Find a location near you.
Enjoy an Italian-American Thanksgiving dinner, served family-style. Call to reserve your Thanksgiving Day table. According to the Maggiano’s website, the cost is $39.99 per person, and $17.99 for kids from 5 to 12.
There are Maggiano’s locations at Cumberland, Perimeter Mall, and Buckhead.
For the non-traditionalists, this popular sports bar will open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving its regular menu.
There are 25 locations around the extended metro area. Find a location near you.
Dine-in and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Hours are usually 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., but you should call your location to verify the holiday schedule. Individual meals are $14 and a feast for three is $40. To find info on dining-in, click here and scroll all the way to the bottom, after the catering info.
Boston Market has two locations in Atlanta, as well as in Duluth, Sandy Springs, Lilburn, and Stone Mountain.
A Thanksgiving buffet for the budget-conscious, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
There are 16 locations in the metro area. Find a Golden Corral near you.
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving buffet at 5Church, on Peachtree St. in midtown Atlanta. There will be carving stations with oven-roasted turkey and slow-roasted prime rib, as well as seasonal side dishes with a southern slant (collard greens, sweet potato casserole, corn souffle, etc.) Only the buffet is available; there will not be another menu. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. The buffet costs $65 per person (children $18).
Make a reservation online for your preferred time slot.
The Virginia-Highland location is hosting Thanksgiving dinner, beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner is $30 for adults and $10 for kids under 10. Reservations required. Call 404-876-7249 or book through Open Table. Atkins Park is located at 794 N. Highland Avenue in Atlanta. We don’t currently have holiday information for the Smyrna location.
Hampton + Hudson
Open in the evening for football and drink specials! Come by after you’ve feasted to catch the game. Hampton + Hudson will open at 6 p.m. and will offer a $5 beer + shot special, whiskey + beer pairing flights, and a limited food menu.
Holiday specials include both a roasted rosemary turkey dinner and a glazed ham dinner for $16.95.
The turkey dinner comes with cranberry-orange sauce, cornbread stuffing with turkey gravy, mac and cheese and a dinner roll.
The ham dinner comes with cranberry sauce, honey-braised carrots, scalloped potatoes and a dinner roll.
There are seven Hudson Grille locations: midtown Atlanta, downtown Atlanta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Tucker, Kennesaw, and Alpharetta.
Please verify details with your chosen location! You can find contact info for all of them here.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The restaurant will offer a fixed-price, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. You get turkey with all the fixings, plus your choice of an appetizer, side dish, and dessert. $42 for adults and $15 for kids under 10.
There are four locations: downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, and Kennesaw. All have slightly different hours (some open at 11 and others at noon; they close either at 9 or 10 p.m.
You can find info on the Thanksgiving Day options online.
View the menu and make a reservation.
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the light side — including the chain’s well-portioned Mini Indulgence desserts.
Adults are $30 and kids 10 and under are $14.
Seasons 52 has three locations: Buckhead, Perimeter Mall, and Buford. You can make a reservation on the website for your chosen location.
Tavern at Phipps
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is $25 for adults, and just $10 for kids under 10. Choose from oven-roasted turkey breast or sugar-cured ham for your entree.
You can also order off the regular menu.
Tavern at Phipps is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for meals. The bar is open until 1:30 a.m. if you want to hang out and watch some football. The restaurant is located at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, across from Lenox Mall.
For reservations, call 404-814-9640 or reserve online through Open Table.
Restaurants at Avalon, in Alpharetta
Updated on 11/26/19 — we just got a media alert from the folks at Avalon, with this list of restaurants accepting Thanksgiving reservations at their Avalon locations.
Cru Wine Bar – Bring your family for a bountiful 3 course Thanksgiving meal from 12PM to 9PM. Prime reservation spots go fast so make your reservations soon. 3 Courses for $46 per person (kids 12 and under half off). Click here to view the menu.
Kona Grill – Join Kona Grill on Thanksgiving for a Kona-Inspired Turkey Special, Traditional Turkey Dinner & Macadamia Nut Pie. Children’s menu also available, along with full Kona Grill menu. Click here to make your reservation.
Oak Steakhouse – Serving a special prix-fixe menu from 12PM to 5PM for those looking for a delicious holiday meal without the hassle! Call the restaurant to make your reservations. Click here to view the menu.
South City Kitchen – Join South City Kitchen Avalon for a three-course prix fixe meal at $60 per adult and $30 for children under 12 between the hours of 11AM to 9PM. (The classic a la carte breakfast is served from 7AM to 10 AM). Click here to view the menu.
Looking for something to do over Thanksgiving weekend?
Check out these options — but please verify, because some recurring events may be canceled because of the holiday.
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