If cooking dinner doesn’t sound like a holiday to you here’s a list of Charlotte area restaurants open on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23th, 2017. Most of these restaurants have special Thanksgiving meals. Many will fill up early, so make sure to make reservations right away. There are a few takeout options included in this list as well.
These restaurants are in all price ranges. We’ve abandoned our “cheap stuff only” rule for this list. If you’re expecting “on the cheap” options, some won’t fit the bill! But if you value not cooking and cleaning enough, and just want to spend time with family, maybe you won’t mind splurging.
This list will continue to grow as more information comes in.
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Charlotte restaurants open on Thanksgiving
204 North: Fixed menu for Thanksgiving.
Angeline’s: Along with serving their usual modern, Italian-influenced menu, Chef Robert Hoffman has created a specialty a la carte Thanksgiving menu with all of the trimmings:
Lemon-Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast, Pickled Cranberry, Olive Oil Smashed Potato, Sauce Chasseur $29
Porchetta, Prosciutto and Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin, Spit Roasted, With Creamy Polenta and Fried Brussel Sprouts $28
Stuffing Side, Roasted Celery, Sage, Ciabatta & Focaccia $8
Roasted Pumpkin Pie, Espresso Chantilly, Spiced Cider $9
The specials will be served 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.
The Asbury: 3 course Thanksgiving meal. $55. $25 for kids 6-10. Kids 5 and under free. 2 seatings: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Amelie’s French Bakery: The main location, at 2424 North Davidson, is open 24 hours a day, every day. They serve sandwiches and salads, as well as treats and desserts. It’s not a Thanksgiving meal but you can count on them being open.
Bean Vegan: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Special Thanksgiving menu includes holiday loaf with stuffing, butternut squash carrot ginger soup, roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecans, and many other vegan dishes. $30 per person.
Bob Evans: Order a holiday feast to bring home, for $109 for eight people.
Boston Market: Dine-in and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. There are also a variety of heat ‘n’ serve options to bring the feast home. You can get the hot ‘n’ ready catering option, and also individual items like pies and sides.
Buca di Beppo: There are several ways to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving meal, including dine-in, to-go, and catering.
Capital Grille: Alongside full menu, enjoy the executive chef’s take on Thanksgiving favorites. Thanksgiving meal is $39 for adults, $15 for children.
Chima: Full Rodizio dinner plus Thanksgiving favorites. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cracker Barrel: Heat ‘n’ serve Thanksgiving meal to go. Roast turkey breast and all the fixings for 10 people. Includes dessert. $99. Order at least 24 hours in advance. Can be picked up November 21-23. There’s also an option to pick up a hot meal.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House: 3 course Thanksgiving meal. Regular menu also available. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fleming’s Steak House: Four course Thanksgiving meal for $50 starting at 11 a.m. Children’s meal for $15. Full menu also available.
Golden Corral: Thanksgiving buffet includes carved turkey, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, ham, meatloaf, and much more.
Harper’s Restaurant–SouthPark: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $32 for adults. $15 for kids 12 and under.
Harper’s Pineville: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $28/adults. $11/kids.
The Liberty: 3 course dinner. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. $35/adults. $12/kids
Lumiere French Kitchen: 3 course dinner 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. $49.95/adults. $19.95/kids under 10.
Macaroni Grill: 3 course dinner. $24.99.
Maggiano’s: Open for Italian-American Thanksgiving.
McCormick and Schmick’s: Special Thanksgiving dinner. Price varies by location. Regular menu available too.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: Thanksgiving Day starting at 1 p.m. Steak dinner.
New South Kitchen & Bar: Traditional Thanksgiving feast 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $35.
Oak Steakhouse: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. $42. $25 for kids.
Palm Restaurant: 3 course dinner 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. $55. $24 for kids under 12.
Red Rocks Café: 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Choices include traditional Thanksgiving platter, prime rib, salmon or pasta. $35. $15 for kids. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (SouthPark)
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. 3 course dinner $39.95. Kids menu: $12.95.
Stoke: 4 course Thanksgiving feast, served three times: 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. $60 per person, $25 kids under 10, Free for kids under 3.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: 3 course Thanksgiving dinner $39.
Vivace: 3 course dinner. $45. $15 for kids 12 and under.