Don't want to go through the hassle of cooking and dirtying the kitchen this Thursday? These 12 restaurants will be open -- and serving Thanksgiving dinner!

If you're looking for a stress-free, hassle-free, delicious Thanksgiving dinner, we've got a list of 12 restaurants that will be open November 23, in and around the DMV.


Applebee's is a place to get a burger, rack of ribs or other American fare, but select locations in Maryland and Virginia will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and garlicky green beans, according to Good Housekeeping. For more information about Applebee's menu and locations, check out their website.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans will provide the “Premium Farmhouse Feast,” "Turkey Farmhouse Feast," or "Ham Farmhouse Feast" specials, which will be available for purchase at Maryland and Virginia locations to re-heat and enjoy at home. For more information about the "Thanksgiving To Go," options, check out their website.

Boston Market

Boston Market, with locations in Maryland and Virginia, is offering Thanksgiving meals in two forms: "to go" and in-restaurant dining. For more information about Boston Market's Thanksgiving menu, locations and more, check out their website.


Legendary New York City family-style Italian restaurant will be offering a wonderful Thanksgiving Day feast with all the trimmings. Dine onsite, or have it delivered. For more information, check out their website.

Cracker Barrel

A mainstay for traditional American fare, Cracker Barrel will be open this Thanksgiving for dine-in or an order to go. You can find out more about their Thanksgiving menu on Cracker Barrel's website.


Denny's locations in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia are open 24/7 anyway, but on Thanksgiving, they'll be offering a Turkey & Dressing Dinner that includes a tender carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce. And it's served with bread and your choice of two sides. Find out more on their website.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral's Thanksgiving Day Buffet will consist of carved turkey, carved smoked turkey, baked sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, yeast rolls, and more. Check out their website for business hours and locations!

Legal Sea Food

We have to tip our hats to Legal Sea Food for their Thanksgiving menu, which includes turkey breast, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, gravy, and cranberry sauce. They have locations in D.C. and Virginia. Cost is $24.95 per person and $8.95 for children 12 and under, according to their website.

Maggiano's Little Italy

This Thanksgiving, Maggiano's will offer a four-course family-style dinner, which includes bruschetta, salad, your choice of entree, two classic Thanksgiving sides, two types of pasta, and of course, dessert. Meals are $49.95 a person ($17.95 for children), and the carryout package is $200. Find out more on their website.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

With locations in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse will have a three-course Turkey Dinner ($39.95) and a children's menu ($12.95) on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, check out their website.

Silver Diner

The Silver Diner, a '50s-style restaurant chain located in Maryland and Virginia, will have Thanksgiving Dinner options available. Check out their website for more info.

Waffle House

Open 24/7, the Waffle House will be serving up delicious fare -- pancakes, waffles, cheeseburgers, patty melts, and more on Thanksgiving. For more information, check out their website.
What's your favorite spot to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner? Will you be choosing any of these establishments? Let us know in the comments below.

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