If you're looking for a good Thanksgiving meal on a budget, check out one of these national specials. 

Sometimes, you just want a nice hot meal without having to cook all day. These national chains are all serving a Thanksgiving meal on the actual holiday. The best part is, you don't need reservations!

Boston Market

Celebrate with delicious roast turkey breast or their famous rotisserie chicken and your choice of sides. They also have meal packages that you can take home and heat up or have delivered. Call your local store to find out their Thanksgiving Day hours.

Thanksgiving, turkey

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Bob Evans

Bob's got you covered with a turkey dinner plate this year. It's served with dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, and a roll, then you pick either two or three sides.

Bob Evans Thanksgiving

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Cracker Barrel

You don't have to choose between turkey and ham here; they give you both! The homestyle sides and sweet tea simply can't be beat.

  • Cost: $12.99 for the Thanksgiving special with additional a la carte items available
  • Special Hours: 11 a.m. to close for the Thanksgiving special. | Call your local store to confirm closing time.
  • Website: Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel, Thanksgiving

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Head to one of America's favorite diners for a classic turkey meal with two sides, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. They'll be open all day!

  • Cost: Varies by location, $10.49-$11.49 for the turkey meal
  • Open 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Website: Denny's

Thanksgiving dinner

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Your favorite breakfast spot has a turkey meal that comes with cornbread stuffing, lingonberries, and your choice of sides. If you'd rather go by for breakfast before starting your cooking, you can always get their seasonal pancakes, too!

  • Cost: $11.99 for the turkey meal
  • Website: IHOP

pancakes, IHOP

Courtesy of IHOP

Have you tried any of these Thanksgiving meal deals in the past? Which one gives you the most bang for your buck? Let us know in the comments!