When most people think of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, they think of a large extended family gathered along a huge table loaded down with stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, mashed potatoes, and of course a giant turkey.
However, plenty of people find themselves in different circumstances come Thanksgiving Day.. Regardless of your reason, we want you to know of all your options should you decide to eat your Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant on Thursday, November 27.
Some of these eateries require reservations ahead of time while others will allow walk-ins. We encourage you to call ahead as early as you can to check their specific policies for the day, as many will fill up quickly:
1913 Restaurant in the Omni downtown has announced a traditional holiday brunch buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Complimentary valet, live music, and apple cider bar. Adults $42, seniors $33, Children ages 6-12 $21.
Bob Evans is serving from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thanksgiving feast begins at 10:30 a.m. at a price of $12.99, before that it’s the usual sausage, eggs and pancakes.
Boston Market will have a unique menu for those in more of a hurry. Or for those who want to pick it up and take it to their own tables.
Buca di Beppo: Buca will be open starting at 11:00 a.m. and offer a turkey feast that comes in two sizes. The small feast serves three, while the large feast serves six.
Capital Grille – Capital Grille is offering its a la carte menu, as well as their personal take on beloved Thanksgiving favorites.
Cracker Barrel is open during regular business hours. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the Thanksgiving meal special priced at $9.99 per adult and $4.99 for children is available.
Chef Mike’s Charcoal Grill – Chef Mike invites you to Thanksgiving Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can enjoy the traditional carved turkey or opt for ham, grilled salmon, and more. It’s all you can eat, so bring your appetite.
Claddagh Irish Pub – Will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will serve its famous buffet. The offerings include a salad bar, roast turkey with all your favorite trimmings and an extensive dessert bar.
Matt the Miller’s Tavern – Carmel will have carving stations set up to fill your plate. Budget $28.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids 5 to 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Reservations are definitely required for this one.
Max & Erma’s – $14.99 special ($7.99 if you’re a kid) comes with all-you-can-eat side dishes and pumpkin cheesecake.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks will add turkey to its Thanksgiving Day menu. Reservations definitely recommended here, too, and expect to pay $24.99 to $28.99 for your meal.
Mitchell’s Fish Market – This Carmel seafood restaurant will be serving a three-course dinner that includes roasted turkey with gravy, traditional stuffing, and cranberry relish. The hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the cost is $27.99 for adults and $6.99 for children.
Patriot Grill: Breakfast is available from the menu between 7:30 and 11 a.m, and then Bob Mark and company will put out their Thanksgiving buffet for $13.99 per person until 4 pm. Reservations for spots up to 3:30 pm are accepted, call 851-8252. Meats include turkey, roast beef, and ham at carving stations.
Piper’s – Will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., serving favorites like roasted tom turkey, spiral-sliced honey ham, roasted strip loin, and three different kinds of famous stuffing.
Ruth’s Cris Steak House – Get your three-course dinner (with roasted turkey breast) here for $39.95 per adult and $12.95 for those under 12.
Ryan’s (and its sibling chains, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet) are open until 7 p.m. to get your turkey on. If you’re not a turkey fan, they will have sirloin, roast beef and ham, too.
Signature at the Propylaeum – Seating will be by reservation only, and they will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal plus other selections throughout the day. Call (317) 638-7881 for more details and to book your seat.
Steak ‘n Shake – Will be open 24 hours and will serve from the regular menu, so you can grab a milkshake after your tryptophan nap.
Ted’s Montana Grill will celebrate Thanksgiving Hoosier style , with choices like crab cakes, pot roast, meatloaf, grilled salad, salmon, filet and ribeye in addition to the expected turkey feast.
Waffle House – Open, baby!
Weber Grill – Weber Grill will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m., and the chefs and grilling experts will be offering a fire-grilled Thanksgiving feast in addition to the regular dinner menu.