Thanksgiving Day is about gathering friends, family, and food. But what if you’re not in the mood to cook, or can’t justify slaving in the kitchen for hours. No guilt. Drop your Aunt Sharon’s recipe for the family stuffing, and let’s go out instead.

Here’s a list of local restaurants we confirmed are open on Thanksgiving. Some of the fancier ones may require reservations, and hours may change so we recommend calling in advance.

Afterwards, call Aunt Sharon and wish her a Happy Thanksgiving. She won’t be able to talk long because of the huge stack of dishes in her sink. Hang up knowing the rest of your day is free to do as you please.


Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Chef Lin

Dive into their all-you-can-eat buffet. Don’t blame us if you’re hungry 30 minutes after leaving the restaurant. Open 11am – 10pm

City Cafe 

Massive menu available 24/7. Can’t go wrong with breakfast any time of the day. Maybe they’ll whip up a turkey omelette if you ask nicely.

Big Chill 

Open regular hours.  The menu has hidden surprises that will delight. More later on this.


Food Works 

Thanksgiving buffet open 11am – 5pm.

thanksgiving-food works


Forbidden City 

Standard Chinese buffet fare. Fill up from 11am – 9:30pm



Sushi for Thanksgiving? We say why not! Dinner only from 5-9pm


Terra Mae

Oysters Rockefeller? Porcini and chestnut soup? Cranberry Waldorf salad? Should we go on?

Yes! This sounds like a Thanksgiving meal we can sink our teeth into. The crispy sage stuffing sounds divine. If it has sausage, all bets are off.

This is the menu we’ll be dreaming of while making pleasantries with Aunt Sharon whilst dousing her dry turkey with yet more gravy.


Tremont Tavern 

Open regular hours “unless things are slow.” Grab a stool, and give thanks for the burger and beer you’re about to enjoy.