10 Fast-Casual Restaurants That Stay Open On Thanksgiving

It's official, folks: Thanksgiving Day is less than 48 hours away. Where exactly did the time go? Your guess is as good as ours, especially since just last week it seems like everyone was eating their fill of Halloween candy without a care in the world. With the clock ticking down, today — more than ever perhaps — presents a final opportunity to finalize those holiday dinner plans.

Not to panic, though. If your Thanksgiving plans go awry at the last-minute and the thought of putting together a meal all by yourself is just far too cumbersome, there's always the handful of fast-casual or chain restaurants that seem to be open every day of the year. There will be plenty of them serving dinner (we checked), many of which are more than happy to take on the burden all while ensuring your Thanksgiving Day celebration isn't a total wash. Plus, stepping away from the kitchen could spark a new family tradition — one that doesn't require any clean-up. Ahead find 10 nationwide options that will work in a pinch, even if your holiday travel doesn't go as planned.

Black Angus Steakhouse

For $19.99, adults can take part in Black Angus Steakhouse's Turkey Dinner — kids dine at a discount of $9.99. Seating is limited, however, so be quick to book your reservation online.

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Bob Evans

Bob Evans is offering "Thanksgiving To Go" with its Farmhouse Feast dinner platters. Each meal is packed cold and is ready to be re-heated at home for everyone to enjoy.

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Boston Market

Similar to Bob Evans, Boston Market has several options to suit your needs. You can either purchase an entire meal, pre-order sides, select from its catering menu, or visit your local restaurant for a traditional, plated Thanksgiving meal.

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Cracker Barrel

This year, Cracker Barrel expects to serve a whopping 500,000 pounds of turkey and 1 million slices of pie — that's for both in-store guests and all those who decide to take their meals on-the-go.

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Golden Corral

Golden Corral's Thanksgiving Day buffet spread features none other than three different turkey dishes, carved glazed ham, gravy, cranberry sauce, four potato dishes, and of course — pumpkin pie.

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Maggiano's Little Italy

In the mood for Italian? Maggiano's is celebrating with a grand four-course, family style meal that includes bruschetta, salad, two entrées, cranberry relish, two pastas, and two desserts.

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McCormick & Schmick’s

The chefs at McCormick & Schmick’s will be putting together a Roasted Turkey Dinner complete with a butternut squash bisque, cornbread stuffing, and seasonal vegetables. If interested, guests are encouraged to contact their local restaurant for pricing. A regular menu is available, too.

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Romano's Macaroni Grill

For just under $25 per person, you can take pleasure in a traditional three-course Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Romano's Macaroni Grill. Items served include: soup or salad, roasted turkey breast, buttermilk mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, apple and sausage stuffing, cranberry-apple chutney, plus a slice of pumpkin pie topped with amaretto mascarpone crème.

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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Only a select few Ruth's Chris Steakhouse locations will be open for Thanksgiving. However, those that are will be serving Turkey Dinner for $39.95 per person while kids dine for $12.95.

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The Capital Grille

Available Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., The Capital Grille is serving a holiday-themed dinner for adults ($39) and kids ($15). Just in case you wanting something different, its full, à-la-carte dinner menu will also be available.

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