This time of year tends to be a mess of food, family, and cooking. Maybe you want to spend a little more time with your family and a little less time in the kitchen, maybe you’re not the world’s best chef, or maybe you just want a break from cooking this year. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving to alleviate the stress of setting the perfect table.
For places open on Thanksgiving, check out our list below, and have a wonderful holiday.
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse: Brunch + Buffet + Thanksgiving? If that sounds like your cup of tea head to Arthur’s. Their traditional Thanksgiving buffet will be open from 10-2:30 and is $50 for adults, $19 for children ages 8-12, and $12 for children ages 3-7. Call for reservations: (501) 821-1838.
Capital Hotel: Catch Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11-3 and is $55 for adults, $25 for kids, while children under 5 eat free. One Eleven will be serving from 11-3 and the Capital Bar and Grill will also serve all day from 11-9. The menus are packed full of favorites – everything from giblet gravy to roasted turkey and duck gumbo. You can also check out their Turkey To Go, if you’d rather dine at home.
Del Frisco’s will be open for Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can enjoy a $39 3-course Turkey dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). If you’re interested, you’ll want to make a reservation at (501) 448-2631.
Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro: Go “stress-free” with Ya Ya’s Thanksgiving dinner. Included are hand carved roast turkey, prime rib, and ham along with everyone’s favorite traditions including stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and much more. The cost is $31.95 per person and $15.95 for 10 and under, and takes place all day, from 10-5. Call for reservations: (501) 821-1144. You can also check out their Thanksgiving dinner to go option, here.
Crowne Plaza: If you like a little sparkly with your turkey Crowne Plaza has a Champagne Brunch from 11-2. Think delectables like Corn & Seafood Chowder, Honey Baked Ham, and a Shrimp and Grits Station, among others. Cost: $32 (adults), $28 (seniors), $18 (ages 6-12), Free for 5 and under. Call for reservations: (501) 223-3000.
If you’d rather cater locally, check out these options:
The Pantry is making cheesecakes for your dessert table. Get a half or whole if you order before Monday, November 21. Call (501) 353-1875 to place your order.
South on Main: While the eatery won’t be open, you can still enjoy the food in this restaurant’s Thanksgiving To Go option. Deadline to order is next Tuesday, November 22. Bonus: They are also hosting a Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November 23 with Bonnie Montgomery.
Lost Forty Brewing is doing something a little different – by offering house-smoked Grass Roots Farmers’ Turkeys. For $110 you get a 12 – 13 lb. Turkey and a case of beer for your guests. Better reserve yours fast, they’re only making 25.
For more sweets, don’t forget about Honey Pies and Loblolly. More info on that here.
The Rest – If you absolutely have to – these chains are open as well.
Cracker Barrel: They’ll be open their regular hours, serving a few special items for Thanksgiving: turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, dressing and more. Available at all locations.
Dixie Cafe: Regular menu, plus a few Thanksgiving day options including turkey or ham, cornbread dressing, and trimmings. All locations. 11 am – 5 pm.
Golden Corral: Their famous buffet, plus turkey, dressing. 10 am – 8 pm. All locations.
Luby’s: Regular menu, with the optional turkey and dressing dinner.