When most of us think of Thanksgiving, we think of spending a whole day in the kitchen preparing a feast followed by hours spent trying to free ourselves from under a mountain of dishes. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. More and more people and households are choosing to eat out on Thanksgiving, and luckily there are plenty of restaurants which will welcome diners on Thanksgiving Day 2018.

Here’s a rundown of which San Antonio restaurants are open on Thanksgiving this year:

  • Applebee’s: certain locations are open with a special Thanksgiving feast
  • The Bevy: Located in Boerne, The Bevy will serve Thanksgiving feasts from 11 am – 3 pm
  • Biga on the Banks: open 11 am – 6:30 pm with traditional and nontraditional favorites, reservations required
  • Bob Evans: open from 8 am – 7 pm serving Thanksgiving dinner
  • Boston Market: open all day with traditional Turkey Day favorites
  • Burger King: sometimes you just need a burger on Thanksgiving
  • Cracker Barrel: open regular hours with All-American Thanksgiving favorites
  • Denny’s: it’s Denny’s! Denny’s is always open
  • Earl Abel’s: open 10 am – 3 pm for a kid-friendly Thanksgiving Day meal
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: open 11 am – 8 pm
  • Frederick’s Restaurant: open 11 am with classic Thanksgiving options and international offerings
  • Golden Corral: open with varying hours and a Thanksgiving Day buffet
  • Green Vegetarian Cuisine: open for takeout Thanksgiving feast
  • Hooters: Hooters is open 4 pm – 11 pm
  • Luby’s: Open 11 a.m to 8 p.m on Thanksgiving Day
  • Luce Ristorante e Enoteca: open 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm with an Italian twist on Thanksgiving
  • Macaroni Grille: open with a traditional three-course meal and kid’s meal
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy: open with an Italian-inspired holiday menu
  • McDonald’s: the Golden Arches will remain lit on Thanksgiving Day
  • Menger Hotel: open 10:30 am – 1:30 pm with a Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet
  • Paesanos: open 11 am – 9 pm with regular menu and prix fixe 3-course holiday meal
  • Perry’s Steakhouse: open 11 am – 9 pm with regular menu and fixed-price Thanksgiving meal
  • Piatti: open with a fixed Thanksgiving Day menu – hours not posted as of publishing date
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: open 7 am – 10 pm with Prix Fixe holiday menu and full a la carte menu
  • SweetFire Kitchen: open 10 am – 10 pm with a grand holiday buffet
  • Waffle House: all Waffle House locations are open 24/7, 365 days a year – including Thanksgiving

Know of any other San Antonio restaurants open on Thanksgiving? Leave it in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out our guide to the best things to do in San Antonio for Thanksgiving.