Giving Thanks to Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2016


Don’t feel like fixing a huge meal this year? No worries! These area restaurants have you covered!

One of my favorite things to be thankful for is not having to worry about preparing a huge meal that takes hours to make (not to mention the hours of clean up). These wonderful restaurants will be open for limited hours on Thanksgiving, so if you aren’t up for the hassle, make sure to get your reservation in while you can! 

Austin’s Steak & Homestyle Buffet
900 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN
(865) 474-1819
Contact for details and hours.

Big Fatty’s
5005 Kingston Pk, Knoxville, TN
(865) 219-8317
Thanksgiving Buffet: Reservations Highly Recommended
Seatings available from 12:00 pm – 6 pm
$24.95 per adult; 10 and under $14.95

Various locations
Call your nearest location to find out operating hours and menu.

Citico’s Restaurant
2698 Oakum Court, Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 986-0009
Limited seating available at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm (some seatings based on size of party).
$50 per person; Children 12 and under $25 per person

Copper Cellar West
7316 Kingston Pk, Knoxville, TN
(865) 673-3422
Thanksgiving Buffet: 10 am –  7 pm

Country Kinfolk
270 Hickman St, Lenoir City, TN
(865) 250-8733
Reservations open from 11 am – 2 pm
Set menu with Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cream Corn, Dinner Rolls & Cranberry Sauce. Assorted desserts and drinks will also be available.

Cracker Barrel
Various locations
Call your nearest location to find out operating hours and menu.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 W Summit Hill Dr SW, Knoxville, TN
(865) 522-2600 for Reservations
Seatings 11 am – 2 pm
Adults: $34.95 and kids 6-12: $12.95; Kids 6 and under are complimentary

11287 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN
(865) 675-9463
Four courses, $39.95 per person
Starting at 11 am, enjoy a prix fixe menu inspired by traditional favorites for $39.95 per adult and for the kids, another unique menu is just $19.95 per child. The full menu will also be available so guests can enjoy whatever they prefer. To see their menu, click here. Please call for reservations.

Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff
9134 Executive Park Dr, Knoxville, TN
(865) 693-1101 for reservations
Adults: $29.99, Children 6-12: $15.90; children 5 and under are complimentary
From 11 am – 2 pm there will be a traditional southern style fair. View the menu and get tickets here.

Lonesome Dove
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN
(865) 999-5251
Reservations required from 11 am to 8 pm
FULL menu will be available with special Thanksgiving dishes which can be viewed here.

Oliver Royale
5 Market Square, Knoxville, TN
(865) 622-6434
Open from 12 pm – 7 pm, $49/per person. View the menu and make reservations here.

Puleo’s Grille (Cedar Bluff ONLY)
260 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN
(865) 691-1960
Limited Reservations from 10 am – 6 pm
See the full menu here

Ruth Chris Steakhouse
950 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-4696
Opening at 12 pm on Thanksgiving day
Three Course Turkey dinner for $39.95/per adult, $12.95/per child
View the menu and make reservations here.

Smoky Mountain Brewery
Various Locations
Turkey Creek: Open from 2 pm – 12 am
Pigeon Forge: Open from 12 pm – 11 pm
Gatlinburg: Open from 12 pm – 12 am
Maryville: Open from 2 pm – 11 pm

Windows on the Park at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park
525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN
The restaurant will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal with salad, turkey, traditional sides and pumpkin pie for $14.
The meal is available from 11 am – 1:30 p.m.
For more information or reservations, call 522-2800.

We hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, whether you dine in or out!


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