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Barbecue, buffets and much more: Here’s which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving

Barbecue, buffets and much more: Here’s which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving

Jack McLaughlin

Editor’s Note: Availability can change fast for these eateries, so make sure to call ahead before making plans.

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant: Open by reservation only, but spots are very limited.

The Berwick: The long-standing east side eatery is offering a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call for reservations. 

Bob Evans: Open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Brio Italian Grille: Columbus and Worthington locations are both open on Thanksgiving.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants: All are closed except for Guild House, which is offering  reservation-only service from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Reservations are currently booked, but the restaurant said some spots may open due to cancellations. It’s best to call if you’re trying to find a table.


Clove Indian Bistro: Open for a lunch buffet.

Columbus Fish Market: Open for a three-course Thanksgiving dinner.

J. Gilbert’s: The Midwestern steakhouse is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Space is limited, and at this point the eatery can likely only accommodate parties under six people, so call soon if you’re after a table.

Lindey’s: This historic German Village steakhouse is open on Thanksgiving, but tables are currently booked. Its bar seating will be open on a first come, first served basis, however

The Keep: Open for a Thanksgiving buffet from 1-6 p.m

Matt the Miller’s Tavern: Open, but reservations at this point are extremely limited

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood: Opening and serving its regular menu, plus a special Thanksgiving dinner

Mimi’s Cafe: Open and serving a special three-course menu

Mitchell’s Steakhouse: Open for dine-on and carryout

Ray Ray’s Hog Pit: The restaurant’s Clintonville, Westerville and Grandville locations will be open 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The eatery will be offering special holiday plates in addition to meat by the pound.

The Trout Club: This Newark eatery is open by reservation-only and offering a special Thanksgiving menu

Tucci’s: Open by reservation only and serving a three course, price-fixed dinner.

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