Sometimes, it’s fun to break tradition – maybe for you, that means taking a break from being in the kitchen all day and opting for a nice lunch or dinner out at a restaurant instead. Or maybe you can’t be with your family this year, but you still want to eat a nourishing, filling, cozy meal.
Whatever the case, Columbus restaurants have your back. Here are some great options that will be open on Thanksgiving day, just in case you’re looking for something a little different this year.
Lindey’s – 169 E. Beck St.
Let Lindey’s do the work for you this Thanksgiving. Here’s their 2023 Thanksgiving Day menu, including their signature filets and pies. If you can’t stop in between 11am – 10pm that day, you can also opt to order take-home Thanksgiving entrees.
J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks – 1 E. Campus View Blvd.
This Worthington spot is of course known for their steak, but once a year, they trade beef for turkey. Join them for a three course dinner from 11am-8pm, for $45 a person. Here’s their complete menu for that day.
Khaab Indian Kitchen & Bar – 2400 E. Main St., Bexley, OH
This Indian restaurant is offering their signature lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., where 30% of proceeds will be donated to Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Dinner will also be offered from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Eddie Merlot’s – 1570 Polaris Pkwy
From 11am-8pm, guests can enjoy a traditional holiday feast, complete with a three-course turkey dinner, plus their signature dinner menu, too. You view their menu here.
The Guild House – 624 N. High St.
For $55 a person, one can enjoy a four course meal, featuring roasted parsnip soup, squash, turkey with garlic whipped potatoes, and a roasted pumpkin torte for dessert. This is available 10am-8pm, along with their regular brunch and dinner menu. Check out more details here.
The Berwick – 3250 Refugee Rd.
Join the Berwick for their annual Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30am-4pm. It’s $46.50 a person, and includes all you can eat ham, turkey, whipped potatoes, plus so much more! Check out their menu here.
Buca di Beppo – 343 N. Front St.
If you’ve already reached your turkey quota for this month, maybe pasta would be more your speed? This Italian eatery is offering a turkey dinner, plus your pasta favorites. Make your reservations here.
Matt the Millers – 6726 Avery-Muirfield Dr., Dublin, OH
From 11am – 5pm, chow down at Matt the Millers’ Thanksgiving buffet, featuring a carving station plus fifteen different sides. It’s $39.95 for adults, and $14.95 for kids 4-10. View more details here, and make sure to reserve your spot.
Ruth’s Chris – 511 N. High St.
All of the trimmings, none of the work. You and yours can enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast, starting with a lobster bisque. If you’re feeling like something other than turkey, their full steakhouse menu will be available, too. Check out their website for more information.
Little West Tavern – 77 Belle St.
Craving the coziness of a holiday meal? This new restaurant inside of The Junto is dimly lit and intimate, and the lobby of The Junto features a gorgeous, enormous fireplace. They’ll be open 3pm-8pm, offering a $49 pre-fixe dinner full of curated classic Thanksgiving twists, like a Turkey Roulade with Chorizo. Take a look at the full menu here.
Larger chain restaurant favorites that will also be open include:
Some Applebees locations
Some Buffalo Wild Wings locations
Whether you’re staying in and cooking, ordering take-home, or going out, we hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful this year!
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