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Atlanta Restaurants Open for Feasting on Thanksgiving Day

Let the professionals handle the turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving

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Not everyone is into the stress of preparing a Thanksgiving Day feast. Leave the roast turkey and fixings to the professionals on Thanksgiving. These restaurants across Atlanta, a metropolitan area which now occupies the traditional homelands of the Muscogee (Creek) and Cherokee peoples, are serving everything from coursed-out turkey dinners to buffets with carving stations full of roast bird and ham.

Check back for updates to this list through Monday, November 22. Know of a restaurant open on Thanksgiving day with a special menu? Send Eater the details at atlanta@eater.com.

Where to Order a Thanksgiving Feast This Year in Atlanta

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Farmhouse

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10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268
(770) 463-2622
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The Thanksgiving meal at the Serenbe Farmhouse restaurant includes a four-course family feast for the table. Reservations required.

2. Paces & Vine Restaurant

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4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE #250
Atlanta, GA 30339
(404) 205-8255
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Head to Paces and Vine on Thanksgiving for all the day’s classics, including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole. There’s pumpkin pie and apple tarts for dessert. Reservations required.

3. Old Vinings Inn

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3011 Paces Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 438-2282
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The Old Vinings Inn once again offers a Thanksgiving day feast for family and friend in its dining room. Reservations required.

4. Ray's on the River

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6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30339
(770) 955-1187
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The Atlanta Thanksgiving Day buffet is back again at all Ray’s restaurants around metro Atlanta. Ray’s on the River features seafood selections, soups, and salads, alongside traditional side dishes, desserts, and roast turkey, New York roast, and salmon. Reservations required.

5. Botica

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1820 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 228-6358
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The Mexican-Latin restaurant at the Brookwood opens on Thanksgiving day for regular hours and includes a smoked turkey taco special on the menu.

6. Sun Dial

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210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 589-7506
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Come to the Sun Dial in downtown Atlanta for Thanksgiving dinner with a serious skyline view. The five-course meal is $99 per person and reservations are required.

7. Grecian Gyro

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4542 Old Dixie Hwy
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 363-4000
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Once again the staff of Grecian Gyro in Tucker and Forest Park will provide free meals to members of the community in need on Thanksgiving. This also includes nurses, first reponsders, firefighters, and police.

8. South City Kitchen

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1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358
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The Midtown, Vinings, Buckhead, and Alpharetta locations of South City Kitchen offer a three-course Thanksgiving feast to include fried chicken and shrimp and grits as well as turkey and other traditional dishes of the day. Reservations encouraged.

9. Atlas

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88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 600-6471
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For a fancy Thanksgiving dinner, head to Atlas at the St. Regis for a three-course feast to include oysters Rockefeller, turkey, stuffing, pumpkin risotto, and pumpkin pie. Wine pairings are also available for the meal. Over at the Garden Room, there’s a la carte sides and family-style turkey platters, too. Reservations required.

10. Le Bilboquet

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3027 Bolling Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 869-9944
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For a fancy Thanksgiving feast, Le Bilboquet’s menu features French favorites, like butternut squash and mushroom velouté and sauteed Brussels sprouts, alongside the traditional roast turkey. There’s even pumpkin creme brulee for dessert. Reservations required.

11. The Highlander

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931 Monroe Dr NE ste c-101
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 872-0060
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The Highlander at Midtown Promenade is a fixture on Atlanta’s dive bar scene and plans to open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving day for a traditional feast paired with ice-cold cans of Coors Light or High Life and generously poured shots.

12. Dantanna's

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3400 Around Lenox Rd #304
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 760-8873
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For folks seeking a place to watch football later in the afternoon, Dantanna’s opens at 4 p.m. serving its full lunch and dinner menus on Thanksgiving day.

13. Tiny Lou's

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789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0085
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Tiny Lou’s, the French restaurant located on the ground floor of Hotel Clermont, plans to open for Thanksgiving and serve a prix fixe menu of traditional dishes on the day. Reservations highly encouraged.

14. Hampton + Hudson

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 948-2123
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The Inman Park sports bar and restaurant opens Thanksgiving evening offering a limited menu, including burgers, mac and cheese, and wings, and a holiday plate with turkey and gravy and all the trimmings. Head here to continue watching the day’s football games, too.

15. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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794 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-7249
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The iconic Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar in Virginia-Highland is back again hosting Thanksgiving. The menu features smoked turkey, braised pork shoulder, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, and sweet potato biscuits. There’s also pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Reservations highly encouraged.

16. Yao Atlanta

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237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE
Dunwoody, GA 30346
(770) 557-0353
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Yao, the elegant, multi-level Thai-Chinese restaurant near Perimeter Center, is open for regular hours serving its full menu on Thanksgiving day.

17. Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

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800 Mayfield Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(770) 817-0161
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Located in Alpharetta’s Crabapple district, Milton’s is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast to include butternut squash bisque, applewood smoked turkey, spiral ham, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and trout paired with traditional sides. There’s pecan, sour cream apple, and dark chocolate pie for dessert. Reservations required.

18. Petite Violette

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2948 Clairmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 634-6268
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The longtime French restaurant swings open for Thanksgiving once again offering a special holiday menu. Reservations highly encouraged.

19. Poco Loco Neighborhood Provisions

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2233 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Don’t expect to find the traditional turkey and fixing at this neighborhood burrito joint and provisions market, which plans to open on Thanksgiving day, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Do expect to find Poco Loco’s green chile queso, fresh-made salsas and tortillas, burritos of the day, and warm cups of tres leche hot chocolate for sale that day. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and preordering information.

20. Matthews Cafeteria

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2299 Main St
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 939-2357
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Matthew’s Cafeteria has been slinging Southern favorites since 1955. This family-owned restaurant in Tucker remains one of the best spots in metro Atlanta for meat-and-three platters and fried chicken that tastes like granny made it. And the restaurant plans to open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thanksgiving day, which includes turkey and dressing and all the traditional sides of the day.

1. The Farmhouse

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268

The Thanksgiving meal at the Serenbe Farmhouse restaurant includes a four-course family feast for the table. Reservations required.

10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268

2. Paces & Vine Restaurant

4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE #250, Atlanta, GA 30339

Head to Paces and Vine on Thanksgiving for all the day’s classics, including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole. There’s pumpkin pie and apple tarts for dessert. Reservations required.

4300 Paces Ferry Rd SE #250
Atlanta, GA 30339

3. Old Vinings Inn

3011 Paces Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

The Old Vinings Inn once again offers a Thanksgiving day feast for family and friend in its dining room. Reservations required.

3011 Paces Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

4. Ray's on the River

6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30339

The Atlanta Thanksgiving Day buffet is back again at all Ray’s restaurants around metro Atlanta. Ray’s on the River features seafood selections, soups, and salads, alongside traditional side dishes, desserts, and roast turkey, New York roast, and salmon. Reservations required.

6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30339

5. Botica

1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Mexican-Latin restaurant at the Brookwood opens on Thanksgiving day for regular hours and includes a smoked turkey taco special on the menu.

1820 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Sun Dial

210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Come to the Sun Dial in downtown Atlanta for Thanksgiving dinner with a serious skyline view. The five-course meal is $99 per person and reservations are required.

210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. Grecian Gyro

4542 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, GA 30297

Once again the staff of Grecian Gyro in Tucker and Forest Park will provide free meals to members of the community in need on Thanksgiving. This also includes nurses, first reponsders, firefighters, and police.

4542 Old Dixie Hwy
Forest Park, GA 30297

8. South City Kitchen

1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Midtown, Vinings, Buckhead, and Alpharetta locations of South City Kitchen offer a three-course Thanksgiving feast to include fried chicken and shrimp and grits as well as turkey and other traditional dishes of the day. Reservations encouraged.

1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. Atlas

88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

For a fancy Thanksgiving dinner, head to Atlas at the St. Regis for a three-course feast to include oysters Rockefeller, turkey, stuffing, pumpkin risotto, and pumpkin pie. Wine pairings are also available for the meal. Over at the Garden Room, there’s a la carte sides and family-style turkey platters, too. Reservations required.

88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. Le Bilboquet

3027 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

For a fancy Thanksgiving feast, Le Bilboquet’s menu features French favorites, like butternut squash and mushroom velouté and sauteed Brussels sprouts, alongside the traditional roast turkey. There’s even pumpkin creme brulee for dessert. Reservations required.

3027 Bolling Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

11. The Highlander

931 Monroe Dr NE ste c-101, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Highlander at Midtown Promenade is a fixture on Atlanta’s dive bar scene and plans to open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving day for a traditional feast paired with ice-cold cans of Coors Light or High Life and generously poured shots.

931 Monroe Dr NE ste c-101
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Dantanna's

3400 Around Lenox Rd #304, Atlanta, GA 30326

For folks seeking a place to watch football later in the afternoon, Dantanna’s opens at 4 p.m. serving its full lunch and dinner menus on Thanksgiving day.

3400 Around Lenox Rd #304
Atlanta, GA 30326

13. Tiny Lou's

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Tiny Lou’s, the French restaurant located on the ground floor of Hotel Clermont, plans to open for Thanksgiving and serve a prix fixe menu of traditional dishes on the day. Reservations highly encouraged.

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

14. Hampton + Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

The Inman Park sports bar and restaurant opens Thanksgiving evening offering a limited menu, including burgers, mac and cheese, and wings, and a holiday plate with turkey and gravy and all the trimmings. Head here to continue watching the day’s football games, too.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

15. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

794 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

The iconic Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar in Virginia-Highland is back again hosting Thanksgiving. The menu features smoked turkey, braised pork shoulder, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, and sweet potato biscuits. There’s also pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Reservations highly encouraged.

794 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

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16. Yao Atlanta

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Yao, the elegant, multi-level Thai-Chinese restaurant near Perimeter Center, is open for regular hours serving its full menu on Thanksgiving day.

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE
Dunwoody, GA 30346

17. Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

800 Mayfield Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Located in Alpharetta’s Crabapple district, Milton’s is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast to include butternut squash bisque, applewood smoked turkey, spiral ham, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and trout paired with traditional sides. There’s pecan, sour cream apple, and dark chocolate pie for dessert. Reservations required.

800 Mayfield Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30009

18. Petite Violette

2948 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

The longtime French restaurant swings open for Thanksgiving once again offering a special holiday menu. Reservations highly encouraged.

2948 Clairmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

19. Poco Loco Neighborhood Provisions

2233 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Don’t expect to find the traditional turkey and fixing at this neighborhood burrito joint and provisions market, which plans to open on Thanksgiving day, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Do expect to find Poco Loco’s green chile queso, fresh-made salsas and tortillas, burritos of the day, and warm cups of tres leche hot chocolate for sale that day. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and preordering information.

2233 College Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

20. Matthews Cafeteria

2299 Main St, Tucker, GA 30084

Matthew’s Cafeteria has been slinging Southern favorites since 1955. This family-owned restaurant in Tucker remains one of the best spots in metro Atlanta for meat-and-three platters and fried chicken that tastes like granny made it. And the restaurant plans to open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thanksgiving day, which includes turkey and dressing and all the traditional sides of the day.

2299 Main St
Tucker, GA 30084

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