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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.

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The Farmhouse

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

Paces & Vine Restaurant

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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.

Old Vinings Inn

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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.

Ray's on the River

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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.

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

Sun Dial

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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.

Grecian Gyro

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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.

South City Kitchen

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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.

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.

Le Bilboquet

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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.

The Highlander

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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.

Dantanna's

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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.

Tiny Lou's

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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.

Hampton + Hudson

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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.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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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.

Yao Atlanta

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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.

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

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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.

Petite Violette

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

Poco Loco Neighborhood Provisions

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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.

Matthews Cafeteria

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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.

The Farmhouse

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

Paces & Vine Restaurant

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.

Old Vinings Inn

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

Ray's on the River

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.

Botica

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

Sun Dial

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.

Grecian Gyro

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.

South City Kitchen

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.

Atlas

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.

Le Bilboquet

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.

The Highlander

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.

Dantanna's

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.

Tiny Lou's

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.

Hampton + Hudson

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.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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.

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Yao Atlanta

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

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

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.

Petite Violette

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

Poco Loco Neighborhood Provisions

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.

Matthews Cafeteria

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.

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