Gobble Up: 14 Memphis Places Open for Thanksgiving

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 15th 2010 28 43

If you don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving (or just need a break from all of the family fun), here’s a list of places in Memphis that are open on Thanksgiving day:

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– The Young Avenue Deli will be open if you need a beer, some foosball and fantastic fries.

– It’s Tanksgiving at the Hi-Tone Cafe. The band Tanks is having a CD release show with Dragoon and the Heavy Eyes. Cover is $10, and they’ll also have a beer bust and turkey.

The Memphis Zoo will be open from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. for ice skating and Zoo Lights.

Max’s Sports Bar (formerly Calhoun’s) on South Main is having their annual Thanksgiving potluck.

– All of the Huey’s locations will be open (and apparently, it’s one of their busiest days of the year).

Neil’s Bar and Grill in Midtown is going to be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and they’ll have turkey and dressing and live music.

– There’s going to be a prix fixe dinner at Grisanti’s at the Embassy Suites.

The Bayou on Madison will be open for those of you who want some tasty Cajun food and football.

– The Fox and Hound pub on Sanderlin will be open on Thanksgiving day, and I bet they’ll have football playing.

– There are several Thanksgiving dinner options at the Peabody Hotel. Chez Philippe is having an $80 per person prix fixe menu, Capriccio is having a dinner that’s $40 for adults and $15 for kids, and there will be two seatings for the grand buffet on the mezzanine ($50 for adults and $20 for kids).

Westy’s in the Pinch will be open 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving, and they’ll be delivering from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.

– Downtown’s Hollywood Disco is having a Turkey Ball on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Pilgrim costumes are encouraged, and there’s going to be turkey bowling.

Currents on Mud Island is going to be open for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. They’ll have a limited menu and a special kids’ menu. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

Grill 83 at the Madison Hotel is promising a dinner that’s not at all like the one grandma used to make. The prix fixe dinner runs from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and reservations are strongly encouraged.

If you know of any other places in Memphis that are open for Thanksgiving (or are having special events), leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Nancy says:

    Marlowes is open too and I will be there. Can’t wait. It has been a year since I got my Elvis fix

  2. Kathryn says:

    I saw that Dixie Cafe on Poplar will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 11-3 on Thanksgiving day. That might be good for someone craving a real turkey dinner without making it.

  3. […] I added a few more places to the list of restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving day. If you haven’t made reservations yet, you might want to go ahead and get on that – […]

  4. Rebecca says:

    The Dixie Cafe in Bartlett will be open as well. Yum!

  5. Evan says:

    The Cove will be open at 7. The Binghamsters are playing and I’ll be bartending.

  6. Andrea Olson says:

    Sadly, can’t make it to Grisanti’s as planned–booked up! Lesson learned.

  7. Eric Tate says:

    Thanks for the list.

  8. Joan Robinson says:

    Sole restaurant in the Westin will be open.

  9. Julie says:

    Texas de Brazil will be open too.

  10. john says:

    Piccadilly cafe is open lates on Thanksgiving and has a huge variety of traditional menu items.

  11. Ruth Ann says:

    Paulette's open also Xgiving. Prix fixe. We always go there Christmas,too.

  12. Jamie Vongphachanh says:

    Perkins Family Restaurant And Bakery in Germantown (1340 S Germantown Pkwy) is open from 6 am – 2 pm

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