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:
- 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.