Places Open On Thanksgiving In Memphis 2018

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 6th 2018 974 0

Thanksgiving is nigh! If you’re not in the cooking mood, or if you want to go out after you wake up from your afternoon food coma, here’s a running list of places that will be open in Memphis on Thanksgiving.

In this post, you’ll find two sections:

1. Places open for lunch or brunch or earlier in the day. Most of these require reservations.
2. Places that don’t open until 4 p.m.-ish or later.

This list is in-progress. If you are a restaurant that wants to share your holiday hours for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, please leave a comment on this post with ALL the details (hours, menu options, any special instructions, or a link to all that information).

Here’s the list:

1. Places open during the day (or at least before 5 p.m.) on Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018)
Tips: You must make reservations. Most places have kids’ pricing, but I’ve just listed the adults price here. Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or alcohol. 

Bleu will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Thanksgiving brunch. $49.95 for adults, plus tax + gratuity. Menu. Call for reservations.

Capital Grille (6065 Poplar Ave.) will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with their dinner menu plus Thanksgiving favorites. $42 for adults, plus tax + gratuity. Menu. Call for reservations.

Capriccio Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $48 per person, plus tax + grat. MenuCall for reservations.

Chez Philippe is having Thanksgiving dinner from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Menu. The meal is $98 per person plus tax + gratuity. Call for reservations.

The Cupboard (1400 Union Ave.) will be open on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Guest House at Graceland will serve a family-style Thanksgiving meal in Delta’s Kitchen from 11 a.m .- 3 p.m. Menu. It’s $35 per person. Call for reservations.

Fleming’s (6245 Poplar Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. with a three-course Thanksgiving menu. Call for reservations.

Holiday Inn at The University of Memphis always serves Thanksgiving buffet with several seatings, and it usually sells out quickly. It’s usually about $40 for adults, plus tax and gratuity. Call for reservations and details.

The Lookout at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is taking reservations on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required.

Neil’s Music Room (5727 Quince Rd) is usually open all day and night with a Thanksgiving meal. I’ll update this when I confirm. For now, it seems like they have a TBA event in the evening.

Paulette’s (50 Harbortown Square) will be open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The three course meal is between $49.95 – $55.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. They do have a kids’ menu. Call or go online for reservations.

The Peabody Hotel will have a Thanksgiving brunch buffet (think smorgasbord) on the Mezzanine. $78 for adults, plus tax + gratuity. Menu. Call 901-529-3668 for reservations.

Seasons 52 (6085 Poplar Ave.) will serve a Thanksgiving meal, and I’m assuming they’re open regular hours (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.) $27.95 for adults, plus tax + gratuity. Call or go online for reservations. Menu.

Terrace at the River Inn (On the roof of 50 Harbortown Square) will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three course meal is $50- $60 per person, and they do have a kids’ menu. Call or go online for reservations.

Tug’s Casual Grill at Harbor Town will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a three-course menu. $22.95 – $29.95. Menu. Call for reservations.

Texas De Brazil (150 Peabody Place Ste. 103) is usually open for lunch and dinner with their usual bonkers buffet plus Thanksgiving stuff. Call for reservations and details.

2. Places open in the evening (after 5 p.m.) on Thanksgiving (November 22, 2018)

Bar DKDC (964 Cooper St.) usually hosts a late-night Memphis Sheiks “Sheiksgiving” show. I’ll try to find out if that’s happening again this year.

Bardog downtown will be open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

– Flying Saucer Cordova and Downtown are usually open from 5 p.m. to midnight.

The Hi-Tone (412 N. Cleveland) will have a Super T Thanksgiving show with a $15 cover ($10 in advance). Doors for the show open at 9 p.m. 18+. There’s a good chance the bar will open at 5 p.m. like always.

Huey’s usually has several locations open on Thanksgiving. Here were the hours last year; I’ll update this with 2018’s hours when I can.

Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square will open at 3 p.m. and have Ashton Riker CD release party and performance at 6 p.m.

The Pumping Station (1342 Poplar Ave.) will be open at 3 p.m.

– R.P. Tracks usually opens at 5 p.m. Will confirm.

Young Avenue Deli usually opens at 5 p.m. Will confirm.

– The Zebra Lounge in Overton Square will be open for normal hours (6 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Thursdays) with live music and no cover.

Most everywhere is open on Black Friday, so I’m not going to list every restaurant in town. If you have somewhere you want to go, just give them a call ahead of time.

If you would like to add your establishment to this list (or the list for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day) email

If you have special events or parties for any of these holidays, submit to the calendar.

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. Patricia King says:

    I’m looking for a restaurant that takes reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Please let me know the ones in Bartlett


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