Places Open On Thanksgiving In Memphis 2019

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 13th 2019 10168 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.
3. Places open on Black Friday in Memphis (spoiler alert: almost everywhere).

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 on Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019)

Tips: Make reservations. Most restaurants have kids’ pricing, but I’ve just listed the adult prices here, which don’t include tax, gratuity, or alcohol.

Bleu will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering Thanksgiving brunch. $50 for adults, plus tax + gratuity. Call or make a reservation online

Capital Grille (6065 Poplar Ave.) will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m with their dinner menu plus Thanksgiving favorites. $43 for adults, plus tax + gratuity. Call for reservations.

Capriccio Grill is open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. $52 per person, plus tax + grat. Menu. Call for reservations. 

Chez Philippe will serve 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. First come, first serve — no reservations taken. 

Fleming’s (6245 Poplar Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. with a three-course Thanksgiving menu starting at $52. Call for reservations. 

The Guest House at Graceland will serve a family-style Thanksgiving meal in Delta’s Kitchen from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Menu. It’s $38.95 per person. 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 $49.95 for adults, plus tax and gratuity. Call for reservations and details.

Neil’s Music Room (5727 Quince Rd) will open at 11 a.m. to serve turkey and all the fixings. 

Paulette’s (50 Harbortown Square) will be open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The three course meal is between $52.95 – $64.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call or go to their website for reservations. 

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

Seasons 52 (6085 Poplar Ave.) will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and I’m assuming they’re open regular hours (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.) $29.95 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 3 p.m. The three course meal is $53-$65 per person. Menu. Call or make reservations online. 

Tug’s Casual Grill at Harbor Town will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a three-course menu. $22.95 – $32.95. 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 traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Call for reservations and details.

2. Places open in the evening/late afternoon on Thanksgiving (November 28, 2019)

Andy B’s bowling alley in Bartlett is open late afternoon. Call for details. 

B.B. King’s Blues Club opens at 5 p.m. 

Bar DKDC (964 Cooper St.) will once again host Jacksgiving with Jack Oblivian starting at 10:30 p.m. There will be a cover charge.

Bardog downtown is open 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Billy Hardwick’s bowling alley will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight 

The Casual Pint on Highland Row will host a Thanksgiving After Party starting at 6 p.m. and featuring $12 mimosa buckets, $4 beer specials and $5 glasses of wine.

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

Celtic Crossing will open at 4 p.m. and Jeremy Stanfill will play at 7 p.m. 

Chuckles Comedy House will host Mark Curry, AKA Mr. Cooper, live on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Advanced tickets start at $22.50. 

The Hi-Tone (412 N. Cleveland) will host the Tyrone Smith Revue featuring Super T with a $10 cover. 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 evening. 

Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square will open at 4 p.m. and Ingram Hill will perform at 8 p.m. 

Slider Inn Downtown is open 5 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Slider Inn Midtown is open 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.

R.P. Tracks usually opens at 5 p.m. 

Young Avenue Deli will open at 11 a.m. 

The Zebra Lounge in Overton Square will be open 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

3.  Places Open And Things To Do In Memphis and the Mid-South on Black Friday, Nov. 29.

Every year, people ask me what’s open on Black Friday or what to do on Black Friday in Memphis. Short answer: Most Everywhere Is Open. My suggestion is call ahead to double check wherever you’re going.

Here’s a list of things to do. Check out the weekend guide for that weekend, too.

– Go to Zoo Lights

– Go to Starry Nights at Shelby Farms

– Go to Holiday Wonders at the Botanic Garden

– Go see the lights at Graceland

– Go see the Enchanted Forest,  Laser Metallica or A Christmas Story at the Pink Palace

— Go to the Ugly Sweater SIlent Disco at Loflin Yard

— Go to Blacksmith Friday at the Metal Museum 

— Go see the Memphis Grizzliess vs. Utah Jazz at the FedEx Forum

— Go see the Memphis Tigers take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Liberty Bowl

— Go to the Lucky 7 Brass Band Black Friday Concert at Railgarten 

— Go to South Main Trolley Night

— Go play Friday Night Bingo at Memphis Made Brewing 

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 hollywhitfield@memphistravel.com with ALL of the details (start time, end time, price, how to make reservations, ages, and links to menus or Facebook events.

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

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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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