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Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day Menu Specials

Will your favorite restaurant be open on Turkey Day? Be sure before you head out for Thanksgiving Dinner. With just days to go, we are receiving confirmation of open/closed status, hours of operation, and special menus/pricing for restaurants on Thanksgiving Day:

Applebee’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Hours vary by location.

Black Angus Steakhouse presents their Thanksgiving Day Feast! Features roasted turkey, home style mashed potatoes with gravy, sage dressing, sweet potato, steamed broccoli, fresh cranberries, plus pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Also includes warm molasses bread and your choice of soup or garden salad. Cost is $18.99 adults, $9.99 kids. Price not valid at Cattle Company restaurants in Anchorage, Alaska and Pearl City, Hawaii.

Bob Evans will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 8:00AM-8:00PM. A special holiday menu will be served from 11:00AM-8:00PM. Enjoy Slow Roasted Turkey, Hickory-Smoked Ham, or Slow-Roasted Pork & Mushrooms with all the trimmings, just $14.99 each. Includes Endless Bread and your choice of 3 sides, plus a slice of pie for dessert. Kids will love the Turkey Lurkey Kids Dinner, priced at $6.99.

CASINOS are almost always open on Thanksgiving. Many casinos serve special themed buffets on holidays. Turkey, ham, and all the trimmings can be yours, all-you-can-eat, at a reasonable price. Having spent a previous Thanksgiving in Biloxi, Mississippi, I can assure you there’s some good eatin’ to be found at the casino buffets on Thanksgiving Day!

Claim Jumper will be serving their Special Holiday Menu from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Entrée choices include Roasted Turkey, Ham Dinner, Ham & Turkey Supper, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon, or Salmon Oscar. If you’re REALLY hungry, try “The Feast” with turkey, ham, plus hand-carved Tri-Tip. Pricing ranges from $23.99-$30.99. Not available at Golden Nugget or Opry Mills locations. Opry Mills will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant will be serving their special Thanksgiving Day Menu. Entrée choices include Bone-In Ribeye Steak, Spicy Atlantic Chicken Salad, Country Ham Dinner, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, and of course, Roasted Turkey Dinner. Plus 8 Ounce Prime Rib Dinner from 11AM for as long as it lasts. Hours and menu pricing varies by location.

Country Buffet will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-day dinner buffet until 7:00PM. Price and serving hours vary by location. Enjoy traditional oven roasted sliced turkey, honey glazed baked ham, plus all your other Turkey Day favorites.

Denny’s will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving. Turkey and dressing will be available, as well as Denny’s regular menu items.

The Dixie Café and The Delta Café will be open and serving their annual Turkey & Dressing Feast. Enjoy slow-roasted turkey with homemade dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Plus 2 sides and rolls, all for just $10.99. Available from 11:00AM-5:00PM.

El Torito Mexican restaurants of California will be open and serving their special Thanksgiving Buffet. Feast on Roasted Turkey, Apple Jalapeño Stuffing, Chipotle Honey Sweet Potatoes, Garlic-Ginger Green Beans, and Cream of Pumpkin Soup. Plus a Taco Station, Dessert Bar, and other Mexican Favorites. Serving hours: 11:00AM-7:00PM. Price is $20.99 for adults ($22.99 at Monterey location) and $6.99 for kids. Reservations are suggested.

Fire Mountain will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-day dinner buffet until 7:00PM. Price and serving hours vary by location. Enjoy traditional oven roasted sliced turkey, honey glazed baked ham, plus all your other Turkey Day favorites.

Golden Corral will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-day dinner buffet from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Cost is $12.99-14.99 for adults (price varies by market.) Enjoy sliced turkey, carved turkey, pot roast, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, meatloaf, glazed ham, shrimp, sirloin steaks, plus much more.

Hometown Buffet will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-day dinner buffet until 7:00PM. Price and serving hours vary by location. Enjoy traditional oven roasted sliced turkey, honey glazed baked ham, plus all your other Turkey Day favorites.

Houlihans of Minnesota will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from Noon-7:00PM. Cost is $16.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids age 10 and under. Same price as last year! Featuring turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, cranberries, vegetables, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Reservations are suggested.

Huddle House will be open Thanksgiving Day. In fact, Huddle House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Izzy’s restaurants of Oregon and Washington will be serving a special Thanksgiving Day dinner. Hours are from 11:00AM-6:00PM at most locations. Menu includes Brined & Smoked Turkey, Grilled Steak, Pumpkin Pie, Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Yams, Turkey Gravy, Sweet Potato Scones, plus Izzy’s Dinner Grill Buffet items. Cost is $14.99 per person. Not all locations will be open on November 26, so call ahead before heading out.

Krystal is open on Thanksgiving Day. Most locations are open 364 days per year, closing only on Christmas Day.

Luby’s will be serving a special Thanksgiving meal for $10.99 per person. Same price as last year! Includes entrée, 2 sides, cornbread dressing, dinner roll, and dessert. Available for dine-in or take it to go.

Maggiano’s Little Italy will be serving a complete four course Thanksgiving Day meal. Price is $44.95 per person. Kids 5-12 are $18.95 per person. Reservations are suggested and available online. Carryout packages are $225.00 and will serve approximately 5 people.

McDonald’s is open on Thanksgiving Day in many areas. Several locations are franchise restaurants, so please call to confirm before heading out.

Morton’s The Steakhouse will be open from 1:00PM-9:00PM on Thanksgiving Day at most locations. All regular menu items will be served. Reservations are suggested.

Old Country Buffet will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-day dinner buffet until 7:00PM. Price and serving hours vary by location. Enjoy traditional oven roasted sliced turkey, honey glazed baked ham, plus all your other Turkey Day favorites.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery will be serving a complete turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day at most locations. Includes oven-roasted and hand-carved Butterball turkey & dressing, 2 side items, warm dinner roll, plus a FREE slice of pumpkin pie! Pricing and serving hours vary by location.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers you to celetrate Thanksgiving Italian style! Serving hours on Thursday, November 26 are from 4:00-8:00PM.

Ruby Tuesday will be open on Thanksgiving Day. All regular menu items will be available. Hours of operation will vary by location.

Ryan’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-day dinner buffet until 7:00PM. Price and serving hours vary by location. Enjoy traditional oven roasted sliced turkey, honey glazed baked ham, plus all your other Turkey Day favorites.

Shoney’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet offers all the traditional fixings. Includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, plus much more. Enjoy a FREE slice of pumpkin pie with your Shoney’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet.

Waffle House will be open Thanksgiving Day. In fact, Waffle House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

White Castle will be open for those of you needing your Thanksgiving Day Slider fix. Most White Castles are open 24 hours per day, 364 days per year. They only close on Christmas Day.

Memorial Day Soda Pop Sales by Store and Price

There are 5 times each year to buy soda pop: the week before Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Year’s. Many stores will sell sodas at or below cost during these times. The purpose is to get you into the store where they hope you will then purchase all your other holiday groceries and party items there.

Memorial Day is no exception. Everyone wants to know “Who has cheap soda pop deals this week? Here’s the list:

Albertsons – Pepsi products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $10.00. 7UP products (7UP, Squirt, Sunkist), 12 pack cans: 4 for $9. Limit 4. Must buy 4. Sale price valid May 24-25-26-27 only.

Cub Foods – Pepsi products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $8.88. Limit 4. Must buy 4 and use coupon, available in the weekly sale ad. Sale price valid through Saturday, May 25.

CVS Pharmacy – Coke products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $12.00. Limit 4. Also, 2 liter bottles, 74 cents each (99 cents sale price less 25 cent instant coupon.) Limit 1 with coupon. Limit 5 @ 99 cents. Sale price valid through Saturday, May 25.

Dillons – Coke/Pepsi/7UP products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $12.00. Limit 4. Must buy 4. Sale price valid through Tuesday, May 28.

Dollar General – Pepsi products, 12 pack cans: 2 for $6.00. Must buy 2. Also, Coke products, 2 liter bottles: 3 for $3. Must purchase 3 to get sale price. Sale price valid through June 1.

Hy-Vee – Coke/Pepsi/7UP products, 12 pack cans or 8 pack of 12 ounce bottles: 4 for $10.00. Limit 4. Must buy 4 and use coupon, available in the weekly sale ad. Sale price valid through Tuesday, May 28.

King Soopers – Coke/Pepsi/7Up products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $10.00. Limit 4. Must buy 4. Sale price valid through Tuesday, May 28.

Kmart – Pepsi products, 24 pack cans: 2 for $11.00. Limit 2. Must buy 2. Sale price valid through Monday, May 27.

Kroger – Coke/Pepsi/7UP products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $13.00. Must buy 4. Also, Coke/Pepsi products, 6 pack of 16.9 ounce bottles: 4 for $11. Sale price valid through Tuesday, May 28. (End date may vary by market.)

Meijer – Coke/Pepsi products, 24 pack cans: 2 for $11. Limit 2. Sale price valid through Monday, May 27.

Publix – Coke products, 12 pack cans or 8 pack of 12 ounce bottles: 4 for $12.00 when you buy 3 and get 1 free. Sale price valid through Wednesday, May 22.

Rainbow Foods – Coke products, 12 pack cans, 4 for $10.00. Limit 4. Requires additional $5 purchase. Sale price valid through Monday, May 27.

Safeway – Coke/Pepsi/7UP products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $10.00. Limit 4. Must buy 4. Sale price valid May 24-25-26-27 only.

Shopko – Pepsi products, 24 pack cans: 2 for $12.00. Limit 4. Sale price valid May 23-24-25 only.

Target – Pepsi products, 12 pack cans, 4 for $10.00 or 4 for $11.00, depending on market. Sale price valid through Saturday, May 25.

Vons – Coke/Pepsi/7UP products, 12 pack cans, buy 2 and get 3 FREE. Price varies by market. Limit 5. Must buy 5. Sale valid through Tuesday, May 28.

Walgreens – Coke products, 12 pack cans, 3 for $11.00. Sale price valid through Saturday, May 27.

Walmart – Coke products, 6 pack cans, $1.50. Sale price valid through Monday, May 27.

Winn-Dixie – Coke products, 12 pack cans: 4 for $11.00. Limit 4. Must buy 4. Sale price valid through Tuesday, May 28.

This list will be updated as we get closer to Memorial Day 2013 with additional cheap soda pop deals and sale prices. Prices may vary by market and region. If you’ve spotted a great pop special, please post it here via the ‘comments’ section or e-mail it to us. Don’t pay too much for sodas this holiday weekend. Check Cheapolife and save!