Thanksgiving In Tampa Bay

Many of us look forward to that “Thanksgiving Day” home cooked turkey dinner with all the fixings’! However some will simply skip the tradition and be looking for someplace to do the cooking for them.

ABC Action News has complied a list of the local area restaurants that will be open for service. Although most major chain restaurants will be closed, there will be plenty of options for those just not wanting to cook.

Some of these restaurants will be offering their standard menu, while others will offer a special Thanksgiving Day menu for those looking to eat out.

Here is a list of the major chain restaurants opting to open for Thanksgiving (hours and participation may vary):

Boston Market: Boston Market fans have two options for Thanksgiving: Participate at the restaurant’s Thanksgiving Day buffet, or have the restaurant cater a meal at home. To see the full Thanksgiving menu, click here.

Buca di Beppo: Like Boston Market, Buca di Beppo is offering diners the option of enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the restaurant, or by catering. Buca di Beppo’s catering options come in servings of 10 ($199.99) or 20 (379.99). Click hereto read more.

Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel calls Thanksgiving its “busiest day of the year.” For $124.99, Cracker Barrel is offering a full Thanksgiving meal for 10, including turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, choice of three sides, rolls and two pies.

Denny’s: Most of its locations will have its standard menu available. Among the menu items Denny’s offers is a turkey and stuffing meal.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: For $45, guests can enjoy a three-course turkey dinner that includes all the traditional fixings. If you prefer steak, customers can order a filet mignon for an extra $15. To RSVP, click here.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: The steak house will have a special 3-course dinner for $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids with all your holiday favorites including: Oven-roasted turkey breast; sausage and herb stuffing; sweet potato casserole; and pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations are available by clicking here.

Waffle House: Almost every Waffle House locations offers hash browns and other classic items 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving.

Bob Evans: All locations will be open until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Guests can order from the full breakfast menu until 11 a.m., then a limited breakfast menu and special Thanksgiving meal thereafter which includes a choice of entrée, three sides, bread and a slice of pie for $14.99. There will also be a Premium option available, including both ham and turkey, for $16.99.

It’s clear there’s a place for every taste and budget! No matter where you end up celebrating your Thanksgiving Day, I hope you have a delicious meal and are surrounded with those you love and are truly thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fields Family!

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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .