Knoxville Area Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

So I heard on the radio this morning that restaurant prices are up 6% from 2021, BUT Thanksgiving grocery prices are up 15% from the previous year. So some experts say it will be cheaper to skip the elaborate home-cooked meal and just head to the restaurant. So if you don't mind missing Grandma's Greenbean Casserole or Uncle Fred's Deep Fried Turkey then eating out may be the option for you.

From buffets to prix fixe menus, there’s something for everyone.

Stopping by any one of the restaurants on this list can be a way to have a great Thanksgiving dinner without all the cooking.

Here is a list of Knoxville area restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day: 


Various Locations

Austin’s Steak & Homestyle Buffet
900 Merchant Drive, Knoxville

Bravo Italian Kitchen 

106 Major Reynolds Pl. Knoxville

Various locations from 10 am – 8 pm

Carolina Ale House

9045 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

500 Henley St, Knoxville, TN (Downtown location)
Reservations recommended, call (865) 673-3433
9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN (West location)
Reservations recommended, call (865) 851-9088

Copper Cellar West
7316 Kingston Pk, Knoxville, TN
(865) 673-3422
10 am – 8 pm buffet

Corner 16
1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN (Middlebrook)
9636 Kroger Park Dr, Knoxville, TN (Northshore)

Cracker Barrel
Various locations

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend, TN

Downtown Flavortown
2655 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

11287 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN
(865) 675-9463
Seating available from 11 am – 8 pm

Hard Rock Cafe
Pigeon Forge, TN 

8050 Kingston Pike Hwy, Knoxville, TN
5005 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN 

Lonesome Dove
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN
(865) 999-5251
Reservations required


Crowne Plaza, 401 W Summit Hill Dr SW, Knoxville, TN 

Mimi's Cafe

10945 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN

Oliver Royale
5 Market Square, Knoxville, TN
(865) 622-6434
Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome and accommodated based on availability

Ruth Chris Steakhouse
950 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-4696
Open 11 am – 8 pm

All locations, 11 am – 6 pm

Smoky Mountain Brewery
Multiple locations with varying hours.

The Melting Pot - Gatlinburg
959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Wild Wing Cafe

119 East Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849

Before heading to one of these restaurants open on Thanksgiving, it's always safe to call, confirm their hours, and make reservations if needed.

Post a Comment