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:
Austin’s Steak & Homestyle Buffet
900 Merchant Drive, Knoxville
106 Major Reynolds Pl. Knoxville
Various locations from 10 am – 8 pm
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
10 am – 8 pm buffet
1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN (Middlebrook)
9636 Kroger Park Dr, Knoxville, TN (Northshore)
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend, TN
2655 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Seating available from 11 am – 8 pm
100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN
Crowne Plaza, 401 W Summit Hill Dr SW, Knoxville, TN
10945 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN
5 Market Square, Knoxville, TN
Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome and accommodated based on availability
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
950 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville, TN
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
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.