16 Johnson City TN Restaurants Open Thanksgiving 2023

This year, you can enjoy all the deliciousness of a hot holiday meal without having to do any of the tiresome cooking or clean-up. Below you’ll find a variety of traditional holiday meal options plus some unconventional spots for Thanksgiving dinner in Johnson City TN, and throughout Tri-Cities.

Here’s to a fantastic holiday season in Tri-Cities TN.

A delicious looking slice of pumpkin pie on a plate.

Sit Down Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Johnson City TN & Tri-Cities

Businesses sometimes change their plans, so please be sure to call the restaurant and verify the details before committing.

1. Bob Evans

2801 Boones Creek Rd, Johnson City, TN
(423) 282-0162
Open 8 p.m. – 7 p.m 

Bob Evans guests can enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal with all your favorite holiday menu items.

2. Rio De Brazil Steakhouse

1800 W Market St, Johnson City, TN
(423) 328-7043
Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Reservations Required)

Rio De Brazil will be adding some special Thanksgiving menu items in addition to their already robust menu.

3. The Kitchen at Grace’s Meadows Farm

170 John France Rd, Jonesborough
(423) 794-0246
Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Guests at Grace Meadows can choose between turkey and ham with sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, and mashed potatoes with gravy. There will also be an assortment of desserts.

Adult meals are priced at $22 and kids meals are priced at $10. Kids 4 and under and FREE.

4. Burger Bar

211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City
(423) 929-2000
Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Don’t care for Turkey, why not grab a delicious meal from Burger Bar instead?

5. Cracker Barrel

10132 Airport Pkwy, Kingsport
(423) 323-9212
Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 2692 Boones Creek Rd, Gray
(423) 282-8113

125 Village Cir, Bristol
(276) 591-3250

Cracker Barrel will be offering its regular menu items. There will also be a special Thanksgiving meal with either Turkey or Ham and all the fixin’s.

6. The Farmer’s Daughter

7700 Erwin Hwy, Chuckey, TN
(423) 257-4650
Open 11 a.m to 6 p.m.

At the Farmer’s Daughter guests will be treated to a real turkey dinner with tons of side and dessert options. Meal prices are $26 for adults, $12 for kids ages 6 to 11, and $5 for kids ages 3-5.

7. Wild Wing Cafe

71 Wilson Ave, Johnson City
(423) 461-0071
Open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Wild Wings will be serving their regular menu items.

8. Vivian’s Table

115 Country Music Way, Bristol
(276) 696-3664
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day buffet will include soups, turkey, pork belly, mac-n-cheese, dressing, green beans, a potato bar, desserts and so much more!

9. MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center

1901 Meadowview Pkwy, Kingsport
(423) 578-6600
Reservations Required

MeadowView will be having a gourmet Thanksgiving buffet.

10. Golden Corral

3104 Browns Mill Rd, Johnson City
(423) 854-9400
Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1910 N Eastman Rd, Kingsport
(423) 247-7810
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal complete with a smorgasbord of meats, sides, and scrumptious desserts at Golden Corral.

11. IHOP

3214 Peoples St, Johnson City
(423) 427-2550

1175 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol
(423) 793-7362
Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1201 E Stone Dr, Kingsport
(423) 830-1090
Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

IHOP restaurants in the Tri-Cities area will be open with both regular menu items and a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

white plate turkey and cranberry sauce, corn, and a roll, representing Johnson City TN restaurants open Thanksgiving

12. Perkins

4618 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport
(423) 239-4225
Open 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

This restaurant will be opened during regular business hours and will offer both a Thanksgiving feast and some regular menu items.

13. Shoney’s

2120 N Roan St, Johnson City
(423) 282-2371
Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy delicious and traditional Thanksgiving menu items from the fresh food bar at Shoney’s. Follow it up with a delicious dessert.

14. Waffle House

All Waffle Houses are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day serving up all your favorite breakfast menu items all day long.

15. Brumley’s Restaurant

General Morgan Inn, 111 N. Main Street, Greeneville
(423) 787-7500
Reservations Required

This fantastic restaurant offers a special Thanksgiving menu with scrumptious menu items like turkey, pork loin, salmon, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, sweet corn pudding, apple cake, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, Oreo parfait, and so much more!

Fast Food Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

16. Starbucks

1150 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City
(423) 444-6632
Open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2008 N Roan St, Johnson City
(423) 283-0818
Open 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1410 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol
(423) 484-0118
Open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

215 Stevens Trail Hwy 11 and, Pinnacle Pkwy, Bristol
(423) 530-4126
Open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1860 N Eastman Rd, Kingsport
(423) 245-3749
Open a.m. p.m.

Did we miss any of the Johnson City restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2023? If so, please comment below with all the details and we will add them to the list.

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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

2 thoughts on “16 Johnson City TN Restaurants Open Thanksgiving 2023”

  1. Thank you Erica for this very helpful composition. I will continue to refer to it until the day we all want a good Thanksgiving dinner!


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