17 Delicious Chattanooga Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2021

Skip the messy cooking and clean up and enjoy a stress-free holiday this year at one of the many Chattanooga restaurants open on Thanksgiving. Whether you want to support a small local business or prefer one of your favorite chains, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

Menu items will include all of the traditional favorites like turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and much more. Some more upscale restaurants are also offering some unique items like glazed salmon and snow crab legs.

When you finish your meal, you’ll find all kinds of mouthwatering pies, cheesecakes, and cobblers just waiting to be savored. Yum!

Chattanooga Resturants Open on Thanksgiving

Chattanooga Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

While we strive to be as accurate as humanly possible, please verify details with your chosen location before arriving. For a holiday dinner, many of the places below are accepting reservations, so you can secure your spot.

1. City Cafe Diner

  • all locations

In addition to serving all their scrumptious regular menu items, City Cafe Diner will also be serving a special Thanksgiving plate with turkey, mashed potatoes, and all your favorites!

2. Cracker Barrel

  • all locations

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s and follow it up with a delicious pie for dessert. Regular menu items will also be available.

3. Food Works

  • 205 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga, TN

Enjoy a delectable Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional food you love. Plus Food Works is upping the ante with glazed ham, prime rib, and a decadent dessert display.

4. Hair of the Dog Pub

  • 334 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

This local hot spot will be open for dinner only and will be serving their normal menu including American favorites like fried chicken, burgers, chili, and more!

5. Chattanoogan Hotel

  • 1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN

Enjoy a huge Thanksgiving buffet with all your favorite traditional foods.

6. Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

  • 2 W. Aquarium Way, Chattanooga, TN

Puckett’s Thanksgiving buffet is a local favorite and will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM. Guests will enjoy ham, fried chicken, smoked turkey, and pulled pork. Sides include mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, mac-n-cheese, and more. Of course, you’ll also have delicious pie and cobbler available for dessert.

7. The Read House

  • 107 W. M.L. King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN

Enjoy a traditional sit-down Thanksgiving dinner. Guests can choose between yummy favorites and more upscale menu items.

8. Whitebird Chattanooga

  • Edwin Hotel, Chattanooga

Whitebird will be serving an upscale Thanksgiving meal with gourmet menu items and tasty desserts.

Restaurants Open on Tahjanksgiving in Chattanooga TN

9. Rodizio Grill

  • 439 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN
  • 2100 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN

For just 44.99, you can enjoy this Brazillian steak house’s entire dinner menu, complete with some extras like Thanksgiving sides and festive desserts.

10. Ruth’s Chris

  • 2321 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga TN

Enjoy a scrumptious 3-course meal with either soup or salad, roasted turkey, and an array of traditional sides. Of course, there will also be delicious dessert choices to round out the evening. Click here to make reservations.

11. Sticky Fingers

  • 420 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 

Due to current events, this restaurant has decided to do carry out orders, instead of offering dine-in. Advanced orders are required. Typically, Sticky Fingers does offer an annual Thanksgiving Day buffet with ham, turkey, and all your favorite traditional sides.

12. IHOP

  • most locations

IHOP will be opening with limited hours and serving their regular menu items. The restaurant will be open through lunch and closed for dinner.

13. Golden Corral

  • 760 Battlefield Pkwy #2a, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 

Golden Corral will be open from 10 AM – 7:30 PM with special Thanksgiving fixin’s and many regular menu items.

14. Waffle House

Most Waffle Houses will be open and serving their regular menu items.

Fast Food Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Some locations of the restaurants below will be open on Thanksgiving, though they may have limited hours.

  • 15. Burger King
  • 16. McDonald’s
  • 17. Popeyes

Closed in 2021

Though these restaurants have been open on Thanksgiving in the past, they are closed this year for 2021.

  • The Honest Pint
  • Terminal Brewhouse
  • Steak and Shake
  • Herman’s Soul Food

Did we miss any Chattanooga restaurants open Thanksgiving 2021? Comment with the details below and we’ll add it to the list.

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