20 Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner in Knoxville TN 2021

Get your fill of deliciously seasoned turkey and delectable sides without ever having to lift a finger this holiday. These popular restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner in Knoxville have everything you need for a memorable holiday out on the town.

Below you’ll find a variety of restaurants offering traditional Thanksgiving favorites, like cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and more. There are also some unique options for more adventurous diners including wild game meats and fresh seafood.

Whether you are in town on vacation or live locally, if you are planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in Knoxville, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices on this list!

Knoxville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Knoxville Restaurants Open Thanksgiving 2021

Especially this year, be sure to verify all details with the restaurant prior to showing up on Thanksgiving. Things can change at a moment’s notice.

1. Calhoun’s

  • all locations

Enjoy delicious smoked turkey and traditional sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more. You can also choose from regular menu items.

2. Chesapeake’s

  • 9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 
  • 600 Union Ave SW, Knoxville, TN

Choose from a variety of seafood and traditional Thanksgiving favorites.

3. Carolina Ale House

  • 9045 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

Enjoy a traditional dinner with seasoned turkey, a variety of sides, and dessert.

4. Lonesome Dove

  • 100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN

Guests will be able to choose between traditional Thanksgiving offerings and wild-game menu items that have been given a Thanksgiving flare. Reservations are recommended.

5. Copper Cellar

  • 7316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

Please note, the Cumberland Avenue location is closed.

6. Corner 16

  •  1640 Bob Kirby Rd, Knoxville, TN 

Enjoy a scrumptious and traditional Thanksgiving meal or choose from a variety of regular menu items.

7. Cracker Barrel

  • all locations

Order a special Thanksgiving meal or choose from regular menu items.

8. Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

  • 137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend, TN 

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving buffet.

9. Fleming’s Prime Steak House

  • 11287 Parkside Dr #14, Knoxville, TN

Enjoy all your favorite Thanksgiving foods plus bonuses like steak and cheesecake.

Knoxville Thanksgiving Restaurants

More Knoxville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

10. Hooters

  • 8050 Kingston Pike Hwy, Knoxville, TN (lunch only)
  • 5005 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN 

Shake up your Thanksgiving with all of your favorite hot wing flavors for lunch.

11. Citico’s Restaurant

  • 2698 Oakum Ct, Lenoir City, TN 

This year Citico is doing to-go orders for club members only. All orders must be placed in advance.

12. Mahogany

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

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet with all your Thanksgiving favorites plus extras like seafood, fruits, and breakfast foods. There will also be a variety of yummy desserts to choose from.

13. Mimi’s Cafe

  • 10945 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN

Mimi’s will be operating with a limited menu of delicious and traditional Thanksgiving favorites.

14. Northshore Brasserie

  • 9430 S. Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN

This year, Brasserie will be doing to-go orders only. Be sure to order in advance.

15. Oliver Royale

  • 5 Market Square, Knoxville, TN

Guests will enjoy an upscale 3-course meal that incorporates traditional and non-traditional items. Of course, there will also be delicious desserts.

16. Ruth Chris Steakhouse

  • 950 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville, TN

Enjoy a 3-course meal, including turkey, sides, and dessert. View the menu and make reservations here

17. Shoney’s

  • All Locations

Enjoy all your favorite Thanksgiving fixin’s from the fresh food bar. Follow it up with a delicious dessert.

18. Smoky Mountain Brewery

  • all locations

If you prefer to skip the turkey, you can enjoy all your favorite menu items at Smoky Mountain Brewery, including their famous pizza. Yum!

19. Wild Wings Cafe

  • 119 East Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849

Enjoy all your favorite menu items and a live band.

If we’ve missed any Knoxville restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2021, comment below to let us know. We’ll add it to the list!

Fast Food Thanksgiving Dinner in Knoxville

Though the restaurants below will be serving their regular menu items, they make great places to stop if you need food in a pinch.

20. Burger King

  • most locations

Burger King will be opening with limited hours.

21. McDonald’s

  • most locations

McDonald’s will be opened with limited hours and serving up all your favorite menu items.

22. Starbucks

  • most locations

Most Starbucks locations will be open with limited hours to give their employees time to eat dinner with their loved ones.

Did we miss any of your favorite spots for Thanksgiving dinner in Knoxville? If so, please comment below with all the details and we will add them to the list.

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