Indianapolis Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Dinners and Bountiful Buffets

You don’t have to spend days thawing a turkey and preparing a feast to indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Several Indianapolis area restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day, with traditional turkey dinners and Thanksgiving buffets. Following is a list of Indy eateries that will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day 2009, along with their hours and featured foods, from the Indiana Restaurant Association.

  • Buca di Beppo, 6045 E. 86th St., Indianapolis; phone 317-594-9750
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Features: Turkey dinners with turkey, sausage stuffing and cranberries, starting at $19.95 for a small family-style portion feeding 2-4 and $35.95 for a larger family-style portion feeding 4-6.
  • Café at the Propylaeum, 1410 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis; phone 317-638-7881
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Features: Thanksgiving Day Brunch, including roast turkey, baked ham, and all the fixin’s.
  • The Capital Grille, 40 W. Washington St., phone 317-423-8799
    Thanksgiving Hours: 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
    Features: Traditional Thanksgiving menu served from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., including butternut squash bisque with fried shitake and truffle sea salt; field green salad with carmelized pears, chevre, and cranberry vinaigrette; slow roasted turkey breast with pecan cornbread stuffing; Sam’s mashed potatoes; candied sweet potatoes; green beans with smoked bacon; fresh cranberry and pineapple compote; pumpkin pie with vanilla wafer crust and whipped cream. $40 per person.
  • The Claddagh Irish Pub, Indianapolis locations: 234 S. Meridian St. 46225, phone 317-822-6284; 3835 E. 96th St. 46240, phone 317-566-8518. In Plainfield: 2539 Futura Park Way, Suite 150 46168, phone 317-838-9917.
    Thanksgiving Hours: Downtown, open at 5 p.m.; North Indy, open 3-11 p.m.; Plainfield, open 4-10 p.m.
    Features: Downtown, serving appetizers and a special turkey dinner; North Indy, full bar and appetizers served all day, wine specials, traditional Thanksgiving fare; Plainfield, full menu available.
  • Conrad Indianapolis, 50 W. Washington St., 46204, phone 317-524-2574
    Thanksgiving Hours: noon-3 p.m.
    Features: Lavish Thanksgiving buffet will be served in the exquisite ballroom, with complimentary champagne and mimosas. Adults, $59; ages 3-10, $20; valet parking, $10.
  • Cracker Barrel, Indianapolis locations: 4350 Southport Rd. 46237, phone 317-784-7691; 3840 Eagle View Dr., 46254, phone 317-298-8908; 2340 Post Rd. 46219, phone 317-897-1042; 9340 N. Michigan Rd. 46268, phone 317-337-0029. In Fishers: 9700 North By Northeast Blvd 46038, phone 317-842-2766. In Plainfield: 6256 Cambridge Way 46168, phone 317-838-9198.
    Thanksgiving Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Features: Beginning at 11 a.m., serving turkey breast with homemade cornbread dressing and turkey gravy, baked sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole with caramel pecan topping, cranberry relish, your choice of a vegetable, and fresh biscuits or corn muffins, plus pumpkin pecan streusel pie with whipped cream and a beverage (excluding milkshakes). Adults, $8.99; kids $4.49
  • English Ivy’s, 944 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis 46202; phone 317-822-5070
    Thanksgiving Hours: 5 p.m.-4 a.m.
    Features: Traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner
  • IHOP, Indianapolis locations: 7521 U.S. Highway 31 South 46227, phone 317-859-0355; 9115 E. 56th St. 46216, phone 317-591-1238. In Avon: 10143 East U.S. Highway 36 46123, phone 317-209-9730.
    Thanksgiving Hours: Open 24 hours
    Features: Pumpkin pancakes; pecan pie pancakes
  • Kincaids Fish Chop & Steak House, 14159 Clay Terrace, Carmel 46032, phone 317-575-9005
    Thanksgiving Hours: noon-8 p.m.
    Features: Traditional turkey dinner along with dinner entrée specials
  • MrCormick & Schmick’s, 110 N. Illinois St. 46204, phone 317-631-9500
    Thanksgiving Hours: noon-8 p.m.
    Features: 3-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner including pumpkin bisque or mixed green salad with blue cheese and glazed walnuts; roast turkey with giblet gravy, butter and cream mashed potatoes, sage stuffing, apple butternut squash casserole, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce; and upside-down apple or pumpkin pie. Adults, $22.95; under age 12, $5.95
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse, 5005 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis 46237, phone 317-783-9901
    Thanksgiving Hours: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Features: Thanksgiving Buffet with roasted turkey breast, oven-baked ham with maple glaze, fried chicken, meatloaf, chicken wings, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse cake, and many other desserts. Adults, $9.99; seniors 55 and over, $8.99.
  • Pullman’s Restaurant, 123 W. Louisiana St., Indianapolis, phone 317-236-7470
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Features: Deluxe salad bar, roasted turkey and giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, maple glazed ham, candied sweet potatoes, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, homemade macaroni and cheese, steamed green beans, baked butternut squash, assorted dinner rolls and butter, assorted holiday desserts. Adults, $21.95; seniors 65 and over, $15.95; kids 10 and under, $12.95.
  • Scotty’s Brewhouse, 3905 E. 96th St., phone 317-574-0101
    Thanksgiving Hours: 6-11 p.m.
    Features: $2.50 U-calls and Pints; pot roast volcano, Indiana cheesesteak
  • The Taste of Tango, 36 E. Washington St., Indianapolis 46204, phone 317-636-1122
    Thanksgiving Hours: 3-9 p.m.
    Features: Thanksgiving Day menu—appetizer, 2 empanadas (choice of chicken, beef or ham and cheese); entrée, choice of sliced turkey on plum sauce with glazed sweet potatoes or sliced turkey sautéed with onion, bacon and mushrooms with red wine demi-glace sauce; dessert, flan de Coco.
  • Weber Grill Restaurant, 10 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis; phone 317-636-7600
    Thanksgiving Hours: noon-8 p.m.
    Features: Thanksgiving feast: Starter—your choice of Butternut squash soup, mixed green salad, or Caesar salad; main course—grill roasted smoked turkey, grilled sausage stuffing, and cranberry plus your choice of roasted garlic mashed potatoes or whipped sweet potatoes, and your choice of grilled asparagus or broccoli with cheddar cheese sauce; dessert—your choice of pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate espresso pecan pie, or Dutch apple pie. Adults: $28.95; ages 10 and under, $9.95.