Indianapolis Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Dinners, Seafood, Steak All on the Menu

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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 on Thanksgiving Day with offerings of traditional turkey dinners and Thanksgiving buffets. Most are upscale national chains or in hotels. Here's a list of Indianapolis restaurants that will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day 2017.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo makes it easy for you on Thanksgiving.

The restaurant will cater a Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings or Italian dishes, you can pick up a to-go box and serve it up at home, or you can dine in one of its three Indianapolis-area locations. 

The Capital Grille

This restaurant inside the Conrad Indianapolis serves up a traditional Thanksgiving menu of roasted turkey and all the fixings, with a bit of a gourmet twist.

McCormick & Schmick's

At this upscale seafood national chain restaurant, you have your choice of a traditional turkey dinner and accompaniments, or you can order off the regular menu if you'd rather.

Morton's The Steakhouse

Morton's will be open on Thanksgiving, but it's serving its specialty, not turkey and dressing. So if you want to flaunt tradition and have read meat for Thanksgiving, this is a great option.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Thanksgiving is a great excuse for blowing some money on fine dining, and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis is a prime place to do that.

It's serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner of salad or soup; roasted turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing and sides; and pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream.

Weber Grill

You'll get a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Weber Grill, with one difference: Your turkey will be grill-roasted, along with some sides.

This is called Thanksgiving with a definite and flavorful twist. It is traditional, kinda sorta. Or you can order this up to be catered from an a la carte menu. You just pick it up and serve it on your best china. That's called Thanksgiving the easy way.

Grille 39

Grille 39, in the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, is serving Thanksgiving brunch that includes everyone's favorite brunch cocktails and live music.

Seasons 52

At Seasons 52, the emphasis is on seasonal food cooked over a wood fire grill or roasted in a brick oven. That sensibility will be front and center on Thanksgiving when you'll be served a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with herb stuffing and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Oceanaire Seafood Room

At Oceanaire, you can feast on oven-roasted turkey roulade, sage cranberry stuffing, and cranberry chutney, or you can order off the regular menu. After all, seafood is always on the table in New England.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

 Fleming's is serving a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu of an amuse-bouche for the table, soup or salad, turkey and all the trimmings, and dessert. The kids can order off their own menu if this is a family-with-little-ones event.