If you plan to spend your Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City but don't want to prepare a feast at home, there are a number of restaurants that remain open for business to feed the masses on the holiday.
Many restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area also offer take-out holiday dinners you can order in advance and pick up on occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. However, if you'd rather skip the clean-up, finding a place that's open and serving on Thanksgiving can be a great alternative.
Calling ahead for reservations is highly recommended as tables tend to fill up quickly on the holidays, especially around peak dining times from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Turkey Day.
The Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park is a multi-tapped, beer-centric restaurant with good pub food. They will open for their Thanksgiving buffet at 11 a.m.
Other Bricktown Brewery locations will not be open for the holiday, but the one at Remington Park will have an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional Thanksgiving options alongside Bricktown favorites. You must be 18 or older to enter Remington Park.
Located inside the Colcord Hotel downtown, FLINT serves up southern and midwestern favorites like hickory-smoked brisket tacos, applewood smoked pork ribs, and masa batter-fried Mississippi catfish.
FLINT will be open normal hours with regular menus on Thanksgiving. They will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner special from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The special will include roast turkey, turkey gravy, sour cream mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and garlic butter green beans for $28.
Guests receive complimentary valet parking for up to 90 minutes.
Specializing in Euro-American and German cuisine, Ingrid's might seem like an unusual choice for celebrating an American Thanksgiving. However, this Oklahoma City staple serves a special buffet for holidays, including turkey, broccoli cheese casserole, cranberry sauce, and more. They also offer complete holiday meals to go.
There are two locations for Ingrid's in the metro area: the flagship restaurant on North Youngs Blvd. and the location on North May Street. The Thanksgiving buffet is offered at the Youngs location, known as the Mothership, only.
This long-running local favorite, Legend's Restaurant in Norma, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal by reservation only on Thanksgiving Day. The meal includes Roast Turkey and Glazed Baked Ham as the entree plus all the trimmings and dessert. It's typically recommended that you book your reservation at least two months in advance of the holiday, especially if you plan to dine with a large group. Reserve by phone as online reservations are not available for Thanksgiving Dinner
This family-owned restaurant has been a staple of the University of Oklahoma community since it first opened in 1968, so you can enjoy some "down-home" cooking at this rustic restaurant. The restaurant offers gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Mackie McNear's Steakhouse
This casual steakhouse has multiple locations in the OKC metro area, each of which will be open and serving burgers, fish, chicken fried steak, and a full kid's menu on Thanksgiving day.
They will also be featuring a traditional southern-style menu of special items on a relatively inexpensive buffet, Mackie's is great for families traveling to Oklahoma City on a budget.
Mary Eddy's Kitchen X Lounge
Mary Eddy's Kitchen X Lounge is a communal space perfect for a casual family dinner for the holiday. Located inside the amazing 21c Museum Hotel downtown, the former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, and featuring a special menu drawing from executive chef Jeff Patton's extensive New American cuisine expertise, you can enjoy a special a spectacular meal for Thanksgiving.
The site is also a feast for the eyes as Mary Eddy’s dedicated entrance on Main Street welcomes guests into the original historic Model T showroom space where historical elements mingle with contemporary finishes and custom furnishings.
Nic's Place Diner & Lounge
While the original location at 10th and Penn was a staple of Oklahoma City, the new digs near Automobile Alley in Midtown make for an even better dining experience thanks to an upgraded kitchen, dining room, and menu. Locals and tourists alike have even said Nic's has the best burger in the metro area.
Nic's features a special Thanksgiving menu for the holiday with lunch through dinner services.
Located in a former gas station near Uptown 23rd, the Pump Bar is a good spot for cocktails and pub food but will also serve Thanksgiving turkey and specials throughout the day.
The bar typically plays cult classic films on overhead flatscreens and there's a gaming area in the back featuring corn hole and other yard games. The Pump Bar has 16 local and specialty beers on tap and an extensive liquor and beer selection.
The R&J Lounge and Supper Club
As the name might suggest, the R&J Lounge and Supper Club has a nostalgic 50's style and ambiance, and they'll be serving Thanksgiving favorites alongside the regular menu on the holiday.
The brainchild of local chef Russ Johnson, nominated for “The People’s Best New Chef,” the eclectic club offers twists on classic bar fare like grilled pimento BLT, steak frites, and gourmet burgers.
You can enjoy fine dining atop the Devon Energy Center Tower at Vast on Thanksgiving Day this year, where typical menu favorites featuring seafood, lamb, and steak will be served. Throughout the year, Vast creates several special selections of entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drink pairings as part of their daily table menu, a three-course meal for a flat fee.
The restaurant has been granted AAA’s Four Diamond award and was named Oklahoma’s Most Scenic Restaurant by OpenTable.