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Atlanta restaurants open for Thanksgiving

You’ve asked for it, so here it is — a list of restaurants open for Thanksgiving Day. Check out some of the places ready to serve your holiday meal.

  • 103 West: Noon – 7 p.m. 103 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-233-5993. Holiday menu, $69.
  • Atlanta Grill: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. brunch, 5:30-10 p.m. dinner. 181 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-659-0400. Brunch buffet, $70; Dinner – holiday menu, $65.
  • Blue Willow Inn: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 294 North Cherokee Road, Social Circle. 770-464-2131. Buffet, $25.95.
  • Brasstown Valley Resort: Noon-7 p.m. 6321 U.S. Highway 76, Young Harris. 706-379-4617. Buffet, $39.95.
  • Chateau Elan Versailles: Noon – 6:30 p.m.100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton. 678-425-0900 x6181. Buffet, $59.
  • Chequer’s Seafood Grill: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 236 Perimeter Center Parkway N.E., Atlanta. 770-391-9383. Buffet, $32 adults.
  • Chicken and the Egg: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 678-388-8813. Holiday menu, $18.
  • Colonnade: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5642. Holiday menu, $14-23.
  • Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse: Noon – 8 p.m. 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-844-4810. Holiday menu served family-style, $40; plus regular menu.
  • Dillard House: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 768 Franklin St., Dillard. 706-746-5348. Holiday menu, $24.95
  • Eleven at Loews Atlanta Hotel: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1065 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-745-5745. Holiday menu, $38.
  • Fire of Brazil: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 4-9:30 p.m. 218 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-525-5255. Holiday menu, lunch $26.50, dinner $41.50.
  • Food 101: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-497-9700. Holiday menu, $42.
  • Horseradish Grill: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4320 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-255-7277. Holiday menu, $46.
  • Kurt’s Bistro: Noon – 3 p.m. 3305 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 770-623-4128. Buffet, $45.
  • Legal Sea Foods: Noon – 8 p.m. 275 Baker St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-500-3700. Holiday menu, $21.95.
  • Livingston at the Georgian Terrace hotel: 11 a.m – 6:30 p.m. 659 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-897-5000. Buffet, $50.
  • Old Vinings Inn: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 3011 Paces Mill Road S.E., Atlanta. 770-438-2282. Holiday menu, $29.95.
  • Ray’s on the River: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 6700 Powers Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 770-955-1187. Buffet, $39.95.
  • Ray’s Killer Creek: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770-649-0064. Holiday menu, $27.
  • Room at Twelve: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 400 West Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-418-1250. Buffet, $49.
  • Rosebud: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 1397 N. Highland Ave. 404-347-9747. Holiday menu, $42.
  • South City Kitchen: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., Atlanta. 404-873-7358. Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna. 770-435-0700. Holiday menu, $39.95.
  • Southern Art: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3315 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-946-9070. Buffet, $65.
  • Sperata: Noon – 4 p.m. 9 East Main St., Buford. 678-765-7911. Holiday menu, $24.95.
  • Spice Market: 5-9 p.m. 188 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-724-2550. Holiday menu, $39.
  • Sundial Restaurant: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 210 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-589-7506. Holiday menu, $51.
  • Wildfire: Noon – 8 p.m. 94 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta. 770-730-9080. Holiday menu, $34.95

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

22 comments Add your comment


November 19th, 2011
2:29 pm

There is simply no way a buffet can ever be worth $50-$70, unless perhaps you’re the size of a small planet with moons orbiting your waist.


November 20th, 2011
1:12 am

Y’all missed Forrest Hills in Dahlonega. We were married there years ago, and have gone there for Thanksgiving for years. True southern home cooking. Twenty bucks for this buffet is a bargain, and it makes a great drive to the mountains.

No, I don’t work there, but I am a fan…New Years there is a blast too!

Jenny Turknett

November 20th, 2011
5:50 am

JimmyZ – thanks for letting folks know!


November 20th, 2011
8:27 am

I know that at least a few of those on the list have no openings. The Blue Willow has been booked since before last Christmas.


November 20th, 2011
10:51 am

Several of the lodges at the State Parks are open for buffet lunches and also Roxx Tavern is opening this year for Thanksgiving.

Jenny Turknett

November 20th, 2011
3:39 pm

Sandy, I called Blue Willow Inn last Wednesday and they still had openings. Maybe they added seating? But, you’re right that you need to make reservations quickly!

Ted's Montana Grill Fan

November 20th, 2011
3:43 pm

Uh, as of 11-20-2011, you guys had still left THE BEST chain restaurant open on Thanksgiving Day off the list

Ted's Montana Grill Fan

November 20th, 2011
3:52 pm

I’m pretty sure you guys at the AJC are still missing other open-on-Thanksgiving restaurants such as Maggiano’s & Copeland’s from this list (at the time of this posting) as well.

Ted's Montana Grill Fan

November 20th, 2011
4:02 pm

This makes me wonder how many other quality, Atlanta-area restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day, chains or otherwise, are conveniently being ignored (blacklisted?) by the AJC.


November 20th, 2011
4:17 pm

Maggianno’s has a great Thanksgiving feast. Went last year and returning this year.


November 20th, 2011
4:25 pm

S&S Cafeteria, 3583 Chamblee-Tucker Road @ I-285, Embry Village Shopping Center, Chamblee, 11 am-6 pm Thanksgiving Day. Delicious turkey and dressing (served year round), steampship round of roast beef, baked chicken, ham, fish, an assortment of vegetables, some of the best apple, sweet potato, pumpkin, and pecan pie in the South, and the best dining-room staff in the business — ask for Hilda’s section. Meal, including dessert and the best iced tea in Atlanta, about $10.50. Take Out Shoppe is also open on Thanksgiving Day.


November 20th, 2011
4:36 pm

Been to both Ryans and Golden Corral on Thanksgiving. Fun and friendly.

Ted's Montana Grill Fan

November 20th, 2011
4:42 pm

It would be really, really difficult for a food & restaurant blogger for an Atlanta newspaper to leave off several of the city’s well-known, open-on-Thanksgiving restaurants from this list billed as being “comprehensive” by accident.

Is it poliitcal?

Did Maggiano’s get intentionally left off this list for not contributing enough yet to the 44th President’s re-election campaign for the AJC’s liking?


November 20th, 2011
5:35 pm

Don’t forget Nakato!! Open for dinner on Thanksgiving and not to mention delicious!!

Thanks, JimmyZ

November 20th, 2011
8:18 pm

The Atlanta area restaurants really are taking advantage of people. It shouldn’t cost as much as they want to chare for Thanksgiving dinner — you’re eating for one, not a lot of people. What they’re charging should feed several people in your family. Or, they should at least have a “kids eat free” for what they’re charging for one adult. Come on, Atlanta, the Atlanta area restaurants don’t appreciate us; let’s go where food is reasonably priced and the scenery is beautiful. We still probably won’t spend anymore as they want to charge in Atlanta.


November 20th, 2011
10:30 pm

I would truly have to be hard up for some company or have some money that’s really burning my pockets to pay the outrageous asking prices for these holiday meals. Greed doesn’t even take a vacation on Thanksgiving..


November 21st, 2011
12:07 am

I will be at the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta this year for Tks Giving and they will have a buffet priced around $20 for lunch and a plated dinner in their restaurant Fandangles in the evening at 5:30 for less than $30 including three courses!! I am visiting family in the hospital this year and both meal periods will be taken care of due to their menu planning and flexible times!!

The Real Chef

November 21st, 2011
9:59 am

Maybe you idiots who think the prices are too high will stay at home so the people that work at these restaurants can next year, too.

Why is it that people that work in retail aren’t respected enough to be able to take off and be with their families on holidays, too?

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November 22nd, 2011
9:00 am

Feast in Decatur will be open.


November 22nd, 2011
11:23 pm

Oh I love Feast!


November 24th, 2011
1:43 pm

There is no mention of Cracker Barrel which is always at a good price.