Sometimes, it’s easier and tastier to go out on Thanksgiving. We get that.

This roundup takes a look at some restaurants around town that are offering a Thanksgiving meal.

Know of any other local restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals? Comment below.


Five Bar
Five Bar, a new restaurant on the North Shore, is celebrating its first Thanksgiving by providing a free feast to anyone who walks in. The restaurant hopes to provide a meal to those who may not have one, as well as give those who can afford it an opportunity to donate to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The meal will include traditional dishes such as roasted ham, turkey and dressing, and others.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 200 Manufacturers Road, Suite 101
How much: Free

Cracker Barrel
If you aren’t craving anything “fancy,”Cracker Barrel is open all day Thanksgiving and offering a turkey and dressing meal on top of their regular menu. On top of the obvious, the meal includes sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, your choice of a country side, a drink, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins and a slice of pumpkin pie. They also offer take-home meals, pies and hams. For more information, clickhere.

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Various
How much: $11.99 for adults and $6.99 for children

City Café
The 24-hour City Café makesno exception to their always-open rule on Thanksgiving Day. Beginning at 11 a.m., they’re offering three Thanksgiving meal options, each complete with a main dish-turkey, ham or pot roast-soup, two side dishes, homemade bread and a slice of pie. The regular menu will also be available. Clickherefor the full Thanksgiving menu.

When: 11 a.m.-?
Where: 901 Carter St.
How much: $14.95-$15.95

Puckett’s Gro. and Restaurant
Puckett’s is offering a dine-in lunch buffet and takeout options. The buffet covers all the traditional foods: sliced turkey, honey-smoked ham, fried chicken, pulled pork, fresh-baked pie and Puckett’s “famous sides.” Many of these dishes are old Southern family recipes. Customers who would rather pick something up for home can order from their to-go menu by Monday by phone at 423-708-8505 or online here.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2 Aquarium Way
How much: $26.99 for adults and $12.99 for children

Bluff View Art District
The Bluff View Art District will host Thanksgiving Brunch on the Bluff. The menu includes oven-roasted turkey, Dijon-crusted prime rib au jus with sour cream mashed potatoes, quiche, fruit and sushi platters. There will also be a variety of housemade desserts. Click here for the full menu. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 423-265-5033.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 411 E. Second St.
How much: $34.95 for adults and $17.95 for children

Southern Belle
For those looking for a unique Thanksgiving experience, Chattanooga’s Southern Belle has brunch and dinner options. For brunch, guests will board the Southern Belle for a two-hour ride and meal. For dinner, guests will dine on the grand chandelier deck and enjoy live music before a one-hour sightseeing ride. Both options offer a traditional buffet-style meal with classic turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, desserts and more. Click here to purchase a ticket.

When: 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Where: 201 Riverfront Parkway
How much: $38.90 for adults and $20.90 for children

The Chattanoogan
The Chattanoogan’s annual Thanksgiving feast is in the hotel’s ballroom. Diners can look forward to a wide array of dishes such as house-smoked salmon and trout, truffled deviled eggs, braised steak and candied sweet potatoes. They can also enjoy carved-to-order, cider-brined smoked turkey and bourbon orange-glazed ham. But most impressively, dessert will include a chocolate waterfall with pies, cakes and bars to dip. Clickherefor the full menu. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 423-424-3700 or onlinehere.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1201 Broad St.
How much: $38.95 for adults and $18.95 for children (free for those under 6)

TerraMae Appalachian Bistro
TerraMae’s luxurious five-course brunch could make anyone thankful. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes such as butternut squash soup, country ham-dusted scallops, and sorghum- and cider-brined turkey. Click here for the full menu. Reservations can be made at 423-710-2925.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 122 E. 10th St.
How much: $53

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