Turkey to go: Here are many of the Central Florida restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Some spots require reservations

A restaurant. (Pexels)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Whether you’re trying to save yourself a day and a half of cooking or you’re doing it for the atmosphere, going out to eat can make for a valid Thanksgiving.

Seriously! With changing tides in economics, rising costs suggest it could be cheaper this year to eat out than stay in on Turkey Day.

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If you really do have a hankering for a home-cooked shindig, though, we’ve got you covered there.

Check out the Florida Foodie podcast. You can find every episode in the media player below:

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For all others, we’ve put together the following, non-exhaustive list of many restaurants in our area that will be open on Nov. 24:


Bob Evans

Boston Market

Brio Italian Grille*

Buca di Beppo*

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger King

Colombia Restaurant*

Cracker Barrel


Disney Springs restaurants*

Domino’s Pizza


Einstein Bros Bagels

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar*

Fogo de Chao*

Golden Corral




Mia’s Italian Kitchen*


Papa John’s


Romano’s Macaroni Grille*

Ruth’s Chris*



TGI Friday’s

The Alfond Inn*

The Capital Grille*


Tu Tu Tango*

Universal CityWalk restaurants*

Waffle House

Waldorf Astoria*


*Some spots require reservations. Follow the links to inquire.

About the Author:

Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.