Many would rather have a break from all the kitchen duties and opt for a much simpler alternative of eating out, allowing them to enjoy the time with family and friends, without all the mess, hassle and dirty dishes.
Here is a list of some area restaurants that will be open Thursday, ready to serve a feast.
• Freight House
Open from 4 to 11 p.m. Special: Open faced turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and corn $5\
• Berry’s Restaurant
Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specials: Thanksgiving dinner offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a morning buffet for Thanksgiving-themed breakfast.
• Bob Evans
6 a.m. 8 p..m Specials: Traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 14.99
• Cracker Barrel
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Specials: Thanksgiving feast buffet for $11.99
• Willard Country Kitchen
Open at 6 a.m. for breakfast and serves Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special: Buffet traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $9.99 for adults and $3.99 for children
• Long Way Home family restaurant
Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.