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Huntsville Restaurants Serving on Thanksgiving


There are a lot of reasons you might want to go out for your Thanksgiving meal: you hate to cook, your family hates it when you cook, you're going to be alone, you have too many coming for Thanksgiving and can't fit them in your house, you like restaurant food, you hate to clean-up, etc. Whatever your reason, you will find the following restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day and serving a Thanksgiving feast for brunch, lunch or dinner. These restaurants are listed in no particular order.

1. Marriott Huntsville

5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville
Features:  Virginia Ham & New York Strip; Herb Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Dressing, Smoke Pork Loin with Apple Cranberry Chutney, Pan Seared Citrus Tilapia, Salisbury Steak & Caramel Vidalia Onions, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes, Chicken Rice Pilaf, Green Bean Casserole, Mediterranean Blend, Omelet-Pasta-Dessert stations.

Open Seating from 11:00 am-1:30 pm
All seating is non-smoking
Cost:  $28.95 Adults; $10.95 Ages 6-11; Kids under 6 Free
For Reservations, call:  256.830.2222 ext. 6163

2. The Westin Huntsville

Where:  Bridge Street Town Centre, Sage Grill
Features:  salad station, pasta station, seafood station, bread board, carving station, hot buffet, flippin’ station, children’s station, and dessert station.
When: Seating is available every 30 minutes
Cost:  $29.95 adults; $24.95 seniors; $12.95 children 5-11; 4 and under free (does not include tax & service charge)
Advanced reservations required.  Call 256-428-2000 ext. 1181.

3. Lofton's Holiday Inn Select

Where: 401 Williams Ave., Huntsville

Features: Soups, Salads and Displays, Carving Station, Breakfast Station, Chef Prepared Entrees, Shrimp, Salmon, Crab Claws, praline chicken breast, grilled pork chop, roasted turkey, Imported & Domestic Cheeses, Carving Station with Prime Rib & Ham, Desserts

Restaurant Seatings: 11:00 am; 1:30 pm (up to 6 in a party) Ballroom Seatings: 11:30 am; 2:00 pm (6-plus in party)

Cost: $23.95 adults; $21.95 seniors(60+); $14.95 children 5-12; 5 and under free Advanced reservations required.

Call 1.256.533.1400 ext. 636.

4. Holiday Inn Hopper's Bar & Grill

Where: 5903 University Dr.

Features: Champagne Brunch including carved roast beef, roast pork, baked ham, Carribbean baked catfish, chicken marsala, turkey & dressing, chicken & dumplings, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables, rice pilaf, whipped potatoes, fresh greens, broccoli casserole plus breakfast station, grits.

When: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm--last reservation at 1:30 pm.

Cost: $24.95 adults; $21.95 seniors; $8.95 children 6-12; 5 and under free.

Reservations suggested for parties of 6 or more: 256.830.0600

5. Ryan's Family Steakhouse

Where:  1808 University Drive; phone 536-0586
Features:  Traditional Thanksgiving food including meats, salads, desserts, more.  
When: 10:30 am - 7:00 p.m.
Price:  $10.99 plus drink plus tax adults; children 9-12 $4.99; children 4-8 are $3.99; children 3 and under are free with paying adult.
No reservations required.

6. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

800 Monroe Street, Huntsville (in Embassy Suites)
11 am - 10 pm
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner menu, dessert included
$35.95 adults; children 12 & under $14.95
Or order off regular dinner menu all day
Reservations required: 256-539-3930.

7. Applebee's

Both North & South Parkway Applebee's opens at 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day and will be serving from their regular menu.

Phone:  256.881.8111 (South Pkway) or (256) 859-4200 (North Pkwy).

8. Cracker Barrel

2001 Drake Avenue Southwest, Huntsville

(256) 881-4177

Open 6 am-10 pm.  Starts serving traditional Thanksgiving meal at 11 am until they run out.

Price: $8.99 adult; $4.69 child

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