21 Evansville-area restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? We feel that, so we found local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day or preparing family to-go meals. Remember to make reservations or order your meal early, and enjoy your turkey!

The Carousel Restaurant, 5115 Monroe Ave.; 812-479-6388.

Hours will be 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; reservations are recommended at The Carousel. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day feast with turkey, ham, sides, pie and drink for $14.99 or $6.99 for 10 and under.

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Comfort by the Cross-Eyed Cricket, 230 Main St.;812-909-3742Comfort will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In the main dining room, enjoy a family-style all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. In the fourth-floor event space, the same dishes will be served buffet style. Either option is $30 per person.

The Cross-Eyed Cricket, 2101 W. Lloyd Expressway; 812-422-6464.

Hours will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast will be served all day, and a Thanksgiving menu with turkey and dressing, sugar glazed ham or chicken and dumplings with sides and dessert for $15 will be served after 10:30. Or, call to order family catering 24 with three pounds of meat, chicken and dumplings, sides and a whole pie for $75 for pickup on Tuesday Nov. 23 or Wednesday Nov. 24.

The Diner by Mele’s, 550 N. Green River Road; 812-402-1272.

Hours will be 6 a.m-3 p.m. with several special thanksgiving dishes on the menu.

The Friendship Diner, 834 Tutor Lane, 812-402-0201.

Hours will be from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Special turkey and ham dinners will be offered alongside the regular menu of homestyle diner favorites.