January 29, 2023


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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!

Feel like letting someone else wrangle the turkey this year? Many local restaurants will be open for dining or carry-out meals for Thanksgiving.

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.