Thanksgiving embodies the most beautiful time of the year through collective gratefulness, crisp fall weather, the love of family and friends, and of course, through delicious Thanksgiving food.  However, some people aren't keen on handling the stress that sometimes comes with all that food. If you don't particularly get along with your family, you just don't feel like cooking this year, you don't want the stress of hosting a meal, or you just need to get out and have some good food on Thanksgiving, Tri-state eateries and Townsquare Media have you covered!  Luckily, there are several options to choose from this year in the tri-state area where you can have all of the great Thanksgiving food without all the Thanksgiving prepping, cooking, hosting, mess, and stress! Here are some great restaurants open for Thanksgiving this year in the Tri-state, including dine-in, carryout, and local eats!



Red Geranium

New Harmony - 11am-8pm

A traditional Thanksgiving menu will be served.  Specific menu items will be available for viewing on the Red Geranium website.  Prices include adults $36.00 and $19.95 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required.  Please call at 812.682.4431



New Harmony Inn Conference Center

New Harmony – 10:30am to 2pm

It's a Thanksgiving buffet! Prices include adults at $23.95 and children at $14.95. Children age 5 and under eat free!  Menu updates and selections will be listed on their website or the Red Geranium's website. Reservations are required.  Please call at 812.682.4431


The Old Mill

Evansville – Open 11am to 3pm, last reservation accepted at 2pm

The Old Mill in Evansville, Indiana is a local hotspot that's been serving locals for decades!  The Old Mill is open for Thanksgiving Lunch and early dinner on Thanksgiving day, offering family style cooking!  The Old Mill requests that if you make a reservation, make reservations by 2pm, as no reservations will be taken after that time.  Walk-ins are always welcome!  They also have a private room available for large parties, and can accommodate several large parties in the restaurant as well. If you've got a large group who wants a nice, family style Thanksgiving, give The Old Mill a call at 812.963.6000 and make your reservation today!


Walton's International Comfort Food

Evansville's Downtown – 11am – 3pm

If you're looking for a diverse, local, delicious, worldly option for Thanksgiving lunch or an early Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than Walton's.  From duck to nachos, to catfish and pho, Walton's International Comfort Food has something for everyone to enjoy!  Walton's will be open from 11am-3pm, serving their usual menu which can be found on their website at or call at 812.467.4255.



Cracker Barrel

Owensboro, Henderson, Evansville 6am-10pm

Cracker Barrel is offering a classic home-style, hassle free Thanksgiving meal in addition to their regular menu. Reservations, especially for big parties, are recommended 24 hours in advance but are not required.



Owensboro 3pm-11pm, Henderson 11am-midnight & Evansville 4-10 PM

Applebee's will be open for business Thanksgiving day throughout the tri-state!  Hours vary, depending on your location, but they are serving a full menu at all locations!


Bob Evans

Evansville – 6am-9pm

Bob Evan's wants you to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving meal!  Enjoy a slow roasted turkey dressing dinner with sides for around $12 per adult.  For kids, they've got the Turkey Lurkey kids dinner for just $6.99!


Golden Corral

Evansville 10am-8pm

Golden Corral buffet is open and ready for your business on Thanksgiving day!  They will have a variety of food, including some special Thanksgiving foods for the special occasion!



Owensboro, Henderson, Evansville – Open 24 hours

Denny's restaurants all through the tri-state area will be open as usual for Thanksgiving, serving their regular menu, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner!



Evansville – Open 24 hours

IHOP in Evansville will be open Thanksgiving day, all day serving their regular menu.  Come in, sit down, and even have breakfast for Thanksgiving if you'd like!



Owensboro, Henderson – Serving breakfast and late lunch, open at 6am

Shoney's will be having a breakfast buffet on Thanksgiving day, as well as serving their regular American style menu through lunch. Call for a reservation, or walk-in.




Hawg N Sauce

Mount Vernon – Must order by Nov 19th at 4pm

Hawg N Sauce in Mount Vernon, Indiana is offering a fully catered Thanksgiving meal for pickup Wednesday, November 23rd before 6pm!  Their menu includes two feast options, one plate per person, add-ons, or purchase of whole ham's or turkey's!  Feast option plate #1 includes 1 meat, 3 sides, and a dinner roll for $10.25 (per person).  Feast option plate #2 includes 2 meats, 3 sides, and a dinner roll for $12.25 (per person).  Add on options include pie slices for $3 each, peach or cherry cobbler individual portions $2 each, additional individual sides $1.75 each, additional meat serving $3 each.  Grab a gallon of sweet tea, unsweet tea, or lemonade for $5 each.  Hawg N Sauce is also offering whole cooked hams at $90, half a ham for $47, a whole hen turkey at $47, and a whole tom turkey for $68.  To place your order, call 812.838.5339.



Moonlite BBQ

Owensboro – Order by Nov 18th

Moonlite Barbeque in Owensboro, Kentucky is well known throughout the tri-state for it's excellent barbeque flavors and selections.  They offer their full catering menu online with some favorites  including BBQ chicken, mutton, pork, beef, and smoked turkey!  Either log onto their website for a full menu or call 270.684.8143 to get more information and make your order today!  You must have your order in by Novemeber 18th for a Thanksgiving delivery!



Bob Evans Online Ordering

Order by November 20th

Bob Evans Online Ordering offers ready-made Thanksgiving meal options for pickup on Thanksgiving!  You may choose any item from their Online dine out menu.  Additionally, they offer a special slow roasted turkey and dressing Thanksgiving dinner for individuals or groups of 4, 8, 12, and special orders.  For full Thanksgiving menu options and to place your Thanksgiving order, give your local Bob Evans a call today!



Applebee's Carside-To-Go

Owensboro 3pm-11pm, Henderson & Evansville 11am-midnight

Order your Thanksgiving dinner ahead and pick it up the same day!  They'll even bring it out to your car!  Applebee's will be open at different times at different locations depending on the city (see above) for all of your Thanksgiving needs.  Applebee's will be serving their regular Carside-To-Go menu, and can be viewed on their website.  Visit their website or call the location nearest you to order your Carside-To-Go meal!





Evansville – All locations open at 4pm

Want pizza for Thanksgiving?  Dominos pizza locations throughout Evansville will be available for all of your Thanksgiving delivery needs starting at 4pm!  The regular menu will be available including pizza, sandwiches, drinks, and desserts!  Enjoy Thanksgiving pizza in the comfort of your own home delivered to you with minimal cleanup!





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