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Indianapolis Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day, 2011

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Who says you have to have a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day? Thawing the turkey takes hours, not to mention all the work associated with the homemade stuffing, pumpkin pies and various dishes. Or maybe you need a restaurant to take out-of-town visitors for lunch. Whatever the reason, searching for restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day can be a challenge. Here's a list of restaurants open on Turkey Day, compiled with help from the Indiana Restaurant Association's website.

  • Bucca di Bepo
    6045 E. 86th St., Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-594-9750
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Features: Turkey dinners with turkey, sausage stuffing, and cranberries.
    Price: Starting at $19.95 for a small family style portion feeding 2-4, and 35.95 for the larger family style portion feeding 4-6.

  • Café at the Propylaeum
    1410 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-638-7881
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Features: Thanksgiving Day brunch featuring roasted turkey and baked ham with all the traditional sides.

  • The Capital Grille
    40 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-423-8799
    Thanksgiving Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Features: Regular dinner menu available. Special Thanksgiving meal: First course will include butternut squash bisque with fried shitake and truffle sea salt; field green salad with carmelized pears, chevre and cranberry vinaigrette. The main course will include: slow roasted turkey breast, with pecan cornbread stuffing, Sam's mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, and green beans, with applewood smoked bacon, and fresh cranberry and pineapple compote. Dessert is pumpkin pie with vanilla wafer crust and fresh whipped cream.
    Price: $40

  • Claddagh Irish Pub - Downtown
    234 S Meridian Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-822-6274
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Features: Full menu available. Special Thanksgiving plate complete with with home-cooked turkey and ham, stuffing, made-from-scratch mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, seasonal vegetables, and homemade turkey gravy.
    Price: $12.95

  • Claddagh Irish Pub - Northside
    3835 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-569-36634
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Features: Special Grand Holiday Buffet all day! Buffet includes: carved turkey & ham with all the trimmings, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, savory cornbread stuffing, fresh seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, balsamic-marinated chicken breasts, seafood Waterford pasta, traditional shepherd's pie, made-to-order Belgian waffle station with unlimited toppings, huge salad bar & specialty salads, fresh fruit station, freshly baked breads, muffins, croissants & bagels, candied yams and cranberry sauce.
    Price: $22.95 for adults, $9.95 for kid.s, children under 4 free

  • Claddagh Irish Pub - Plainfield
    2539 Futura Park Way, Suite 150, Plainfield
    Phone: 317-838-9917
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Features: Special Grand Holiday Buffet all day! Buffet includes: carved turkey & ham with all the trimmings, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, savory cornbread stuffing, fresh seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, balsamic-marinated chicken breasts, seafood Waterford pasta, traditional shepherd's pie, made-to-order Belgian waffle station with unlimited toppings, huge salad bar & specialty salads, fresh fruit station, freshly baked breads, muffins, croissants & bagels, candied yams and cranberry sauce.
    Price: $22.95 for adults, $9.95 for kid.s, children under 4 free

  • Conrad Indianapolis
    50 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-524-2574
    Thanksgiving Hours: 12 - 3 p.m.
    Features: Elegant Thanksgiving feast in the exquisite ballroom. Delicious twists to the traditional holiday favorites found on the lavish buffet, including seafood and beautiful desserts. Complimentary champagne and mimosas.
    Price: $59 Adults; $20 children (ages 3-10); Special $10 valet parking.

  • Cracker Barrel
    Various locations in Indianapolis area
    Thanksgiving Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Features: Special Thanksgiving meal includes: turkey breast with made-from-scratch cornbread dressing and topped with turkey gravy. Served with a sampling of baked sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole with caramel pecan topping, cranberry relish, your choice of a vegetable and fresh biscuits or corn muffins, plus our very own Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie with real whipped cream and a beverage.
    Price: $8.99 for adults; $4.49 for children

  • Denny's
    Various locations in the Indianapolis area
    Thanksgiving Hours: 24 hours
    Features: Full menu available, special holiday promotional menu offered, including Thanksgiving dinner.

  • English Ivy's
    944 N Alabama St,, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-822-507
    Thanksgiving Hours: 5 p.m. - 4 a.m.
    Features: Traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

  • Houlihan's - Castleton
    6020 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-845-94289
    Thanksgiving Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Features: Special Thanksgiving lunch buffet that includes: roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes,turkey gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie.
    Price: $17.95 for adults; $8.95 for kids 5-12; children 4 and under are free.

  • IHOP
    Various locations in Indianapolis area
    Thanksgiving Hours: 24 hours
    Features: pumpkin pancakes, pecan pie pancakes

  • Kincaid's Fish House and Chop Shop
    14159 Clay Terrace, Carmel
    Phone: 317-575-9005
    Thanksgiving Hours: 12 - 8 p.m.
    Features: Traditional turkey dinner, dinner entree specials

  • McCormick & Schmick's
    110 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-631-9500
    Thanksgiving Hours: 12 - 8 p.m.
    Features: Special Three-Course Thanksgiving meal: First course will include seasonal soup or house salad. The main course includes: roast turkey with pan gravy, butter and cream mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, apple butternut squash casserole, season vegetables and cranberry sauce. Dessert is your choice of Upside Down apple or pumpkin pie.
    Price: $23.95; $7.95 for children under 12.

  • Ponderosa
    Various locations in Indianapolis area
    Thanksgiving Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Features: Special Thanksgiving Day buffet that includes: Roasted turkey breast, oven-baked ham with maple glaze, pumpkin pie, fried chicken, meatloaf, chicken wings, sweet potato casserole, chocolate mousse cake, many other desserts.
    Price: $9.99 for adults; $8.99 for Seniors 55 and up

  • Pullman's Restaurant
    123 W.Louisiana Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-236-7470
    Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Features: Special Thanksgiving meal includes: deluxe salad bar, roasted turkey and giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, maple glazed ham, candied sweet potatoes, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, homemade macaroni and cheese, steamed green beans, baked butternut squash, assorted dinner rolls and assorted holiday desserts.
    Price: $21.95, $15.95(Seniors 65 & Over), $12.95 (Children 10 & Under)

  • Scotty’s Brewhouse
    3905 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-574-0101
    Thanksgiving Hours: 6 - 11 p.m.
    Features: $2.50 U-calls and Pints; pot roast volcano, Indiana cheesesteak

  • Weber Grill
    10 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-636-7600
    Thanksgiving Hours: 12 - 8 p.m.
    Features: Thanksgiving feast: Starter—your choice of Butternut squash soup, mixed green salad, or Caesar salad; main course—grill roasted smoked turkey, grilled sausage stuffing, and cranberry plus your choice of roasted garlic mashed potatoes or whipped sweet potatoes, and your choice of grilled asparagus or broccoli with cheddar cheese sauce; dessert—your choice of pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate espresso pecan pie, or Dutch apple pie. Adults: $28.95; ages 10 and under, $9.95. A full dinner menu is also available.

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