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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day 2019

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Whether cooking a 20 pound bird just isn’t your jam, or the turkey doesn’t defrost/burns/turns to indiscernible eats a la Christmas Vacation, a multitude of Central Ohio restaurants (and coffee shops and bars) have the Thanksgiving festivities covered.

Need a cup of coffee? Check. Need a drink after dealing with your family all day? Check. Don’t want to cook but still looking for that traditional Thanksgiving feast? Check.

Here’s a rundown of what’s open in Central Ohio on Thursday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Day 2019. Reservations are encouraged at most location. More spots to add? Put them in the comments below!

Bob Evans

Various locations
Open until 8 p.m.
bobevans.com

Bob Evans will serve its full breakfast menu until 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. a limited breakfast menu will be available and a $14.99 Thanksgiving meal which includes a choice of entrée, three sides, bread and a slice of pie.

Buca di Beppo

343 N. Front St., Downtown
60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington
Opens at 11 a.m.
bucadibeppo.com

Buca di Beppo’s full menu of Italian eats will be available, as well as a special Thanksgiving Feast featuring sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Buckeye Bourbon House

36 E. Gay St., Downtown
12 – 4 p.m.
buckeyebourbonhouse.com

Buckeye Bourbon House will serve up a Thanksgiving buffet priced at $39.95 for adults and $21.95 for kids ages 4-11.

Colin’s Coffee

3714 Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington
8 a.m. – noon
Colin’s Coffee Facebook Page

Colin’s Coffee will keep Thanksgiving caffeinated, serving up “every coffee drink in the world” and Block’s bagels.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery

4230 The Strand, Easton
11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
chwinery.com

Cooper’s Hawk Winery will serve its full menu, as well as a special Thanksgiving Day menu featuring fall dishes like butternut squash soup, slow roasted turkey, pumpkin praline cheesecake and more.

Fourth Street Bar & Grill

1810 N. Fourth St., Campus Area
2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
fourthstreetcolumbus.com

It’s business as usual for the campus-area Fourth Street Bar & Grill on Thanksgiving Day, offering plenty of drinks and bar eats.

G. Michael’s

595 S. Third St., German Village
3 – 7 p.m.
gmichaelsbistroandbar.com

G. Michael’s will offer diners a traditional turkey dinner as well as a selection of current menu entree favorites.

Halwani Cuisine

1453B Grandview Ave., Grandview
5 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Halwani Cuisine Facebook Page

Diners can opt for pizza on Thanksgiving with Halwani Cuisine’s lineup of pies that span from traditional pepperoni to the tandoori chicken.

J. Liu

6880 N. High St., Worthington
50 W. Bridge St., Dublin
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
jliurestaurant.com

J. Liu’s Thanksgiving Day buffet will feature a mix of traditional fixings and some of the restaurant’s top Asian dishes. The buffet is $29.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 5-12 and $4.95 for those 4 and under.

Pastimes Pub & Grill

121 E. Campus View Blvd., Crosswoods
6481 Hamilton Rd., New Albany
1333 Worthington Centre Drive, Worthington
6 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
pastimespubandgrill.com

There are three locations to do some holiday imbibing at Pastimes Pub & Grill. Diners can also skip the turkey and opt for a menu of traditional American eats, from wings to burgers and pizza.

Ray Ray’s Hog Pit

2619 N. High St., Clintonville
5755 Maxtown Rd., Westerville
12 – 4 p.m.
rayrayshogpit.com

Order by Sunday, November 24 for a Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Thanksgiving Day feast. Unlike other order ahead options, Ray Ray’s is offering pickup of its lineup of smoked turkey, smoked hams, baby back ribs, traditional mashed taters and gravy, and green beans with pork on the big day.

R Bar Arena

415 N. Front St., Arena District
4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
rbararena.com

It’s a bring your own snack affair at R Bar Arena on Thanksgiving. The kitchen will be closed but the beer will be flowing with happy hour until 8 p.m. and $4 Labatt and Labatt Light tall boys all night.

Roaming Goat Coffee

849 N. High St., Short North
8 a.m. – noon
roaminggoatcoffee.com

Kickstart the cooking with the help of a caffeinated beverage from Roaming Goat Coffee.

Ruth’s Chris

511 N. High St., Short North
12 – 8 p.m.
ruthschris.com

Steak or turkey? Ruth’s Chris will offer its full dinner menu, as well as a three-course, traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring oven-roasted turkey breast with sausage & herb stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish, sides like garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach or green beans and pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. The meal is $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.

Smith & Wollensky

4145 The Strand W, Easton
6 – 11:30 p.m.
smithandwollensky.com

Smith & Wollensky will offer up its regular dinner menu and a prix-fixe of traditional holiday eats featuring roasted butternut squash soup, chopped salad, herb-roasted turkey breast, Brussels sprouts, potatoes au gratin, duck fat roasted root vegetables, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and apple tart. It’s $65 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under.

The Guild House

624 N. High St., Short North
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
theguildhousecolumbus.com

The Guild House will serve up its normal lunch and dinner menus, as well as a prix-fixe holiday menu featuring butternut squash soup, carrots, turkey roulade with creamy whipped potatoes, glazed carrots, haricot verts, turkey gravy and cranberry gastrique, and a sweet potato roll with maple mousse and candied pecans for dessert. It’s $49 per person or $79 per person with wine pairings.

The Keep

50 W. Broad St., Downtown
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
thekeepcolumbus.com

The Keep will offer a Thanksgiving Day buffet that spans breakfast options to turkey day classics. Breakfast eats include an omelet station, french toast and more. A carving station will serve up citrus roasted turkey or steamship of beef, with sides including sage sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and more veggie options. A chilled seafood station and dessert lineup round out the buffet.

Valter’s at the Maennerchor

976 S. High St., German Village
11 a.m – 6 p.m.
valtersatthemaennerchor.com

Valter’s will feed Thanksgiving diners with a limited menu of normal entrees like Pork Schnitzel, Cast Iron Prime Rib and more, while also offering a special traditional turkey dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and asparagus.

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