An Omaha Guide to Eating Out on Thanksgiving Day


Stress-free Eating Out on Thanksgiving

[pinterest count=”horizontal”] Thanksgiving is my favorite. I love gathering with the people I love and celebrate all the good things in life around a table of delicious food. Some years I love to be in the kitchen cooking up all the yumminess while other years, it feels like a lot of work. This year, maybe you want to slow down and let someone else do the work for you. Many restaurants around the Omaha area are open on Thanksgiving—taking the stress and planning off your plate.

Take a gander at the list, but do consider making reservations, as many places do fill up. Enjoy a stress-free holiday with NO DISHES!

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Beacon Hills: 6750 Mercy Rd, Omaha; 402-933-3115; 11am-3pm

Caddy’s Parkside Grill at Mahoney State Park: 28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland; 402-944-2221; 11am-4pm

Cracker Barrel: 9409 S. 142nd St., Omaha (other locations also available); 402-891-8665; 6am-10pm

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: 140 Regency Parkway., Omaha; 402-393-0811; 11am-8pm

Granite City Food and Brewery:  1001 N. 102nd St., Omaha; 402-393-5000; 11am-8pm

Jack and Mary’s Restaurant: 114th St., Omaha; 402-496-2090; 11am-6pm

Jerico’s Restaurant: 11732 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha; 402-496-0222; 12pm-8:30pm

Liberty Tavern: 1001 Cass St., Omaha; 402-998-4321; 5pm-9pm

Sullivan’s Steakhouse: 222 S. 15th St., Omaha; 402-342-0077; 11am-9pm

The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill: 11336 S 96th St #109, Papillion (other locations also available); 402-933-2947; 11am-2am

Sometimes you want to be in the comfort of your own home for a stress-free holiday, but want someone else to take care of the cooking.  You can call and order your Thanksgiving meal from many places near Omaha, but call early to reserve your bird (or sides, pies, meat). 

Dine-at-Home Without the Fuss

Bakers: Great meal planning tools for Turkey Day

Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering: Easy, Delicious, and Stress Free! Cater all of your holiday favorites with Thanksgiving Day pickup available.

Catering Creations: Full catering service for your Fall meal

Cracker Barrel: Heat N’ Serve Holiday Family Meal to-go, fresh-baked pies, homestyle turkey n’ dressing meal

HyVee: Over 15 different holiday dinners that can be catered

Jerico’s: Take home some juicy prime rib

Small Cakes: Fill your table with scrumptious cupcakes for dessert

Valas: Order your pies now

Village Inn: Can’t go wrong with classic pies

Whole Foods: Classic Thanksgiving Turkey Meals

**Due to the increased popularity of dining out for holiday meals, calling ahead to ensure adequate space and desired time availability is highly encouraged**

Comment below if you have tried, or plan on trying any of these restaurants listed above for Thanksgiving!

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Ellen Kehs was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Mason. Together they’ve traveled the world, most recently touching down in Omaha in June 2019. She’s a mom to three little boys, Theodore (nine), Woodrow (seven), and Maximus (four). Life is never boring with her boys! Ellen loves being a military spouse and she embodies the “bloom where you are planted” mentality. In addition to soaking up whatever current city she’s living in, she is passionate about reading and getting books in the hands of children, as well as helping other mamas connect with each other. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, a master’s degree in adolescent literacy and technology, and she teaches 6th-12th grade English online full-time, but is primarily a stay-at-home mom. Her hobbies include, exploring, reading, swimming, napping, snapping pictures, playing games, baking, and loving on the little men in her life.


  1. Timber Wood Fire Bistro and Railcar Modern American Grill are offering Thanksgiving to go. $18/person and pick up Wednesday afternoon. All you need to do is reheat!

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