Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving in Durham, NC

Thanksgiving means turkey, pumpkin pie, family, and football. For many, it also means staying up late the night before and getting up early in the morning to cook a meal for all your guests. This year, you don’t have to spend your Thanksgiving in the kitchen. There are many restaurants near our luxury apartments in Durham, NC that will be open and more than happy to cook dinner for your family!

The Pit

The Pit, with locations in Raleigh and Durham, is offering a traditional Thanksgiving spread, including a vegetarian entree option, from 11am to 4pm. If you prefer to bring your meal home, they are also offering a take-out menu. Reservations are suggested!

City Kitchen

Located in Chapel Hill, City Kitchen is offering a Thanksgiving buffet from 10:30am to 4pm, featuring a delicious variety of Thanksgiving favorites, traditional brunch dishes, and rich desserts. They are taking reservations but do require a credit card due to the wide popularity of this dining experience.

Dean's Kitchen and Bar

Another buffet experience located in Cary, Dean's Kitchen and Bar offers a dining option running a bit later in the day, from 11am to 6pm. Their Thanksgiving buffet menu includes traditional turkey, ham, and roast beef, along with seafood favorites like oysters, salmon, and shrimp. While reservations are not required, they are recommended.


Bojangles is a great option for those who want to order their Thanksgiving dinner to bring home and enjoy. They are offering their famous fried turkey, along with their familiar sides. It is recommended that you pre-order your dinner if you are choosing this option, but with three locations in Durham, you are sure to find a location that will meet your needs.

Boston Market

Similar in fare to Bojangles, Boston Market will be open for dine in, take out, heat and serve, or catering for a versatile Thanksgiving experience. They will even deliver your meal to your home if you order by 11/18.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Interested in something a little less traditional for the holiday? Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is offering a traditional Thanksgiving spread for those in your party who may want that experience, but they are also offering their full dinner menu for those who might want to celebrate Thanksgiving with a steak. Reservations can be made on their website.

With so many options for dinner, waking up early and cooking a full meal doesn't have to be your reality. Choose any of these restaurants, all conveniently located near your Station Nine apartment, and focus your Thanksgiving on what matters most, family.