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What's Open This Holiday Season?

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Don’t want to do dishes on the holiday? No problem! These table-service restaurants are open on Thanksgiving as noted. Go ahead — eat, relax, and enjoy your company.

Inevitably, there’s always a moment after Thanksgiving dinner has concluded — where the leftovers are nearly gone and everyone needs a bit of fresh air — and for that, we offer this list of restaurants and attractions that will be open throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Durham Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Weekend
Status correct as of time of publication; please call to confirm availability. Reservations are highly recommended!

NameAddressPhone
Asian Kitchen
1125 W NC Hwy 54, Ste 801
(919) 490-5678
Bluestone Grille at Hilton Durham3800 Hillsborough Rd(919) 564-2903
Bob Evans Restaurant5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd(919) 403-6766
Bralie's Sports Bar1725 Carpenter Fletcher Rd Ste 108(919) 806-1441
Bull Durham Bar3001 Cameron Blvd(919) 490-0999 ext. 6358
Carolina Ale House3911 Chapel Hill Blvd(919) 490-2001
Cocoa CinnamonAll locations 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
420 Geer St
2627 Hillsborough Rd
2013 Chapel Hill Rd Ste A
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store3703 Hillsborough Rd , I-85, US Hwy 15/501 Exit 108D(919) 309-2888
Denny's7021 Hwy 751, Ste 901(919) 908-1006
Fairview Dining Room
3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
(919) 493-6699
Fullsteam Brewery726 Rigsbee Ave(919) 682-2337
Golden Corral5006 Apex Highway 55(919) 544-2275
Happy China2505 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd(919) 237-2021
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd(919) 403-8888
International House of Pancakes1821 N Pointe Dr, North Pointe Shopping Ctr, I-85 Exit 175(919) 317-4161
James Joyce Irish Pub912 W Main St(919) 683-3022
Maggiano's Little Italy8030 Renaissance Pkwy(919) 572-0070
Mi Calvillo748 9th St(984) 219-1642
Newton's Restaurant at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park4700 Guardian Dr(919) 941-6200
Parizade2200 W Main St(919) 286-9712
Piney Point Grill and Seafood Bar at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton2515 Meridian Pkwy(919) 361-4660
Ruth's Chris Steak House at the Hilton Garden Inn/Durham Southpoint7007 Fayetteville Rd(919) 361-0123
Seasons Restaurant at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center4700 Emperor Blvd(919) 941-5050
Skewers Bar and Grill1013 W Main St(919) 680-8048
Super Taqueria2842 N Roxboro St(919) 220-9884
Table South Kitchen & Bar201 Foster St(919) 768-6000
Ted's Montana Grill6911 Fayetteville Rd(919) 572-1210
The House Restaurant & Catering4310 S Miami Blvd(919) 544-3232
The Restaurant at The Durham315 E Chapel Hill St(919) 768-8830
The Tavern1900 W Markham Ave(919) 286-7665
The Varsity Lounge & Grille at the Millennium Hotel Durham2800 Campus Walk Ave(919) 383-8575
Waffle House3500 Hillsborough Rd
112 E NC Hwy 54
4435 NC Hwy 55
1607 TW Alexander Dr
(919) 382-3355
(919) 484-7337
(919) 544-4204
(919) 596-7220
West 94th St. Pub4711 Hope Valley Rd(919) 403-0025


(Who doesn’t crave some local fare, a film at a local theater, or a brisk walk in a public park after the tablecloths have been folded and put away?) After your holiday meal this Thursday, feel free to utilize the list below of holiday markets and fairs to enjoy with the family this weekend. Then, plan a bit further out with this robust list of even more holiday activities that will take place before December 25.

Attractions that are always open:Though not open on Thanksgiving day, the following places are available to enjoy on Thanksgiving weekend.

Duke Gardens

Duke Chapel

State Parks

Northgate Theater

Carolina Theatre

AMF Durham Bowling

Village Lanes Bowling

Historic Sites
Museum of Life & Science (Open Friday-Sunday)
Nasher Museum of Art
Notasium (Open Friday and Saturday)
SkyZone
DefyGravity
Wheels Family Fun Park
Hayti Heritage Center(Open on Saturday and Sunday)
Mission X Escape Room (Open on Saturday and Sunday)
NC Escape
Bull City Escape
Escape on Purpose
Urban Axes
NCCU Art Museum
Duke Basketball Museum and Hall of Fame
Durham Arts Council
Golden Belt Galleries
West Point on the Eno


Whatever your plans to celebrate, we wish you a warm, enjoyable holiday.