Here's a list from today's local paper of restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day. For the second year in a row, we plan to dine at Texas de Brazil. If you sign up for their email notifications, they'll send you offer for a free non-alcoholic beverage and free dessert for each person in your party (up to 8 folks). Can't ever eat dessert at TDB, but they'll pack it to go. Definitely make reservations if possible if you plan to dine out as the available restaurants are very crowded.
The Cupboard Restaurant, 1400 Union, will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., serving its regular meat and vegetable plates with turkey and ham available for the standard price. Call 901-276-8015.
Doubletree Hotel East Memphis, 5069 Sanderlin, will serve a Thanksgiving feast featuring six serving stations. Serving 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults, $29.95; children 6-12, $12.95; no charge for children under 6. Call 901-969-7777.
Eighty3 in the Madison Hotel, 83 Madison, serves 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Meals are $49 for adults, $18.95 for children 11 and younger. Prices include a four-course meal. Make reservations 24 hours in advance; credit card is required. Call 901-333-1224.
Frank Grisanti’s, 1022 S. Shady Grove, will serve a special three-course Thanksgiving meal for $28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., then reopen at 5 p.m. with the regular menu. Call 901-761-9462 for reservations.
Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, 3700 Central, offers a Thanksgiving Day Champagne brunch that includes several stations. Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adults, $33.95; seniors $30.95; children 6 to 12, $14.95; children under 6 eat free. Reservations required; call 901-678-5410.
Marlowe’s Restaurant, 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd., is open 4 p.m.- to 3 a.m. to serve Thanksgiving dinner and dessert for $12.95, in addition to the regular menu. Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. Call 901-332-4159.
Neil’s, 5725 Quince, will serve Thanksgiving dinner all day. The menu will consist of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, yams, green beans, corn, English peas and pumpkin pie. Whole turkeys and hams are also available; orders need to be placed by Nov. 21. Call 901-682-2300; prices were not available at press time.
The Peabody, 149 Union, offers a Thanksgiving Day brunch on the mezzanine from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., featuring traditional holiday fare, breakfast items and more. $59 per adult, $22 for children ages 5-12; call 901-529-3668 for reservations. The Capriccio Grill offers a three-course traditional meal with ham or turkey from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; $50 adults, $25 for children 5-12; call 901-529-4199 for reservations. And Chez Philippe has a four-course turkey dinner from 3-8 p.m. for $70 per person. Call 901-529-4188 for reservations.
Pinecrest Conference and Retreat Center, 21430 Tenn. 57 in Moscow, Tenn., will serve a traditional turkey and dressing dinner with homemade sides and desserts and will have a bonfire and offer hayrides from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20 for adults; $15 for children 3-9. Reservations are required and must be made by Nov. 20. Call 901-878-1247.
Sharky’s Gulf Grill, 6201 Poplar, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Special buffet includes turkey and dressing and prime rib. Price is $32 for adults and $12 for kids 10 and younger. Call 901-682-9796.
Texas De Brazil, 150 Peabody Place, is open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. serving signature cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and Brazilian sausage. They also feature a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that includes roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, housemade gravy and cranberry sauce. $44.99 per person; call 901-526-7600.