BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On Thanksgiving Day, many, if not most, major chain restaurants will be closed on Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of options for those opting to skip a meal at home. While some restaurants will be offering their standard menu, others will offer a special Thanksgiving Day menu for those just not wanting to cook.
Here is a list of major chain restaurants opting to open for Thanksgiving (hours and participation varies):
Boston Market: Boston Market fans have two options for Thanksgiving: Participate at the restaurant's Thanksgiving Day buffet, or have the restaurant cater a meal at home. To see the full Thanksgiving menu, click here.
Denny's: Most of its locations will have its standard menu available. Among the menu items Denny's offers is a turkey and stuffing meal.
Golden Corral: Golden Corral will be open with a special Thanksgiving buffet, among other entrees. Prices varies by location. Click here to see the buffet menu.
Marie Callender's: You can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Marie Callender's. View the menu here.
There are also some local restaurants open as well:
The Padre: The Belvedere Room is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet from 10 am- 4 pm. Reservations are required and some spots are still available. For more information click here.
Cheryl's Diner: This Kernville spot will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11 am - 4 pm. The meal is a set price of $16.95. Click here for the dishes being served.
Ewing's on the Kern: Another Kernville spot that is open all day on Thanksgiving. Come in from 12 pm - 8 pm. To see their full menu click here.
Cracked Egg Cafe: This Kernville spot will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Click here for more information.
Hometown Buffet: It will be open from 11 am- 6 pm. For more information click here.
Panda Express: Open from 10 am to 6 pm.
Cindy's Restaurant: This family-owned restaurant will be open all day from 5:30 am-10 pm. They will be offering a turkey dinner for $15.25. For more information check here.
John's Incredible Pizza: It is open Thanksgiving Day from 11 am- 6 pm. These are special Thanksgiving hours.
Sizzler: Join them for a Thanksgiving dinner. They are open from 11 am- 10 pm. Click here for menu descriptions.
**IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER RESTAURANTS OPEN ON THANKSGIVING DAY, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL ADD IT TO THE LIST** HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!