Thanksgiving, a time for gratitude, family gatherings, and of course, feasting! But before you can dive into that delicious turkey, you need to know where to go. Fear not, hungry friends! We have scoured Bloomington-Normal to find out which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day as well as those where you can get meals to prepare at home.
And because no Thanksgiving is complete without a sweet treat, we’ve also curated a list of some amazing places where you can get your hands on heavenly pies and desserts.
**This is an ongoing list and will be updated**
Open on Thanksgiving
Open at 11 am
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roll and pie.
Hours: 7 am to 1 am
Bloody Mary bar starting at 7 am. Starting at 6 pm, bartenders will be donating 10% of their tips to Toys for Tots, and A&P will MATCH every tip received.
**Note A&P Tap does not have a food menu.
Hours: 11 am to 4 pm
Aroma will be serving a Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet which includes Whole Roasted Turkey and Butter Garlic Boneless Turkey Breast.
Hours: 4 pm to 8 pm
Bloom’s Coffee Bar
Hours: 6 am to 2 pm
Hours: 8 am to 2 pm
The Downtown Bloomington and CH3 locations will be closed.
Hours: 6 am to 3 pm
(Regular menu not available after 11 am.)
Thanksgiving Menu includes Roast Turkey or Ham Steak served with Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Beans Casserole or Yams. Dessert: Pumpkin Pie
*Available for dine-in or carryout
Hours: 7 am to 11am-ish
Hours: 5 pm to 1 am (Bar Only)
Hours: 8 am to 11 am
Hours: 7 am to 1 am
Hours: 8 am to 3 pm
Open for Thanksgiving with a special holiday menu and regular menu.
Hours: 11 am to 5 pm
Reservations are highly recommended. They will have a Traditional Turkey Dinner, Ham Dinner and about 8-10 steak/seafood menu options.
Hours: 7 pm to 10 pm
Per tradition, the owners of Keg Grove take turns serving behind the bar for a few hours on Thanksgiving. Tips will be donated to Brightpoint Bloomington Crisis Nursery! **No food served.
Hours: 10 am to 1 am
Hours: 4 pm to 11 pm
Serving a full Thanksgiving meal.
Hours: 7 am to 1 pm
Hours: 6 pm to 1 am (bar only)
Hours: 9 am to 6 pm
Hours: 3 pm to 12 am (bar only)
Hours: 7 am to closee
Breakfast Buffet 7 am to 10:30 am. Join them for their Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 am to 4 pm. Full menu also available. For large parties, please call (309) 874-2900 for reservations.
Hours: 6 am to 2 pm
- Kitchen Hours: 4 pm to 10 pm
- Bar Hours: 4 pm to 1 am
- Kitchen Hours: 4 pm to 8 pm
- Bar Hours: 6 am to 1 am
Hours: 4 pm to 12 am
Hours: 7 am to 2 pm
- Roast Turkey w/ Dressing
- Ham Steak
- 8oz Ribeye Steak & Shrimp (3pc)
All specials come with a choice of potato, choice of soup or salad, green beans, plus a delicious slice of pumpkin pie! Soup of the day will be Cream of Chicken w/Rice!
Full menu also available
Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm
Their kitchen is closed but they provide a “Thanksgiving Feast” which is available for patrons to enjoy. (Did you know that Western Tap is open 365 days a year?!)
Hours: 6 am to 8 pm
The following corporate restaurants will also be open on Thanksgiving Day:
- Bob Evans (both locations) – 8 am to 7 pm
- Cracker Barrel – 7 am to 9 pm
- Denny’s (both locations) – 24 hours
- IHOP – 7 am to 10 pm
- Red Lobster – 11 am to 9 pm
Take and Bake/Pre-Order Meals
Thanksgiving Take & Bake Menu – 150 slots available, first come first served – orders close 5:00p.m on Wednesday the 15th
Meat by the pound: Smoked ham, smoked turkey, roasted turkey
Available in 1/3, 1/2 or full pan: Garlic mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, candied yams, mashed sweet potatoes, bread stuffing, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, chicken & noodles, greens, coleslaw, potato salad and banana pudding
Baked goods: yeast rolls, cornbread muffins, cheesecake, sweet potato pie, apple crisp.
Pick up on Tuesday or Wednesday and heat on Thanksgiving; available via pre-order only.
Smoked Turkey – Hen* $60.00; Tom** $85.00; Sliced Breast Meat…$18.99 per pound
Smoked Ham – Sliced $17.99 per pound; Half Ham – $50
*15 lb average (serves 8 – 12); **22 lb average (serves 12 – 16)
Homemade Sides (Pints $6.50; Quarts $11.50): Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Dressing, Buttered Corn, Green Beans with bacon, onion & potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cheesy Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Pumpkin Bars – 8×8 pan $16; 13×9 pan $3
Pop Up Chicken Shop – SOLD OUT!!
Pop Up Thanksgiving Feast (feeds 4-5 people) – $160
Includes: 4 lb Deep Fried “Hot” Turkey Breast (Country, Mild, Medium Hot or Poultrygeist), Benton’s Bacon Green Bean Casserole, Rita’s Cream of Cornbread Casserole, Whipped Garlic Mash Potatoes, 1 pack Martins Sweet Dinner Rolls
A La Carte Menu
- 4 lb Turkey Breast (4-5 people) – $60; Smoked Turkey Breast – $80
- Jalapeno Cornbread (8 pieces)- $40
- Benton’s Green Bean Casserole (4-5 servings) – $40
- Rita’s Cream or Cornbread Casserole – $30
- Whipped Garlic Mash (4-5 servings) – $30
Turkeys will be fully cooked; sides will be take & bake with instructions
- Mac & Cheese – 1/2 pan $40; full pan $80
- Yams 1/2 pan $25; full pan $50
- Corn Casserole – 1/2 pan $30; full pan $75
- Greens with smoked turkey – 1/2 pan $35; full pan $70
- Taffy grapes
- Auntie Wanda Butter Cookies
- Sweet Potato Cheesecake
- Strawberry Lemonade (Gallon)
Thanksgiving take and make dinners. Order ahead by Sunday, November 19th, 2023, and pick up your dinner on Wednesday, November, 22nd, 2023. Meals are available for 2, 4, or 6 people.
Dinner includes choice of: Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast (served with Turkey Gravy, Traditional Stuffing, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes) OR Honey & Brown Sugar Ham (served with Green Bean Casserole and Garlic Mashed Potatoes)
Additions and Sides: Traditional Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mac & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, House Salad
Whole Pies: Pumpkin or Pecan
Orders must be placed by November 15th. Individual plates also available. See full menu for details and prices.
Meat Options: Roasted Turkey, Fried, Turkey, Honey Ham, Fried Ducks, Roasted Duck, Meatloaf
Sides: Cornbread Stuffing, Yams, Collard Greens with Turkey, Southern Baked Mac, Broccoli Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Seafood Salad, Potato Salad, Deviled Eggs, Yellow Rice
Breads: Honey Ginger Cornbread, Sweet Potato Cornbread, Yeast Rolls
Vegan Options: Vegan Shepard Pie, Chicken Fried Mushrooms & Gravy, Pumpkin Curry & Rice, BBQ Brown Sugar Whole Roasted Cali Head
Desserts: Better than Sex Cake, Sweet Potato Pie, Peach Cobbler, Banana Pudding
Thanksgiving Eve 11/22 and Thanksgiving Day 11/23 pre-orders.
Meals will come with Turkey, Ham, Oven Baked Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Relish, and a slice of pie for $35.
Meals available from 12pm-12am and possibly later.
Whole Ham: $200 10-14Lbs
Whole Turkey: $180 20-25Lbs
Also available: Oven Baked Mac and cheese pans! Your choice of cooked to order or take and bake – Standard pan $20: 4-5 sides; Large pan $38: 8-10 sides; Extra large pan $140: 40-50 sides
Choose from these pies: Apple, Dutch Apple, Caramel Apple, Pumpkin
Sweet Potato (Add on slice of pie $7. Add on whole pie $30.)
*Prices subject to change on demand and time*
Follow Wesley’s Grill on Facebook for updates and availability.
Orders must be in by 5 pm Tuesday to be picked up between 9am and 2 pm Thursday.
- Sliced Turkey breast by the pound perfect for gatherings of 1-6 people for $16.99/lb.
- Whole unsliced Turkey breast between 6 – 8 pounds for $79.99
- Whole birds weighing 10 – 12 pounds for $89.99
- Smoked Chicken Wings for $11.99/lb.
- 4 Person side of Bacon Mac & Cheese $11.99; serve 10 for $22.99
- 4 Person side of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy $10.99; serve 10 for $19.99
- 4 Person side of Italian Sausage stuffing $12.99; serve 10 for $25.99
The following also offer Take & Bake Meal Packs: Hy-Vee
Holiday Pies and Baked Goods
Thanksgiving Baked Goods – place order by November 18th; pickup date: November 22nd by 3:00 pm
Pies include: Pumpkin, Apple, Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Cherry, Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Pecan, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan, Peanut Butter, Kuchen, and Triple Berry. Cinnamon Rolls and Caramel Sticky Buns (with or without pecans) also available.
Pre-orders must be booked by 11/16.
Special Thanksgiving Items: Bread Turkey, Stuffing Bread, Harvest Butter Rolls, Thanksgiving Pie (Apple, Dutch Apple, Cherry and Pumpkin)
Fresh Baked Breads: Dakota, Honey Whole Wheat, Harvest White, Cinnamon Crunch, Potato Chive, Apple Cinnamon Swirl, Cinnamon Swirl, Dinner Rolls, Espresso Babka, Chocolate Babka
Made from Scratch Goodies: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Poundcake, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars and Muffins, That Chocolate Bread, Apple Spice Poundcake, Cookies, Harvest Bars, Brownies, Blondies, Cinnamon Muffins, Scones
Orders for Thanksgiving may be picked up on Wednesday, November 22 after 6:30am.
- Cinnamon Rolls (White Iced, Buttercream Frosted, Wheat Maple Pecan, Pumpkin),
- Pie (Double-Crust Apple, Double-Crust Cherry, Dutch Apple, Bourbon Pecan, Pumpkin, Chocolate Cream, Butterscotch Apple)
- Coffee Cake (Alligator, Butter Pecan, Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Cheese, Cherry Cheese, Raspberry, Raspberry Cheese, German Nut)
- Sugar Cookies (Pumpkin, Nut, Regular Assorted)
- Pumpkin Bars
They will also have a selection of our regular menu items on a first-come, first-served basis.
All pie orders are due by Friday, November 17, 2023 at 9:00 PM. Pies will be available for pickup on Tuesday, November 21st (unless specified otherwise).
Single-Crust Pies: Pumpkin, Pecan, Lemon Meringue, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Sweet Potato
Double-Crust Pies: Cherry, Mixed Berry, Rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb, Peach, Blueberry, Apple
Cream Pies: Coconut, Chocolate, Banana, Butterscotch
Specialty Pies: Banana Split, Chocolate Pecan, Lemon Blueberry, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Caramel Apple (Pumpkin Bars also available)
The last order will be taken on Monday, Nov. 20th at 9am with order pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd from 10am-4pm. Limited bakery items will be available in the farm market, first come first serve and while supplies last.
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- Homemade Apple Cream Pie
- Half Dozen Homemade Pumpkin Donuts
- Bag of Donut
- Chips with Buttercream Icing
- 4-Pack Pumpkin Bars
- 4-Pack of Ho-Ho Cake
- 4-Pack of Apple Pie Bars
- Homemade Pumpkin Donut Pudding
- Buy two pies and get a Pumpkin Pie for $15.
- Get 6 mini pies for $18.
*This list will be updated. Restaurant owners, is your information missing? Email us your info, and we’ll add it to the list!
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