There is so much to enjoy about the Thanksgiving meal — the perfectly roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and great company. 

And if you're one of those who likes to host the entire fam, you also know the downside of this holiday — the prep, pressure and cleanup. 

Toss that apron and those cleaning gloves aside this year and make a reservation at one of these seven restuarants open on Thanksgiving. You're welcome. 

Del Frisco’s Grille: The west Little Rock eatery located at The Promenade at Chenal is serving a three-course meal, which includes hand-carved turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish and several options for sides and desserts, all for $39 per person. Reservations are requested.

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Info: (501) 498-2631,


Capital Hotel: This year, the downtown landmark is serving a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet brunch in the hotel mezzanine with all the fixin’s you could hope for, and then some.

Holiday schedule got you in a rush? Not a problem. You can still feed your party of 12-15 people and get your top-notch Thanksgiving dinner to go. It includes a slow-roasted traditional turkey with herb gravy, cheddar mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, Capital’s signature pumpkin pie and more. See the full lineup here.

Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m

Info: (501) 370-7068, 


YaYa’s Euro Bistro: The Promenade at Chenal staple is serving up turkey and fixin's — buffet style. From turkey and ham to cornbread dressing and peach cobbler, it’s all you can eat for $30.95. Reservations are required.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Info: (501) 821-1144,


Mimi’s: Turkey, dressing, sides it’s all coming your way at Mimi’s for $18.99. Children under 12? No worries, you get a turkey dinner too — for $8.99.  Reservations required.

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-8p.m.

Info: (501) 221-3883,


The Pizzeria at Terry’s: Over turkey and cranberries? A slice from one of our favorite pizza spots in town needs to be on your list. The Pizzeria at Terry’s opens at 6 p.m. and will be serving dishes and cocktails off its regular menu.

Hours:  6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Info: (501) 821-1388


Flying Saucer: We’re going to go out on a limb here and assume you don’t have 10 different brews on tap in your kitchen. And that’s ok. But if you’re looking for something a little better than the 12-pack in the fridge to go along with all the football you’ll be watching, head to The Saucer. Want more? The good food and drinks extend to Black Friday for rare tappings, an all-day happy hour and more.

Hours: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Info: (501) 372-8032, Flying Saucer Little Rock on Facebook



South on Main: Ok, so maybe you missed the deadline on putting in your order for the ridiculous Thanksgiving to-go offerings from South on Main, but all is not lost. You can still get your SoMa on at the restaurant’s third-annual Friendsgiving celebration on Wednesday night, complete with the beloved sounds of Bonnie Montgomery and Friends. Music starts at 10 p.m. More info here.

Writer Jess Ardrey contributed to this post.