Planning not to cook a Thanksgiving meal this year? The Alachua County restaurants listed below will be open on Thursday as an alternative to spending all day in the kitchen. You can either enjoy a feast to remember or chow down on something non-traditional this holiday season.
Red Rice Kitchen
A Vietnamese kitchen that will be serving up its normal menu on Thanksgiving.
- Location: 3316 SW 35th Blvd
- Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Offering traditional turkey and ham dinner options as well as Italian cuisine on Thanksgiving. Available for either dine-in or take-out. Pomodoro’s also has catering packages available.
- Location: 9200 NW 39th Ave.
- Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Paramount has a fixed Thanksgiving meal with three courses. Multiple options are available for each course. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 352-378-3398.
- Location: 12 SW 1st Avenue
- Hours: 1-6 p.m.
Mildred’s Big City
Mildred’s will be serving its regular menu alongside a special Thanksgiving meal. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 352-371-1711.
Location: 3445 W. University Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Covey Kitchen + Cocktails
Covey will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet on Thanksgiving Day with a dessert station too. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 352-565-3536 or by following this link.
- Location: 1514 SW 14th Street
- Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mother’s Pub will be offering a Thanksgiving meal and a free appetizer.
- Location: 5109 NW 39th Ave.
- Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Mr. Han’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving its normal menu. Mr. Han’s serves Chinese cuisine with lunch, dinner and a dim sum menu. Reservations are encouraged. Call 352-331-6400 or visit the website.
- Location: 6944 NW 10th Place
- Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
You can eat in at Metro Diner and enjoy their entire menu or take out a Thanksgiving feast for the family. Thanksgiving meals have to be pre-ordered for takeout by Nov. 21. Preorder by calling 352-353-2889 or visiting Metro’s website.
- Location: 2130 SW 34th Street
- Hours: 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Cracker Barrel offers a simplified, preset menu for guests who can dine in the restaurant or take their orders to-go. Cracker Barrel also offers Thanksgiving meals and serves options that feed 8-10 or 4-6 people. The Thanksgiving meals are available for ordering Nov. 18-25.
- Location: 4001 SW 43rd St.
- Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Mi Apa will open its regular hours at three of its locations in Jonesville, Gainesville and Alachua.
Additionally, Mi Apa offers a takeout Thanksgiving meal option that feeds up to 10 people. The meal includes a turkey or ham, yellow rice, black beans, a loaf of Cuban bread and a bottle of Mi Apa mojo. The deadline to place an order for Thanksgiving is Nov. 20.
- Gainesville location: 114 SW 34th Street Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Alachua location: 15634 NW US Hwy 441, Suite F, Alachua, FL 32615 Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday., 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Jonesville location: 14209 W. Newberry Road Suite B, Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Farmhouse 1906 is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet for Thanksgiving, which includes traditional offers of turkey, roast beef or ham along with numerous side dishes and desserts. It also offers catering and to-go packaging for the meal. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 352-660-3500.
- Location: 25405 W. Newberry Road
- Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Great Outdoors
Buffet-style service will be available with turkey, ham and a large array of side dishes and desserts. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 386-454-1288.
- Location: 18587 High Springs Main St.
- Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open 24 hours, IHOP will be offering its full menu on Thanksgiving Day including a Thanksgiving meal consisting of turkey and stuffing served with two side dishes.
- Location: 3625 SW 13th St.
- Hours: Open 24 hours
Perkins will be open for in-person dining and take-out. The holiday plates consist of oven-roasted slices of turkey, served on sage dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce. The plate also comes with two dinner sides and a slice of pie.
- Location: 6825 W. Newberry Road
- Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Haile Village Bistro
There will be a buffet-style dinner served twice on Thanksgiving Day. The meal includes a choice of turkey or ham with various sides and a choice between pecan or pumpkin pie. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 352-378-0721.
- Location: 5323 SW 91st Terrace
- Hours: Noon meal and 3 p.m. meal
Waffle House will be offering its traditional menu on Thanksgiving Day.
- Locations: 7611 W. Newberry Road, 3919 SW 40th Blvd, 5130 NW 13th St.
- Hours: Open 24 hours
If your restaurant is open on Thanksgiving Day and is not included on this list, please email email@example.com