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Stuffed with NOLA: Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

November 1 2023 | What's New

In New Orleans, great food isn't reserved for holidays. We give thanks for our world-renowned chefs, award-winning restaurants, and fresh Gulf seafood every day. Many restaurants in Greater New Orleans are closed for Thanksgiving, but, thankfully, some of our very favorites are open. If you're vacationing or just don't want to spend all day in the kitchen, check out these options. 

Pelican Club

CNN and Forrest Brown included Pelican Club on their list of "10 Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Across America." Come enjoy a prixe-fixe Thanksgiving feast with entree options from Chef Richard Hughes. Make reservations. 

 Court of Two Sisters 

The famous Court of Two Sisters will be offering a Thanksgiving feast again this year. Ask for a table in the courtyard near the Devil's Wishing Well. Between the food and the atmosphere, you'll be wishing you could spend every holiday here. 

Hard Rock Café New Orleans

In addition to their regular menu (which rocks by the way), Hard Rock Cafe is offering a Thanksgiving feast featuring slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash and cranberry sauce, finished with traditional turkey gravy.  And did we mention pumpkin pie? Make reservations.

Messina's Runway Cafe 

The art deco New Orleans Lakefront Airport is a lovely place to gather for Thanksgiving. Messina's Runway Cafe, one of our favorite restaurants (read our review), always pulls out all the stops for the holidays. View their 2023 menu. Reservations required. Call (504) 241-5300. 

Oceana Grill 

On Thanksgiving Day, head to the Vieux Carré for Thanksgiving, Oceana style. They’ll be serving Fried Turkey with Turkey Gravy, Crawfish Jalapeno Cornbread and Mustard Greens for just $25 per person. They also have a Thankgiving Catering Menu available AND they deliver! Learn more at

Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House

Ciao down at this fabulous Italian restaurant in Lakeview. They will be serving an inspired four-course menu on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  View 2023 menu. Make reservations.

3rd Block Depot Kitchen + Bar 

Staying in the Vieux Carré over the holiday? 3rd Block Depot will be open and serving fabulous fare in the French Quarter. Make reservations

Tujague's Restaurant

Enjoy a spectacular four-course prix fixe feast this Thanksgiving at Tujague's. They're offering up a Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, a Brussels Sprout and Mixed Green Salad, your choice of four entrees including Tujague's Traditional Turkey Dinner, and Spiced Pumpkin Crème Brulee. View complete 2023 Thanksgiving menu. For reservations, call 504-525-8676.

Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon

 Did somebody say "Fried Turkey?" Come celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family at Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon and watch a little football while you’re at it! They're offering special Thanksgiving fare as well as a Thanksgiving Catering Menu. Just place your order by November 21. Make Thanksgiving reservations

Bourbon Heat

While Bourbon Heat won't be offering dining service on Thanksgiving, their bar will open at 6 p.m. and the nightclub will open at 9 p.m. Come dance off that Thanksgiving dinner! 

Beyond New Orleans

Houmas House 

This lovely estate in Darrow will be serving a Thanksgiving Buffet again this year, featuring holiday classics and Louisiana favorites. View 2023 menu. They'll be serving between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and reservations are required. Just call their gift shop during business hours at 225-473-9380. 




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