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Stuffed with NOLA: Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

October 29 2021 | 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. 

New Orleans Restaurants

Enjoy a rockin' Thanksgiving complete with friends, family, turkey and pie, oh my! In addition to their regular menu, Hard Rock Cafe is offering a traditional Thanksgiving Meal with slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy potato mash, and cranberry sauce finished with traditional turkey gravy. A child's plate, pumpkin pie and an Espresso Martini are also available. Reserve your Thanksgiving table today.

Pelican Club

CNN and Forrest Brown included Pelican Club on their list of "10 Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Across America." For $57, you'll enjoy a 3-course prixe-fixe Thanksgiving feast with entree options like Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade with Mushroom Gravy and Classic Sausage Dressing, House Made Orange Cranberry Relish, Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes and Haricots Verts. View full menu Make reservations. 

Commander's Palace

It always feels like a holiday at Commander's Palace in the Garden District. This James Beard award-winning restaurant featuring the cuisine of new Executive Chef Meg Bickford  will be open Thanksgiving Day to the delight of all its guests. Make reservations. UPDATE:  FULLY BOOKED FOR THANKGIVING DAY. 

 Court of Two Sisters 

The famous Court of Two Sisters will be offering a Thanksgiving themed brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an à la carte dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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. Make reservations. SOLD OUT!

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.

Oceana Grill

On Thanksgiving Day, head to the Vieux Carré for Thanksgiving, Oceana style. They’ll be open regular hours (8 a.m. to 1 a.m.) and offering all your Creole and Cajun favorites (if the pilgrims could’ve had red beans and rice at the first Thanksgiving, they would have!) 

Olde Nola Cookery

Celebrate Thanksgiving on Bourbon Street! Olde NOLA Cookery will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 10:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. Talk about a feast!  Make reservations.

Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House

Ciao down at this fabulous Italian restaurant in Lakeview. They will be serving an inspired four-course mennu on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  View 2022  menu. Make reservations.


Staying in the Vieux Carré over the holiday? SoBou will be open and serving fabulous fare in the French Quarter. Call 504-552-4095 for reservations. 

Tujague's Restaurant

Enjoy a spectacular four-course prix fixe feast this Thanksgiving at Tujague's. Chef Gus Martin and the team are offering up an Autumn Bisque, an Apple Walnut Salad, your choice of give entrees including a Tradional Thanksgiving Dinner, and New Orleans Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce. They'll be open between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. For reservations, call 504-525-8676.

Metairie Restaurants

Andrea's Restaurant

Come enjoy Turkey Day at Andrea's in Metairie where every holiday featurres a special menu with extensive choices by Chef Andrea. Reserve your table now.

Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon

Bobby Herbert’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Come celebrate with friends and family and watch a little football while you’re at it! Make Thanksgiving reservations

Beyond New Orleans

Houmas House 

This lovely estate in Darrow will be serving a Grand Thanksgiving Buffet on the lawn again this year, featuring holiday classics, Louisiana favorites and boiled seafood. View menu. If the weather is too cold or wet, the celebration will be moved inside to the The Great River Road Museum.  They'll be serving between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations are required. Just call 225-473-9380. 




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