INDIANAPOLIS — There is a multitude of reasons to skip on over to a restaurant instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving.
For starters: avoiding the stress of it all, traveling home isn't possible, or you're out of town for work — and many more reasons.
Whatever the reason, there are local and national favorites that have you covered:
Bucca Di Beppo (Downtown)
35 North Illinois Street;
Buca di Beppo is offering diners the option of enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the restaurant. Click here to see the options.
Capri Italian Restaurant (North Side)
2602 Ruth Drive
This north side Italian gem will be open from 12 p.n. to 7 p.m. with a Thanksgiving Buffet. Price per person is $34.96, and$14.95 for kids.
Claddagh Irish Pub (Plainfield location only)
2539 Perry Crossing Way, Suite 150
The Claddagh Pub in Plainfield will be open for its 'Claddagh's Thanksgiving Buffet' from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reservations are recommended. Adults eat at $24.95 and kids eat from $9.95.
View the Claddagh's Thanksgiving Buffet.
English Ivy's (Mass Ave)
944 N Alabama Street
This Mass Ave eatery and pub will be open starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and serving a traditional, three-course meal at $16.95. Learn more on their Facebook page.
Fogo De Chao (Downtown)
110 North Illinois Street
The Brazillian steakhouse is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving it's full dinner menu. Reservations can be made online.
McCormick & Schmick's (Downtown)
110 North Illinois Street
This seafood and steakhouse connected to the downtown Hilton will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They're serving a traditional menu for $29.50. Reservations can be made at 317-631-9500.
Metro Nightclub and Restaurant (Mass Ave)
The Mass Ave nightclub known for it's famous sliders and mac-and-cheese bites will be open on Thanksgiving Day starting at 7 p.m.
Morton's The Steakhouse (Downtown)
41 East Washington Street
Morton's will be serving steak and lobster starting at 12 p.m. Reservations can be made online.
30 South Meridian Street
This seafood dining spot will be serving up a traditional plate for patrons. Oceanaire will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and reservations can be made online.
822 North Illinois Street
This community landmark serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee all-day long. Plus side? Thursday Trivia will still be happening!
Omni Severin (Downtown)
40 West Jackson Place
The Severin Ballroom will be serving a Thanksgiving meal from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — reservations recommended. Call 317-634-6664, or visit Opentable to make reservations.
View the Omni Thanksgiving Menu.
Rick's Cafe Boatyard (West Side)
4050 Dandy Trail
This west side favorite will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving plate and also will offer their full dinner menu. Rick's is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ruth's Chris (Downtown and Northeast Side)
North: 2727 East 86th Street
Downtown: 45 South Illinois Street
The steakhouse will have a special 3-course dinner starting at $39.95 with all of your holiday favorites, including: Oven-roasted turkey breast; sausage and herb stuffing; sweet potato casserole; and pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations are available by clicking here.
Seasons 52 (Northeast Side)
8650 Keystone Crossing
Seasons 52 will be serving up a traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving. They're open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Did we miss one? Email email@example.com to add your restaurant to the list!