11 Birmingham restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2018, including a FREE meal at Five

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Toast to the holidays at Texas de Brazil in Birmingham. Photo via Texas de Brazil

Thanksgiving Day 2018 lands on Thurs., Nov. 22. This year, save the after-dinner cleanup and break bread at these 10 restaurants that will be opening and serving delicious meals on Thanksgiving Day.

Metro Diner

Address: 180 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35242; 1088 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia, AL 35216
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 7am-2pm
Contact: Birmingham – 205. 719. 2563; Vestavia – 205.484.9410

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Devour the stuffing waffle from Metro Diner this Thanksgiving. Photo via Metro Diner

This Thanksgiving, pay a visit to Metro Diner for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Enjoy Metro Diner favorites, such as:

  • Fried chicken and waffles
  • Biscuits and sausage gravy
  • Croissant french toast

Or opt for the holiday special—a stuffing waffle with turkey (a ‘waffle’ made from stuffing and topped with mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted turkey and a side of cranberry sauce).

Flemings Prime Steak House & Wine Bar

Address: 103 Summit Blvd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11am-8pm
Contact: 205.262.9463
Cost: Adults – $42 ; Kids – $19

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Opt for a holiday meal or a steak dinner at Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Birmingham. Photo via Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar this Thanksgiving with popular items, such as:

  • Lobster bisque
  • Mixed herb-roasted turkey break
  • Family-style sides
  • Apple Crisp

Perry’s Steakhouse

Address: 4 Perimeter Park S., Birmingham, AL 35243
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11am-9pm
Contact: 205.968.1597
Cost: $49.95 per person; Kids’ Thanksgiving entree plate and sides – $15

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Thanksgiving dinner is served at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille. Photo via Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille will feature a special Thanksgiving Day menu—and you’ll devour every bite!

First Course

  • Butternut squash soup or honey crisp apple salad

Second Course

  • Roast turkey breast with pan gravy
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean almondine
  • Sauce and sage cornbread stuffing
  • Cranberry relish


  • Pumpkin pie

Perry’s full dinner menu will also be available.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Address: 2300 Woodcrest Pl., Birmingham, AL 35209
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11am-10pm
Contact: 205.879.9995
Cost: $39.95

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A delicious Thanksgiving meal awaits you at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Photo via Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Looking for a Thanksgiving feast? Then reserve a table at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. A three-course meal will be served and will include:

  • Soup or salad starter
  • Hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing
  • Choice of one side
  • Dessert

You can also choose your meal from the full dinner menu.

Want just a taste of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Thanksgiving? Then pre-order a sweet potato casserole or creamed spinach side to serve to your dinner guests at home. Each casserole serves 12!

Seasons 52

Address: 245 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11am-10pm
Contact: 205.968.5152
Cost: Adults – $27.95; Kids – $13.95

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Thanksgiving dinner at Seasons 52 in Birmingham. Photo via Seasons 52

The holidays are a time for togetherness, so gather your family and friends at Seasons 52 on Thanksgiving Day. What’s on the menu? An amazing Thanksgiving dinner of course!


  • Roasted “Never Ever” turkey (no antibiotics)
  • Savory pan gravy
  • Yukon mashed potatoes
  • Herb stuffing
  • French green beans
  • Mashed butternut squash
  • Housemade cranberry relish


  • Pumpkin pie mini indulgences

Grille 29

Address: 971 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 10am-6pm
Contact: 205.783.1295
Cost: Adults – $39.99; Kids (12 and under – $20)

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Turkey and more can be found at Grille 20 in Birmingham on Thanksgiving 2018. Photo via Grille 29

A special four-course holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day? Sounds pretty great! Especially when it’s from Grille 29. Check out the menu:


  • Butternut squash soup
  • Beet & Goat Cheese Salad


  • Roasted turkey or glazed ham
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Green bean casserole
  • Cranberry chutney
  • Old-fashioned gravy

Dessert (choice of)

  • Pumpkin cheesecake
  • Sweet potato bread pudding

Texas de Brazil

Address: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd. N. 35203
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11am-9pm
Contact: 205.588.8333

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Reserve your table at Texas de Brazil this Thanksgiving. Photo via Texas de Brazil

If you’ve spoken with anyone who has eaten at Texas de Brazil, then you know it is a hot spot in Birmingham that features a stellar atmosphere and amazing menu.

On Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil will be opening its doors early to serve you a scrumptious meal all day long. Choose from a full dinner menu, plus favorite holiday sides.

Habitat Feed & Social

Address: 2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Thanksgiving Day Hours: Brunch – 11am-2:30pm; Dinner – 5:30pm-8pm
Contact: 205.203.4745

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Enjoy some wine with your Thanksgiving meal at Habitat Feed and Social. Photo via Grand Bohemian Hotel

For a delicious Thanksgiving Day brunch or dinner, head to Habitat Feed & Social at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook. Brunch will feature a special Thanksgiving Grand Buffet. For dinner, enjoy a four-course prix fixe meal.

Galley and Garden

Address: 2220 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11am-10pm
Contact: 205.939.5551

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A delicious Thanksgiving meal awaits you at Galley and Garden. Photo via Galley and Garden

Galley & Garden, a modern American-French inspired restaurant on Highland Ave will be welcoming guests on Thanksgiving for a three-course, prix fixe meal meal. Believe me when I say that the menu will totally wow your taste buds!

First Course

  • Molasses carrot soup
  • Roasted butternut squash salad
  • Tate Farms Pumpkin Risotto
  • Cornmeal crusted bayou la batre oysters

Second Course

  • Oven roasted natural turkey
  • Grilled faroe island salmon
  • Braised black angus beef short ribs
  • Griddled berkshire ham


  • Pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream
  • Apple cinnamon bread pudding
  • Dark chocolate cake

Cracker Barrel

Address: 3415 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 6am-10pm
Contact: 205.969.1126

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Turkey n’ dressing from Cracker Barrel. Photo via Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is usually hoppin’, but did you know Thanksgiving is its busiest day of the year?

This year, Cracker Barrel will continue its tradition of being open on Thanksgiving Day and will serve a special homestyle turkey n’ dressing meal to guests.

The Bright Star

Address: 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 
Contact: 205.426.1861
Cost: Adults – $26.95; Kids (12 and under) – $12.25

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The Bright Star will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2018. Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Guess what! We decided to include a bonus restaurant just for you.

The Bright Star has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1907, and will be welcoming guests on Thanksgiving Day. Make plans to have your holiday dinner at this local classic favorite. Here’s a look at the menu:

Main Course (choice of 1)

  • Roast young tom turkey dressing with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce
  • Grilled center cut ham steak with raisin sauce

Vegetables (choice of 2)

  • Fresh turnip greens
  • Southern style green beans
  • Fresh buttered squash
  • Candied yams
  • Homemade creamed corn

You can also choose between several holiday-inspired desserts, such as:

  • Sweet potato pie
  • Pecan pie
  • Peanut butter pie

Five Birmingham

Address: 744 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Thanksgiving Day Hours: 
Contact: 205.868.3841
Cost: FREE

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Visit Five Birmingham for a free meal on Thanksgiving Day. Photo via Five Birmingham

As the saying goes, save the best for last. So here goes. On Thanksgiving Day, you can get a free meal at Five Birmingham. Yes, FREE! And it’s a tradition that occurs every year.

So what is the free meal you ask? A traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And if you have ever eaten at Five before, you can expect something truly delicious!

For those who would like to make a donation while at Five, all proceeds benefit Safe House.

What other Birmingham restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day? Let us know who we missed!

Patience Itson
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