Your ultimate guide to what’s open Thanksgiving Day 2020 around Birmingham

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Wondering what Thanksgiving Day 2020 has to offer besides turkey? From restaurants to movie theaters, here’s your guide to what’s open on November 26 around Birmingham.


Retail’s on the down-low this year due to COVID-19. Photo via Hanson Lu/Unsplash

Want to shop Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving night? It will be a bit tricky this year. All major retail stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2020. This includes Target, Walmart and Kohls. Also on the closed list are local shopping centers like The Summit, Brookwood Village and the Riverchase Galleria.

Happily, Black Friday deals are taking place throughout the whole holiday season this year due to COVID-19. Check here for deals.

We did happen to find one store that’s open on Thanksgiving Day, though. Bass Pro Shops anyone? Info on the Leeds location below:

Address: 5000 Bass Pro Blvd, Leeds, AL 35094
Hours: 8AM-6PM
Contact: 205.702.7500

Drug Stores/Pharmacies

National drug stores are one of the few places that often stay open on Thanksgiving Day. While many locations will remain open, not all will. Hours may differ depending on each location.

Pharmacies open on Thanksgiving Day are few and far between, so be sure to plan in advance for any prescription medications you can’t live without.

Here’s which drug stores are likely to be open nearby, but be sure to call in advance to double check before you go:

Grocery Stores

Whether you forget that must-have ingredient to make your holiday dish or you simply need to fill your pantry, these grocery stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2020.

Whole Foods
Last-minute essentials needed for Thanksgiving? Visit Whole Foods. Photo via Whole Foods Market’s Facebook

The Fresh Market

Address: 549 Brookwood Village Homewood, AL 35209 | 4700 US-280, Ste 6, Birmingham, AL 35242
Homewood – 205.414.0017 |Hwy 280 – 205.991.0294

Whole Foods

Address: 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243
Hours: 7AM-5PM
Contact: 205.912.8400


We already shared with you the top places around Birmingham to get your Thanksgiving meal to go. But if you want to avoid your oven entirely this holiday, the following restaurants are offering dine-in services on Thanksgiving Day.

Metro Diner

Metro Diner, Thanksgiving
Turkey and waffles, the ultimate Thanksgiving combo. Photo via Metro Diner

Metro Diner is open for dine-in and pickup on Thursday, November 26. Order from their full menu or opt for their Festive Holiday Diner ($14.99) that includes:

  • Entree (Choose 1): Baked ham with cherry sauce or roasted turkey with cranberry sauce
  • Sides: Creamy mashed potatoes + gravy, green beans, cornbread stuffing, a homemade biscuit
  • Dessert: Slice of pumpkin pie

Address: 2050 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235 | 180 Inverness Plaza
Birmingham, AL 35242
Birmingham/Trussville – 205.598.1848 | Inverness – 205.719.2563

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

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Delish. Photo via Perry’s Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Day at Perry’s includes a delicious holiday-inspired meal that features:

  • Starter (Choose 1): Butternut Squash Soup or Honey Crisp Apple Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts + Maple Syrup Vinaigrette
  • Entree: Smoked Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean almandine, sausage + sage dressing, cranberry relish + homemade bread
  • Dessert: Individual serving of pumpkin cheesecake (+ $8)

Price: $45 per person

Perry’s full menu will also be available for non-festive diners.

Dining with kids 12 years old and under? The Kids’ Thanksgiving meal includes an entree plate with sides.

Address: 4 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham, AL 35243
Contact: 205.968.1597
Hours: 11AM-9PM 

Seasons 52

Seasons 52
Those sides though. Photo via Seasons 52’s Facebook

Feeling seasonal food, but don’t want to cook? Reserve a table at Seasons 52. Here’s what’s on the restaurant’s 2020 Thanksgiving menu:

  • Main Course: roasted ‘never ‘ever turkey with pan gravy, Yukon mashed potato, brioche + sage stuffing, green beans, mashed butternut squash, house-made cranberry relish
  • Dessert: pumpkin pie mini indulgence

Address: 245 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A three-course meal awaits you at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  • Starter (Choose One): steak house salad, caesar salad or Louisiana seafood gumbo
  • Main Course: Oven-roasted turkey breast with sausage and herb stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish
  • Sides (Choose 1): garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans or creamed spinach
  • Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake + vanilla ice cream

Price: $41.95 | Kids – $14.95

Address: Embassy Suites Hotel, 2300 Woodcrest Pl, Birmingham, AL 35209
Contact: 205.879.9995
Hours: Noon–9PM

Cracker Barrel

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

If there’s one restaurant you can count on to be open on Thanksgiving Day is Cracker Barrel—and this year is no different.

This ole’ standby will be open regular business hours and serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal along with their usual menu.

Find your nearest locations + hours here.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming's Steakhouse
A little bubbly for your Thanksgiving meal. Photo via Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse’s Facebook

Turkey and fixings? Ribeye or filet mignon? The choice is yours this November 26 when you dine in at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

Here’s what to expect:

  • 3-course menu with choice of herb-roasted turkey paired with all the fixings and dessert or Filet Mignon or Prime Bone-In Ribeye.
  • Wine + cocktail specials

Fleming’s full menu will also be available all day.

Address: 103 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243
Contact: 205.262.9463
Hours: 11AM-Close


Oak Mountain State Park
Peavine Falls Rd in Oak Mountain State Park. Photo via Bham Now

Did that Thanksgiving turkey make you sleepy? Get your yawns out by venturing outside. Good news, these local parks are open on Thanksgiving Day.

Oak Mountain State Park

Address: 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124

Red Mountain Park

Address: 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211
Hours: 7AM-5PM

Veterans Park

Address: 4800 Valleydale Rd, Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Hours: Open 24 hours

Homewood Central Park

Address: 1632 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
Hours: 5:30AM-10PM

Movie Theaters

Movies, A Christmas Story
When Thanksgiving draws to a close, it’s time for classic movies like A Christmas Story. Photo via AMC Theatre’s Facebook

Wondering what to do after stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving eats? Movie theaters are one of the few spots typically open on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s where to catch a flick around Birmingham on November 26.

AMC Patton Creek 15

Address: 4450 Creekside Ave, Birmingham, AL 35244
Contact: 205.982.4778
Show Times

AMC DINE-IN Vestavia Hills 10

Address: 1911 Kentucky Ave, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Contact: 205.978.3720
Show Times

AMC Summit 16

Address: 321 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243
Contact: 205.298.1329
Show Times

AMC CLASSIC Lee Branch 15

Address: 801 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242

Show Times

AMC CLASSIC Marktplatz 10

Address: 1950 Market Platz Center SW, Cullman, AL 35055
Show Times

Premiere Cinemas – PREMIERE LUX Cine GSX & Pizza Pub

Address: 500 Lakeshore Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209
Contact: 205.734.0125
Show Times

AmStar 14 – Alabaster

Address: 820 Colonial Promenade Pkwy, Alabaster, AL 35007
Contact: 205.621.8884
Show Times

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