Places To Eat On Thanksgiving Day In Northwest Arkansas (2023)

Don’t feel like cooking the Thanksgiving turkey and cleaning the kitchen afterwards? Hey, it’s a lot of work — we don’t blame you! Here’s a list of some of the NWA restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.

If we missed your restaurant, let us know. Shoot us a message on Facebook and let us know your hours, menu and any other details you’d like us to share.

Thanksgiving in NWA


Cracker Barrel

2307 SE Walton Blvd
(479) 268-5907

Cracker Barrel will be serving a limited menu on Thanksgiving. You can also pre-order your meal to take home or even have Thanksgiving delivered to your door-step!

The Hive

200 NE A St
(479) 286-6575

Make reservations today to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at The Hive. We’re not sure what time they are open for 2023, but last Thanksgiving they served dinner from 12 – 7. They have a tasty menu that includes more than just your average turkey — click here to see their full menu.

Table at Hickory Inn in Bentonville

1502 N Walton Blvd
(479) 273-3303

Table at Hickory Inn (formerly Fred’s Hickory Inn) will be open on Thanksgiving, but reservations are highly recommended. You can also get a to-do dinner from them as well. To purchase a to-go meal, click here and complete this form.

UPDATE: They no longer have reservations available and boxes are sold out!

Village Inn

2300 SE Walton Blvd
(479) 464-0777

They will be open from 6am – 8pm in Bentonville, and 6am – 10pm in Fayetteville.


Golden Corral

2605 W Pleasant Crossing Dr
(479) 986-9201

Sometimes, you just need a good buffet. If that’s you, stop by the Golden Corral. The posted time we could find for 2023 is 11am – 4pm, though the Rogers location may have extended hours.


4604 W Walnut St
(479) 631-2467

We’ve all had those 2am pancakes at IHOP. Now, IHOP is coming in clutch again by being open on Thanksgiving.

They have two turkey meals for Thanksgiving 2023 – homestyle turkey and stuffing dinner and homestyle turkey and stuffing melt. And, from Nov. 6 through Nov. 26, 2023, kids 12 and younger can eat free from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.

TxAR House

300 S 1st St

The entire TXAR House staff will be hosting a Free Thanksgiving Day Community Feast, from 11am – 3pm on Thanksgiving day. They will have turkeys being carved up, all the sides, tasty fixings and desserts.

Come enjoy a nice lunch, or reach out to their team to help volunteer and serve the community!

Waffle House

1721 W Walnut St
(479) 372-2208

Trade in the turkey for delicious waffle!

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

3529 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy
(479) 633-8331

Thanksgiving Feast at Ruth’s is a 3-course traditional turkey dinner. Regular dinner menu also available.
You also won’t have to wait until dinner-time like usual — they will be opening their doors at 11am.


Black Bear Diner

4078 N College Ave
(479) 368-0144
They will begin serving Thanksgiving specials at 11am.

Ella’s Table

465 Arkansas Ave
(479) 582-0400

Enjoy the buffet from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note, the last seating is at 4pm!


3153 W Wedington Dr
(479) 442-0770

Per usual, they will be open 24 hours and serving their regular menu.

This year, they will also have 2 turkey meals to choose from as well!

Golden Corral

4507 N College Ave
(479) 443-0433

Just like the Rogers location, they will be open from 11am-4pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Ronda’s Roadhouse

504 E 15th St
(479) 935-3240

Ronda’s Roadhouse will be serving Thanksgiving dinner as their lunch special until they run out. It will include smoked turkey, smoked ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and a dinner roll.

Southern Food Company

3575 W Wedington Dr #3
(479) 313-7646

Get your Thanksgiving meals to go. You can choose between turkey or ham dinner that feeds either 4-6 people, or 8-12 people. The dinner will include mashed potatoes, dressing, your choice of green beans or green bean casserole, giblet gravy, and rolls.

Wednesday the 22nd is the last day to place orders!

Village Inn

3364 N College Ave
(479) 521-1880

They will be open from 6am – 8pm in Bentonville, and 6am – 10pm in Fayetteville.

Waffle House

2311 M.L.K. Jr Blvd
(479) 443-7549