An Omaha Guide to Eating Out on Thanksgiving Day

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Does the thought of cooking for Thanksgiving overwhelm you? This year, maybe you want to slow down and let someone else do the work for you. Several restaurants around the Omaha area are open on Thanksgiving—taking the stress and planning off your plate. This is your guide to eating out on Thanksgiving day in Omaha.

We recommend making reservations, as many places do fill up. Enjoy a stress-free holiday with NO DISHES!

Ultimate Guide to Eating Out on Thanksgiving Day in Omaha

Restaurants in Omaha Open on Thanksgiving Day

Astoria Indian Restaurant, 5010 S. 108th St, Omaha; 402-934-5054

Beacon Hills 6750 Mercy Rd, Omaha; 402-933-3115

Cascio’s Steakhouse 1620 S 10th St, Omaha; 402-345-8313

Cracker Barrel 9409 S. 142nd St., Omaha (other locations also available); 402-891-8665

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 140 Regency Parkway., Omaha; 402-393-0811

J. Gilbert’s 1010 Capitol Ave. Omaha; 531-222-9218

Johnny’s Cafe 4702 S 27th St, Omaha; 402-731-4774

Orleans Room Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel 302 S. 36th St. Omaha; 833-404-6981

Sullivan’s Steakhouse 222 S. 15th St., Omaha; 402-342-0077

Texas de Brazil 1110 Capitol Ave, Omaha; 402-783-8074

Sometimes you want to be in the comfort of your own home for a stress-free holiday, but want someone else to take care of the cooking. You can call and order your Thanksgiving meal from many places near Omaha, but call early to reserve your bird (or sides, pies, meat). 

Dine-at-Home Without the Fuss

Baker’s Find great meal planning tools for Turkey Day

Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering Cater all of your holiday favorites with Thanksgiving Day pickup available.

Catering Creations Full catering service

Cracker Barrel From fresh-baked pies to homestyle turkey n’ dressing

HyVee Choose from a variety of holiday dinners

Jerico’s Take home some juicy prime rib

Small Cakes Fill your table with scrumptious cupcakes for dessert

Vala’s Order your pies now!

Village Inn Can’t go wrong with classic pies

Whole Foods Classic Thanksgiving Turkey Meals

**Due to the increased popularity of dining out for holiday meals, calling ahead to ensure adequate space and desired time availability is highly encouraged**

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Ellen Kehs was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Mason. Together they’ve traveled the world, most recently touching down in Omaha in June 2019. She’s a mom to three little boys, Theodore (nine), Woodrow (seven), and Maximus (four). Life is never boring with her boys! Ellen loves being a military spouse and she embodies the “bloom where you are planted” mentality. In addition to soaking up whatever current city she’s living in, she is passionate about reading and getting books in the hands of children, as well as helping other mamas connect with each other. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, a master’s degree in adolescent literacy and technology, and she teaches 6th-12th grade English online full-time, but is primarily a stay-at-home mom. Her hobbies include, exploring, reading, swimming, napping, snapping pictures, playing games, baking, and loving on the little men in her life.


  1. Timber Wood Fire Bistro and Railcar Modern American Grill are offering Thanksgiving to go. $18/person and pick up Wednesday afternoon. All you need to do is reheat!


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