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Thanksgiving

where to eat in columbia mo on thanksgiving or christmas

If you’d rather go out for an easy meal instead of cooking on Thanksgiving or Christmas, try these restaurants:

opens in a new window11Eleven, 1111 E. Broadway (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – normal hours

opens in a new windowApplebees, 2010 I-70 Dr. SW (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – 4-10 PM

opens in a new windowBob Evans, 3000 Clark Lane (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – 8 AM – 8 PM

opens in a new windowBroadway Brewery, 816 E. Broadway (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – bar only

opens in a new windowCheerleader Pub and Grill, Holiday Inn Express (Thanksgiving) – 11 AM – 10 PM

opens in a new windowDenny’s, 1100 Knipp St. (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – 24/7 with reduced menu

opens in a new windowFlat Branch, 115 S. 5th St. (Christmas Eve) – closes at 4 PM

opens in a new windowGlenn’s Cafe, 29 S. 8th St. (Thanksgiving) – 12-8 PM with limited menu and Thanksgiving plate special

opens in a new windowGolden Corral, 3421 Clark Lane (Thanksgiving) – 10:30 AM – 5 PM

opens in a new windowGrand Cru, 2600 S. Providence Rd (Thanksgiving) – 11 AM – 2 PM

opens in a new windowHoliday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I70 Dr. SW (Christmas) – Buffet seatings at 11:00, 11:15, 11:30  AM and 1:00, 1:15, 1:30 PM

opens in a new windowIHOP, 51 Conley Rd (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – regular hours, closes at 2 PM on Christmas

opens in a new windowMcDonald’s, 415 N. Stadium Blvd (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – regular hours

opens in a new windowPizza Hut, 715 E. Nifong Blvd (Thanksgiving) – regular hours

opens in a new windowRuby Tuesday, 2010 Bernadette Dr. (Thanksgiving) – 11-9 PM

opens in a new windowStadium Grill, Hampton Inn & Suites (Thanksgiving) – 3-10 PM

opens in a new windowStarbucks, 2901 W. Broadway, #117 (Thanksgiving) – 6AM – 6 PM

opens in a new windowTGI Fridays, 3030 I-70 Dr. SE (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – 11 AM – 11 PM

opens in a new windowTruman’s, 3304 W. Broadway Business Park (Thanksgiving, Christmas) – 2 PM – 1:30 AM

opens in a new windowThe Upper Crust, 3107 Green Meadows Way (Thanksgiving) – reservations available between 1-5 PM; Thanksgiving buffet


We’ll update the list as we find out more. Happy Holidays!

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Thanksgiving 2015

Coming to Columbia for Thanksgiving but don’t feel like cooking a big meal? No worries! These restaurants will be open:

Happy Thanksgiving!

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For those of us who live and work in Columbia, it’s easy to take all the amazing things the city has to offer for granted. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re taking some time to remember all we have to be thankful for because we live here.

The vibrant atmosphere that comes from having over 25,000 college students in our city every year. And the calm quiet that emerges when they’re gone for breaks.

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Stages that have been graced by artists ranging from opens in a new windowJohnny Cash to opens in a new windowTony Bennett.

Over 60 opens in a new windowparks to play in, run through, explore or seek a peaceful moment.

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The ability to take our opens in a new windowtaste buds on a world tour just by choosing where to have breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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You! The visitors who come to Columbia and then share their experiences with others. It allows the story of opens in a new windowColumbia to keep going and going. For that, we say thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We’re only a week away from Thanksgiving, and whether your tradition is dressing up and baking pies or watching football in your stretchy pants (yes please!), you’ll need a feast to make the day complete. If you’re visiting from out of town or even if you just don’t want to cook, Columbia has plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving to make your holiday memorable.

The Whole Shebang

Looking to get that traditional, fill-your-plate, turkey and sides fix? Plenty of places in Columbia will be open on Thanksgiving for you to dine in or carry out. You can even take the credit…we won’t tell!

opens in a new windowCracker Barrel: Near the intersection of Highway 63 and Interstate 70, Cracker Barrel is serving up the traditional feast all day long in Columbia. From turkey to cornbread stuffing, you’ll be right at home.

opens in a new windowGrand Cru: In south Columbia, Grand Cru will host a Thanksgiving brunch from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., so make your reservations now!

opens in a new windowHoliday Inn Executive Center: Just off I-70 on the west side of Columbia, the Executive Center has an exceptional Thanksgiving buffet. Carving station, decadent desserts and traditional sides highlight this feast.

opens in a new windowThe Wine Cellar and Bistro: In the heart of Columbia’s downtown, the Wine Cellar and Bistro offers carryout orders for pickup on Thanksgiving day. Executive Chef Craig Cyr’s menu ranges from turkey to ham, whipped potatoes to pumpkin cheesecake. Give them a call to reserve your order!

To Keep Warm

Cooking a family feast can be exhausting! If you need a pick-me-up or an extra jolt to make it through the festivities, head to opens in a new windowKaldi’s for a maple pumpkin latté or a rosemary and brown sugar latté. It will keep you perked up until the turkey’s carved.

The Sweet Stuff

For our money, there’s no better Thanksgiving dessert than pie. Here’s where you can get yours if you’re like us and can’t figure out how to make a darn pie crust.

opens in a new windowThe Upper Crust: Pumpkin pie, bourbon pecan pie, chocolate caramel pie, pecan, banana and more! Reserve yours today online!

opens in a new windowThe Velvet Cupcake: Located next to the Tiger Hotel in downtown Columbia, the Velvet Cupcake offers pies, cupcakes (naturally) and cake rolls (pumpkin or pecan!). Switch up dessert a little this Thanksgiving with something special and sugary from the Velvet Cupcake.

opens in a new windowHot Box Cookies: Made to order and hot from the oven, Hot Box Cookies always has a variety of flavors to choose from. You can even take home their dough and bake them yourself!

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This Thanksgiving, make your meal a Columbia affair! There’s something for everyone’s taste and price range. Now that we have you salivating (please tell us we’re not the only ones!), what’s your Thanksgiving must have? Tell us in the comments!

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