Not Cooking on Thanksgiving? Go Out.



Here's a good starting list of restaurants that will be open this Thanksgiving. Some will be dishing up turkey, but others are sticking to the regular menu. Let us know if you find another one open and we'll add it to the list.

Angell’s Bar and Grill: Noon-7 p.m. Will be serving traditional Thanksgiving meals featuring turkey, ham, rolls and more. 999 W. Main St., 208-342-4900,

Barbacoa: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Thanksgiving buffet with a carving station featuring turkey, ham and prime rib. All traditional sides will be available, plus Barbacoa homemade favorites. 276 W. Bobwhite Ct., 208-338-5000,

Chef's Hut: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Buffet style Thanksgiving feast featuring turkey with all the trimmings, carrots, mashed potatoes/gravy, ham, pumpkin pie and more. 164 S. Cole Rd., 208-376-3125.

Cottonwood Grille: 11:30 a.m.-10.p.m. Traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, squash, Brussels sprouts, Idaho sweet potatoes, cranberry relish and more. 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800,

Cracker Barrel: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Traditional turkey dinner with all the dressings and sides. 1733 S. Cole Rd., 208-321-8280,

JB's: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Buffet style offering of turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet and mashed potatoes, apple and pumpkin pie and more. 1565 S. Meridian Rd., Meridian, 208-887-6722,

Melting Pot: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Standard menu, no Thanksgiving dinner. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900,

Murphy's: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Diners can choose between turkey, ham, turkey and ham, prime rib, braised lamb and more. Traditional sides will accompany. 1555 S. Broadway Ave., 208-344-3691,

Old Chicago: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Standard menu, no Thanksgiving Dinner. 730 W. Idaho St., 208-363-0037; 350 N. Milwaukee St., 208-321-0033;

Owyhee Plaza Hotel: Seating times include 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by reservation only. Traditional Thanksgiving meal (turkey and sides) will be available. 1109 W. Main St., 208-424-3691,

Perkins: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Choose from a multitude of Thanksgiving meals, from turkey and stuffing to a ham steak and sweet potatoes. Also includes green beans, corn and pumpkin pie. Multiple locations.

The Pocket: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. No Thanksgiving dinner, but plenty of booze and football. 1487 N. Curtis Rd., 208-375-2474.

Rockie's Diner: 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Will feature an as yet undecided Thanksgiving meal. 3900 W. Overland Rd., 208-336-2878.

Shari's: Open 24 hrs. A full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings and a slice of pie. Multiple locations.

The Ram: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thanksgiving meal will include roast turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, cranberry sauce, stuffing and more, with a choice of either pumpkin or apple pie. 709 E. Park Blvd., 208-345-2929,


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