Editor’s Note: Despite being included in this list previously, Avocados on the downtown Gainesville square is not open on Thanksgiving.
While many people look forward to a huge homecooked meal of turkey and all of the trimmings, some choose to forgo the cooking and baking as well as the preparations and cleanup.
Instead some residents head out to eat with friends and family. And luckily, a handful of restaurants are open this Thanksgiving to serve those select diners. They are:
When: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 4758 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Phone number: 770-831-5539
When: Open 24 hours
Where: 1701 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Phone number: 678-971-4540
When: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 430 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville
Phone number: 770-539-9120
Where: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Phone number: 678-318-2048; reservations required
Where: 1043 Riverside Terrace and 405 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Phone number: 770-287-0820
Mule Camp Tavern
Where: 322 Spring St. SE, Gainesville
Phone number: 770-287-3030
When: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Where: 509 Dawsonville Highway, 2880 Browns Bridge Road, 2507 Pentee Drive, 2555 Limestone Parkway, 1240 Candler Road, Gainesville