Readers often contact us this time of year to find Waco-area restaurants that are open Thanksgiving Day.

We called more than 20 non fast-food eateries and found these will be open.

Included are also some places that are closed Thanksgiving, but which will cook Thanksgiving dinner or desserts in advance.

Applebee’s

614 N. Valley Mills Drive

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

751-9084

The Backyard

511 S. Eighth St.

Hours: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

235-1151

Brown House Cafe

9110 Jordan Lane, Woodway

Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

254-235-1251

Cracker Barrel

4725 N. Interstate 35

Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

799-4729

Catered packages available to order.

Denny’s Restaurant

709 N. Interstate 35 and

2409 S. New Road

Hours: open 24 hours

867-1000 or 752-0743

The Eatery

821 Clifton Street

Closed Thanksgiving Day

254-339-1521

Deadline for ordering ham or turkey dinners with dressing and sides is Monday.

Golden Corral

618 N. Valley Mills Drive

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

751-9088

International House of Pancakes

1000 S. Fourth St. and

4109 S. Jack Kultgen Freeway

Hours: open 24 hours

754-3001 and 757-1133

Luby’s Cafeteria

951 N. Loop 340, Bellmead

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

799-2851

Catered packages available to order (at least two days before Thanksgiving).

Parks Family Buffet

4318 Bellmead Drive

Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

799-3773

Secret Chef

7723 Central Park Drive, Woodway

Closed Thanksgiving Day

772-2433

Full Thanksgiving dinners (turkey, ham, pork or beef tenderloin) in small, medium and large sizes can be ordered in advance by Monday for pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pie Peddlers

300 S. Sixth St.

Closed Thanksgiving Day

396-0767

Pie orders for Thanksgiving accepted until Monday.

Waco Hippodrome

724 Austin Ave.

Hours: 4-9 p.m.

Regular menu with movie showings at 6 and 9 p.m.

296-9000