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.


614 N. Valley Mills Drive

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


The Backyard

511 S. Eighth St.

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


Cracker Barrel

4275 N. Interstate 35, Lacy Lakeview and 221 Enterprise Blvd., Hewitt

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

799-4729 or 420-3505

Catered packages available to order.

Denny’s Restaurant

2409 S. New Road

Hours: open 24 hours


Golden Corral

618 N. Valley Mills Drive

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Hotel Indigo

211 Clay Ave.

6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (breakfast and Thanksgiving buffet)


International House of Pancakes

4109 S. Jack Kultgen Freeway

Hours: open 24 hours


Luby’s Cafeteria

951 N. Loop 340, Bellmead

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


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

The Raleigh, Waco Hippodrome

724 Austin Ave.

Hours: 2-9 p.m.


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