Readers often call us this time of year to find Waco-area restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. We called more than 20 nonfast-food restaurants and found these plan to be open. We also included some places that are closed on Thanksgiving but which will cook Thankgiving dinner or desserts in advance.

Ace Buffet & Grill

301 S. Valley Mills Drive

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



614 N. Valley Mills Drive

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


Cracker Barrel

4275 N. Interstate 35

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


Catered packages available to order (feeds six). Cost $64.99

Denny’s Restaurant

709 N. Interstate 35 and

2409 S. New Road

Hours: open 24 hours

867-1000 or 752-0743

Golden Corral

618 N. Valley Mills Drive

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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.


Catered packages available to order (at least two days before Thanksgiving). Cost $59.99 to $84.99

Park’s Family Buffet

4318 Bellmead Drive

Hours: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Patio on Eighth

511 S. Eighth St.

Hours: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.


Raymond’s Southern Kitchen

417 S. Frontage Road

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sascee’s Southern Style Food

416 Franklin Ave.

Closed Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving dinner side dishes and desserts can be ordered in advance by Sunday for pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Secret Chef

7723 Central Park Drive, Woodway

Closed Thanksgiving Day


Full Thanksgiving dinners in small medium and large sizes can be ordered in advance by Monday for pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday

Waco Hippodrome

724 Austin Ave.

Hours: 4 to 10 p.m.


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