If you need a break from cooking, remember that you don't have to resort to the drive-thru for a meal this Thanksgiving.

Here's a list of restaurants that will be open on the holiday -- just remember to consider leaving a nice tip for the wait staff spending their holiday away from home for you.

(Hours may vary.)

  • IHOP
  • Boston Market
  • Waffle House
  • Applebee's
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Denny's
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Capital Grille
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Urban Farmer
  • Pickwick and Frolic
  • Crop
  • Morton's
  • Nighttown