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Thanksgiving On The Road: The Best Places to Eat

Last Updated on  January 17, 2024  By  eformblogadmin
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Truck drivers are the backbone of our economy, and their work makes sure that Americans have everything they need for their celebrations. As Thanksgiving is often a time for family, reflection, and gratitude. However, for truck drivers, the holiday season can mean more time on the road and away from loved ones.

Commercial Truck Trader and Country Living and Good Housekeeping offers a list of restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinner with the traditional fixings, allowing you to enjoy a slice of home while on the move. Here are some top choices that could be found along your route:


Bob Evans: They dish out slow-roasted turkey throughout the year. Complete your meal with classic side dishes like mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cranberry relish, green beans, and a slice of pumpkin pie. 

Boston Market: Homestyle favorites such as chicken, mashed potatoes, and cornbread are the highlights here. They're open on Thanksgiving Day, and heat-and-serve meals are available for those on-the-go.

Buca di Beppo: A traditional feast awaits, complete with roasted turkey breast and all the beloved sides. The Thanksgiving menu is available for both dine-in and take-out.

Cracker Barrel: Open from 11 a.m., this beloved chain will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal, offering all the nostalgic flavors of home.

Denny’s: Many of their locations are open 24/7. Apart from the regular menu, their Turkey & Dressing Dinner Pack is available for carry out.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: For those looking for an upscale experience, Fleming’s offers a choice between herb-roasted turkey, filet mignon, or bone-in ribeye.

Golden Corral: Dive into their all-you-can-eat buffet, or order a holiday meal to go if you're on a tight schedule.

TGI Friday’s: 

IHOP: From breakfast to dinner, their fall menu includes delectable offerings like pumpkin spice pancakes.

Maggiano’s: This spot offers a family-style menu, complete with a three-course meal including choices like turkey, ham, or tilapia.

Marie Callender’s: Not just for pies, their traditional holiday meal is a must-try.

McCormick & Schmick’s: Opt for their Traditional Turkey Dinner or stick to the regular dinner menu.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: They've previously offered a special three-course turkey dinner. Make sure to book in advance!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Besides their famed steaks, they offer a three-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Shoney’s: Enjoy their “All You Care to Eat” feast, with special offers for children.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse: A three-course turkey dinner is available for dine-in, along with their regular dinner menu.

While Thanksgiving on the road may be challenging, the warmth of a hearty meal can make all the difference. Happy Thanksgiving to all of our hardworking truck drivers.