Will there be anything to eat on Thanksgiving Day if you would like to leave the cooking (and maybe the cleanup) to someone else?
Yes, there will be!
Boone Tavern Dining Room in Berea will be open for Thanksgiving brunch from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Cheapside Bar & Grill is open on Thanksgiving evening, but closed for lunch on November 27.
Cracker Barrel is open 6 am – 10 pm and is serving a special Thanksgiving menu.
Distilled, which is opening in the former Jonathan at Gratz Park location in November, is scheduled to be open on Thanksgiving Day.
Good Foods is open on November 27, from 8 am – 5 pm. Their hot bar includes a Thanksgiving menu which is also available for carryout.
Bigg Blue Martini at the Downtown Hilton is open with a special Thanksgiving menu.
BlueFire Bar and Grill at the Hyatt Regency Lexington will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am – 3 pm and will also be open for dinner that evening.
JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott will be open for brunch 11 am – 2 pm and for dinner from 5 – 10 pm, and they serve a couple of special Thanksgiving plates.
Lexington Diner offers Thanksgiving menu catering available for pickup until November 26. Order ahead.
Malone’s serves a Thanksgiving afternoon menu for those in need from 11 am – 2 pm. If you know someone in need, please call 859.977.2606.
The Mousetrap offers Thanksgiving menu catering available for pickup Wednesday, November 26. Order ahead.
Ted’s Montana Grill in Hamburg will be open Thanksgiving Day and is offering a Thanksgiving roast turkey menu.
Waffle House is open 24/7 throughout Thanksgiving weekend.
Wild Thyme offers Thanksgiving menu catering available for pickup up until 2 pm on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Order ahead.
Is there any place to shop on Thanksgiving?
Why yes there is.
Although several stores have announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Costco, Dillard’s, Gordmans, Half Price Books, Home Goods, Marshall’s etc), several will get the jump on Black Friday by opening for shoppers as early as Thanksgiving afternoon.
Info from national retailers and chains may not be provided for every location; schedules are subject to change, and locations may vary; call ahead to verify.
Some locations of Babies R Us will open on Thanksgiving at 5 pm. Some locations will open at 8 pm.
Bed, Bath, & Beyond has not announced hours yet, but last year, stores opened between 6 am and noon.
Best Buy opens 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Some Big Lots locations will open on Thanksgiving Day and offer Thanksgiving 1-day deals from 7 am to 11 pm.
Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to open at 8 pm and offer doorbuster sales through Black Friday at 2 pm.
Fayette Mall: selected stores will open at 6 pm Thanksgiving Day. Last year, Macy’s (always known for the Thanksgiving Day parade) decided to open for the first time on Thanksgiving evening. This year, they will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day, and begin their Black Friday promotions early.
HH Gregg will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Kmart is open Thanksgiving from 8 am.
Kohl’s will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day, offering advance sales on women’s clothing, home appliances and furniture, Disney collections, toys, and additional clearance items.
Michael’s opened last year at 4 pm on Thanksgiving.
Some Old Navy locations are scheduled to open on Thanksgiving at 7 pm.
Target is scheduled to open on Thanksgiving at 10 pm.
Toys R Us says they will post schedule updates on their website. .
Ulta is scheduled to open on Thanksgiving at 8 pm.
Walgreen’s is open 24/7 year round and Thanksgiving is no exception. The Hamburg Walgreens is located at 3001 Pink Pigeon Pkwy.
Forget the cranberry sauce? Relax!
Thanksgiving Grocery Hours are:
Meijer’s on Sir Barton way will be open 24/7.
Kroger on Richmond Road will close at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Costco has announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that their families may enjoy the holiday with friends and family.
Sam’s Club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Walgreen’s is open 24/7 throughout Thanksgiving.
Walmart will open Thanksgiving at 6 pm.
Selected BLACK FRIDAY OPENING TIMES
Bed Bath and Beyond is scheduled to open at 6 am on Black Friday.
Gordman’s opens at 5 am and offers doorbusters through 1 pm.
Half-Price Books opens 7 am on Black Friday and will offer early bird specials.
Hancock Fabrics will offer doorbusters to noon.
Haverty’s will open at 8 am on Black Friday.
Home Depot is scheduled to open at 5 am for Black Friday.
Lowe’s is scheduled to open Black Friday at 5 am.
Marshall’s opens 7 am on Black Friday.
Michael’s will open Black Friday at 7 am.
My Favorite Things on Old Rosebud Road in Hamburg will open early at 9 am, and there will be special gifts with purchase for the first 100 customers (so, wakey wakey!).
PetSmart will open at 7 am on Black Friday.
Sam’s Club opens at 7 am on Black Friday.
Steinmart is scheduled to open at 7 am on Black Friday.
Staples opens 6 am on Black Friday.
GOBBLE GREASE TOSS
Where to recycle your Thanksgiving grease from your Thanksgiving deep-fried turkey? Henry Clay High School hosts Lexington’s annual Gobble Grease Toss on November 28 between 10 am and 2 pm.