Some people really love the idea of spending most of Thanksgiving Day camped out in their kitchen, creating a meal that entices all the senses.  Others would create a kitchen  disaster if they tried to do anything more than microwave a frozen dinner.

Whatever the reason, sometimes you don't want to be stuck in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.  Instead, you want to enjoy the day with your family.

That's why we have put together a list of the restaurants in Central Maine (and beyond) that are open on Thanksgiving.  In some cases, these restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner.  In other cases, they are just open for breakfast. or they are just offering their regular menu (hey, some people just don't like turkey and dressing!).  And, some places just plan to open later on for snacks and drinks - ya' know, for when you've had enough of your family.

For the ones that are serving a special Thanksgiving Day meal, we would suggest you make reservations.  Many of these places are filling up quick.

Take a look at our list and let us know what other restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.

Central Maine Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving

Not loving the idea of cooking a big meal for Thanksgiving? We've put together a list of the restaurants in Central Maine (and beyond) who are serving Thanksgiving Dinner.

If you work at or own a restaurant that will be open at any time on Thanksgiving, let us know.  Send us a message through our app or on Facebook.

Top Rated Yelp Restaurants In Rockland

We've put together a list of some of the best restaurants in Rockland, according to Yelp reviews. Keep in mind that some of these establishments are seasonal and they may still have COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Top Yelp Rated Restaurants In Waterville

Here are the top rated restaurants in Waterville based on Yelp reviews. This information is current as of May of 2021.

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