With this week leading up to Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you the restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving in the Texarkana area. 

If you are far away from your family or if cooking all of that Thanksgiving feast is a chore you do not want to tackle. There will be a few options for dining in Texarkana from causal fair to a longtime staple of the Texarkana restaurant scene.

Applebees. Applebees will be open from 3-9 PM.

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Burger King.  Select locations will be open for limited hours on Thanksgiving.

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Denny's. Denny's is open 24 hours every day and they will be open on Thanksgiving. They will also offer take-home family meal packs and special pumpkin pancakes.

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Cracker Barrel. The restaurant will be open from 6 AM until 10 PM. They will also offer heat and go family meals to feed a family of 10.

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Golden Corral.  The restaurant will be open from 10 AM till 6 PM. They will offer a complete family meal to go as well.

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IHOP. The house of pancakes is open 24 hours on turkey day.

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Popeyes Chicken. Popeyes will be open from 10 am until 7 pm they will also offer contactless delivery.

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Sonic. Please check your location for hours since they vary from town to town.

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Starbucks

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Subway Varies by location.

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Waffle House is open 24 hours every day and Thanksgiving is no exception.

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If you want to go a little unconventional China Inn will be open, drive-thru only, so you can get something other than the traditional Turkey and Dressing.

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