Are you feeling anxious about Thanksgiving dinner because you don’t know where you and your family are going to be this year? Well lucky for you, Georgia has a variety of great restaurants that are going to be open for Thanksgiving dinner serving up all your favorites such as fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and even peach cobbler. You don’t have to miss out on “grandma-style” cooking this year. Go to one of these eight mouth-watering restaurants in Georgia for Thanksgiving.
1. Franks At the Old Mill - 1095 Hwy 54 W
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Check out this place if you don't want to eat the traditional trappings of Thanksgiving. They serve delicious desserts, pastas, and seafood dishes. Pair your meal with a great wine and have fine time this Thanksgiving!
Crab stuffed tilapia with Newburg sauce at Franks.
2. Colonnade Restaurant - 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Get everything your heart desires this Thanksgiving at Colonnade Restaurant. Every year they serve up a Thanksgiving special. On top of that, they serve all of the southern pickins like fried chicken, mac n' cheese, sweet potatoes, peach cobbler and more! Make sure to bring cash as this is a cash-only establishment.
A hot plate of fried chicken with two sides at Colonnade Restaurant.
3. The Smith House - 84 S Chestatee St
Dahlonega, GA 30533
If you want a southern styled meal but you don't live anywhere close to Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, check this place out for Thanksgiving dinner. It's family styled eating where you can sit communal style around a table laid with all your southern favorites. This would be the perfect restaurant to take a big family to for Thanksgiving dinner. If you can't make it for Thanksgiving, on Sundays, they have all-you-can eat southern lunch served family style. It's perfect for an after-church dinner.
Table laid out with southern style food at The Smith House.
4. Greenwoods on Green Street - 1087 Green St
Roswell, GA 30075
This little restaurant is right around down the street from my house, and whenever I pass by it, there's always some good smells wafting from its doors! They have all your southern favorites; meatloaf sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, platters of fried chicken, and tasty corn bread!
Sweet tea, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken plates at Greenwoods on Green Street.
5. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room- 107 W Jones St
Savannah, GA 31401
Of course this wouldn't be a complete list without Mrs. Wilkes on it! They are definitely open for Thanksgiving, but if you haven't already made a reservation, it may be difficult for you to get a seat. It may be worth it to stand up and eat if it means being able to snag a bowl of their banana pudding!
A full table at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.
6. Lunchbox - 411 W King Ave
Kingsland, GA 31548
If you're in south Georgia and looking for a place to chow down for Thanksgiving, check out the Lunchbox in Kingsland. They serve up a Thanksgiving holiday buffet that's sure to please you and your family. As one Yelper described the meal, "...(food) like if you have a grandmother who's lived in Georgia her life would make."
7. The Dillard House - 768 Franklin St
Dillard, GA 30537
The Dillard House is one of the best southern restaurants you've never heard of (unless you live in or near Dillard). They are located in beautiful Dillard, GA and have all the delicious southern dishes you crave. Good news--they're open for Thanksgiving! They are sure to please every member of your family.
Another southern spread at The Dillard House.
8. Minnie’s Uptown Restaurant - 104 8th St
Columbus, GA 31901
Last but certainly not least is Minnie's Uptown Restaurant. They serve southern favorites cafeteria style. They have nearly 5 stars on Yelp and Google and one reviewer even said, "Best Fried Chicken I've had in Columbus, period." It doesn't get much better than that folks! If you're in the Columbus area and don't have plans for Thanksgiving, give this place a chance!
Delicious food served up at Minnie's Uptown Restaurant.
I couldn’t find too many restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving in south Georgia. If you know of any, please comment and tell your fellow Georgians all about them! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!