Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday and while thousands of Western New Yorkers will be spending time eating homemade turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other Thanksgiving treats, some people just don't want to cook.

If you are one of those people who aren't keen to celebrate Thanksgiving at home this year, just know that there are plenty of options for you to eat an amazing dinner at a local restaurant.

We took to social media to ask people what places in the 716 will be open for Thanksgiving this year.

These Western New York Restaurants Will Be Open On Thanksgiving

These Western New York Restaurants Will Be Open On Thanksgiving

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If you are planning on dining out on Thanksgiving, make sure that you double-check with the restaurant before you head out for dinner. Some places might have limited hours or a limited menu on Thursday.

Here are some more places that will be open on Thanksgiving according to

Seneca Niagara Casino

Thanksgiving Day, Three Sisters, The Western Door, Blues Burger Bar, and Full Plate Eatery will all be open on Thanksgiving.

Texas de Brazil

Patina 250


Salvatore's Italian Gardens

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Again make sure to double-check the hours each of these places will be open on Thanksgiving. You might also have to make a reservation to dine on Thanksgiving, so make sure to call ahead this week.


After lunch or dinner, if you are looking for something to do, most movie theaters like Dipson and Regal will be open. Some stores will also open up on Thanksgiving evening to give you a jump start on your holiday shopping.

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Here's the list of New York State store hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2023. Some individual locations have different hours than the National brand. Check with your local store to be certain. Keep checking back for updated holiday hours.

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