Thanksgiving is a pleasant time of the year, but not everyone wants to spend it preparing extravagant festive meals. Some want to take a chill pill, while others want to spend a good time with loved ones outside.

Whatever your excuse, restaurants in Indianapolis are ready to serve you a traditional feast. Below is the list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Indianapolis in town. Go, pick your favorite!

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Rick's Cafe Boatyard
Restaurant $
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis IN, 46254
How about a Thanksgiving feast by the beautiful Eagle Creek reservoir? If it fancies you, get ready for Thanksgiving at the Boatyard. The pricings are $31 for adults and $16 for children.

Savor the delicious dinner of turkey breast with gravy, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and other traditional sides. There’s pumpkin pie in the dessert!
Sullivan's Steakhouse
3316 E 86th, Indianapolis IN, 46240
Join Sullivan’s for a three-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $49 per person ($24 for children). They’ll be open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The menu has all the signature items — shrimp & lobster bisque, hand-carved roasted turkey, asparagus, key lime pie, and more.
Eddie Merlot's
Restaurant $$
3645 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis IN, 46240
The finest service, highest quality foods, and freshest ingredients — Thanksgiving is a great excuse to feel this all-in-one experience. Their traditional holiday feast includes a starter, entrée, two sides, and a dessert.
They will serve this three-course turkey dinner from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. It’s $49 per person and $24 for children.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Restaurant $$
Fashion Mall, 3550 E 86th St,, Indianapolis IN, 46240
Make this year's feast extra special with Maggiano’s special Thanksgiving family-style menu. Start with the first course of salad, followed by the two dishes in the second course — choose among turkey, smoked ham, or tilapia. There’s pasta with sides with the third course of dessert. You can also add a beverage to your meal.
The place will be pretty full, so make reservations in advance.
Big Lug Canteen
Bar $
1435 East 86th Street, Indianapolis IN, 46240
Want to get something special for your family on Thanksgiving without going through all the prep troubles? Big Lug Canteen can be your savior. They offer extensive dinner packages for an early bird price of $124. It will rise to $139 later.
From smoked turkey to cornbread casserole to rolls with whipped honey butter, the menu is Thanksgiving-spirited. The last day to order is Nov 20, and you need to pick up the order on Nov 23.