There have been times in my life where I don't live close to family, and have to work around Thanksgiving, so there isn't time to go home and do the holiday festivities with the fam.  So, what to do?  I remember living in Arizona once during that time and there were a few of us in that same boat, so we just went to Boston Market.  It was good, but still not quite the same.


So, if you find yourself in that position... what do you do?  Are there restaurants around here that are open for Thanksgiving?  The short answer is YES!  There are some that are open and may do something fun for Thanksgiving for people just like that who don't have anywhere to go, or just plain ol' don't feel like cooking.

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Applebee's is one of the restaurants on the list... so there is that option.  Plus they have the double entree deal for a low price, so there's so good bang for your buck as well.  If you want Thanksgiving on the cheap, and quick, McDonald's is also open.  And if you want some other options, and are willing to drive to the cities, there are several options available.

Most of all... just be thankful for what you have.. big or small.  Be thankful.  'Tis the season!