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What’s Open on Thanksgiving 2021 in Gainesville and Alachua County, FL

What is Open for Thanksgiving 2021?

Don’t stress about where to eat or gather this Thanksgiving, visit a local restaurant for your holiday meal. The Visit Gainesville, Alachua County team has done the hard work for you. Explore our list of what’s open for Thanksgiving in Gainesville and Alachua County, FL and make a reservation for your family or grab a holiday meal to-go.

This blog will be updated through the holiday, please check back for any updates.

Covey Kitchen + Cocktails at Hotel ELEO
Reservations required by phone or OpenTable.com
1514 SW 14th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 565-3336
Regular menu and Thanksgiving dinner, $38 per person
Open 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Complimentary valet parking

Cracker Barrel
4001 SW 43 St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 375-2424
Thanksgiving dinner menu
Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Gators Den Sports Grill at Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel and Conference Center
Reservations are encouraged for large groups, please call. 
4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 331-3336
Thanksgiving menu 
Open 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Exterior of Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs

The Great Outdoors Restaurant
Reservations required, please call.
65 N Main St., High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1288
Thanksgiving buffet
$35.99 per person, children under 12: half price, and under 3: free.
Open 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Haile Village Bistro
Reservations required. outside seating available.
5323 SW 91st Terr., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 378-0721
Thanksgiving dinner, $35.99 per person,  $15.00 children under 10 
Open 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

IHOP
3625 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 336-1839
Open Thanksgiving Day
Regular menu

Los Pollos Rotisserie and Grill
2410 NW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 225-3231
Regular Menu
Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Metro Diner
2130 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 353-2889
Regular and Thanksgiving menu
Open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mi Apa Latin Café
114 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 376-7020
Open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., dine-in, to-go and drive-thru
Thanksgiving roast turkey catering: $189.99 for 12-15 people.
Order from miapalatincafe.com or by phone by November 22. 

Mother’s Pub & Grill North
5109 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 727-4722
Regular and Thanksgiving menu
Open 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pink Flamingo Diner
19786 US 441, High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-5775
Thanksgiving to-go menu, order by Monday, November 22 and pick up on Thursday, November 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pomodoro’s Cafe
Reservations suggested
9200 NW 39th Ave. #100, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 380-9886
Thanksgiving menu, Family Packs available to-go
Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Prime & Pearl
Reservations suggested
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Suite 70, Gainesville, FL 32608
352-554-6276
Thanksgiving menu
Open 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Shula's Steakhouse Gainesville


Shula’s Steak House Gainesville at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
Reservations required, please call.
1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 384-3460
Thanksgiving dinner
Open 3 pm-8:30 pm

Superette Wine and Provisions
1511 NW 2nd St., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 451-4144
Thanksgiving menu orders by Tuesday, November 23, 12 p.m. with Pickup on Wednesday, November 24, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Email superette.gnv@gmail.com to order

Uppercrust
4118 NW 16th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 376-7187
Holiday menu available in-store Monday, November 22 – Wednesday, November 24, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

This list of restaurants open for Thanksgiving will be updated as more details become available.

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