Thanksgiving is just two days away and if you haven't planned to cook that big lavish family meal, chances are that you have no inkling to do such a thing.

Good thing there are several restaurants in Acadiana that will be open on Thursday serving up either their standard fare or a nice hardy Thanksgiving spread.

Here are the list of restaurants we're aware of that are open on Thanksgiving.

  1. Athena Greek & Lebanese Food - Open 11am to 2pm for a free customer appreciation buffet. 988-7618
  2. Bailey's Seafood and Grill - Open 10:30am to 2pm for a free meal for anyone in need. Transportation and delivery service available. 988-6464
  3. Blue Dog Café - Open 10:30am to 2pm with a traditional Thanksgiving brunch buffet, reservation required. 237-0005
  4. Café Vermilionville - Open 11am to 2pm, a three-course meal with traditional Thanksgiving along with regular menu options, reservation required. 237-0100
  5. City Club at River Ranch - Open 11am to 3pm, Thanksgiving brunch buffet, reservation required, 216-6507
  6. Copeland's MKT - Open 10am to 2pm, traditional Thanksgiving menu. 233-4220
  7. Cracker Barrel - Open 6am to 10pm, regular menu all day, Thanksgiving plates served 11am to 10pm, 233-4220
  8. Crawfish Town USA (Cecilia) - Open 11am to 2pm, Thanksgiving buffet with other offerings, reservation recommended. 667-6148
  9. Don's Downtown - Open 10:30am to 3pm, Thanksgiving meal and regular menu options, reservation recommended. 235-3551
  10. Golden Corral - Open 10:45am to 8pm, Thanksgiving buffet. 993-7858
  11. Hai Nam - Open 11am to 9:30pm, Chinese buffet with Thanksgiving items. 534-8057
  12. The Little Big Cup (Arnaudville) - Open 10:30am to 2pm, Thanksgiving buffet, reservation recommended. 754-7147
  13. Masala Indian Kitchen - Open 11am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 9:30pm, regular Indian menu offerings, reservation recommended. 981-6373
  14. Mazen Grill - Open 11am to 2pm, Thanksgiving and regular menu options, reservation recommended. 769-4440
  15. Mel's Diner - Open 24 hours with Thanksgiving plates and regular menu options, 235-6219 (Johnston St location) 367-6357 (Broussard location)
  16. Nash's Restaurant (Broussard) - Open 11am to 3pm, Thanksgiving and limited menu options, reservation recommended. 839-9333
  17. Piccadilly Cafeteria - Open 11am to 3pm at Oil Center location. 232-4317; Open 11am to 6pm at Arnould Blvd location. 984-7876, traditional Thanksgiving meal.
  18. Prejean's Restaurant (Carencro) - Open 7am to 9pm, regular menu items, reservation recommended. 896-3247
  19. Royal Panda - Open 9:30am to 11pm, regular Chinese buffet with Thanksgiving items. 233-6368
  20. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Open noon to 8pm, three-course turkey dinner with regular menu items, reservation required. 237-6123
  21. Saltgrass Steak House - Open 11am to 4pm, regular menu items, reservation recommended. 988-9747
  22. Smitty's Wings - Open 4pm to 2am, regular menu items. 216-1030
  23. SoLa Restaurant (inside Hilton DoubleTree) - Open 6:30am to 11pm, regular menu items. 235-6111
  24. Waffle House - Open 24 hours, regular menu items, all locations

Let us know if we missed a restaurant that's open on Thanksgiving Day. Email jude@973thedawg.com and we'll add it to the list.