Skip The Mess. Eight Billings Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving
Not everyone will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Perhaps it's just the two of you and it doesn't make sense to cook a giant bird. Or maybe you don't feel like spending all day ruining your kitchen and making a huge mess when your guests roll into town. While most restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving (including every pizza place and Chinese restaurant I called), you do have a handful of options in Billings to let someone else do the cooking.
Avoid a gas station hot dog, and try one of these places instead.
Good old Perkins is open from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day at both Billings locations. Don't forget to order a slice of their famous pies. Or maybe grab an entire pie to go?
TEN at the Northern
One of the fanciest places on our "Restaurants Open in Billings on Thanksgiving" list is TEN at the Northern Hotel. They're offering a delectable Thanksgiving brunch again this year. A kid's menu is also available. The reservation desk said spots are filling quickly, so don't delay if you want a table.
A favorite for senior-aged diners (my mother-in-law loved Cracker Barrel), Billings Cracker Barrel is open on Thanksgiving Day. You can knock out some stocking stuffer shopping at their old-timey gift shop after your meal.
The Montana Sky Restaurant is on the 20th floor of the DoubleTree Hotel downtown and will be open for breakfast on Thanksgiving. Not to be confused with the Petroleum Club that remains closed.
The Montana Club
The Montana Club is a great Thanksgiving Day option for those who don't want to cook or don't have obligations elsewhere. They're offering a special Thanksgiving Dinner, but guests may also order from their everyday menu; it's humungous.
Western Empire Emporium.
The Western Empire Emporium is open on Thanksgiving with a big breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Surely the pilgrims ate seafood, landing in New England and all. You can power down on those cheddar biscuits and your favorite entrees at Red Lobster for Thanksgiving this year.
No one seems to know exactly what makes 4B's tomato soup the stuff of legend, but it's good. This classic Billings restaurant has been at it's "new" location on Southgate Drive for a few years now and they will be open on Thanksgiving.
Are we missing any places on this list? If you know of other Billings restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving, let us know in the comments.
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