Planning on not cooking for Thanksgiving? No worries! There are some restaurants that will be open in the Four States on Thanksgiving.

Cracker Barrel – On Thanksgiving the restaurant will have a dine-in option called the Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal. It will have turkey with gravy, ham, sweet potato casserole, a beverage, a slice of pumpkin pie, and a choice of biscuits, corn muffins or another side. The Joplin location will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

4010 Richard Joseph Road
Joplin, MO 64804 
(417) 782-9696

Golden Corral –  The restaurant will have a dine-in Thanksgiving buffet for $17. The dinner will include turkey, ribs, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pies. Depending on age, kids meals run from $7 to $9. The Joplin location will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2415 Range Line Road 
Joplin, MO 64804 

McDonald’s–  Many locations will be open and serving its regular menu, however, some locations are planning to close early. The Joplin location listed below will be open at 5 p.m. 

1531 W 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 623-0362

Waffle House– There will be no turkey being served on Thanksgiving Day, however, they will be serving up its everyday menu. Open 24 hours. 

3506 N Range Line Road
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 623-3244

Applebee’s– The Joplin location will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2825 E 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 659-8686

IHop– The chain will be serving pancakes and other breakfast and dinner meals. Open 24 hours.

2117 S Range Line Road
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: (417) 781-4201