Restaurants Open in Asheville for Thanksgiving

If you are visiting Asheville this Thanksgiving and are looking for dining options, you may have trouble finding out which restaurants are open.  We wanted to make it easy for you, so we rounded up all the restaurants that we have confirmed will be open. (We recommend contacting any restaurant you plan to visit to inquire about reservations)

The following Asheville restaurants will be OPEN on Thanksgiving:

The Esmeralda

Here you can expect impeccable service, seasonal ingredients, rustic ambiance, and beautiful mountain views.
Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Reservations Required)


Little Jumbo

If cocktails are what you crave, this is your place.  Little Jumbo’s cocktails are the stars here, though you can find some thoughtful small plates to go along with your libations.
Thanksgiving Hours: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM


The Social Lounge

Other than brunch, you will primarily find some late-night snacks and entrees to go with their delicious libations. The main focus at The Social Lounge is definitely on their drinks so it’s a great spot if you are looking for a merry holiday vibe.
Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Strada Italiano

This cozy, warmly lit restaurant puts a premium on the freshest and finest ingredients.  You can expect Old World fare with a nod to South cuisine.
Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM


The Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe

Amazing service, delectable pastries and a cozy atmosphere make this a solid choice for your Thanksgiving dining needs.  Nothing too fancy but seriously delicious is what you will find here.
Thanksgiving Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Sovereign Remedies

From decor, drinks, and dishes to the great service, Sovereign Remedies is an elevated dining experience. The prices here aren’t the cheapest you will find but their dedication to quality is evident.
Thanksgiving Hours: 6:00 PM – (Based on when visitor volume dies down)

All Day Darling

From espresso drinks to fresh baked goods, to sandwiches and salads with fresh produce, this cheerful spot is a welcome addition to restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Asheville.
Thanksgiving Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub


If you find yourself alone on Thanksgiving or in need of a meal, Blue Mountain is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the 14th year in a row.

Pack’s Tavern

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (reservations please)

Buxton Hall BBQ

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (reservations please)

We want your Thanksgiving in Asheville to be one you won’t soon forget.  We believe you will be delighted with any of these options that will be open on Thanksgiving this year.