Thanksgiving on the Cape: Restaurants That Are Open on Thanksgiving Day

ThanksgivingThere’s no shame in saying “I don’t feel like cooking an entire Thanksgiving feast” this year. It can be a long process, and relying on others to pitch in puts perfectionists at risk for disappointment with what is probably the most important meal of the year.

So why not let somebody else do all of the cooking (and cleaning!) for you?

Surprisingly, there are plenty of restaurants on Cape Cod which stay open on the holiday to welcoming holiday diners. Everybody wins: the restaurant owners get a much-needed boost during their off season, and the locals get to kick their feet up instead of worrying about the pumpkin pie burning.

The list below contains at least one restaurant in each Cape Cod town which welcomes patrons on the most food-filled holiday of them all. It is highly recommended that you call any one of these establishments far in advance to secure your seating.

The Upper Cape


Mezza Luna, 253 Main St. Buzzards Bay, (508) 759-4667

Golden Place, 4 Barlows Landing Rd # 2, Pocasset, (508) 563-2828


Dan’l Webster Inn, 149 Main St, Sandwich, (508) 888-3622


Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford St, Falmouth, (774) 255-3972


Popponesset Inn, 252 Shore Dr, Mashpee, (508) 477-1100

Oak and Ember Whisky Bar and Grill, 36 South St, Mashpee, (508) 477-0060

The Mid-Cape

Barnstable (& Hyannis) 

Cape Codder, 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, (855) 736-0802

Brazilian Grill, 680 Main St, Hyannis, (508) 771-0109

Villagio Ristorante, 4631 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, (508) 428-5715

The Dinner Train, 252 Main Street, Hyannis, (888) 797-7245


Old Yarmouth Inn, 223 MA-6A, Yarmouth Port, (508) 362-9962

– The Yarmouth House, 335 MA-28, West Yarmouth, (508) 771-5154


The Red Pheasant, 905 Main St, Dennis, (508) 385-2133

– The Marshside, 28 Bridge St, East Dennis, (508) 385-4010


L’Alouette, 787 MA-28, Harwich Port, (508) 430-0405


Stars, Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Rd, Chatham, (508) 945-0096


Chillingsworth, 2449 Main St, Brewster, (508) 896-3640


Orleans Waterfront Inn & Restaurant, 3 Old County Rd, Orleans, (508) 255-2222

– Captain Linnell House, 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, (508) 255-3400

The Lower Cape



PB Boulangerie Bistro, 15 Lecount Hollow Rd, South Wellfleet, (508) 349-1600


The Whitman House, 5 Great Hollow Rd, North Truro, (508) 487-1740


The Red Inn, 15 Commercial St., Provincetown, (508) 487-7334

The Islands

Martha’s Vineyard

L’Etoile, 22 N Water St, Edgartown, (508) 627-5187

– The Terrace, 27 South Summer St., Edgartown, (508) 627-6227


Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St, Nantucket, (508) 325-1320

By Adam Forziati
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Hyannis, MA 02601
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