Where to Go for Thanksgiving Dinner in Spartanburg (that’s not your in-laws’)

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Wondering which restaurant in Spartanburg take the family to for dinner on Thanksgiving? Kidding Around’s Taryn created this list of restaurants for our amazing Spartanburg readers! You’ll find everything here from lavish dinners to buffets, catering and budget family favorites. Did we miss a Thanksgiving restaurant option in Spartanburg? Please let us know so we can update our list!

While most families have a traditional potluck-style gathering on Thanksgiving Day, not everyone has that luxury or even that desire. Besides, what breeds thankfulness more than a clean, untouched kitchen? Why not go out or bring in catering in a pinch? For an easier Thanksgiving, look no further than these ten options right on your turf—some are special events and catering while others are family favorite restaurants. Don’t forget many places are taking orders and reservations already. Don’t wait to make your plans!

Special Thanksgiving Feasts and Catering in Spartanburg

Clevedale Historic Inn and Gardens

For a unique and unforgettable Thanksgiving meal, Chef Steven at Clevedale has the answer. His menu this year includes a fresh pear salad with goat cheese, roasted turkey with sage butter, red-skinned mashed potatoes, and individual bourbon pecan pies. For the full menu, peep the link below and bask in the splendor. A live pianist will provide atmosphere and a local winery will offer beverages. Make your reservation now for “A Festive Feast for Modern Pilgrims.” Ticket information is also available through the link.

For feast and ticket information: Clevedale Historic Inn and Gardens Thanksgiving Meal: 2pm – 5pm
Location: 1050 Willis Road Spartanburg, SC 29301

Delaney’s Irish Pub

Delaney’s continues their tradition of a full, conventional Thanksgiving meal that you don’t have to lift a finger to prepare. You can come for your turkey holiday feast and pop in as the festivities wind down to hear Fortunate Son perform live music beginning at 8:30pm. Grab a Guinness and count your blessings. More information is available on their Facebook Thanksgiving page.

For event information: Delaney’s Irish Pub Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Hours: 5 pm – 2 am
Location: 117 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Spartanburg Marriot

As with previous years, the restaurant will host a huge spread for their Thanksgiving Buffet on the very day. The usual suspects will make their menu appearance along with other cuisine items. The Marriot lobby itself is always beautiful to visit, but this meal with kick your Thanksgiving up a notch and offer an all-you-can-eat option for just yourself or any visitors you have in town.

Thanksgiving Hours: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: 299 N Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

CityRange Steakhouse and Grill

CityRange is offering a couple of options for your dining convenience this year. First, you can pre-order an amazing Thanksgiving Family Feast for 4. It comes with every option known to man and is sure to exceed your expectations. Pre-orders must be received by November 21 with catering pick-up on the 26th and 27th. If you forget to get in your pre-order, though, you can visit CityRange on Thanksgiving Day for their buffet. It could become your new tradition! The atmosphere in the restaurant never disappoints and the food will be all your traditional favorites with a delicious twist.

For ordering information: City Range Steakhouse
Phone: 864.327.3333
Thanksgiving Buffet Hours: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: 774 Spartan Boulevard. Spartanburg, SC 29301

Wade’s Restaurant

Wade’s is a true Spartanburg staple. Their take-home options do not end Thanksgiving week. You can pick up a full meal during specific hours November 25th through 27th. Their website is full of ordering and catering menu information and how to defrost your dishes for the best Thanksgiving meal you’ve ever not cooked! Please pop onto the link below for all the details. As with CityRange, Wade’s also will be open for dining Thanksgiving Day if you don’t want to deal with any leftovers or dishes. Their menu will surely please a variety of palates.

For ordering and pick-up information: Wades Holiday Meals
Thanksgiving Hours: 10:45 am – 3 pm
Location: 1000 N Pine Street Spartanburg, SC 29303

Family Favorites Open on Thanksgiving in Spartanburg


Coffee is simply a necessity whether you’re cooking up a storm or spending a quiet day by yourself. Maybe you won’t rake in a 4-course Thanksgiving meal from Starbucks, but who doesn’t need a little extra fuel if you might spend several hours with family, you know? They have your back. And your rewards.

Thanksgiving Hours: 6 am – 5:45 pm
Locations: various throughout the area

Ruby Tuesday

Offering a variety on American faire, Ruby Tuesday is sure to please a variety of diners. Not everyone loves the turkey on Thanksgiving and are just at the table for the macaroni and cheese. Well, Ruby Tuesday can help you cut right to the chase with their crispy chicken mac and cheese. You won’t even miss the turkey and green beans.

Thanksgiving Hours: 11am – 9pm

1941 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29307
191 Dorman Center Drive Spartanburg, SC 29301


Breakfast is never a bad idea; do not allow the naysayers to tell you otherwise. In fact, we are all the very picture of gratefulness with stuffed French toast and an omelet in front of us. IHOP can fulfill your needs for breakfast before the big event or a late snack when you don’t feel like leftovers.

Thanksgiving Hours: 6 am – 12 am
8135 Warren H Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29301
2095 E Main Sreett, Spartanburg, SC 29307

Cracker Barrel

In case you need a traditional Thanksgiving meal fix without the big meal prep, head on over to Cracker Barrel. The full menu will be available all day which includes turkey and all the fixings. Maybe, if the weather cooperates, the fire will be smoldering, and you can enjoy a downhome Thanksgiving meal in cozy company. Cracker Barrel also offers meal options that are gluten and dairy-free if you know where to look. Grab some holiday décor on the way out. ‘Tis the Season.

Thanksgiving Hours: 6 am – 10 pm
Location: 9021 Fairforest Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

Golden Corral Buffet and Grill

Thanksgiving tends to bring out the big appetites in people. If you are a people (read: all of humanity), Golden Corral may be just the place for you with their all-you-can-eat spread and ROLLS. What is Thanksgiving Day without a good yeast roll slathered in butter?

Thanksgiving Hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Location: 1492 W O. Ezell Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

Waffle House

24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Waffle House has your needs covered on any holiday, but especially on Thanksgiving. No, you will not be feasting on sweet potato casserole and Aunt Margie’s herby stuffing, but smothered hash browns, blueberry waffles, and bacon are not the worst trade-off we’ve ever seen. You probably won’t even miss the dinner rolls.

Thanksgiving Hours: 24 hours/All day
Location: various throughout the area

Whatever your plans are for this Thanksgiving, we at Kidding Around hope that your day is peaceful and filled with blessings. A good meal or drink is always a great place to begin.

Did we miss any restaurants in Spartanburg open on Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author
Taryn Gamble lives in a big blue fixer-upper in Piedmont, SC with her four kids, an adorable Holland Lop bunny, and an endless list of chores. When not baking snickerdoodles, she prefers to be barefoot outside, instilling a love of learning in her kids.

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