A Minneapolis Thanksgiving

Looking to change up your Thanksgiving routine and get out of the house? Maybe you don't feel like cooking or you need some post-dinner activities to survive the night with your crazy uncle...don't worry! We've compiled a list of Minneapolis establishments open on Thanksgiving.


Experience a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner with traditional favorites and creative culinary dishes at Mystic Lake on Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving favorites include roasted turkey with giblet gravy, sage and onion stuffing, creamy Parmesan whipped potatoes and pumpkin pie. Holiday Harvest offers nontraditional dishes including oysters on the half shell, crab claws, pan-seared Chilean sea bass gremolata, roast garlic rubbed chicken and rosemary jus, chef-prepared omelets and pumpkin spice cupcakes. 


Elegant, modern American restaurant located within the Westin Minneapolis.

Thanksgiving Hours: 6am - 10pm 


Cosmos serves New American cuisine for breakfast and dinner—and also offers a great wine list and creative cocktails. Chef’s Table experiences for up to 10 guests available.

Cowboy Jack's 

Casual, Western-style restaurant and bar featuring American eats and a variety of beers and cocktails. Don't let aunt Sally near the mechnical bull... 


Small, laid back bar & grill with a friendly wait-staff, full bar and unique neighborhood feel. 

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

Casual pub & brewery serving American food and craft beer. Commonly known to attract Packers fans on game day!

Thanksgiving Hours: 10pm - 2am 

Krona Bar & Grill

Located at the Crowne Plaza Northstar, Krona serves cotemporary American cuisine in a cozy atmohsphere and includes a full bar.

Thanksgiving Hours: 11am - 2am


Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours, from our kitchen to yours. Join us for a 3-course dinner plus drinks and leave the worry of cooking behind! 

Thanksgiving Hours: 3pm - 11pm 

Marq VII Lounge

A classy lobby bar and lounge located in the Marquette Hotel. Stop by for happy hour and a little relaxation!

Thanksgiving Hours: 2pm - 10pm

Maxwell's American Pub

Cozy, casual restaurant serving classic bar food, craft beer and cocktails.

Thanksgiving Hours: 5pm - 2am 

Monte Carlo

Since 1906, Minneapolis' oldest bar/restaurant, the Monte Carlo Bar, has had a tradition for visiting celebrities in sports, film, TV and politics. A local's destination for drinks, steaks, fish, hamburgers and salads, the Monte Carlo has comfortable dress attire and reasonable prices.

Thanksgiving Hours: 11am - 1am

The News Room

The News Room offers an American eclectic menu in a warm comfortable environment. 
Whether planning a casual gathering or a private dinner, The News Room offers a multiplicity of space to adapt easily to any event. Conveniently located on the Nicollet Mall strip in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, we are only steps away from many hotels, Orchestra Hall, and just a few blocks from The Target Center, The Orpheum,Pantages, and State Theaters.

Thanksgiving Hours: 11am - 1am 


Fun, Irish pub offering comfort food and a wide variety of beer.

Thanksgiving Hours: 3pm - 2am 

Oceanaire Seafood Room

Gather family and friends and join us for an unforgettable Thanksgiving meal, featuring hand carved Prime Rib or our classic seafood favorites. 

Thanksgiving Hours: 2pm - 8pm 


SkyWater Restaurant is a Minneapolis destination for world-class cuisine, spectacular dining, and culinary creativity. A celebration of global flavors, the menu showcases Chef Julian Grainger’s eclectic palate and greenmarket passion. Regional specialties share a spotlight with international dazzlers.

Refined service is augmented by Midwestern warmth. A refreshingly comfortable yet distinctly metropolitan setting complements the unforced sophistication of Grainger’s cooking. Whether you order Walleye or Chicken Pot Pie, SkyWater entices with ingredients sourced close to home and a dining experience far beyond the ordinary.

Thanksgiving Hours: 6am - noon 


Fresh, indigenous ingredients inspired by the Midwest and Mediterranean. Unique flavors delivered by real burning wood. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year, open until midnight.

Crescent Kitchen

In addition to great food, Crescent Kitchen and Bar features 16 craft beer selections on tap along with a selection of over 80 different small batch bourbons and scotches. Select a signature cocktail or choose a wine from vineyards around the world.


The iconic balcony that overlooks the Crystal Court, Basil's is the home of the Mary Tyler Moore and Harmon Killebrew tables. Locally infused cuisine by Executive Chef Tim Kovacs and Chef de Cuisine Mark Lowman. This talented and award-winning culinary team will craft a spectacular experience, offering a carefully selected menu choice for any occasion.

Chef Tim and Chef Mark present imaginative, boldly flavored dishes in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, where you will enjoy their unique take on American cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an elegant flair. Located on the 3rd floor of The Marquette Hotel, Basil's is the Downtowns "Best kept secret" for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving both traditional and chef's favorite creations like our signature Steak Au Poivre or Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya.

Cedar + Stone Urban Table

Led by celebrated Executive Chef Everton Clarke & Executive Sous Chef Laura Bartholomew, our menu offers refined, crafted dishes inspired by Minnesota's natural roots & local culture. Cedar + Stone, Urban Table is conveniently located inside the JW Marriott Minneapolis Hotel by the Mall of America. 


Lela is the newest dining experience in the Bloomington/Edina area, where comfortable design welcomes you with modern creativity.The intriguing new space is both inviting and approachable, featuring an open kitchen and urban experience. Alluring tastes are created via a food-forward concept anchored by a selection of prime steaks, house-made pastas, and seafood crudos.

Chart your own course through a careful selection of global wines and craft beverages. From beginning to end, Lela offers a vivid atmosphere where its bar and lounge are completing the night with creative cocktail twists and iconic flavors. Welcome to the origin of new experiences. Welcome to Lela.

McCormick & Schmick's Edina

McCormick & Schmick's is conveniently located at the Westin Galleria Hotel, in the heart of Edina. The menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. A distinctive feature of the restaurant is their beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails. With two spacious dining rooms and two large heated patios, McCormick & Schmick's is a perfect choice for your next private lunch, dinner or meeting.


Monello is the thoughtful expression of contemporary coastal Italian fare. The restaurant celebrates the cuisine of the Campania region, one that weaves the charm of rustic simplicity with the inherent elegance of fresh ingredients. An extensive wine list and exceptional cocktail program - complete with a house made limoncello - complement our menu created by Chef Michael DeCamp. Our warm, inviting dining room showcases the graceful style of the region while our approachable staff work to anticipate the diner's every need.

Be thankful this Thanksgiving that you don't have to cook! Join Monello for a Thanksgiving feast! $45 for adults and $20 for kids. 

Thanksgiving Hours: 11am - 7pm 

Kip's Irish Pub

From salads to steaks, Kip's Irish Pub Restaurant will leave your belly content and your spirits uplifted, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Beacon Public House

The Beacon Public House offers daily happy hour and full menu, flat screen TVs with sports channels to enjoy every game in the sports atmosphere. 

St. Paul Grill

The St. Paul Grill features an award-winning classic grill and bar, with a beautiful view of Rice Park. They serve grilled meats, poultry, fresh fish and more for lunch and dinner every day.

Keys at the Foshay

Keys is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis in the famous Foshay Building, and are known for their award winning breakfast, and hearty home-made food.

Restaurant Max

At restaurant Max, the food, service and atmosphere reflect and compliment today's lifestyles; where balance and experiences coexist. Take it to the Max.

The Bistro

Located in the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown, The Bistro is your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning and a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening.

5K Turkey Day Run

Run, walk or volunteer in the in downtown Minneapolis, 5K Turkey Day Run!