NATIONAL -- For the fan of food, Thanksgiving is an ideal holiday. However, not everyone has the time and patience to prepare a Thanksgiving feast all on their own.
Luckily, offers.com has compiled a list of restaurants that are opening their doors to guests for Thanksgiving.
A surprising number of restaurants have opted to open on Thursday, but many do have altered hours. So, if you're unsure about the hours of your favorite place to dine, the best thing to do is call.
Applebees: Open, but hours may vary.
Bob Evans: Open
Boston Market: Open, but hours may vary.
Burger King: Open
Cracker Barrel: Open
Eddie V's: Closing early.
Golden Corral: Open
Hometown Buffet: Closing early.
Hooters: Some open.
IHOP: Open, but hours may vary.
K&W Cafeteria: Open
Macaroni Grill: Open, but hours may vary.
Marie Callender's: Open
McDonald's: Most open
Mimi's Cafe: Open
Morton's Steakhouse: Open, but hours may vary.
Old Country Buffet: Closing early.
Ruby Tuesday: Some open
Ryan's: Closing early.
Sizzler: Some open
T.G.I.Fridays: Some open
Waffle House: Open