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Seeking eateries open on Thanksgiving in the Oklahoma City area

Help the Food Dude find out which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving in the Oklahoma City area.
by Dave Cathey Modified: November 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm •  Published: November 13, 2013

Despite all the hard work Sherrel Jones does to assure you that making your own Thanksgiving feast is not only doable but preferable, a good number of you turn your nose up at the idea of slaving away in the kitchen to serve friends and family on the last Thursday of November.

You'd rather just spend the money to feed them at a local restaurant. Money won't buy happiness, but it can purchase the hours you'd spend in the kitchen and invest them in something less likely to bring on an anxiety attack.

So, you're going to want to know what restaurants are open Thanksgiving. The truth is, I'm not 100 percent sure at this printing, but I will know by Thanksgiving Eve.

If you own a restaurant or work at one, give me a call, shoot me an email or try mental telepathy if you're into such endeavors to let me know about it. I will publish the list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving as I know them on Nov. 27 in The Oklahoman. I will post a running list on my blog ( as soon as responses start coming in, which should be by the end of the week.

My email is; or reach me at the office: 475-3155.


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There are no entry fees for competing in the chili cook-off, and attendees are allowed to sample from as many entries as they like. Tickets buy you a bowl, the right to vote for your favorite chili, and enter you in the pool for prizes. Awards will be given for spiciest, crowd favorite, judges' favorite and best booth theme.

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by Dave Cathey
Food Editor
The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene.
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