Thanksgiving Meals Out- Updated for 2023

We've Rounded Up a List of Places to Eat Out on Thanksgiving!

By Beth Bell, Publisher November 27, 2019

There are many reasons why you may be looking for a place to eat out on Thanksgiving Day in Roanoke, Virginia.  House too small to entertain. You're not a cook. Family lives out of town. Around here, you don't need an excuse not to cook and clean!  I used to think it would be awful not to cook and entertain. I really love creating new dishes in the kitchen and watching others enjoy them. However, a few years ago, I was invited to Thanksgiving at the Inn at Virginia Tech with a friend and can now see why some families choose this option. Not only was it completely stress free, but not having to cook, clean and entertain, left a lot of time to just relax, catch up and enjoy each other's company. In addition, there wasn't any lingering. So if you aren't really a people person, you'll have an out. 

We've rounded up a list of restuarants that are open to eat or providing carry out Thanksgiving in Roanoke, Salem and the surrounding areas. If you know of one we've left off, please let us know. 

Eating out will leave you well rested for Black Friday shopping, make sure to check out our Shop Local guide and Downtown Roanoke Incorporated's Shop Small Saturday Deals!