Let's face it, not everyone has the desire or skills to cook a big Thanksgiving dinner. If you are one of those people and are planning to forgo the mess and hassle of a homemade Thanksgiving feast, these Rochester restaurants have your back.

Leave your pots, pans, and spatulas at home and check out the list of Rochester restaurants open on Thanksgiving this year:

Benedicts will be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving day from 6 am to 3 pm. Location: 10 East Center St. on the skyway level.

If you don't want to cook, but still want to eat at home, you can pre-order a thanksgiving takeout meal from Blue Duck. You can choose from their Feast Dinner which includes turkey, gravy, cranberry chutney, dinner rolls, choice of four sides and your choice of dessert or you can customize your dinner with items from their ala carte menu. Orders will be available Wednesday, November 27th between Noon and 3 PM or Thursday the 28th between 9 AM and Noon.

Canadian Honker will be open Thanksgiving day from 7 am to 9 pm serving roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, scalloped corn cranberries, dinner rolls & garlic toast, pumpkin pie or bunnies coconut cake. See the full menu here. Price is $19.99 and it's available for dine-in or take-out. Advanced orders and reservations recommended: 507-282-6572. Location: 1203 2nd St. SW

Charlie's will have a Thanksgiving buffet available from 8:30 am to 2 am. Price is $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, and $8.95 for kids 10 and under. Location: 1654 Hwy 52 North

Chester's will be serving up a classic Thanksgiving feast this year on Thursday, Nov 28 from 10 am to 4 pm. The menu includes carved turkey, ham, prime rib, rotisserie chicken, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, stuffing, fruits and salads, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, various breakfast items, pumpkin pie and other assorted desserts. See the full menu here. Price: $29.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under. Call for reservations: 507-424-1211. Location: Shops at University Square, 111 S. Broadway #108

Denny's is always open! This year they are ready to serve you a holiday feast including turkey and dressing, steaks, apple bourbon pancakes, pies, as well as their full regular menu. Check out their featured holiday menu here.
Two locations: 1226 S. Broadway & 286 17th Ave NW

You can't go wrong with pizza...even on Thanksgiving. It's the perfect meal when you don't want to cook. Domino's will have their downtown location open and delivering on Thanksgiving. 507-288-3030

Five West is offering a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am to 5 pm with the last seating at 4 pm. Buffet includes meat carving station with ham and turkey, peel and eat shrimp, smoked salmon, broiled dill salmon, grilled Boursin cream chicken, sausage sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, candied carrots, whipped potatoes and gravy, Ceasar salad, assorted fruit, house-made cranberry, cheese assortment, fresh baked rolls, pie and cheesecake station + more. Price is $29 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6. Reservations: 507-361-5555. Location: 1991 Commerce Dr NW

The annual Kahler Grand Thanksgiving brunch will be from 10 am to 2 pm in the Grand Grill with made-to-order omelets, chef-carved turkey, sliced honey-pit ham, and more. $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and military, $12 for kids 6-13, free for kids 5 and under. Reservations: 507-322-2877 Location: 20 2nd Ave SW

Three of the four Hy-Vee Market Grille locations in Rochester will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings. Reservations are required for larger groups. The price is $19.99 for adults and $6 for kids.

Perkins will have a classic Thanksgiving menu ready for you to gobble up from 5:30 am to Midnight. Location: 1818 S. Broadway

Pescara's Thanksgiving meal is from 10 am to 4 pm and will consist of turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, honey baked ham with brown sugar, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, lobster bisque, stuffing, sweet potato souffle, mac and cheese, buttermilk mashed potatoes, lemon-scented haricot vert, Brussel sprouts, roasted squash, and assorted desserts. See the full menu here. Price is $35 for adults, $19 for kids 12 & under. Reservations: 507-280-6900. Location: 150 S. Broadway

Winner, winner chicken dinner! Porch has a Thanksgiving 4-piece chicken dinner or one whole smoked Amish chicken available for preorder. Meals serve 4-6 people and also include 1-lb smoked meat (pork or brisket) 1 large mashed potatoes with gravy, 1 large spiced broccoli, 1 large dilly green beans, 4 buttermilk biscuits, 4 rolls, and a whole pecan pie. Must order by November 26. Pick up is Thanksgiving day between noon and 4 pm. Price: $84.85

Serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11 am to 2pm. Reservations are recommended: 507-322-5041 Location: 161 13th Ave SW

Thanksgiving dinner available 11 am to 10 pm. Reservations: 507-285-2766 Location: 101 1st Ave SW

If you're in the mood for wings, burgers, ribs, and such this Thanksgiving, Wild Bill's is the place for you. They will be open 11 am to 1 am serving their full menu. Location: 300 17th Ave NW

If you know of a Rochester restaurant open on Thanksgiving that's not on this list, click here and tell us about it and we'll add it!

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