Is cooking just not for you? Does the thought of doing dozens of dishes make your palms sweat? Then maybe it's time to consider leaving the cooking to the professionals. Here is a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in the Eau Claire area.

1. Johnny's Italian Steak House

If you head to Johnny's for Thanksgiving, you'll find a huge buffet full of Thanksgiving classics. Get dressed up and enjoy the wonderful ambiance that Johnny's offers. The buffet is available from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and is $26.99 per person. Reservations are required, and they can fill up fast, so make sure to book your spot soon. 


2. The Informalist


The Informalist will be serving a special edition menu catered towards Thanksgiving classics. All of these are sure to be a hit and will be available from 6 AM - 3 PM. Hey, you can stop by the Informalist for a great breakfast or lunch and still have time for another Thanksgiving dinner. There is no such thing as too much Thanksgiving food.


3. Green Mill Restaurant & Bar


Green Mill will be having a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. It will cost $20.99 for adults, $7.99 for children 5 to 12 and is free for any child under 5. You'll be sure to fill your plates and your bellies!


4. Dooley's Pub


Not a huge fan of Thanksgiving food? Well, Dooley's Pub has you covered. Stop by from 11 AM to 10 PM to get a classic, and delicious, meal from the Irish pub in town. 


5. Altoona Family Restaurant 


Altoona Family Restaurant is always a crowd-pleaser, and it will not disappoint this Thanksgiving. They will be serving breakfast and lunch from 6 AM - 3 PM with a special turkey "dinner" for lunch. 


6. The Plus


Want some normalcy on Thanksgiving this year? The Plus will be open at normal hours and have a regular menu. 


7. 29 Pines


29 Pines will be open from 11 AM - 2 PM and reservations are required. They will have their buffet open during their hours of operation.


8. Wagner's Lanes & The Complexx


Start a new tradition and hit up the bowling alley this Thanksgiving. Wagner's will be open at normal hours with a normal menu. Why change a good thing, right? 

9. TGI Friday's 

Get some great grub this Thanksgiving at TGI Friday's! They will be open from 4 PM - 2 AM with their regular menu.