Several restaurants across Green Country are staying open on Thanksgiving Day for people who do not plan to cook on the holiday this year.
At Jane's Delicatessen, employees spent the day Wednesday preparing to-go Thanksgiving dinners, with re-heating instructions provided. More than 150 people already made reservations at Jane's Deli for Thanksgiving. People can choose between turkey, ham, or trout, in addition to all the fixings and a slice of pie for dessert.
The restaurant will serve breakfast in the morning, then switch gears to Thanksgiving dinner around 11:00, until they close at 8:00. Jane's Deli is on Route 66, near 11th and Lewis. It's open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
General Manager Ryan Embre said that commitment to be open on holidays creates a special atmosphere for diners.
"We're a big believer in community and family relationships and I think Thanksgiving is one of the holidays that communicates that when you sit down with a nice happy plate with a bunch of people that maybe you don't even know, and that's what restaurants do, is they bring people together,” Embre said.
Silver Skillet at 61st and Memorial is open from 11:00-7:00 Thursday, serving turkey, two sides, a dinner roll, and a slice of pumpkin pie.
Hotel Indigo is open for reservations only. They are serving Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00 until 2:00 and the rooftop bar opens at 3:00.
Shiloh's in Broken Arrow will be open Thursday for breakfast, then from 11:00-3:00 for Thanksgiving dinner.
There are several free options too. In Fort Gibson, 4 Mile Stop and Cafe is serving turkey, ham, casseroles pies, and sides, all for free, starting at 11:00 a.m., until everything is gone.
Tally's in Tulsa is serving free meals from 11:00 to 2:00, first come first serve.
Apple Barrel Café in Broken Arrow has free meals from 11:00 to 2:00 as well.