No Thanksgiving plans? Here’s a short list of local restaurants open for the holiday

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Chances are, you’ll be served up a Thanksgiving dinner by friends or family or be hosting a gathering yourself.

But not everyone abides by the tradition. For those who don’t, there are options.

We sent out a call on our Facebook followers for restaurants known to be serving on Thanksgiving and made a few quick phone calls ourselves.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Did we miss something? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

Where ever you decide to go, we suggest calling ahead for seating availability:

Sweetwaters, 120 Church St, Burlington, (802) 864-9800 – Like it has for almost 30 years, Thanksgiving Day at Sweetwaters begins at 8 am with the annual Thanksgiving Community Coat Drive. Volunteers will begin serving up a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings at 10 am. Dinner is free until 5 pm.

North Hero House, 3643 US-2, North Hero, (802) 372-4732 — The buffet is open noon to 4 pm, and reservations are “highly recommended.”

Shore Acres Restaurant, 237 Shore Acres Dr, North Hero, (802) 372-8722 –  Dinner is served from 11:30-5:30, although as of Wednesday, the only seating available is at 5:30 pm

Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Square, Middlebury, (802) 388-4961– Reservations are required for dinner, which will be served from non until 3:30 pm.

Waybury Inn, 457 East Main Street, East Middlebury, 802-388-4015 – Dinner starts at noon and will be served until 4 pm.

158 Main, 158 S Vermont 108, Jeffersonville, (802) 644-8100 – Seating is full for the day, but you can still pick up some takeout.

Essex Junction Grand Buffet, 66 Pearl St, Essex Junction, (802) 879-9669 — This Chinese buffet hardly ever closes

Erica’s American Diner, 951 Main St, Fairfax, (802) 849-0205 – Erica’s staarts early on Thanksgiving, withthe doors opening at 7am. They serves until 1 pm.

The Inn at Essex – 70 Essex Way, Essex, (802) 878-1100 — You’re unlikely to get a table for Thanksgiving brunch. But both Butler’s Restaurant and The Tavern at Essex Resort will be open.

Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge, 38 Lower Mountain View Dr, Colchester, (802) 448-3361 — Hours Thursday are 11am – 3:30 pm.

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