13 New Orleans restaurants open on Thanksgiving: Make reservations now!

November 11, 2015
By: Brett Anderson, Times-Picayune

Thanksgiving is a busier day at New Orleans restaurants than locals might think. Many restaurants that serve it are already fully booked.

Here are 13 restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals that look quite delicious. All still have seats available -- at least at the moment this was published. Call for reservations and more information. Others may be available: Visit our Dining Guide and explore our Critic's Picks, if you want to look for other options.

The restaurant wrapped around a bakery is open for limited hours on Thanksgiving day. From 7 a.m. to noon, Willa Jean will be in the business of filling take-out orders of traditional Thanksgiving sides and pies. The available sides include cornbread dressing, gravy, baked beans, broccoli casserole. The pies: pumpkin, pear-sour cherry, banana cream and more. Place your order in advance for best results.