Even though most stores are closed on Thanksgiving, there are plenty that plan to stay open for the turkey holiday. Whether you need a last-minute stash of cranberry sauce or something urgent from the pharmacy, at least one of your go-to stores will be open this Thanksgiving.
Based on 2022 holiday hours, we listed which stores you can expect to be open on Thanksgiving 2023. You can also expect several grocery stores and restaurants to be open on Thanksgiving Day this year!
Of course, if you’re just looking to shop around, you can check out all the early Black Friday deals online as you sink into a turkey coma — and save big right from your sofa. Now that’s a Happy Thanksgiving.
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Note: The Thanksgiving hours listed here apply to most store locations across the U.S., but some locations may have limited hours. As a best practice, we always recommend calling your closest store to confirm they’re open before you head out.
Retail & Clothing Stores Open on Thanksgiving
Ace Hardware stores are independently owned, so you may find your local store open on Thanksgiving. Call ahead to confirm your store’s hours before you take the trip. Ace Hardware’s regular business hours on Thursdays are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Big Lots will be open on Thanksgiving, with most locations open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Last year, Big Lots had toys for 50% off and recliner chairs for $199.99 on Thanksgiving Day. Big Rewards members got 15% off their purchases, and for every $100 spent, they received $10 in Big Bucks toward their next purchase.
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops will be open on Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cabela’s will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, so you can start your Black Friday shopping early. Use these tips to save more during Cabela’s Black Friday event.
Dollar General will be open on Thanksgiving during regular business hours (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Their Black Friday sale kicks off on Thanksgiving Day, and we found all the best Dollar General Black Friday deals to keep an eye out for.
Dollar Tree will be open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Some locations may even run extended holiday hours. Here’s what to know about Dollar Tree Black Friday, and all the best Dollar Tree Black Friday deals to watch for.
Family Dollar will be open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grocery Stores Open on Thanksgiving
Acme will close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Albertsons will close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Carrs stays open on Thanksgiving for limited hours.
Food Lion will stay open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Fred Meyer will close at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Fry’s stays open on Thanksgiving for limited hours.
Giant will close at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Harris Teeter will close at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
H-E-B will be open on Thanksgiving Day 6 a.m. to noon.
Hy-Vee has Thanksgiving hours from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jewel-Osco will close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
King Soopers will close at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, depending on your local store.
Kroger will be open until 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Meijer will be open until 5 p.m.
Ralphs will close at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Safeway has limited hours on Thanksgiving.
Smith’s will close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Sprouts will close at 4 p.m.
Tom Thumb will be open 24 hours.
Vons will have limited hours on Thanksgiving.
Whole Foods will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Drugstores & Pharmacies Open on Thanksgiving
Related: Here’s exactly how to shop drugstore Black Friday sales like a boss in 2022.
Related: See our handy list of all grocery stores open on Thanksgiving Day.
Drive-Thrus Open on Thanksgiving
We’ve got a full list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving, but here are two big ones:
Most McDonalds locations will be open on Thanksgiving, except for those inside Walmart stores (since Walmart is closed on Thanksgiving). They’ll have breakfast hours 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Most Starbucks locations will be open on Thanksgiving. We expect them to be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starbucks stores inside Target will be closed, though, as Target doesn’t open on Thanksgiving.
Are liquor stores open on Thanksgiving?
Before you head out for a few bottles of wine on Thanksgiving, you might want to call ahead to confirm your local liquor store’s holiday hours.
If you find a liquor store that’s open, keep in mind that many states prohibit alcohol sales on holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Here’s what you need to know before you head to the liquor store.
These states do not sell alcohol on Thanksgiving:
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
These states only sell alcohol in limited supply on Thanksgiving (like only beer and wine, but not hard liquor):
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
Related: See our list of all the restaurants open on Thanksgiving.