If you want to leave the cooking to someone else, there are plenty of Bangor-area options from which to choose!

As my mother will attest, cooking a Thanksgiving Day meal is a ton of work and preparation. She can never understand why we don't immediately want to help clean up afterward. I mean, you are supposed to unbutton your pants and watch football for at least an hour right? Maybe even squeeze a nap in? Then, it's time for pie, then another hour on the couch.

Well, if you want to skip all of that, and have someone wait on you for the holiday, several restaurants in the Bangor area will be open for business on Thanksgiving Thursday, with special menus serving up all your Turkey Day favorites, like mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Here is what is open on Thanksgiving Day:

High Tide-5 S Main St, Brewer
The Lucerne Inn-2517 Main Rd. Dedham
Carolina's-16 Union St, Bangor
Timber Kitchen and Bar-22 Bass Park Blvd. Bangor
Seasons Grille & Sports Bar–427 Main St. Bangor
Dysart’s in Hermon– 530 Coldbrook Rd. Hermon
Dysart’s on Broadway– 1110 Broadway Bangor
Governor’s in Bangor– 643 Broadway Bangor(Take out only)
Governor’s in Old Town– 963 Stillwater Ave. Old Town(Take out only)
Ground Round– 248 Odlin Rd. Bangor
Hops House 99 at Hollywood Casino– 500 Main St. Bangor

And if the mood hits you and you want to shop afterward, here is what's open and what is not.

Home Depot

Most convenience stores
Some chain restaurants

Whether you dine in, or out, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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