Athens - are you ready for Turkey Day? Check out these local restaurants for Thanksgiving meals and deals!

Places to eat on Thanksgiving Day

Weaver D's

Come out to Weaver D's on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate with the Athens community! Festivities start with gospel music at 12 p.m. and food from 2-5 p.m. (or until food runs out). Call (706) 353-7797 for more info. 

Chuck's Fish 

Leave the cooking and cleaning at home this Thanksgiving and come spend the holiday at Chuck's Fish! The seafood restaurant will host Five Athens' yearly Thanksgiving Charity Feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

El Paso

El Paso is offering its first annual free Thanksgiving Dinner at its Athens location on Tuesday, November 21 from 3-6 p.m. Come out to this new restaurant to connect with the Athens community and enjoy a delicious meal!

This article was updated by Olivia Lamme in 2023. This list will be updated as restaurants continue to announce their offerings. 

Places to order ahead from

Independent Baking Co.

Let Independent Baking Co. make what it makes best... tasty treats! Independent is offering Maple Pecan Pie and Sweet Potato Pie for preorder this Thanksgiving season. Place your order in person at the bakery, over the phone at (706) 850-3550, or online at Preorders can be placed until Saturday, November 18, and all pies will be picked up at the bakery on Wednesday, November 22. 


Take home a delicious tomato pie from home.made to brighten up your festive gatherings. The tomato pies are par-baked making the reheating and serving process at home incredibly easy! Place your order by emailing or calling the restaurant at (706) 206-9216. Home.made is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for pie pick up. They are only offering 40 pies for $25 each, so act fast! 

Donderos' Kitchen

Donderos' Kitchen will help with Thanksgiving prep this year by offering pre-order pies, dressing (both conventional and gluten-free), and cranberry sauce. Stop in, call (706) 354-8688, or email to place your order. 

Marti's At Midday


Find delicious Thanksgiving sides at Marti's at Midday this season. Order mac & cheese, cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes with brown sugar & pecan crust, yeast rolls, and so much more! Browse the numerous options on their website, email, or call (706)201-1889. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 15 at 12 p.m., and pick up is on Tuesday, November 21 from 1-4 p.m. or on Wednesday, November 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lindsey's Culinary Market 

Lindsey's Culinary Market's Thanksgiving sides can't be beat! Stay tuned for details on this year's menu. Call the farm fresh restaurant at (706) 353-0558 for their catering menu and pick-up scheduleOrders can be picked up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.