If you think you're going to have to settle for Chinese takeout and drowning your sorrows in a bottle of wine by yourself, think again. Lucky for you, there are some places open today that will cook up your turkey for you, and you won't even have to do the dishes afterward!
And, in my humble opinion, the king of them all?
CRYSTAL CITY SPORTS PUB.
Located at 529 23rd St. S in Arlington's Crystal City, this is the sports pub to end all sports pubs.
But it's in Virginia, some of you D.C. people may be whining. If I have to cross a river, I don't want to go!
Trust me, Crystal City Sports Pub will make your Metro ride over the river and through the woods worth it. It has THREE FLOORS of giant-screen TVs to cover all your Thanksgiving football-related needs:
So what about the food? The food in general is pretty awesome for a sports pub, but then they take it to a whole other level for Thanksgiving. The past two years running, I've eaten CCSP's Thanksgiving ham-and-turkey combo meal, and I've been just as satiated and satisfied as I'd have been had I spent the holiday with my family (don't tell my mom that, though).
And at $10.99, it's a deal you just can't beat. Click here for the full Thanksgiving offerings.
Still not convinced you should trek to Virginia, or interested in eating somewhere a little fancier for the holiday? There are a bunch of nice restaurants in D.C. proper offering a Thanksgiving special. Click here to visit OpenTable to make your reservation!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!