Remember the ending of the movie "A Christmas Story" where the family had to settle for duck at an oriental cafe because it was the only place open? I remember a holiday far worse than that! Years ago when my wife and I had all of our family members snowed in at their homes and all we could enjoy was a can of Sparks and some beef jerky from the convenience store. Not good. I want to ensure that you don't have THAT kind of holiday, which is why we have compiled the restaurants that says they will we open to serve. (In no particular order)

  • 1

    Montana Club

    Two locations. One at 2620 Brooks the other at 4561 N Reserve St. If the food served on Turkey Day is anywhere near as good as the food they normally serve, then we are in for a treat! Visit them online for phone numbers, menus and hours.

  • 2

    Blue Canyon Grill

    Often times they offer a wide assortment of delectable goodies on most holidays, and if tradition prevails your meals will be wined and dined by a fantastic low-key jazz band near the tables. Located at 3720 North Reserve Street. Call (406) 541-2583.

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    The place that is always great for Sunday brunches will also be open on Thanksgiving. Expect quick service, a fair price and of course a full course turkey dinner. Save room for dessert from their bakery! Located at 2275 North Reserve Street. Call (406) 543-3330.

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    Widely known for the place to curb your late night munchies, Denny's will also have it's doors wide open for families this holiday. Located at 2922 Brooks Street. Call (406) 829-8500.

  • 5

    Finn and Porter

    This fantastic dining establishment recommends that you make reservations as soon as possible seeing as how this place will fill up weeks in advance. Fantastic views, the best cooks and waitstaff, and the most mouthwatering Turkey dinner awaits. This restaurant may actually be better than Momma's house on Thanksgiving day. Maybe.