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These Stores Will Be Open on Thanksgiving If You Need a Black Friday Head Start



Thanksgiving is a day to spend around the dinner table with your closest family and friends — and there are a lot of hilarious Thanksgiving memes that perfectly capture the holiday. 

However, while plenty of people plan on sitting in their living rooms in their fierce OOTD, many others spend Thanksgiving looking ahead to Christmas and determined to find the best deals possible. 

Starting Black Friday a little bit earlier — for deals that aren't necessarily worth it — these savvy shoppers need to know what retailers to visit first before their Thanksgiving dinner is even out of the oven.   

So, what stores are open on Thanksgiving? 

Some retailers have made the decision to close on Turkey Day, allowing employees to enjoy the festivities without stress and those include DSW, Costco, Nordstrom, T.J. Maxx, Marshall's, Home Depot, and Lowe's. 

However, there are still plenty of stores open for business.

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If you are headed to Walmart and want to beat the rush, you need to be at the retail giant by 6 p.m. when it opens its doors on Thanksgiving Thursday. 

Dollar General 

Need some last minute turkey decor? Head to your local Dollar General, which is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving.


For a quick coffee fix, Starbucks will be open. However, the coffee retailer urges customers to check with their local stores, as some might be closed or have holiday hours. 


To give you an extra head start on their popular Black Friday deals, Target will open its doors at 5 p.m. Thursday night. 


Just like its competitor, Kohl's will also open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving day. 

Best Buy 

For all your doorbuster TV and electronic deals, Best Buy will be open on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m.

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You can shop at Kmart before sitting down for dinner thanks to its 6 a.m. opening time on Thanksgiving.


If you are one of the last Sears loyalists, the retailer will be open Thursday at 6 p.m. 


Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus might be closed, but Macy's will open up at 5 p.m. Thursday night.  

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Are fast food restaurants open on Thanksgiving? 

If your family is known for eating late — and you need a snack until the turkey is carved — these fast food chains are your best bet. 


The Golden Arches will be open on the holiday — however, we can't guarantee a working ice cream machine.  

Burger King 

You can have it your way on the holiday, just double check before you head out as some locations might have limited hours. 

Dunkin' Donuts

Yes, Dunkin' will be open on Turkey Day, but we suggest checking your location before heading out due to reduced holiday hours. 


Wendy's is open so if you need a Frosty fix, you'll be all good. 

Unfortunately, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Panera, and Subway are closed. 

Are banks open on Black Friday? 

Since Black Friday is not a federal holiday — contrary to popular belief — most banks will be open regular business hours. However, it is always recommended to check your location before heading out as the day after Thanksgiving is considered a state holiday in certain states. Or hitting the back before it closes for Thanksgiving. 

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