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What stores and restaurants are open in L.A. on Thanksgiving 2019?

Thanksgiving
Your guide to what’s open and what’s closed on Thanksgiving.
(James O’Brien / For The Times)

The Pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving harvest celebration in fall 1621. During the American Civil War in 1863, President Lincoln recognized Thanksgiving as a federal holiday.

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In modern times, we celebrate the holiday by traveling home, cooking a delicious feast, and watching TV on the couch with loved ones. If you choose to venture outside, many services will be closed. Here is a helpful guide to help you plan your festivities accordingly:

Closed

  • banks
  • courts (U.S. and county)
  • federal government offices
  • garbage collection
  • libraries
  • U.S. post offices and mail delivery (though some Priority Express as well as UPS Express Critical Service and FedEx Custom Critical will be delivered)
  • schools
  • U.S. stock market

Closed grocery stores

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  • Aldi
  • Costco
  • Sam’s Club
  • Trader Joe’s

Open grocery stores

  • Ralphs
    • 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Stater Bros.
    • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Albertsons
    • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Vons
    • 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Gelson’s
    • 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Whole Foods
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sprouts
    • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open retailers

  • Walmart
    • Open at 7 a.m.
  • Big Lots
    • Open at 7 a.m.
  • Kmart
    • Open at 8 a.m.
  • Rite Aid
    • Open at 8 a.m.
  • JCPenney
    • Open at 2 p.m.
  • GameStop
    • Open at 3 p.m.
  • Old Navy
    • Open at 3 p.m.
  • Kohl’s
    • Open at 5 p.m.
  • Best Buy
    • Open at 5 p.m.
  • Macy’s
    • Open at 5 p.m.
  • Target
    • Open at 5 p.m.
  • Ulta Beauty
    • Open at 5 p.m.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
    • Open at 5 p.m.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
    • Open at 6 p.m.
  • Michaels
    • Open at 6 p.m.
  • Sears
    • Open at 6 p.m.

Open restaurants
(Sites and hours may be limited; check before you go.)

  • Applebee’s
  • Boston Market
  • Buca Di Beppo
  • Burger King
  • Chart House
  • Chili’s
  • Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Del Taco
  • Denny’s
  • Dunkin’
  • Fleming’s Steakhouse
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Hooters
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
  • Marie Callender’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Morton’s Steakhouse
  • Papa John’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • Popeye’s
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • TGI Friday’s
  • Tony Roma’s Steakhouse

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