If you decide all that cooking is just too much work, or your family is too big, or you're alone on Thanksgiving day or just decide to do something different this year, you have lots of options if you live in Acadiana.  Lots of restaurants will be open and ready to serve you a delicious meal, no matter what you're hungry for!

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    100 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette LA

    You can get turkey and dressing every week at Piccadilly, but they'll be doing it up even bigger and better on Thanksgiving. The Lafayette location on Arnould Blvd. will be open 11 AM -5 PM, the Oil Center location, 838 Coolidge, Blvd. will be open 11 AM- 3 PM.

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    Crawfish Town USA

    2815 Grand Pointe Hwy., Henderson LA

    If you prefer your turkey fried, with a side of fried catfish, try Crawfish Town USA. Their Thanksgiving buffet will be open from 11 AM - 2 PM.

    Crawfish Town USA
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    Frog City Travel Plaza Casino Restaurant

    1418 N. Polk St., Rayne LA

    Basically, it's a truck stop diner, but the food is good and the service is friendly. They'll be open till 6 PM.

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    Blue Dog Cafe

    1211 W. Pinhhook Rd., Lafayette LA

    Blue Dog will be doing their famously delicious Brunch on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 AM - 2 PM.

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    Cafe Vermilionville

    1304 W. Pinhook, Lafayette LA

    Open 11 AM - 2 PM, but when I called, they told me they were fully booked, so call first to see if anything opened up.

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    Don's Downtown

    301 E. Vermilion, Lafayette LA

    Don's Seafood and Steakhouse will be serving up a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, along with their regular menu, from 10:30 AM - 3 PM.

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    101 E. Second St., Broussard LA

    Nash's will be open, reservations required, serving a limited menu.

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    Masala Indian Kitchen

    Masala will be open regular hours, from 11 AM - 7 PM, serving their full menu.

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    Hai Nam

    2330 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette

    Their sign says "Buffet Open All Day Thanksgiving."

    Hai Nam Buffet
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    3920 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette

    Copeland's will be open 11 AM -4 PM with a special Thanksgiving menu. Copelan's has an extensive catering menu, too, if you prefer to take it to go.

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    Golden Corral

    3110 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70506
    Golden Corral
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    IHOP; Wikipedia