Sometimes, you're just not up for preparing a large and elaborate Thanksgiving dinner. The problem is you still want the Thanksgiving dinner. Well, Missoula has you covered. 

Every year, visitors staying in area hotels or folks in town who want an easy and festive meal spend Thanksgiving eating out rather than staying in. Below is a list of several restaurants that will be open and serving traditional meals on Thanksgiving day. 

Each restaurant was contacted by The Missoulian and each confirmed it would be open on Thanksgiving. Still, it's not a bad idea to call ahead if you plan to go, just to make sure they still plan on being open.