Across the country tens of thousands of people spent this holiday at a restaurant.
Many have made it a holiday tradition across our region as well.
People we spoke to said whether you're alone or with family, it can still be a special day.
"Family's in Southern California and Seattle, my wife is deceased so it's easier!", said Bob Noel.
Places like Old Country Buffet and Shari's are some of the most popular destinations.
We asked people if there was any down-side to eating out.
The most common answer? No leftovers.