Eighteen-month old Bethany Martinez, center, eats some peas while enjoying a free Thanksgiving Day meal at Norma's Cafe in Oak Cliff.

Eighteen-month old Bethany Martinez, center, eats some peas while enjoying a free Thanksgiving Day meal at Norma's Cafe in Oak Cliff.

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Here are three more reasons to feel thankful this year: Three restaurants in Dallas are handling out free Thanksgiving food, no strings attached. If you're in search of a warm meal, head to The Mockingbird Diner, The Slow Bone or Norma's Cafe on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

The Mockingbird Diner

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Not familiar with this restaurant? Here's why: It isn't open yet. But Jack Perkins, owner of this new place (and also the man behind Maple & Motor burger joint) has decided to invite people to the Mockingbird Diner for free Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2017, according to Facebook.

The Mockingbird Diner is located near Love Field. It's a gorgeous-looking place; you undoubtedly have wondered "what's that?" if you've driven past recently. Get a look inside on Thanksgiving Day during the event they call Freebird.

  • The Mockingbird Diner is located at 3130 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas.

The Slow Bone

The original Freebird Thanksgiving Day feast was at Dallas barbecue joint The Slow Bone. And they're back to offer the same generous turkey lunch again this year. It's free from noon to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

  • The Slow Bone is located at 2234 Irving Blvd., Dallas.

Norma's Cafe

Norma's Cafe (Oak Cliff)

Last year, Norma's Cafe reports it served more than 7,500 people on Thanksgiving Day. They're back this year to serve people in need on Nov. 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The comfort-food restaurant that's been a staple in Dallas for decades will have all the goodies: turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls and dessert. They'll even be serving Norma's Cafe's famous mile-high pie! 

The event is put on with the help of sponsors Ben E. Keith, Classic Caps and Embroidery, Centennial Radiator Service, Community Coffee, Evan's Engraving, Buckhead Beef, Hill Country Dairy, Mrs. Baird's, and Varidoc Printing, according to a press release. 

  • Thanksgiving will be served at the original location: 1123 W. Davis St., Dallas (in Oak Cliff).

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