It’s no secret that Thanksgiving is a great holiday. The crisp, fall air. The special moments with family. The food. There’s almost no reason not to love it. The downside to having family visit and feasting for hours at a time is the prep and cleanup.
This season, avoid the stress of cooking and cleanup and spend more time with loved ones by eating at a restaurant for Thanksgiving. That doesn’t mean you have to dine at a burger joint or pizza shop. For Thanksgiving, there are many phenomenal options to eat. Some of the best head chefs use this holiday as an opportunity to create something special with the food they love.
We’ve put together this list of restaurants that offer amazing food experiences for Thanksgiving. If you are considering any of these, we suggest making reservations as soon as you can!
Austin Thanksgiving Day Meals
This contemporary restaurant features a delectable brunch buffet at the AT&T Center on UT’s campus. This mouthwatering feast features a carving station with turkey and prime rib and more desserts than you’ll even be able to try, such as banana-pumpkin fritters, double ginger cookies, brown sugar apple bread pudding, and much more.
11/28 10:30am-2:30pm, $68+ for adults and $30+ for children
The Austin staple is open for Turkey Day with no need for reservations. Home-style cooking at its finest, including meats like turkey, ham, and pork chops. If you have family coming in from out of town, show them this classic Austin eatery.
Another Austin classic is serving a tasty holiday menu. The Driskill Grill is offering a brunch buffet, including a carving station, brunch classics, and a whole host of desserts. Truly enjoy Thanksgiving food at this feast.
11/28 10:00am-3:00pm, $105 for adults and $52.50 for children
Dallas Restaurants Serving on Thanksgiving
Indulge in a vintage-inspired prix fixe meal featuring lobster, turkey, green beans Amandine, and their regular a la carte dining options. Live music and $5 mimosas make this a great option to dine.
11/28 11:00am-8:00pm, $39.99 for adults and $15 for children
The chef that heads this restaurant is putting a twist on traditional Thanksgiving staples. The menu features dishes such as jalapeno-cranberry relish, pheasant confit, and lamb osso buco. These are some offerings you don’t want to miss.
11/28 10:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-9:00pm, $125 per person
Never been here before but always wanted to check it out? Now is the perfect opportunity with their three-course prix fixe menu featuring Cajun fried turkey, giblet gravy, and cranberry chutney.
11/28 11:00am-3:00pm, $39 per person
Houston Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day
Step outside the traditional at this eatery and enjoy their Thanksgiving offerings. Taste unique items like grilled san san tofu smothered in mushroom gravy, maple-glazed turkey breast, and apple kugel. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe this prix fixe feast.
11/28 10:00am-4:00pm, $45 per person
Choose your own Turkey Day adventure at this comfortable restaurant. Enjoy family-style sides like honey-braised carrots and garlic mashed potatoes. For dessert, don’t skip the Snickers pie.
Throw tradition to the wayside and enjoy the unique twist The Afghan Village is putting on this indulgent holiday. Chow down on homemade rolls and goat gravy, or lamb kabobs. Whatever you choose to eat, rest assured that it’ll be incredible.
Where to Eat in San Antonio on Thanksgiving Day
Open for Thanksgiving brunch and dinner, indulge in traditional foods like ham, turkey, and prime rib. Even if you’re with some picky eaters, you can find options to satisfy their tastebuds like chicken and waffles or penne pasta with marinara. No fall feast would be complete without a pecan pie, but check out their bananas foster, too.
11/28 10:00am-8:00pm, $74.95 for adults and $42 for children
Definitely a twist on traditional fare, enjoy dining in this hunting-lodge style restaurant. Ingredients are thoughtfully and locally sourced as often as possible.
Looking for something different this Thanksgiving?
The much-beloved grocery store of Texas, H-E-B, hosts its annual Feast of Sharing. At this event, hundreds of volunteers gather to help fight hunger by providing a Thanksgiving meal at no cost. Spread good cheer and get a warm feeling (that isn’t just warm gravy in your stomach) by volunteering at one of their many opportunities across Texas. Click here to see Feast of Sharing locations.
Maybe you’d like to escape the stress of the holiday, or perhaps your house is a little small to host all your family for dinner. Whatever your reasons, we hope you enjoy eating at any of these options that we provided for Thanksgiving. If you need a kitchen remodel to fit your double oven for next year’s Turkey Day or upgrade to bigger living quarters to accommodate everyone, Park Place Finance can help you with securing the capital to make it happen. Click here to contact us to get the process started.