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Where to Find a Fine Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

Whether for two or for the whole family, we have takeout dinner offerings throughout Dallas and beyond. (Yes, dine in options too.)
By Reagan Williamson |
A dark brown roasted turkey with sides on a table.
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This year has put everyone through the ringer, so why not sit back, relax, and let someone else cook your Thanksgiving dinner? These DFW restaurants are offering special holiday menus to enjoy while dining in or getting cozy at home.


The Whole Dang Meal

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
Eatzi’s is offering a special Thanksgiving menu featuring Rosewood Ranch smoked wagyu prime rib roast, chipotle bacon glazed smoked turkey leg, broccoli rice casserole, and more. Online orders must be placed by November 24 and picked up November 19–25. Multiple locations

Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que and Home Cooking
Owners Brent and Juan Reaves dressing-stuffed turkey legs are available to order until November 20 for pickup November 23-25. Orders run between $39.95 for a pack of two and $79.95 for a pack of four.

Lockhart Smokehouse
Enjoy smoked turkeys and hams, prime rib, or whole briskets with an assortment of sides to-go from Lockhart Smokehouse. Deadline to order is November 23rd at 5 p.m. and pick up cut-off is November 25 at 4:30 p.m. Wine and beer is also available. Multiple locations

Al Biernat’s
The team at Al’s is offering a traditional Thanksgiving pickup menu to its guests, including a whole turkey, smoked heritage half spiral sliced ham, family-style sides, and desserts. All orders must be placed by 6 p.m. on November 23 and picked up November 25.

Chef Anastacis Quiñones has curated a Thanksgiving en Casa menu so you can delight in her Mexican cookery from your own table: oven roasted turkey, spicy sausage stuffing, jalapeño corn casserole, poblano mac and cheese, and much more to choose from. Preorder by November 20 and pick up on November 25.

The beloved eatery has a three- or four-course takeout option with complimentary brut or brut rosé. You can choose between appetizers and salads (Bulgarian feta and pita, for example, or Spanish white anchovy kale caesar salad), and for the main: bone-in pork chop, turkey, sea bass, tenderloin, or vegetarian lasagna. ($79–$92, optional dessert $15) Call or email to order.

Rise + Thyme
Celebrity chef Amanda Freitag’s new restaurant is offering take-home Thanksgiving Meals with a November 19 order deadline. Menu will include skin-on turkey breast, herb stuffing, maple pecan sweet potato mash, and other Thanksgiving staples.

TJ’s Seafood Market
TJ’s has a special Thanksgiving menu for pickup when ordered by November 23. Pickups will be available after 12 p.m. on the date selected.

Ten50 BBQ
Popular Richardson barbecue spot, Ten50 is offering a Thanksgiving menu for family style meats, sides and desserts until December 31. Orders require 72-hour notice and can be placed online or by phone.

Eddie V’s 
Eddie V’s is offering four-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner for takeout, featuring choice of turkey or whole beef tenderloin with traditional sides. Dinner for two starts at $125 and $225 serving four to six. Place a pre-order online for pickup on November 24 or 25. Multiple locations

Whiskey Cake 
For $85, Whiskey Cake’s “Get Stuffed” Thanksgiving Kit serves four to six people and includes: choice of Duroc ham or Sous Vide boneless turkey breast, creamed Brussels sprouts with bacon, smoked cornbread stuffing with local Andouille among other sides. Preorder the kit by November 11 for pickup from November 18–25.

Pinstripes is offering a Thanksgiving catering menu that serves 6-8 people and includes: sliced roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, special house made stuffing and crispy Brussel sprouts for $107. Order by November 23rd for curbside pick-up before November 26th. Plus, bowl three strikes in a row and win a turkey dinner for two until November 29.

DIVE Coastal Cuisine
DIVE is offering family-style Thanksgiving dishes and sides to-go. Order herbed and brined turkey, apple sausage and rosemary ciabatta stuffing, and one of DIVE’s signature charcuterie boards for pick up the day before.

Tacodeli will be offering fresh house-made Mole by the pint for pick up on November 25. Order in advance online.

Spiral Diner 
Load up on vegan Thanksgiving fare with Spiral Diner’s holiday meal kits. Try a plate for one, which includes house-made roast, sides, and pie, or pick family-style fixings. Order by November 23 for pick up November 24 or 25. Multiple locations

Fireside Pies 
Chef Stephan Pyles has created Thanksgiving to-go menu featuring wood roasted turkey breast, blue corn chorizo stuffing, apple-cream cheese flatbread, and other classics in Pyles’ style. The carry out-only menu serves four to six people for $195 and can be preordered until 5 p.m. on November 20 for pick up in-store on November 24 or 25. Multiple locations

Haywire is offering Thanksgiving Dinner Curbside Kits for $90 from November 1-23. Each kit feeds four and includes smoked turkey breast or smoked ham, buttermilk chive whipped potatoes, smoked jalapeño sausage gravy, and more. Plano

If you don’t need the turkey nor the whole smattering of traditional sides, just a nice meal, then look to these top-notch tamales purveyors.

The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is offering elevated Thanksgiving sides at home including: pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey, cranberry-pear chutney, french green beans with Marcona almonds and other holiday staples. Sides serve four to six people for $125 and can be ordered for pickup on November 24 or 25. Multiple locations, sides only

Seasons 52
Seasons 52 is offering dinner boxes that include Thanksgiving dinner, choice of salad and six mini indulgence desserts. Boxes serve four to six for $150 and are available to pre-order online for pickup on November 24 or 25.

The Ranch at Las Colinas
The Ranch is offering Thanksgiving Dinner Curbside Kits for $90 from now through November 23. Each kit feeds four and includes smoked turkey breast or smoked ham, buttermilk chive whipped potatoes, smoked jalapeño sausage gravy, and more.

Big Al’s Smokehouse
Order an entire feast or select seasonal dishes, depending on your needs ($125 serves eight to 10, $99 for a party of four to six). Get whole smoke turkey, Cajun-spiced turkey, ham, and much more. Order online by phone, 214-350-2649.

Whole Turkeys and Other Mains Only

Babb Brothers BBQ & Blues
Secure Babb Brothers’ ancho honey-glazed whole smoked turkey for your Thanksgiving center-piece, starting at $80. Orders must be placed online by Friday, November 20 at 5 PM for pick up on November 24 or 25.

One90 Smoked Meats
Order traditional turkeys, whole Brisket, smoked beef tenderloin, prime rib or spiral ham over the phone or online.

Dine In and Takeout

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge 
This Thanksgiving Day, Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge will offer a three course meal for $75 that includes orange-sorghum glazed turkey and a pumpkin cheesecake pecan pie duo. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 26. Ellie’s will also offer Southern-inspired offerings available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25. Prices range from $195 for a half turkey to $295 for a whole turkey.

Meddlesome Moth
Meddlesome Moth will be open for brunch on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with turkey day specials—the Moth Thanksgiving plate features herb roasted turkey breast, balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts, sweet potato mash, and sage-sausage stuffing muffins at $25 a person. To-go meals serve four for $72 with instructions for reheating and must be ordered online by November 23.

Asian Mint
Asian Mint offering an Asian-inspired Thanksgiving dine-in menu through November 30 at all locations. Offerings include cranberry crispy chicken, golden squash stir fry, and thai pumpkin custard. Platter prep kits are available until November 30 for pickup at the Forest location. The platters serve five to eight people and start at $49.

Perry’s Steakhouse
Perry’s is offering a special dine-in menu at $45 per person that includes: butternut squash soup, smoked turkey breast with pan gravy mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, sausage and sage dressing, and other holiday sides. Add a slice of pumpkin cheesecake for additional $8. Choose between an individual take-home meal for $45 per person or a family-style Thanksgiving dinner, which serves four or more for $139.

Herd & Hearth 
Herd & Hearth is offering a seat at their table for a family-style Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Dishes include oven roasted turkey with lemon thyme garlic rub, Dr. Pepper glazed salmon, and pumpkin spiced panna cotta. Prices range from $32 to $58 per person. Herd & Hearth will also offer meals for pickup on Thanksgiving Day with prices ranging from $38 to $120. Call to place your order by 5 p.m. on November 25. Frisco

12 Cuts Brazillian Steakhouse
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for $46.85 per person and dishes will include bacon-wrapped turkey. Order online and pick up curbside from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every day. Preorder for Thanksgiving Day by November 25 at 5 p.m.

In addition to the regular menu, Yardbird will offer a special Thanksgiving menu by reservation on November 26 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Turkeys to-go must be ordered by November 18.

Toro Toro
Led by chef Richard Sandoval, Toro Toro’s multicourse, pan-Latin Thanksgiving spread will be available to guests all day on site for $65 in addition to a limited regular a la carte menu. Guests can also enjoy the Toro Toro Thanksgiving to-go, which includes house salad, ancho glazed turkey breast, roasted poblano gravy, and pumpkin cheesecake. The family-style carryout menu serves four to six people and is priced at $180. Fort Worth

Dine In

Elm & Good 
Elm & Good is offering a three-course menu of holiday classics on Thanksgiving Day, available for $75 for adults and $35 for kids under 12. Elm & Good will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 26.

Shell Shack 
All locations are open on Thanksgiving Day for a family-style feast of crab, shrimp, catfish, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and wings.

Sushi Marquee
For a nontraditional option, head to Sushi Marquee for fresh sushi, sashimi, grilled lobster, and more. Make reservations online for November 26. Frisco 

Cut & Bourbon
On Thanksgiving Day, Cut & Bourbon will offer a prix fixe menu of classics and holiday-inspired dishes for dine-in 10 a.m. until 8. Pricing is $38 for kids and $76 for adults with a complimentary cocktail. Arlington


Vestals Catering
Available now until November 30, Vestals is offering a Thanksgiving reheat-ready menu that serves four to six and runs between $200 for one protein or $235 for two. The menu includes citrus and herb roasted turkey breast or bourbon maple ham with kale salad, fennel and thyme dressing, and other sides. Orders must be placed by November 24 at noon for November 25 delivery, which is complimentary in Dallas and is $25 outside of Dallas.


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