Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to do all the cooking this year. But here’s something to keep in mind: the avian flu has caused a turkey shortage, so some menus won’t be offering turkey. We have a section for those alternative meals if, you’re into that. If you want turkey on the table, it’s best to get your orders in earlier than you normally would.
Here’s a guide for places to eat, pick up, or heat up Thanksgiving meals in Dallas.
Dine In With Turkey
Bacchus Kitchen + Bar
On Thanksgiving Day, Hotel Vin in Grapevine is hosting a buffet with a prime rib carving station, roasted turkey, shucked oysters, and other Mediterranean eats. The meal will be inside the Bordeaux Ballroom. $95 per person. Reservations required.
The Capital Grille
The steakhouse will be serving plates of roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, and mashed potatoes, with the option to add pumpkin cheesecake for a sweet treat for dessert. Can’t stay? All of their sides will also be available to go. Place an order or make a reservation online.
Carbone & Carbone Vino
The Italian restaurant boasts a classic Thanksgiving menu of glazed turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, squash agrodolce, cranberry mostarda, and mashed potatoes. Sweet tooths can lean into the pecan pie or lemon cheesecake. $195 per person. Reservations recommended.
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Davio’s will serve a menu featuring oven-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, and challah bread stuffing. To top it off, you’ll have your choice of apple cobbler, pumpkin pie, or pecan tart. $85 for adults and $23 for children under 12. Desserts are $15 each. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 469-772-4810 or online.
The Thanksgiving menu includes turkey, gravy, stuffing, chutney, roasted butternut squash, and whipped mashed potatoes with a pumpkin pie tartlet. Reservations recommended.
A fixed menu includes bread, a creamy leek soup, pasta, your choice of turkey, short rib, or salmon, with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Dessert is a slice of Texas pecan or pumpkin pie. $115 per person, reservations recommended.
Thanksgiving lunch includes roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole, gravy, and cranberry sauce. If turkey’s not your thing, there are also fish or steak meals. Dessert includes a pumpkin spice crème brûlée with cranberry compote or pecan pie. $85 for adults, $45 for kids 12 and under. Reservations can be made online.
For brunch, LAW in Los Colinas will have a massive buffet menu with turkey, New York strip, crab benedict with lemon hollandaise, charcuterie stations, oysters, and more. The buffet also includes access to the holiday pie bar, which will have pies ranging from apple to chocolate banana cream pudding. Evening dinner will also be available, which will be served as a traditional Thanksgiving plate. Brunch is $130 for adults and $50 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 972-717-2420.
For brunch, Meddlesome Moth is serving up a Thanksgiving plate of roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, whipped butternut squash, gouda mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, and a roll. $29 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling 214-628-7900.
The French-inspired bistro will offer a three-course European menu of turkey breast, onion soup, venison, and chocolate crepes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $48 per person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $58 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 214-953-0917 to make a reservation.
For an Italian Thanksgiving dinner, Monarch will serve up meatballs, veal chop parmesan and tuna tartare, and an exclusive black truffle turkey with sage gravy. The sides include a brioche stuffing, pumpkin gnocchetti with confit turkey, and green beans with cranberry and orange sauce. Can’t forget dessert: a deconstructed pumpkin pie with chocolate crumble. $75 per person. Reservations recommended.
For barbecue lovers, OAK’D is offering two packages of smoked turkey and sweet desserts to take home and impress the fam. The first package ($265) includes 10.5 to 12 pounds of smoked turkey, two sides, cranberry relish, gravy, a dozen rolls, and a dessert. The second ($385) has smoked turkey, six pounds of smoked ham, four sides, cranberry relish, gravy, rolls, and two desserts. Speaking of desserts, you can choose from pecan pie, pumpkin pie, bread pudding, and more. Orders can be placed online or by calling 214-242-8671 by Nov. 19 for pickup on Nov. 23.
A spread of oven-roasted turkey, cranberry relish, mashed butternut squash, and other sides come with a mini pumpkin pie for dessert. Reservations recommended.
Second Floor Kitchen
The Second Floor Kitchen, located at The Westin Galleria Dallas, will have a Thanksgiving lunch buffet at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. $85 for adults, $45 for children 12 and under, kids under five eat free. Reservations available online.
SĒR Steak + Spirits
Your choice of roasted turkey or beef shank adobo comes with green bean and mushroom casserole and creamed corn Brule. The menu also includes a chocolate bourbon pecan bar and pumpkin spiced pot de crème. Reservations recommended.
For a Latin spin on Thanksgiving dinner, Toro Toro in Fort Worth will serve roasted turkey breast with chorizo stuffing, maple chile glazed Brussels sprouts, and crispy pork belly. A la carte items like butternut squash soup and seared salmon with bok choy, mashed potatoes, and ponzu will be available. For dessert: homemade pumpkin pie with cranberry compote, pecan gelato, and Grand Marnier whipped cream. Reservations recommended.
Diners can enjoy a Thanksgiving menu of carrot soup, wedge salad, turkey pot pie, and caramel pecan cheesecake from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27 for $49.99 per person. Whole cheesecakes can also be picked up for $45 each. Cheesecake orders must be placed via email by Nov. 22.
Two Mules Cantina
A Mexican-inspired menu includes smoked turkey drumsticks, pozole, and brisket accompanied by Thanksgiving classics like mashed potatoes green bean casserole, and stuffing. Dessert options include pecan pie or bread pudding topped with ice cream. Available Thanksgiving Day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A three-course Thanksgiving feast at Truluck’s includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli, and rice casserole with a cranberry apple compote. Some Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, like the holiday nog and the turkey old fashioned (made with Wild Turkey bourbon), are also available. $59 per person. Reservations recommended.
Feasting at III Forks includes the whole shebang: turkey, gravy, cranberry-orange relish, sausage sage cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, and veggies. $42 for adults, $18 for kids 12 and under. Reservations recommended and can be made online or by calling 972-267-1776
Dine In Without Turkey
An Italian buffet with turkey breast, prime rib, beef tenderloin, lobster mac and cheese, pancakes, and more will be available on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $55 per person. Reservations recommended.
Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge
The holiday menu includes a game hen breast brined in cranberry and a leg stuffed with porcini, green beans, root vegetable pave, roasted squash bisque, and lobster. Desserts include a flourless chocolate cake with candied kumquats. A la carte, reservations recommended.
The Korean barbecue restaurant will serve up a special Thanksgiving menu from Nov. 18 until Nov. 23 which will feature shrimp pancakes, chicken soup, and spicy bulgogi with a pancake wrap. More information here.
Small mom-and-pop businesses
Of course, don’t forget that your favorite smaller neighborhood restaurants may be open on Thanksgiving. Check with individual restaurants or join a social media group like Asian Grub in DFDUB, where many of our favorite Asian restaurants announce their holiday hours.
DIVE Coastal Cuisine
A huge selection of to-go Thanksgiving food items includes mini potato latkes, bruschetta ciabatta crostinis, charcuterie boards, herbed/brined turkey, seasoned/seared beef tenderloin, whipped or whole sweet potatoes, whole key lime pie, and everything in between. Email or call 214-891-1700 at least 24 hours in advance for pickup on Nov. 23.
Need a bit of Italian flair to your Thanksgiving meal? Eataly has fully cooked classic Thanksgiving meals available for groups of four or eight that come with reheating instructions. While you’re picking up your meal, scoop up a salumi or dessert for the family. Preorders must be placed by Nov. 18 via email or via phone: 469-759-2800.
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
Impress the in-laws with an at-home feast from Eatzi’s, which will offer will have orange bourbon vanilla glazed ham, roasted turkey breast, chipotle bacon turkey legs, and wagyu prime rib roast. Sides include whipped potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans, mac and cheese, and other classics. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Pickup starts Nov. 17 and ends Nov. 23. Items are also available in Eatzi’s locations starting Nov. 17.
Feast on this: bread and butter, salad, 12 pounds of turkey, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Need more than just turkey? Georgie will also offer cuts of meat for purchase, including ribeye, New York strip, wagyu, and more. $280, order online or via email by Nov 20.
Smoked hams, turkeys, briskets, and prime rib are available with sides such as green bean casserole, mac and cheese, s’mores bread pudding, and peach cobbler. All meals will be cold—so be prepared to heat them up–and vacuum sealed. Order by Nov. 18.
A Thanksgiving feast for four from Meridian includes 12 pounds of turkey, braised collard greens, stuffing, mashed potatoes, duck confit gravy, rolls, and a pumpkin cheesecake tart. Wine is available for $35 apiece or two for $65. $295. Order by Nov. 18 (only 30 meals are available) for pickup on Nov. 23 or 24. Call 469-659-6382 or email [email protected].
Got a big group? Postino has a to-go menu with two appetizers, a bruschetta platter, and a salad that can feed 15 to 20 people. $285, with add-ons available for an additional cost. Pickup and delivery are available from Nov. 10 to Nov. 23.
Refined Hospitality Concepts
The company that runs Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge, Sfereco, and Overeasy is offering three to-go meals that can be baked at home. The herb-crusted prime rib dinner ($375) includes rib roast, rosemary fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, rolls, and horseradish sauce. The hickory-smoked ham ($165) meal has ham with ginger apricot glaze, cornbread dressing, green beans with almonds, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and rolls. And the seafood tower ($225) includes shrimp, snow crab legs, two lobster tails, remoulade, crab dip, and cocktail sauce. Orders must be placed online by Nov. 22 for pickup at Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge in downtown Dallas or Uptown or at Sfereco in Plano on Nov. 23.
Cajun turkey, sarsaparilla ham, gumbo, pies, and more are available on Restaurant Beatrice’s impressive to-go a la carte menu. Place orders via email by Nov. 21.
The Thanksgiving box feeds four to six people and includes turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more. $195. Order online for pickup on Nov. 23.
A barbecue feast is always in style, and Ten50 BBQ in Richardson has plenty of smoked meats for pickup, gallons of sides, and desserts. Pre-order by calling 1-855-QUE-1050 or emailing [email protected] before Nov. 19.
If dining at III Forks isn’t an option, you can take their Thanksgiving meals to-go. Their $160 feast feeds three to four people and includes turkey, gravy, cranberry-orange relish, sausage sage cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, and veggies. Chocolate pecan pie or pumpkin pie cake can be added for an additional $50. Preorders start Nov. 18: 972-267-1776.
TJ’s Seafood Market
The holiday platters are filled with seafood offerings like shrimp, smoked salmon, oysters, and gumbo at the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations. Order online by Nov. 22 for pickup on Nov. 23.
A family-style Thanksgiving to-go menu includes roasted turkey with gravy, polenta stuffing with Jimmy’s Italian sausage, mashed potatoes, butternut squash soup, and a choice of dessert. $256, with a la carte items available for an additional cost. Place orders online with pickup on Nov. 23.
Dallas-based Emporium Pies is offering the Drunken Nut (pecan), Drop Dead Gourdgeous (pumpkin), Buttercream Gang (buttermilk), and the Lord of the Pies (apple) for pickup this Thanksgiving. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.
La Casita Bakeshop
An abundance of baked goods (and Thanksgiving dinner!) are available: pumpkin and pecan pie, cinnamon rolls, mushroom quiche, and even a box of assorted pastries. Need bread? They’ve got that, too. Order online.
The Thai and Vietnamese restaurant will have its coconut cream pie available for pickup the day before the feasting. $40 each. Orders should be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Preston Center: 972-373-4434; Uptown: 214-599-7857; Southlake: 817-251-9141; Fort Worth: 682-707-3959.
Pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies are available for order. If you want to mix it up, they’ve also got cupcakes, turkey (shaped) sugar cookies, pumpkin cheesecakes, and cranberry orange cake. Pie orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Order online.
Pumpkin pie, apple caramel crumble pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, buttermilk pie, mocha chess pie, and an assortment of a dozen mini sweet pies. Order online by Nov. 19 for pick up or delivery (within a specific radius) on Nov. 23.
For Football Lovers
Watch Thanksgiving football at Happiest Hour, which will have various drink specials during the Cowboys game at 3:30 p.m. 2616 Olive St.
The Ivy Tavern
Head to The Ivy Tavern’s patio starting at 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day for football and their fall menu, which will be served until 12 a.m. 5334 Lemmon Ave.