While we might love sharing Thanksgiving dinner with family, sometimes all of that cooking — and cleanup — feels like just too much work. Rather than go to all of that effort, why not head to one of the many restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus? From incredible buffet deals complete with all of the Thanksgiving favorites to creative prix-fixe dinners, here are some of the country’s best restaurants offering amazing holiday meals. Just be sure to make a reservation, as they can sell out. Looking for more great restaurants that are perfect for a fall dinner? Check out The Coziest Restaurant in Every State.
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Galley & Garden | Birmingham, Alabama
This celebrated restaurant with modern American and French influences offers a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal. This year’s three-course price fixe menu has plenty of Southern flourishes. On the menu are dishes like braised pork belly, roast chicken wild rice soup, oven-roasted turkey breast, and bone-in pork chop. Dessert options that include bourbon pecan bread pudding and pumpkin caramel crème brûlée.
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Saddle Peak Lodge | Calabasas, California
Tucked in the hills of Malibu Canyon, this stylishly rustic restaurant has a four-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast worthy of a splurge, with highlights like lobster bisque and grilled pheasant salad, and main courses such as roasted turkey or, for those interested in something more exotic, seared elk tenderloin. Dessert options include bread pudding and pumpkin pie.
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SLO Provisions | San Luis Obispo, California
This Central Coast restaurant is already known for its rotisserie-roasted meats and family-style dinners, so you know they’ll do Thanksgiving right. Order from their a la carte or to-go holiday dinner menu that includes dishes like garlicky mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and an oven-ready free-range turkey that’s ready to roast.
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Fleming’s | Englewood, Colorado
This steakhouse and wine bar in the Denver suburb of Englewood is serving a three-course dinner on Thanksgiving that includes a starter (soup or salad), entree choice of mixed herb-roasted turkey breast or petite filet mignon in a peppercorn sauce, and for dessert diners can choose between New York cheesecake or carrot cake. Dinners can also be ordered to-go.
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Saybrook Point Inn | Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Equidistant between Boston and New York, the Saybrook Point Inn is a waterside venue where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. This year, diners can enjoy a roasted turkey with pan gravy, prime rib, or butternut-sage ravioli. The dinner comes with a seafood raw bar, soup station, autumn salads, and gelato bar. Desserts include raspberry tarts and apple pie cheesecake.
Founding Farmers | King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
This farmer-owned favorite with multiple locations offers a hot ready-to-eat feast for Thanksgiving at home as well as their dine-option. Folks dining in can expect roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, Southern fried chicken, herb-crusted prime rib and more. A “Leftover Kit for Home” is also available for $75.
Wildfire | Chicago
This Chicago favorite will serve up a family-style Thanksgiving dinner with the choice of three mains: turkey with mushroom-herb stuffing, cedar-planked salmon, and beef tenderloin options. A choice of two sides, such as mashed potatoes or creamed spinach, and two dessert choices including pumpkin pie and triple-layer chocolate cake.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort | Scottsdale, Arizona
Sanctuary offers four-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving meal. Choices include a traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing, blue crab agnolotti, brined veal chop or braised beef. Dinner includes a dessert buffet.
Proof on Main | Louisville, Kentucky
Address: 702 W. Main St.
Phone: (502) 217-6360
Website: Proof on Main
Price: $60 for adult meals; and $25 for children’s plates
This nationally acclaimed restaurant is a Thanksgiving destination for local flavor — the ingredients from nearby farms and artisanal producers. The prix fixe feast includes herbed turkey, honey-glazed ham or a mix of both, sides such as whipped Yukon gold potatoes, with dessert options of pumpkin rolls, chai spiced cookies and French silk bars.
Red Fish Grill | New Orleans
Enjoy Cajun flair for Thanksgiving with this French Quarter hotspot’s 3-course meal. The menu includes NOLA favorites such as alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, herb-roasted turkey, and prime rib. Sides include oyster stuffing and Southern mac and cheese.
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Creole Queen | New Orleans
Enjoy a unique Thanksgiving celebration aboard this historic paddleboat as it cruises the Mississippi River, complete with a jazz band. The dinner features a buffet with highlights including Abita Root Beer glazed ham, slow-roasted turkey, creamed sweet potatoes and chocolate chip raspberry bread pudding.
Rec Pier Chop House | Baltimore
This popular restaurant in Charm City specializes in urban Italian cooking using locally sourced ingredients. On Thanksgiving, it will serve a menu with items ranging from roasted pumpkin soup and sweet potato gnocchi to turkey roulade and apple cider pie.
75 Chestnut | Boston
This classic and cozy Beacon Hill restaurant celebrates Thanksgiving in elegant fashion with an impressive three-course dinner. Start with the harvest pumpkin bisque and harvest salad, then dig into entrées like the roast turkey or pumpkin ravioli, and be sure to save room for the dessert sampler pumpkin cheesecake.
Zingerman’s | Ann Arbor, Michigan
This legendary deli is a foodie’s dream come true, and the perfect place to stop for those who don’t want to cook this year. Order a complete Thanksgiving dinner big enough to feed six to eight people with either a whole butter- and sage-rubbed turkey or just order the dishes you need. Highlights include mashed potatoes with gravy, sage and celery stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. There’s also a per-person meal for $19.
Lela Restaurant | Bloomington, Minnesota
Address: 5601 W. 78th St.
Phone: (952) 656-5980
Price: $35 per person
Just south of Minneapolis and near the Mall of America, Lela is located in the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel. The restaurant features a spacious open floor plan that spotlights Lela’s noted wine room. (Lela has earned awards from Wine Spectator magazine.) This year’s Thanksgiving feast includes roasted turkey, stuffing, potato puree, and green bean casserole, along with pumpkin and pecan pie. There’s also a Thanksgiving brunch ($49 for adults; $18 for children).
Fogo de Chao | Kansas City, Missouri (And Other Locations)
Add a Brazilian flourish with a catered feast. The to-go Thanksgiving dinner package for six people is fully cooked and ready to reheat and includes roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, Brazilian sausage and apple stuffing, sautéed asparagus, cranberry relish, pao de queijo, and cocoa fudge brownies.
Weber Grill Restaurant | Indianapolis
Give the Weber grill a rest and head to the company’s restaurant (they also have several Midwest locations) for an affordably priced Thanksgiving feast. The three-course menu includes choices such as a harvest salad, butternut squash soup, grill-roasted smoked turkey with sweet or mashed potatoes. There’s also a pumpkin mousse tart — thankfully not grilled.
New South Kitchen | Charlotte, North Carolina
Head to this local favorite for an exceptional Lowcountry-style Thanksgiving meal to-go or an indoor dining option. Feast on a deep-fried turkey or slow-roasted pork shoulder or rosemary mustard-crusted rib roast, sausage and cornbread stuffing, mac and cheese, collards, and more. And don’t miss the pumpkin pie bars and other sweets.
Carmine’s | Las Vegas
Escape the Strip’s glitz and glamour for Thanksgiving dinner at this family-style restaurant. With restaurants in several cities, Carmine’s serves a traditional turkey dinner that includes sausage and sage stuffing, Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and more. You can eat it in Carmine’s dining room or take it home.
Mon Ami Gabi | Las Vegas
Put a Parisian twist on the holiday with a prix-fixe Thanksgiving that includes smoked salmon, fairytale pumpkin soup, herb-roasted turkey with haricots verts and garlic-sage cornbread stuffing, and a pecan chocolate tart.
SALT Kitchen and Bar | New Castle, New Hampshire
The Wentworth historic hotel is one of the remaining vestiges of the retreats that once graced the New Hampshire coastline, and a stunning destination for Thanksgiving. Consider a three-course prix fixe dinner at Salt Kitchen & Bar in the Grand Dining Room. There’s also a Thanksgiving brunch buffet ($90 for adults and $27 for kids).
Bahrs Landing | Highlands, New Jersey
This seaside destination has been a local favorite for nearly a century, and while it’s known for seafood, Thanksgiving dinner is worth a visit. Enjoy a complete turkey dinner that includes sweet potatoes, smashed turnips, homemade cranberry sauce, and more. Don’t forget pie for dessert, and consider trying the pumpkin or caramel apple martini.
Bubby’s | New York
Bubby’s actually opened on Thanksgiving Day back in 1990. On Thanksgiving Day, a prix-fixe turkey dinner serves up buttermilk biscuits, glazed ham or roasted turkey with giblet gravy, and sides that include candied sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. The legendary pies include apple whiskey crumble, roasted pumpkin, and sour cherry. There’s also a to-go option.
Benjamin Prime | New York
Benjamin Prime steakhouse is offering a Thanksgiving dinner featuring pumpkin soup, autumn salad, turkey, stuffing, roasted yams, potatoes au gratin, and pumpkin pie.
Pier W | Lakewood, Ohio
Designed to look like a luxury liner cruising Lake Erie, this seafood-focused destination offers views of the Cleveland skyline along with Thanksgiving dinner. While you can order oysters on the half-shell, lobster bisque, or crab cakes, a three-course prix-fixe dinner with turkey and all the fixings comes with cinnamon candied yams, garlic mashed potatoes, sourdough sausage stuffing, and a fall vegetable medley.
Portland Spirit River Cruises | Portland, Oregon
Not surprisingly, celebrating Thanksgiving in the Pacific Northwest can include an outdoorsy experience. Portland Spirit River Cruises offers a buffet cruise that features live music and singing servers.
Fearing’s | Dallas
Chef Dean Fearing and his crew will be serving a three-course, price-fixe meal on Thanksgiving Day. Try the roasted butternut squash soup with duck confit, spiced creme fraiche, and roasted chestnuts. Or for your main course, go traditional with a tangerine-glazed turkey with tortilla dressing, and the usual sides of whipped potatoes, jalapeño-cranberry relish, gravy, and more. Choose from three desserts to cap your meal before rolling home.
Just outside of Knoxville, this charming Smoky Mountain-adjacent restaurant offers a Thanksgiving dinner that delivers big on Southern hospitality. The feast includes roasted turkey, cornbread sausage dressing (aka stuffing), sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
Gadsby’s Tavern | Alexandria, Virginia
Address: 138 N. Royal St.
Phone: (703) 548-1288
Price: $68 for adults; $34 for children 12 and under
Enjoy a candlelit Thanksgiving feast at this colonial-era restaurant dating back to 1790. The menu features plenty of local and historic flavor, including peanut soup, heirloom turkey and herb-crusted rockfish filet with mashed red potatoes and vegetables. For dessert, there’s pecan and pumpkin “pye.”
High Cotton | Charleston, South Carolina
This charming, classy Charleston restaurant has Thanksgiving Heritage Turkey dinners that includes herbed sourdough stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans and cranberry relish.