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The holiday season continues, wrapping up Halloween, Austinites and those visiting the Austin area are now thinking about their next great meal for Thanksgiving. However, many folks would prefer not to have the pressure of cooking up a beautiful turkey and all the trimmings. Those looking for a place to celebrate Thanksgiving this year won’t have any issues with given the number of Austin restaurants that celebrate the occasion.
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Many ATX restaurants will serve up traditional Thanksgiving feasts on November 23rd though you can find seafood, Mediterranean twists, and even Mexican mole to surround your turkey. From whole turkeys to delectable fall pies to dine-in offerings, to-go packs, limited time specials, and more, here are the Austin restaurants have you covered.
Photography by Cassandra Klepac Photography
Aviary Wine & Kitchen
Aviary Wine & Kitchen is offering a Thanksgiving wine to-go special! For $65, you can get a 3-pack of wine that includes the Patrice Colin ‘Perles Grises’ Rosé Pet Nat, the Zlatan Otok ‘Marina Cuvée Bijeli,’ and the Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues ‘Carambouille.’ You can order your Thanksgiving wine pack in-store or by calling Aviary at 512-916-4445.
2110 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 https://aviarywinekitchen.com
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Aba’s Mediterranean-themed Thanksgiving dinner is a convenient and affordable way to enjoy a festive meal. Let Aba do it for you if you’re too lazy to cook this Thanksgiving. For $128.95 plus tax, they will provide a convenient and delicious Mediterranean meal that serves two guests.
Their Thanksgiving meal package includes classic hummus with crudites, pumpkin hummus with house bread, Village salad, black truffle orzo, crispy brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin kebab, crispy chicken thigh with sauteed greens and butternut squash, and sticky date cake. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 20, at noon via Tock and can be picked up from Aba on Wednesday, November 23, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
1011 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 abarestaurants.com
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving feast that doesn’t involve any cooking, Fareground has you covered. The food hall in downtown Austin hosts 6 eateries and 2 bars, all of which have put together special Thanksgiving menus. You can pick and choose your favorites or order the entire meal to go.
The menu includes Rosemary Chicken, Orange Rosemary Heritage Duck, Herbs de Provence Gravy, Buttery Herbed Green Beans from Austin Rotisserie; Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisin Hot Sauce from Henbit; Creamy Whipped Potatoes and Truffle Mac and Cheese from Little Wu; Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing and Classic Pumpkin Pie from Taco Pegaso; Za’atar Cornbread Muffins and Anise Spiced Cranberry Sauce from TLV.
Pre-order online now through November 18th to get your feast on November 22nd or 23rd.
111 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 faregroundaustin.com
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This holiday season, fill your loved ones’ bellies with wholesome food that supports local farmers. With Local Foods’ catering options, you can do just that! A variety of meal options are available, including but not limited to complete meals, picnic platters, boxed lunches, group salads, and cookie platters. Holiday Catering from Local Foods isn’t your typical catering experience. Our sizes range from Petite, for small family gatherings of 5 to 7 people, all the way up to Large, which is perfect for holiday office parties of 16 to 20 people. Check out their menu here.
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454 West 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 localfoodstexas.com
Geraldine’s at Hotel Van Zandt
Starting from November 1st to 30th, Hotel Van Zandt and Geraldine’s will be offering a range of special cocktails based on the popular sitcom. Not only are these delightful drinks the perfect way to celebrate with your besties, but every purchase benefits a very important cause – No Kid Hungry https://www.nokidhungry.org/.
Every time you buy a Friendsgiving cocktail, $1 will go to No Kid Hungry. This is the largest national campaign that is committed to ending childhood hunger in America. Hotel Van Zandt proudly supports the mission of No Kid Hungry and everything they do to help children and families in Austin.
Geraldine’s offers an ever-changing list of cocktails to perfectly suit any occasion, as well as a menu featuring southern specialties made with ingredients from seasonal local farms. Geraldine’s is a renowned live music venue committed to featuring both local and touring musical talent every night. It provides a space for locals and visitors to connect and experience the best Austin has to offer.
605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701 hotelvanzandt.com
Tacodeli is offering their famous house-made Mole to accompany your turkey and tamales this Thanksgiving season. You can pre-order Tacodeli’s 16 oz. Mole beginning November 10th through the 19th with pick up on the 22nd and 23rd. Each container costs $12.99 and can be ordered online here.
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If you’re looking for a convenient and delicious Thanksgiving meal, Fresas has got you covered! They offer complete roasted turkey meals, as well as a variety of a la carte sides such as chorizo stuffing and mac-n-cheese, cranberry sauces And don’t forget the pies – they’ve got pumpkin pie, apple pie, and pecan pie. just to name a few. Pick up your Thanksgiving feast from our South First location the day before the holiday on Wednesday, November 23. All dishes will be fully cooked and refrigerated, with reheating instructions included. Pre-order now to beat the Monday, November 21 cut-off and to ensure availability. So stop by Fresas and let us take care of Thanksgiving dinner with their take-out package this year!
Fresa’s South First 1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704; Fresa’s 9th & Lamar 915 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 fresaschicken.com
Snap Kitchen is getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit with its new November menu items.
Order the Balsamic Glazed Pork Ribeye with Roasted Harvest Vegetables, a dish composed of balsamic glazed pork, roasted apples, Brussels sprouts, goat cheese crumbles, and dried cranberries served with a side of balsamic glaze.
If you’re looking for something lighter, try the Smoked Ham and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. This dish is perfect for those following a low-carb, Paleo, or gluten-free diet!
Snap Kitchen’s Pumpkin Alfredo with Sage Turkey Sausage is also new to their seasonal menu. This dish, perfect for the fall season, is made with gluten-free penne pasta and pumpkin alfredo sauce. It is then topped with sage turkey sausage, roasted butternut squash, and a buttery walnut crumble. Their fan-favorite Herb Butter Steak with Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts is coming back. The sirloin steak is cooked with a perfect amount of garlic, butter, and herbs. It arrives perfectly pink in the middle with caramelized brussels sprouts on top. The combination of sweet cranberries, savory bacon crumbles, and salty steak makes this dish irresistible. Snap Kitchen’s Mashed Potatoes and Gravy is the perfect comfort dish for those on a low-carb diet, made with a potato-turnip mash and caramelized onion gravy. You can now order all of Snap Kitchen’s November offerings online or in person at nearest local Snap Kitchen store.
The Wax Myrtle’s Thanksgiving Feast For Two (To-Go!) is $120 and features a plentiful spread of Thanksgiving classics and Wax Myrtle favorites, like spiced turkey breast with white chocolate mole, apple and squash salad, broccolini with whipped tahina and chipotle salsa, gnocchi gratin with Benton’s bacon, white cheddar and herb breadcrumbs, and more.
See full details here and make sure to place your order here by Monday, November 21. Pick-up is on Wednesday, November 23 at Wax Myrtle’s. We’ll be open for normal business, so you can have a little drink or two!
Olamaie is featuring some of their favorite sides as well as those famous Olamaie biscuits and pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth!
The menu feeds up to 6 people and includes:
- Mashed Potatoes – kennebec potatoes, butter, cream
- Green Bean Casserole – cream of baby bella soup, fried onions
- Broccoli Cheese Casserole – cheddar cheese, Carolina Gold rice, turnip
- Cornbread Stuffing – herbs, onion, brown butter
- Cranberry Sauce – classic with whole cranberries
- Brown Gravy – black pepper, bay leaf
- Biscuits – honey butter, pimento cheese, apple butter
Additionally, Olamaie and Little Ola’s Biscuits will be offering Jules Stoddard’s famous Spice Pumpkin Loaf, biscuit cinnamon rolls, half dozen biscuits, and more for pick-up as well.
Pick ups will take place on Wednesday, November 23, and can be made here: exploretock.com/olamaie/.
Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab
If you’re looking for a hassle-free Thanksgiving meal, look no further than Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab. This seafood restaurant offers a three-course meal with traditional holiday favorites like turkey and stuffing and a variety of seafood dishes. You can also enjoy two festive cocktails, the Holiday Nog and the Turkey Fashioned. Prices start at $59 for adults and $25 for children 12 years old and younger. Truluck’s has two convenient locations in downtown Austin and the Arboretum area. Hours are from noon to 9 p.m. downtown and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Arboretum.
10225 Research Blvd Suite 4000, Austin, TX 78759 – 400 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 – trulucks.com
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
At both branches of the popular Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, diners can choose a Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner with service between 11 am-9 pm. Folks also have a choice of dining in or take out. Reserve in advance.
$49 (per person) gets you a great Thanksgiving meal!
Start with a choice of the following appetizers-Honey Crisp Apple Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts, and Maple Syrup Vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Soup
Smoked Turkey Breast served with pan gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, sausage & Sage Dressing, Cranberry sauce, and Homemade Bread.
For an extra $9, you’ll get a slice of pumpkin cheesecake.
For a family of four they’ve also got a $149 package + $25 for the pumpkin cheesecake!
Downtown location- 114 W 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 – Domain Northside location- 11801 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Carve American Grille
Under the same hospitality group as Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Carve American Grille is offering the exact same Thanksgiving meal for dine-in or take-out.
If you’re located in Southwest Austin, this may be the most convenient spot for you to google up some turkey.
7415 Southwest Pkwy, Austin, TX 78735 carveamericangrille.com
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving feast that will please the whole family, Ciclo has you covered. This year’s Thanksgiving feast includes an extensive variety of Brunch items, fresh seafood, hot and cold buffets, and a carving station, all featuring dishes inspired by the season. Crab cake, eggs Benedict, snow crab claws, sweet potato casserole, turkey gravy, charcuterie, pan-seared sea bass, and a roasted turkey with sourdough stuffing are just some of the many offerings.
Ciclo’s Thanksgiving feast is available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Hotel’s Lake-Level Ballroom and will set you back $140 per adult and $50 for children ages 11 and younger. If you’re not in the mood for a sit-down meal, Ciclo also offers a Thanksgiving Brunch buffet from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the Hotel’s Lake-Level Ballroom for $140 per adult and $50 for children ages 11 and younger.
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 cicloatx.com
Trace is hosting a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at their chic restaurant in the W Hotel in downtown. The menu features a choice of potato leek soup or kale salad as starters, and apple cider-glazed turkey, smoked prime rib, grilled salmon, or barley risotto as the main course. Family-style sides for sharing are included with the meal, and guests can choose from mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sourdough/oyster stuffing, and other desserts. The price for this festive feast is $80 per person. Reservations are recommended.
200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 traceaustin.com
Come to TLC Austin for a delicious, ‘Texas-sized’ Thanksgiving feast! Their turkey plates will be sure to satisfy your appetite. – This Thanksgiving, let TLC do the cooking for you and your family with their delicious dine-in turkey plates or Thanksgiving to-go packs. TLC on Thanksgiving Day is from noon-8 p.m. for a classic turkey plate with all the fixings. Dine-in plates are $38 and will have everything on them that is included in the to-go packs.
If you’re bringing your Thanksgiving meal home or to a friend’s home, TLC’s got to-go packs for $299, comprised of Honey-Sage Whole Roasted Turkey, Andouille Cornbread Stuffing, Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Classic Mac & Cheese, Citrus-Vanilla Cranberry Sauce, Classic Giblet Gravy, and Texas Pecan Pie. For an additional fee, TLC offers the option to add on Lobster Mac & Cheese, 6 Ct. Sandwich Rolls, and a Chocolate Pecan Pie. TLC’s Thanksgiving pack can feed 8-10 people and must be ordered online in advance. Pickup will be available on November 23rd starting at noon.
Nido is Austin’s newest rooftop restaurant in The Loren hotel, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With a wine and cocktail lounge overlooking Lady Bird Lake, is a great place to spend Thanksgiving. Nido’s Thanksgiving offerings include a four-course meal starting at $85 for adults and $35 for children between the ages of five to 12. The menu includes turkey, chestnut soup, stuffing, pumpkin tart, family-style sides, and a free glass of sparkling wine. Wine pairings are available for $50. The meal is served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and reservations can be made over the phone.
1211 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 thelorenhotels.com
Tillie’s in Dripping Springs
If you’re looking for a unique and memorable dine-in Thanksgiving Day experience, look no further than Tillie’s in Dripping Springs. Executive Chef Andy Knudson has put together a special family-style feast that includes innovative takes on traditional favorites. From savory starters to decadent desserts, there’s something for everyone at Tillie’s. And don’t forget the wine – the $55 wine pairing is a great way to complete your Thanksgiving meal. Pricing is $95 for adults and $45 for children (under 10 years old). So why not make your reservations today and enjoy a delicious and festive Thanksgiving dinner at Tillie’s?
Their Thanksgiving Menu includes:
- Choice of Starter: Missy’s Salad, Sweet Corn Ravioli, Fairytale Pumpkin Soup
- Choice of Entree: Turkey Plate, Short Rib, Scottish Salmon, Squasio Pepe Risotto, Smoked Pork Chop
- Sides for the table: Mashed Potatoes, Sausage Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce
- Choice of Dessert: No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Chocolate Pie, Wine Pairing
- Add-Ons: Spicy Brussels Sprouts or Rosemary Focaccia
Bakery Lorraine is offering a variety of Thanksgiving pies this year. The pies are nine inches and serve between 8 and 10 people. They retail for $26 to $28. The flavors include roasted pumpkin, whiskey pecan, dutch apple, cranberry apple, and extra pies will be available on a first come first serve basis. The Austin location is at Domain NORTHSIDE. To order pies now visit their website.
11600 Rock Rose Ave #100, Austin, TX 78758 bakerylorraine.com
The Driskill’s 1886 Café & Bakery
Pastry Chef Kristen Groth is making it easy on locals in need of Thanksgiving desserts. The Driskill is offering Apple Pear and Texas Pecan pies for pick-up. Sales go live on November 1 via Tock. The options are as follows: 10” Apple Pear Pie, $55 (apples, pears, all butter crust)12” Texas Pecan Pie, $55 (Texas pecans, all butter crust).
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701 hyatt.com
Walton’s Fancy & Staple
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cooking this Thanksgiving, get your holiday meal from Walton’s Fancy & Staple. Walton’s family feast serves ten people and is available a la carte or as a whole package which includes- Cajun Spiced Airline Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy, Garlic Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Brown Sugar, and Rosemary Carrots, Garlic Confit Roasted Broccoli, White Cheddar-Herb Mac and Cheese, Traditional Cornbread Stuffing, Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce. If you’re looking to feed a large group on a budget, Walton’s has got you covered. Their 10″ pies come in two delicious flavors – apple crumble, and pumpkin – and are only $25 each. Plus, they’ll easily feed eight people! From November 8th to 21st, you can pre-order from Walton’s website for pickup on the 22nd and 23rd. Call 512-542-3380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for orders.
609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 waltonsfancyandstaple.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is celebrating Thanksgiving by hosting a three-course turkey meal! This is the perfect place for those wanting some steak. Enjoy filet mignon, prime bone-in ribeye, or herb-roasted turkey accompanied by a starter, all the classic trimmings, and fall dessert starting at $53 per guest. Fleming’s will be open for brunch at 11 a.m. onwards. View the full menu and make reservations online.
320 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 – 11600 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 140, Austin, TX 78758 – flemingssteakhouse.com
Fairmont Hotel Austin
Those looking for a large spread in a luxury space should head over to the Fairmont Hotel Austin. The Fairmont is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet spread with all traditional Thanksgiving dishes and more. They’ve also got special offerings such as the Oak Smoked Prime Rib and a wide range of desserts to satisfy traditional holiday dishes, special offerings like Oak Smoked Prime Rib, and an array of tempting desserts. Seating options are on 3:00pm or 5:00pm with reservations available on Opentable.
- Adults $130
- Children ages 5 – 12 years old $65
- Children under 5 years old are free
101 Red River St, Austin, TX fairmont.com
Smokey Mo’s BBQ
Why not try something new this year and get your Thanksgiving dinner to-go from Smokey Mo’s BBQ! One of Texan’s favorite BBQ joints has ready-to-eat smoked turkey meals with all the fixings as well as whole pumpkin pies for purchase. Preorder online now for pickup between November 21-23.
They’ve got locations in McNeil Crossing, The Plaza at Avery Ranch, Cedar Park Town Plaza, at Round Rock, and a few other locations.
Come to Corinne in Austin, Texas to taste delicious modern American dishes. Their downtown restaurant is celebrating Thanksgiving with a special menu and a selection of wines to pair with yfor you to enjoy and our dinner. Reserve on Opentable.
304 E Cesar Chavez St Unit 100, Austin, TX 78701 corinneatx.com
This year, the Carillon Thanksgiving feast is coming to you! You’re guaranteed to get a complete meal (with leftovers!) and warming instructions from their $160 dinner for four. Their Thanksgiving feast includes delicacies such as sliced roasted turkey breast, sage and fennel cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, a pumpkin and pecan pie with many more add-ons available. Order now until November 17 by calling 512-404-3655 or ordering here.
1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705 thecarillonrestaurant.com
Laurel Restaurant in Hotel Granduca
Laurel Restaurant is hosting a Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet complete with stunning views of the courtyard, carving stations, and much more. They’ve got a buffet complete with a raw bar, carving stations, LHA beef tenderloin, herb-roasted Chilean salmon, apple cider brined duck breast, sweet potato casserole, holiday stuffing, roasted winter squash, and more. If you’re like me, you’ll love the bottomless bubbles, beer, and wine for an additional $25.
- $105 for adults
- $45 for kids 6-11 years old
- Free for kids 5 years old and younger
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, TX, granducaaustin.com