The Best Thanksgiving Dining & Takeout Spots in Austin | Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. My excitement over the dying persistent summer heat and welcomed cool breezes means ‘Hello, backyard relaxation and an excuse for an expanding waistline!’
The holiday season yields a mixed bag of emotions for everyone, but most of us have very polarizing feelings about it – you either love it or hate it. With the lazy days of summer gone the most celebrated event planning season begins and before you know it Thanksgiving is here. A major event that requires your participation in the kitchen.
Lucky for you there are some dang good restaurants in Austin that don’t mind doing the heavy lifting. The choice is yours. You can be a total poser and act like you cooked it all or just change it up and meet the family at an eatery boasting ambience and delicious food.
Here’s a list of everywhere you can feast or pre order takeout for a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings in Austin.
Note: I like to patronize local businesses when I can so most restaurants included will be local eateries that cannot be found anywhere outside of Austin or surrounding areas.
Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Dinner Dine-in
|Central Austin||✔ Dine in||Website||512-628-1410|
Enjoy Thanksgiving at The Peacock located at the gorgeous Proper Hotel from 11am to 10pm. There you will be served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $46 a person. Wine offerings are available for an additional cost as well as a special dessert plate listed at $14. Reservations are going quickly on OpenTable. Early and late slots are still available.
Second Bar + Kitchens
|Domain NORTHSIDE||✔ Dine in||✔ Pre-order Available||Website||737-300-4800|
Four-star Forbes Travel Guide rated Archer Hotel invites you to make your Thanksgiving dinner reservations at their resident restaurant, Second Bar + Kitchens from 12-6pm. Bring the entire family including the kids for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner starring Slow Roasted Citrus Spiced Turkey and an alternative option of Braised Beef Short Rib Pot Roast. The menu is jam packed full of mouth-watering foods that will certainly satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Adult tickets are $75/person and kids ages 6-12 can attend for $24. Kids age 5 and under eat for free!
|Locations: Central, University, South, Southwest, Northwest, Westlake, Round Rock, Mueller||✔ Dine in||Website||CALL LOCATION TO PLACE ORDER|
This family-owned restaurant started in the 80’s in a historic bungalow home that is still in operation today as an iconic Austin landmark. Keeping tradition alive they welcome all to dine-in or pre-order takeout for Thanksgiving to relieve you of the hassle of cooking. The regular menu at Kerby Lane will be offered on Thanksgiving as well as a classic turkey dinner and desserts at a price that won’t break the bank. Patrons can come as early as 7am – 3pm. Stop by for first come, first serve or call your nearest location for pick-up before November 24th.
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
|Central Austin||✔ Dine in||✔ Pre-order Available||Website||512-477-7884|
You can’t go wrong at this stunning and refined steakhouse. For the main course offered to all patrons, this steakhouse features roasted turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing, and cranberry relish. Personalize your dinner with choices of starters and side options. Chef selection dessert is included. Reserve your seat for a Thanksgiving meal starting at $42.95.
|North Austin||✔ Dine in||Website||512-542-3660|
Located at the W Hotel, TRACE, a restaurant known for embracing Austin’s rich, vibrant local culture, responsibly sources all their foods. The Turkey Day menu offers a proper 3 course meal that even embraces foods for vegetarians and pescatarians. As an entrée, select from the menu apple cider glazed turkey, smoked prime rib, grilled pastrami spiced salmon, or roasted stuffed delicata squash. To wash down your meal, a generous selection of seasonal cocktails are available to excite your palate. Meals are $72 per person, $107 with wine pairing. Eating sessions are at 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm.
Stella San Jac
|Central Austin||✔ Dine in||✔ Pre order||Website||512-792-5648|
A family-style meal that everyone will enjoy is provided on Thanksgiving. Stella San Jac keeps the main entrée super simple with only one feature, a juicy fried turkey with natural jus. To compliment the turkey you will find many eye-catching sides ranging from the standard mash potatoes to roasted brussels sprouts with butternut squash and nueske bacon. Dine-in 11am to 8pm via reservation. Meals are $55 for adults, $28 for kids.
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
|North Central & South Austin||✔ Dine in||Website||North 512-458-3168, South 512-899-2700|
Eating Thanksgiving dinner at Hyde Park is a tradition for a lot of Austinites. The eatery provides a classic menu of roast turkey breast, cornmeal stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, gravy, green beans, soup or salad. For dessert a traditional pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and peach pudding. No reservation required at both locations — in historic Hyde Park neighborhood & south on Westgate. First come, first serve dining from 11am to 7pm. Get there early!
|Central & Domain NORTHSIDE||✔ Dine in||✔ Pre order||Website||Central 512-474-6300, North 512-270-6880|
This well-known steakhouse is serving a simplified menu for Thanksgiving keeping this nice and classic for $45 per person. Kids age 12 and under entrée plates with sides are $15. For starters, patrons get a choice of a butternut squash soup or a honey crisp apple salad with dried cherries and walnuts. The entrée features a smoked turkey with all the fixings and sides. Let Perry’s handle your Thanksgiving dinner two different ways: dine-in from 11am to 9pm or pre-order takeout for a family-style dinner for 4 people for $139.
|East Austin||✔ Dine in||✔ Pre order||Website||512-479-5006|
Hoover’s is an Austin based business that has been in existence for over 20 years serving consistent honest-to-goodness good Texas cooking. With a reputation like that it’s a no brainer to go here for Thanksgiving. Building your meal comes with one entrée from a selection of 4 filling choices: turkey, jerk chicken, smoked ham steak, vegetables with grilled Portobello mushrooms and acorn squash. Yep, vegetarians can come here and eat too. You get two sides from a scrumptious offering including candied yams, black-eyed peas, buttered carrots. Don’t worry, a dressing, cranberry sauce, and bread is included in every meal. It’s $22 for adults, and the kids’ turkey plate for children 12 years old and younger is $9.95. Thanksgiving meals from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
List of Restaurants Offering Pre-order Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout
Don’t sleep on making an order with these wonderful restaurants listed below. Some establishments have pre-order deadlines approaching soon!
|North, South & East||Website||North 512-494-4151 South 512-964-8229 East 512-839-8523|
Emmer & Rye
|South Austin, Elgin, Hutto & Bastrop||Website||Austin 512-838-3600 Elgin 512-281-4650 Hutto 512-518-2117 Bastrop 512-575-9037|
|Central & South Austin||Website||Central 512-428-5077 South 512-992-2946|
Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Swedish Hill Bakery
If we excluded a restaurant that serves Thanksgiving food annually, please comment below so we can add it to the list next year.
Have any of these restaurants inspired you to try something new in the kitchen at home? For more delicious food this Holiday Season check out my blog via Austin Moms, Delicious Caribbean Dish You Can Prepare Year Round, for an incredibly tasty West Indian creation packed with mouth-watering savory flavor.