Talkin' Turkey: Where to Dine in Dallas for Thanksgiving

The best Thanksgiving dinner is the one where you don't have to do the dishes! Here are eight places in Dallas where you can eat Thanksgiving dinner and then go directly to the couch for a guilt-free nap.

Posted on Nov 8, 2018 By Zane Harrington

1. At the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Restaurant, Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault's Thanksgiving menu showcases an exciting take on traditional seasonal favorites, including Roasted Organic Heritage Turkey with cornbread stuffing, maple glazed carrots, brussels sprouts, cranberry jam and gravy. Thanksgiving lunch and dinner reservations are available.

2. A Dallas institution since 1925, Highland Park Cafeteria's Thanksgiving dinner is not to be missed. Enjoy your meal alongside the past 44 presidents and first ladies and live music. The cafeteria offers a wide array of Thanksgiving classics, so everyone in the family should be able to find his or her favorite dish.

3. If you're looking for bold Thanksgiving flavors on a simple and daring menu, make your reservation at Fearing's. Founded by Chef Dean Fearing, this restaurant offers guests elevated American cuisine. A three-course and a la carte menu are both offered.

4. Head to the Historic West End for Thanksgiving dinner a Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse. This Dallas staple impresses with its Western ambiance and traditional selections, a 3-course meal made with the freshest fall ingredients, such as sweet corn, cranberry, smoked turkey, pumpkin, sweet potato and more.

5. Celebrate Thanksgiving the Princi Italian way! Princi is offering a prix-fixe menu for lunch and dinner, featuring Italian-influenced dishes, as well as timeless Thanksgiving fare, including roasted turkey, butternut squash gnocchi, house-made spaghetti with lobster tail and pumpkin pie! 

6. Located on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole, SER Steak + Spirits is one of Dallas' most sophisticated steakhouses. This year, the restaurant is offering Turkey breasts and legs, oyster stuffing, creamy garnet yams and scenic views of the Dallas skyline.

7. Staying at the Joule downtown for the holiday? CBD Provisions is offering a Thanksgiving breakfast. The menu includes buttermilk pancakes, a turkey plate with cornbread dressing and sage gravy, as well as regular menu options, including pimento cheese toast or steak frites. 

8. The Pyramid Restaurant at Fairmont Dallas will serve a traditional fixed Thanksgiving menu. But if you are looking for something non-traditional, across the hotel in the International Ballroom, a brunch buffet with live music is also available.


Turkey year-round:
With stellar barbecue joints all over the place in Dallas, it can feel like Thanksgiving season year-round. Get your meat fix at Lockhart in the Bishop Arts District with a plate of smoked turkey with jalapeno mac and cheese on the side, or go to Slow Bone in the Design District for finger-licking turkey alongside their famous cornbread. For a turkey craving at lunch, head to Full Circle Tavern in the Cedars/Southside District for the Gobble Gobble, an oven-roasted turkey sandwich with everything that makes Thanksgiving delicious: homemade cornbread, cranberry sauce and gravy on a wheat brioche bun.

You'll also find seasonal treats at Torchy's Tacos  like The Big Pilgrim, a Cajun fried turkey taco with sweet potato puree and cornbread stuffing, as well as the Thanksgiving on a Bun burger at HopDoddy Burger Bar in Uptown. And last but not least, a Dallasite favorite – Eatzi's! A European style market featuring chef-crafted meals, Eatzi's has turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes all year-round.

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