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 nine places in Dallas where you can eat Thanksgiving dinner and then go directly to the couch for a guilt-free nap.

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 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 chestnut stuffing, glazed acorn squash, 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 an elevated three-course, Southwestern Thanksgiving feast, including pheasant confit, jumbo prawns with crab Louie, and turkey with tortilla dressing.

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 tortellini, house-made fettuccini with Italian sausage and pumpkin pie!

6. Located in the beautiful Adolphus Hotel, City Hall Bistro is serving a three-course lunch. The meal has a shaved Brussels sprouts salad, Cajun fried turkey, deviled eggs and cranberry chutney. 

7. Staying at the Joule Downtown for the holiday? CBD Provisions is offering a Thanksgiving brunch and dinner. The menu includes buttermilk pancakes, a turkey plate with acorn squash hummus and sweet potato casserole, 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, a brunch buffet is also available.

9. Switch it up this year and enjoy a Friendsgiving meal at Chef's Palette at the CANVAS Hotel in the Cedars District. Gather your friends and feast on cajun smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie and more!

10. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet at Open Palette, located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Downtown. There will be several food stations with items including, apple wood smoked bacon, sage stuffing, herb crusted prime rib, as well as Bloody Mary and mimosa bars! 

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 dressing. However, if you are looking for something a little more traditional, check out 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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