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Where to get Thanksgiving Dinner in Dallas

10 places to dine in (or out) this year.

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 By Zane Harrington

The best Thanksgiving dinner is the one where you don't have to do the dishes! Here are our picks on where to dine in or order out.  

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. 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 a tangerine turkey with tortilla dressing.

3. 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 three-course meal made with the freshest fall ingredients, pecans, cranberry, roasted turkey, pumpkin, sweet potato and more.

4. Elm & Good, located in the new Kimpton Pittman Hotel, is offering a special three course menu on Thanksgiving Day. Options include Laurie's Brussels sprout salad, a roast turkey breast, maple custard stuffed acorn squash, and my personal favorite, buttermilk pie.  

5. Located in the beautiful Adolphus Hotel, City Hall Bistro is serving a three-course lunch. The meal has an herb stuffed turkey breast with all the fixings, which includes stuffing, candied yams and cranberry sauce. 

6. 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 dressing and all the trimmings! If you want to take Thanksgiving to the next level, the Joule is offering its penthouse suite starting at $2,000 and deluxe loft suite starting at $1,250. This rate, only available on Wednesday and Thursday, would include a one-night stay and dinner for up to four guests.  If guests want to add more people, it would be additional $75 per person for up to eight guests. You can also bring Thanksgiving home by placing your order online.

7. Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge will offer a pre-fixe, three course menu where diners can enjoy organic turkey with orange/sorghum glaze with Grandma Ellie's green bean casserole, jalapeño biscuit stuffing, sweet potato pone, cranberry sauce and sage gravy and a pumpkin cheesecake and Texas pecan pie duo. Make your reservation here.

8. Order a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal from the local favorite, Norma's Café. Dinners include roasted turkey breast or spiral cut glazed ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a 10'' pumpkin pie. They have five locations to pick up your meal – just make sure you place your order soon!

9. Get a taste of Texas barbecue with the family meals offered at Smokey John's. The family-owned barbecue restaurant has a holiday menu to elevate your Thanksgiving dinner, including dressing stuffed turkey legs, smoked ham and turkey, and all the necessary sides to complete your meal. You can place your take-home order by calling the restaurant or ordering online.

10. Let the staff at Second Floor Kitchen (located inside the Westin Galleria) do the cooking for you and your family this Thanksgiving. The chef has prepared a special carryout menu featuring classic favorites with a twist! The menu includes herb-crusted turkey, chorizo cornbread stuffing, braised butternut squash, and pecan pie. Place your order online here

While there is a plethora of options to dine-in or take home, here are just a few more of our favorites:

With stellar barbecue joints all over the place, you can get your meat fix at Lockhart in the Bishop Arts District, offering Thanksgiving take-home dinner options including brisket, smoked prime rib, and cheesy potato casserole, or go to Sweet Georgia Brown in South Dallas, also offering a Thanksgiving holiday menu with ribs, sweet potatoes and peach cobbler as a few of the staple items on the menu.

Jose, a Guadalajaran inspired restaurant, is offering a special Thanksgiving en Casa menu, including oven roasted turkey breast, spicy sausage stuffing, poblano mac & cheese, and Mexican chocolate pecan pie. Last but not least, check out a Dallasite favorite – Eatzi's! A European style market featuring chef-crafted meals, Eatzi's has a full menu of Thanksgiving favorites, with all the meats, sides, and pies to feed the whole family.

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