Food & Drink

Where to get Thanksgiving Dinner in Dallas

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

Zane Harrington
Posted on Nov 17, 2021

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 Thanksgiving brunch and dinner this year. Chefs will prepare all your favorites, from Butternut Squash Bisque to Truffle Roasted Turkey Breast, Bourbon Caramel Pecan Pie and all the fixings.

6. Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge will offer a three course menu where diners can enjoy garlic and sage turkey, beef tenderloin or paella and finish off a delicious dinner with chocolate pecan pie or a personal pumpkin tart. View the full menu here.

7. 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!

8. 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.


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.