Thanksgiving is approaching, and that means it’s time to think about that all-important dinner.
If you’re interested in outsourcing the cooking this year, North Texas restaurants are offering traditional holiday dinners, barbecue feasts and plenty of pies, with both takeout and dine-in options.
But diners should consider making plans soon, as avian influenza is causing a nationwide turkey shortage and higher prices. Reservations are recommended or required at most places.
Takeout meals will feature a whole turkey with gravy for $125, smoked heritage spiral-sliced ham for $149, and a variety of side dishes, including creamed corn, garlic smashed potatoes, mushroom or lobster risotto and cornbread dressing. For dessert, there’s coconut cream pie, peanut butter chocolate banana cream pie and more. Orders must be placed by 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and picked up Wednesday, Nov. 23. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave. and 5251 Spring Valley Road, both Dallas. albiernats.com.
Customers can order a la carte or to-go feasts. A meal for eight to 10 people comes with a whole smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, smashed potatoes and seasoned green beans for $175. A smaller meal serves four to six for $110. Place orders online. 3317 Inwood Road, No. 100, Dallas. bigalsbbq.com.
Brunch will get a Thanksgiving spin with Latin-roasted turkey marinated in a 13-spice rub, cranberry-jalapeño relish, Southwest stuffing and mashed and sweet potatoes, as well as a street taco bar and omelets. Cost is $30 for adults; $10 for kids ages 6-11; and free for kids 5 and younger. Seatings are available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A family pack to go is also available; a six-person meal costs $175. Order online. Locations in Addison, Fort Worth and Plano. bluemesagrill.com.
Thanksgiving offerings include whole smoked turkey breast and whole Cajun turkey breast, loaded mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and bourbon cherry cobbler. Place orders online for pickup by Nov. 23. Use code TG10 for 10% off your order. Valid through Nov. 12. Prices vary. 17630 Preston Road, Dallas. blusbarbeque.com.
Bread Winners Cafe
A family-style dinner for $25 a person comes with sliced oven-roasted turkey or sliced cider-glazed ham, cornbread stuffing, leek mashed potatoes, sage turkey gravy, cranberry orange sauce and rolls. Family-style sides are also available, a la carte. Place orders by 3 p.m. Nov. 21 for pickup Nov. 23. Locations in Dallas and Plano. breadwinnerscafe.com.
The elegant Italian American restaurant, which opened this year to accolades, is serving a four-course dinner that includes Caesar salad, its famous spicy vodka rigatoni, meatballs, butternut squash tortellini, glazed turkey breast, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and cranberry mostarda. For dessert, there’s pecan pie and lemon cheesecake. Indoor and outdoor seatings begin at noon on Thanksgiving. Cost is $195 per person. 1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas. carbonedallas.com.
City Hall Bistro
The restaurant inside the Adolphus Hotel is offering a prix-fixe menu with roasted fall squash and kale salad, herb-roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, candied yams, classic pumpkin pie and Texas praline crunch brownie. Cost is $70. Add-on options include smoked prime rib and pan-seared salmon. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Make reservations online. 1321 Commerce St., Dallas. adolphus.com/restaurants-bars/city-hall-bistro.
Diners can enjoy a three-course menu that features a delicata and Asian pear salad, butternut squash ravioli, filet mignon, herb-roasted turkey breast, grilled lamb chops, crispy Brussels sprouts, cornbread stuffing, mini pumpkin pies and spiced apple cake. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $95 for adults and $48 for kids. Make reservations online. 600 N. Akard St., Dallas. dakotasrestaurant.com.
The menu features roasted organic free-range turkey, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and challah bread herb stuffing. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $85 for adults and $23 for children 12 and under. Desserts, like apple cobbler and pumpkin pie, are an additional $15. Diners can also get a “Tomorrow’s Turkey Sandwich,” with turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy for $15. Make reservations online or by calling 469-772-4810. 5762 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony. davios.com/thecolony.
Dive Coastal Cuisine
Thanksgiving dishes for pickup include mini potato latkes, bruschetta ciabatta crostinis, charcuterie boards, herb-brined chicken, beef tenderloin, whipped or whole sweet potatoes and Key lime pie. The regular menu is also available. Prices vary. Order by Nov. 22 for pickup Nov. 23. 3404 Rankin St., Dallas. divecoastal.com.
An extensive takeout menu offers roast turkey breast, smoked Wagyu prime rib roast, creamy corn with bacon, roasted butternut squash, macaroni and cheese and more. Place orders by 9 p.m. Nov. 22. Locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Grapevine. eatzis.com.
Ellie’s Restaurant and Lounge
Menu highlights include juniper and rosemary crusted lamb with gnocchi, grilled prime rib-eye, free range guinea hen, roasted kuri squash bisque with lobster and amaretto crumble, and pumpkin cheesecake. Prices vary. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make reservations through OpenTable. 1717 Leonard St., Dallas. elliesdallas.com/
This North Texas pie shop has a long list of pies, like the Drop Dead Gourdgeous, a pumpkin spice pie with gingerbread crust; the Drunken Nut, bourbon pecan with shortbread crust; and Smooth Operator, French silk chocolate with pretzel crust. Pies are $45. Frozen to-go crust is $8. Order online by Nov. 20 for pickup and delivery and by Nov. 15 for shipping. Stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and McKinney. emporiumpies.com.
Opening in Dallas’ Mockingbird Station just days before Thanksgiving, the Finch will offer a special holiday plate with sous-vide and herb-roasted turkey breast, smoked turkey leg stuffing, buttery whipped potatoes, garlic sauteed green beans and mushroom gravy for $23. Make reservations online. 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 150, Dallas. thefinchrestaurant.com.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Diners can choose traditional herb-roasted turkey breast with gravy, filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye, served with mashed potatoes, a tangy cinnamon orange cranberry sauce and green beans with apricots and onions. For dessert, there’s a harvest New York cheesecake or carrot cake. Three-course menu is $53 or $25 for children’s menu. Make reservations online. 7250 Dallas Parkway, Suite 110, Plano. flemingssteakhouse.com
Georgie by Curtis Stone
A prix-fixe menu comes with vichyssoise, agnolotti, country mash, Brussels sprouts and a choice of heritage turkey, bone-in short rib or king salmon. Cost is $115 per person. Reservations can be made through OpenTable. To-go options are also available, and orders can be placed online for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 23. 4514 Travis St., Suite 132, Dallas. georgiedallas.com.
The bar will be open all day on Thanksgiving, with drink specials beginning at 3:30 p.m. Prices vary. 2616 Olive St., Dallas. happiesthourdallas.com.
Holy Grail Pub
A four-course dinner will feature a choice of fried turkey or pork chops and will include smoked corn chowder with chorizo and a jalapeño cornbread waffle, and a grilled sunchoke and pomegranate salad. Dessert is a spiced apple tart. Cost is $49 for adults and $20 for children under 12. Seatings are at 2:30 and 5 p.m. Call 972-377-6633 or email [email protected] for reservations. To-go options are also available. 8240 Preston Road, Plano. holygrailpub.com.
The Ivy Tavern
Head to the tavern after your Thanksgiving feast to watch the Cowboys game. Hours are 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Regular menu will be served. The patio features shade trees strung with lights, tables and community bar seating, a fireplace, indoor and outdoor televisions and games like large Jenga and Connect 4. 5334 Lemmon Ave., Dallas. theivytavern.com.
This delivery-only small pastry company is offering a savory turkey quiche for $35, a dozen dinner rolls with house-made honey butter for $20, pumpkin pie and apple pecan pie, both $30, and turkey bone broth, $16 for 30 ounces. Order online by 4 p.m. Nov. 16. keeshbakery.com.
The prix-fixe menu comes with roasted organic turkey, sausage bread stuffing, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole and pommes puree. For dessert, there’s pumpkin spice crème brûlée or pecan pie. Cost is $85 a person, and kids 12 and under can eat from a kids’ menu for $40. Make reservations through OpenTable or by calling 469-250-4007. 3230 Knox St., Dallas. knoxbistro.com.
The restaurant inside the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas will serve brunch with crab Benedict, seared salmon, and pepper soffrito atop shrimp and cheddar grits. Diners can choose from slow-roasted organic turkey or garlic- and herb-roasted New York strip. Cost is $130 for adults and $50 for children under 12. Seatings are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 972-717-2420 to make reservations. 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. lawrestaurant.com.
Chef Tim Love’s Fort Worth restaurant will offer a Thanksgiving menu with butternut squash bisque, crispy Cornish game hen with braised wild board short rib stuffing and charred green beans. For dessert, there’s pumpkin spice cheesecake with salted caramel and chantilly cream. Prices vary. Make reservations online. 2406 N. Main St., Fort Worth. lonesomedovefortworth.com
A Thanksgiving plate includes roast turkey, cornbread dressing, whipped butternut squash, smoked Gouda macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce and a toasted roll for $29 per person. Brunch favorites like sticky buns and chicken and waffles will also be available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas. mothinthe.net.
The European-inspired bistro will serve a three-course pre-fixe menu featuring onion soup gratinee, roasted turkey breast, herb-roasted venison loin and chocolate crepes from. Cost is $48 per person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $58 per person from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $65 per person. 2501 N. Harwood St., Suite 225, Dallas. mercatbistro.com.
A four-person takeout meal includes piri piri turkey, braised collard greens, linguica calabresa stuffing, mashed potatoes, duck confit gravy, sweet potato rolls and a pumpkin cheesecake tart. Cost is $295. To order, call 469-659-6382 or email [email protected]. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 18, but they are likely to sell out before then. Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 23, or before 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving day. 5650 Village Glen Drive, Dallas. thevillagedallas.com/meridian.
Enjoy Italian favorites like wood-fired meatballs and crispy veal chop Parmesan, as well as a one-day-only special of black truffle turkey with sage gravy, served alongside brioche stuffing with apricots and almonds, pumpkin gnocchetti with confit turkey leg, wood oven roasted green beans and a cranberry orange and moscato sauce. Cost is $75 per person. For dessert, there’s a deconstructed pumpkin pie with pumpkin ice cream, chocolate crumble and candied cranberries. Book reservations online. Hours are 2 to 8 p.m. 1401 Elm St., Dallas. monarchrestaurants.com.
A Thanksgiving menu will be served the week leading up to the holiday. Items include shrimp pancakes, chicken soup and spicy bulgogi with a pancake wrap. Prices vary. 2254 Royal Lane, Dallas. nurigrill.com.
Oak’d Handcrafted BBQ
Customers can choose from two to-go barbecue packages. The first includes 10.5-12 pounds of smoked turkey, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, a dozen brioche rolls and a choice of pie for $265. The second comes with smoked turkey, a 6-pound smoked ham, and sides like roasted Brussels sprouts and BBQ sweet potatoes, a dozen brioche rolls and two pies for $385. Orders can be placed online at oakdbbq.com/holiday or by calling 214-242-8671. 5500 Greenville Ave., Dallas. oakdbbq.com.
A variety of meats are available, from smoked turkey or ham with apricot-molasses glaze to spice-crusted beef tenderloin and whole smoked brisket. Sides include cornbread stuffing, tamales, whipped sweet potatoes, collard greens and macaroni and cheese. Prices vary. Order by 5 p.m. Nov. 18 for pickup Nov. 23. Catering Facility, 1618 W. Commerce St., Dallas. pecanlodge.com.
Postino’s Wine Cafe
The Deep Ellum restaurant is offering a family-size feast that feeds 15 to 20. It comes with two starters, a bruschetta platter and a salad. Pickup and delivery are available. Cost is $285. 2639 Main St., Suite 130, Dallas. postinowinecafe.com/locations/texas/deep-ellum.
A three-course dinner features items like butternut squash and ricotta raviolio, lobster risotto, roasted turkey, roasted beef tenderloin and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Cost is $52 for adults and half-price for children 12 and under. Open noon to 9 p.m. Make reservations online. 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas, and 3300 Dallas Parkway, Plano. princiitalia.com.
For something a little different, try the house-cured salmon or grilled branzino at Sadelle’s, which calls itself a modern ode to New York City diners. Its menu includes matzo ball soup, East Coast oysters, pigs in a blanket and a rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes. Reservations are available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Prices vary. 1 Highland Park Village, Dallas. sadelles.com/location/dallas.
The Flower Mound sports bar is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests must RSVP online by Nov. 18 to receive the free meal. Scout will remain open after dinner so guests can enjoy watching football with happy hour drink prices. 4110 River Walk Drive, Flower Mound. scoutdallas.com.
SĒR Steak + Spirits
Thanksgiving dinner will feature roasted organic turkey, haricot vert and porcini mushroom casserole and a signature beef shank adobo. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Make reservations online. 2201 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. sersteak.com.
A takeout menu features a choice of entrees (select two): petite prime filet, cedar plank salmon or herb-roasted turkey. Dinners come with Brussels sprouts with bacon vinaigrette and delicata squash with rosemary honey. For dessert, there’s a choice of a whole bourbon pecan pie, caramelized Pink Lady apple pie or dulce de leche pumpkin pie. Cost is $150 for two and $60 for every additional person. Order by 3 p.m. Nov. 22 for pickup Nov. 23. 2001 Ross Ave., Suite 125, Dallas. sloanescorner.com.
The vegan diner is offering a takeout menu with a vegan roast, cornbread stuffing, mac and “cheese,” broccoli and rice casserole and a variety of pies. Order by Nov. 20 for pickup Nov. 22-23. Locations in Fort Worth and Denton. spiraldiner.com.
The taco chain is preparing its house-made mole sauce, which pairs with turkey and tamales, in 16-ounce to-go containers for $12.99. Orders must be picked up by Nov. 23. Four locations in Plano and Dallas. tacodeli.com.
Get your family-style smoked meats, including brisket, turkey and sausage, sides by the gallons and house-made desserts. Prices vary. Order Nov. 1 to Nov. 23 and allow 72 hours for pickup. 1050 N. Central Expressway, Richardson. ten50bbq.com.
A Thanksgiving feast will feature spice-rubbed turkey with gravy, fresh cranberry-orange relish, sausage-sage cornbread dressing, creamed potatoes, maple-glazed yams and roasted autumn vegetables. Cost is $42 per person and $18 for children 12 and younger. The regular menu is also available. A to-go option is $160. 1301 Legacy Drive, Frisco. 3forks.com.
TJ’s Seafood Market
A Thanksgiving to-go menu will feature shrimp, smoked salmon, oysters and gumbo. Prices vary. Order by Nov. 22 for pickup on Nov. 23. 6025 Royal Lane and 4212 Oak Lawn, both Dallas. tjsseafood.com.
Dine-in specials will include carrot soup, cranberry Waldorf wedge salad, turkey potpie and caramel pecan cheesecake for $49.99. A special drink, an apple cider car, will be available for $14. Specials are available Nov. 23-27. Whole caramel pecan cheesecakes can be ordered for takeout for $45. Email orders to [email protected]. 1907 Elm St., Dallas. toussaintdallas.com.
Start with lobster bisque, a Caesar salad or Sonoma greens salad before the main course of herb-roasted turkey breast with Parmesan mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, broccoli and rice casserole, giblet gravy and a cranberry apple compote. Dessert is pecan pie a la mode or pumpkin pie with eggnog whipped cream. Adults are $59; children 12 and under are $25. 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas, and 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake. trulucks.com.
Two Mules Cantina
The restaurant at Texican Court will offer a Texas take on Thanksgiving, with smoked turkey drumsticks, house-made pozole and smoked brisket and classic sides like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing. Dessert options are pecan pie or bread pudding topped with ice cream. Prices for adult plates are $26 to $28, and children’s plates are $12. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. 501 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. texicancourt.com/two-mules-cantina-restaurant.htm.
The Dallas sushi spot will offer a special Thanksgiving omakase on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Menu will feature charred romaine salad, bluefin crudo, sawara sashimi, turkey katsu japanese curry, gyutoro stuffing, Chinese long beans, koji-marinated kabocha, tempura okra and bread with truffle black garlic butter. For dessert, there’s kabocha Japanese cheesecake with figs and banyuls gastrique. Cost is $275 for two. Make reservations online and note your interest in the omakase. 2817 Maple Ave., Dallas. uchidallas.com.
A to-go package for eight to 10 comes with roasted turkey with gravy, chestnut polenta stuffing with Jimmy’s Italian sausage, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash soup and a choice of dessert. Cost is $256. Orders must be picked up Nov. 23. 1006 E. 15th St., Plano. urbancrust.com.
This Fort Worth mainstay is offering meals for pickup and will donate a six-person meal for every order received. The $175 meal, which feeds six, includes smoked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, kale salad, pumpkin pie and smoked chocolate pie. Place orders online. 3201 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth. woodshedsmokehouse.com.
Known for upscale Southern comfort food, Yardbird will serve an a la carte menu with Charleston crab soup topped with pimento cheese straws, lobster mac and cheese, biscuit stuffing, a melted leek potato gratin and herb-roasted turkey with mashed potatoes. Dessert is brown butter bourbon pumpkin pie. Prices vary. To-go options are also available. Family meals for two to four people cost $290; meals for six to eight cost $550. Place orders online. 2121 N. Pearl St., Dallas. runchickenrun.com.