The ultimate guide to Thanksgiving dining in Austin

Whether you’re hoping to dine in or takeout, let these 23 Austin restaurants cook your Thanksgiving meal for you

A Thanksgiving feast on a table, as seen from above

TLC is offering a dine-in feast on Thanksgiving, plus takeout options.

Photo courtesy TLC

Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie — name a better trio, we’ll wait.

We’re already daydreaming about this year’s Thanksgiving meal, but if we’re being honest, sometimes we’d rather skip the hassle and let the pros take care of it.

If you’re in the same boat, here are 12 local restaurants preparing Thanksgiving feasts so you don’t have to. Psst — keep reading for almost a dozen more takeout options.

Dine in on Thanksgiving Day

Corinne | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | $35 per person
Dine on turkey, sweet potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and fall-themed cocktails for this Thanksgiving special. Pro tip: The restaurant is also offering a Black Friday brunch featuring homemade biscuits, pecan praline french toast, and crab croquettes.
How to reserve: Online

TLC | 12-8 p.m. | $38 per person
These classic Thanksgiving plates include rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, citrus-vanilla cranberry sauce, and turkey and stuffing, of course.
How to reserve: Online

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | $47 per person
Fill your plate with brioche sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, and slow-roasted sliced turkey at this traditional dinner.
How to reserve: Online

Peacock | 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. | $48-$90 per person
Choose between a prix-fixe menu or a Thanksgiving Plate at this swanky Mediterranean restaurant.
How to reserve: Online

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | $49 per person
Choose from a menu including butternut squash soup, smoked turkey breast, sausage and sage dressing, and pumpkin cheesecake at this downtown steakhouse.
How to reserve: Online

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar | 11 a.m.-close | $53 per person
Choose between herb-roasted turkey, filet mignon, or bone-in ribeye at this three-course meal. Pro tip: You can also order off of the regular dinner menu or treat your tots to a children’s three-course menu.
How to reserve: Online

An array of Thanksgiving sides from Fresas on a colorful wooden table

Fresa’s is offering sides such as herbed green beans, sweet potato mash, or chorizo stuffing to-go this Thanksgiving.

Photo courtesy Fresa’s

Carpenters Hall | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | $55 per person
Settle in for a three-course meal or choose à la carte options such as butternut squash soup, a dressed up turkey dinner, and pumpkin pie.
How to reserve: Online

Summer House on Music Lane | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | $75 per person
This three-course, prix-fixe menu offers mushroom soup, pepper-crusted prime rib, smoked hen of the woods mushrooms, creamed leeks, and either pumpkin pie or pistachio cherry cake.
How to reserve: Online

Nido | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | $85 per person
Check out this brand-new rooftop restaurant at The Loren at Lady Bird Lake with a four-course meal featuring chestnut soup, a fall salad, turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and a pumpkin tart. Pro tip: Add wine pairings for an additional $50.
How to reserve: Call the restaurant at 512-580-1183

Fairmont Austin | 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. | $130 per person
Add a little luxury to your Thanksgiving this year on the seventh floor of the downtown Fairmont hotel, where chefs will serve up traditional dishes in addition to an array of desserts and special menu items, such as oak smoked prime rib.
How to reserve: Online

Second Bar + Kitchen | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Priced per item
This newly opened restaurant in the East Austin Hotel is offering a special, all-day Thanksgiving menu with pickings such as baked brie with apricot mostarda, bone-in cowboy ribeye, and crispy truffle potatoes.
How to reserve: Online

Café No Sé | 7 a.m.-8 p.m. | Priced per item
Stop by for a special brunch of spiced orange hotcakes or hold out for this cafe’s Thanksgiving plate, which includes turkey confit and cornbread apple sage stuffing. Pro tip: Walk-ins are welcome.
How to reserve: Online

Wax Myrtle's hummus dish

Mix it up this year with an at-home meal kit from Wax Myrtle’s featuring dishes such as this boiled peanut hummus.

Photo by Jackie Lee Young, courtesy Wax Myrtle’s


The holiday cheer doesn’t stop there. If you’d rather enjoy Thanksgiving at home but still want to avoid the cooking, check out these 11 local takeout options:

Walton’s Fancy and Staple | Serves 10 | Price upon request
This restaurant’s Thanksgiving feast serves 10, and includes Cajun spiced turkey breast, garlic mashed yukon gold potatoes, brown sugar rosemary carrots, and five other sides.
How to order: Call the restaurant at 512-542-3380 or email

Fareground | Priced per item
Choose from a wide-ranging menu featuring dishes from Austin Rotisserie, TLV, Henbit, and others.
How to order: Online

Aviary Wine & Kitchen | $65 per pack
Who says Thanksgiving is just about the food? Order a specially designed Thanksgiving three-pack of wine to go from this wine bar.
How to order: In-store, or call 512-916-4445

Olamaie | Serves 6 | $165
The upscale Southern food restaurant’s “Everything But the Turkey” dinner includes seven dishes such as green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, and a selection of the restaurant’s famous biscuits and spreads.
How to order: Online

Fairmont Austin | Serves 4-8 | $199-$379
The hotel’s restaurant is offering two sizes of to-go Thanksgiving dinners with 13 dishes, including confit garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, traditional stuffing, and your choice of pie.
How to order: Online

A close-up of Bakery Lorraine's apple cranberry pie

This apple cranberry pie from Bakery Lorraine will have your guests coming back for seconds.

Photo courtesy Bakery Lorraine

Z’Tejas | Serves 4-6 | $125
Expect pineapple- and chipotle-roasted turkey, roasted poblano mashed potatoes, and cornbread stuffing from this to-go meal.
How to order: Call 512-478-5355

Bakery Lorraine | Serves 8-10 | $26+
Let this bakery handle your dessert this year — roasted pumpkin, whiskey pecan, dutch apple, and apple cranberry pies are available for preorder.
How to order: Online

Fresa’s | Priced per item
Order the restaurant’s $215 roasted turkey breast meal (serves 4-6) before it sells out, or order sides such as herbed green beans, sweet potato mash, or chorizo stuffing a la carte.
How to order: Online

Aba | Serves 2 | $128.95
Enjoy this twist on a Thanksgiving meal, with dishes such as pumpkin hummus, black truffle orzo, and beef tenderloin kebabs.
How to order: Online

TLC | Serves 8-10 | $299
Get a full meal with turkey and five sides — plus some Texas Pecan Pie — from this Thanksgiving package.
How to order: Online

Wax Myrtle’s | Serves 2 | $120
This Thanksgiving meal kit comes with ingredients and instructions on how to make a selection of dishes, including Ora king salmon, white chocolate mole, roasted eggplant spread, and gnocchi gratin.
How to order: Online

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