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Thanksgiving in Austin: Where to Find Your Holiday Feast

The family-focused holiday can be stress-free and delicious thanks to these local restaurants serving up meals and desserts

Some of our favorite Austin restaurants are here to make life a little bit easier this holiday season. Instead of cooking a larger-than-life feast fully from scratch, take advantage of the many tasty offerings being served around town. From in-person dinners to take-out main dishes, sides and sweets, these eateries have you covered this Thanksgiving.

Taking It Home

Fresa’s Thanksgiving Turkey.

If you’re looking to eat at home, but want to avoid the chaos of an over-crowded kitchen, these restaurants are offering take-out meals, sides, DIY kits and more:

  1. Aba: Mediterranean-themed Thanksgiving meal
  2. Farmhouse Delivery: Feast options delivered to your door
  3. Fresa’s: Complete turkey meals and a la carte sides
  4. Swedish Hill: Thanksgiving classics, wines and desserts
  5. Wax Myrtle’s: Epic dinner for two
  6. Dai Due: Meats, side dishes and more
  7. Walton’s Fancy & Staple: Full spread available for pick-up
  8. Fareground: Curated presentation from Fareground chefs
  9. Leroy & Lewis: Smoked turkey, brisket, sausage, sides and other holiday fix-ins
  10. Olamaie: Everything But the Turkey special, including biscuits, cornbread stuffing, brown gravy and other classic sides
  11. Fairmont Austin: Four-person meal and eight-person meal options with turkey, pumpkin pie and more
  12. Kerbey Lane Cafe: Family package featuring turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, broccoli and rolls

Dining Out on the Town

Take in skyline views at Nido. Photo by Casey Woods.

Make a reservation at one of the following restaurants for a holiday meal with all the fix-ins:

  1. Nido at The Loren at Lady Bird Lake: Four-course holiday meal available
  2. Second Bar + Kitchen at East Austin Hotel: All-day menu plus a la carte festive items
  3. The Peacock at Austin Proper Hotel: Specials like Natural Roasted Turkey and Pumpkin Spiced Date Pudding
  4. TLC Austin: Dine-in turkey plates and Thanksgiving to-go packs
  5. Summer House on Music Lane: Special three-course meal available all day
  6. Hotel Granduca: Brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  7. Carpenters Hall: Holiday menu available as three-course prix-fixe or a la carte
  8. Truluck’s: Full menu, plus holiday specials and themed cocktails
  9. Tillie’s: Family-style dinner in Dripping Springs
  10. Stagecoach Restaurant: Buffet with Thanksgiving classics from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  11. Corinne: Thanksgiving specials, plus an abbreviated version of the current menu
  12. Fairmont Austin: Lavish buffet spread served in the hotel’s seventh floor Parkview Room

For Your Sweet Tooth

Easy Tiger’s selection of Thanksgiving treats.

Don’t forget dessert! Wrap up Thanksgiving day with one of these sweet treats:

  1. The Driskill: Pastry Chef Kristen Groth’s Apple Pear and Texas Pecan Pies
  2. Gati: Dairy-free Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling, Whiskey Pecan Pie, vegan S’mores and more dairy-free delights available for pre-order
  3. Lick Honest Ice Creams: Hazel’s Pumpkin Pie and Vegan Chocolate Pie made with Lick’s homemade ice cream
  4. Easy Tiger: Pies, cookie tins, grazing boards and more treats
  5. Tiny Pies: Full Thanksgiving menu of festive pies
  6. Bakery Lorraine: Roasted Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Apple Pie, Whiskey Pecan Pie and Dutch Apple Pie
  7. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Limited-edition holiday flavors like Cranberry Crumble and Boozy Eggnog
  8. Olamaie and Little Ola’s Biscuits: Jules Stoddard’s famous Spice Pumpkin Loaf, biscuit cinnamon rolls, half dozen biscuits, and more for pick-up
  9. Bonus: For more scrumptious baked goods, check out Tribeza’s guide to Austin’s best bakeries!

Visit each restaurant’s website or call the establishment for complete information regarding offerings and reservations.