Preparing a full Thanksgiving dinner is not for the faint of heart. Between the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and countless other side dishes and desserts, it easily becomes a full day spent in the kitchen.
If you’re looking for a little relief but don’t want to quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine in + carry out for Thanksgiving this year. Plus, read to end for our short breakdown of where to get local ingredients if you still want to roll up your sleeves in the kitchen.
Where to dine in
B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 5212 Marathon Ave. | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Guests can enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal that includes a choice of prime rib or turkey and mouth-watering desserts like pumpkin pie and apple crumble pie. Book a table in advance.
97 West Kitchen & Bar, 200 Mule Alley Dr. | 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Savor a Texas-themed prix fixe dinner, including herb crusted turkey, sausage apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. The menu is $75 for adults and $35 for children ages 5-12 — kids under five dine for free. Reserve your table now. Pro tip: Parties of 6+ should email for reservations.
Silver Fox Steakhouse, 1651 S. University Dr. | 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy a $42-holiday meal, including turkey and Grandma’s gravy, cornbread dressing, whipped potatoes, candied yams, and spiced cranberry sauce. Not a fan of turkey? Silver Fox will serve other entrées too. You can book a table here.
Wicked Butcher, 512 Main St. | 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Located inside the Sinclair Hotel, this restaurant has an array of Thanksgiving specials lined up, including turkey roulade, sweet potato mash, cornbread stuffing with sausage, prime rib, rack of lamb, and apple pie with lime caramel sauce. Make a reservation.
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar, 5188 Marathon Ave. | 12-9 p.m.
Make a reservation to experience this restaurant’s three-course meal that is seasonally curated to include special Thanksgiving flavors. The menu is $55 for adults and half-off for kids 12 and under.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 813 Main St. | 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy a three-course meal with offerings like a steak house salad, lobster bisque, oven-roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach. Adults can dine for $44 and children can dine for $17. Make a reservation. Psst — you can opt to eat at home my pre-ordering your meal.
iL Modo, 714 Main St. | 2-9 p.m.
Butternut squash soup, turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and lemon broccolini are just a handful of the fare available on the Kimpton Harper Hotel restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu that is $45 per person. Make a reservation. Bonus: iL Modo is open with its regular brunch menu from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Del Frisco’s Grille, 812 Main St. | 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Del Frisco’s is doing a $52 three-course meal for Thanksgiving Day, featuring a menu with butternut squash bisque, herb and butter roasted turkey, apple sausage stuffing, apple berry cobbler, and more. Reservations are still available.
Cast Iron Restaurant at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston St. | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Try this restaurant’s special Thanksgiving Day brunch featuring breakfast favorites, fruits, a carving station, various pastas and salads, artisan breads, and desserts. Reservations are filling up fast.
Where to carry out
Local Foods Kitchen, 4548 Hartwood Dr. | Orders must be placed by Friday., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
This grab-and-go eatery is offering a la carte dishes like maple sugar smoked spiral ham, glazed sweet potatoes, brown butter onion sage stuffing, and deep dish apple crisp.
Blue Mesa, 612 Carroll St. | Pre-order for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22
Blue Mesa’s Thanksgiving Family To-Go Pack offers everything you need for the perfect festive dinner — and then some. The pack serves 6-8 people and includes turkey and gravy, stuffing, cheese enchiladas, mashed potatoes, sweet corncake, your choice of a whole pie, and more for $175.
Spiral Diner & Bakery, 1314 W. Magnolia Ave. | Pre-order for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22
We didn’t forget about you, vegetarians. Spiral Diner has a ton of plant-based holiday menu items like a house-made vegan roast (a meat-free turkey alternative), coconut whipped sweet potatoes, collard greens, and broccoli rice casserole.
Lili’s Bistro, 1310 W. Magnolia Ave.| Pre-order by Saturday, Nov. 18
Choose from the bistro’s Dinner Package, Breakfast Package, and dessert offerings that are sure to make your Thanksgiving unforgettable.
Heim BBQ, Multiple locations | Pre-order for pickup or delivery between Monday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 22
This award-winning barbecue joint is serving up holiday favorites like turkey, spiral-sliced ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole + pecan pie. Pro tip: Pickup will be available at all three Heim locations.
Woodshed Smokehouse, 3201 Riverfront Dr. | Pre-order for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22
When you order a dinner package for $175 (feeds six) from Woodshed Smokehouse, you will also help feed Fort Worthians in need. For every dinner package ordered, a six-person dinner will be donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Ol’ South Pancake House, 1509 S. University Dr. |Pre-order by Wednesday, Nov. 22
Order a family meal for four featuring turkey and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and your choice of two of the following: green beans, mashed potatoes, squash casserole, candied yams, mac and cheese, and carrots.
Hurtado Barbecue, 1116 8th Ave. | Pre-order for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22
Opt for a traditional Thanksgiving with one of Hurtado’s whole turkeys or mix it by ordering a whole brisket or rack of ribs.
Central Market, 4651 West Fwy. | Pre-order by Sunday, Nov. 19
Reserve your full meal with mains, chef-made sides, and decadent desserts like chocolate pecan pie all ready to reheat and serve.
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery, 1540 S. University Dr. | Pre-order for pickup Saturday, Nov. 16-Wednesday, Nov. 22
Build your own menu with three appetizers, five entrees, eight sides, six fixin’s, four breads, and four pies.
Roy Pope Grocery, 2300 Merrick St. | Email to order
Order a chef-made feast for 8-10 people for $200 with a whole smoked organic turkey, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, and giblet gravy — or purchase items a la carte.
Where to shop local ingredients:
Cowtown Farmers Market, Veterans Park Grand Pavilion, 8901 Clifford St., White Settlement | Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Aside from getting your hands on the freshest produce possible, you can find vendors selling cheese, honey, bread, soups + other ingredients to make your holiday special.
The Clearfork Farmers Market, Clearfork Trailhead, 4801 Edwards Ranch Rd. | Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Find a variety of items to bring home including specialty and artisan items like pies, teas, bread, sweets + candles.
Westside Farmers Market, Westside Presbyterian Church, 8700 Chapin Rd. | Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
Trade those canned yams for fresh produce.
Whether you’re looking to serve up a feast or bring home ready-made meals, our city has a plethora of options to choose from. For those looking to dine out, be sure to book in advance before reservations run out.
What Thanksgiving food item are you most excited for? Tell us.