Thanksgiving: 16 DFW Eateries For When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

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By Azure Arther, NewsCastic

Once again, it’s that time of year. Family gathering. The smell of apple spice. Beautiful fall weather.

And once again you’re dreading the kitchen. It’ll go something like this — wake up at 4 am, hope the turkey thawed and pull up recipes online. Then all day long you’ll hustle, grind, cook and bake the day away just so everyone else can eat. Oh yeah. And leave your kitchen trashed.

You could do Thanksgiving this way, or you could, dare I say, dine out. The following restaurants can make your Thanksgiving a day of refreshing, relaxing time with your family that includes delicious food.

Here are 16 options that’ll have you out of the kitchen for Thursday.

Dinner and a Room

Known as an upscale restaurant serving down home food, the Front Room Tavern, located in The Hotel Lumen near SMU, will be providing three options for Thanksgiving this year: brunch, dinner, or take away. The menu options will be traditional Thanksgiving favorites and other festive choices such as chicken-fried quail and shepherd’s pie.

Time: Brunch: 10 am-3 pm; Dinner 5-11 pm.

Price: $35-45 for dinner, varied on takeaway.

Upscale Finery

For a complete traditional Thanksgiving in a definitely swank atmosphere, NorthPark Seasons 52 has you covered. With tasty dishes such as Plainville Farm roasted turkey and maple glazed butternut squash, this restaurant is a choice for dinner that’s right up any family’s alley.

Time: 11am-10 or 11 pm depending on location.

Price: Adult entree, $26.90; Child’s portion, $12.90.

Fort Worth Treasure

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Fort Worth will be serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with options of butternut squash soup or salad, slow roasted turkey breast with sweet onion apple-sausage stuffing, all the trimmings (mashed potatoes, green beans, etc) and pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie.

Time: noon-8 pm.

Price: $49, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity.

A Forkful of Decadence

A four-course Thanksgiving meal is being offered at III Forks – Dallas. This feast includes tea and coffee, but make sure to leave a tip. Enjoy Tenderloin Tomato Soup, a III Forks Salad, and the choice of entrees between Spice Rubbed Holiday Turkey, Roasted Midwest Beef Tenderloin, Vermont Maple Glazed Atlantic Salmon with Pumpkin Pie Torte, Housemade Roasted Chestnut Ice Cream, Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie or Chocolate Marquis Torte for dessert.

Time: 11 am-8 pm.

Price: Adult, $48; Children 12 & under, $18.

Prime Thanksgiving

Lawry’s The Prime Rib – Dallas is offering a Thanksgiving-to-go menu that is available to be ordered until November 23rd (24 hours in advance). This delicious menu includes Prime Ribs, Roasted Turkey, Corned Beef, and Pastrami for the entrees, and more than ten different dishes for the sides. For dessert, there are six different options for your palate.

Time: Call before heading in.

Price: Varies.

Italian Style

Buca di Beppo is another one of those three option restaurants. You can have dine-in, catering, or pick up a to-go Thanksgiving meal. Their traditional holiday menu comes with Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie.

Time: 11 am-10 pm.

Price: Individual, $20; Small, $60 (serves three); Large, $120 (serves six).

Tavern Life

Definitely, the latest restaurant to be open, Henry’s Tavern in Plano has Thanksgiving drinks and food available until midnight. No matter what time you decide you’re hungry, you can wander into the tavern for Homestyle slow-roasted turkey prepared with all the trimmings: vanilla bean whipped sweet potatoes, brown butter mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and more. For dessert, you have two options: pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake in a mason jar.

Time: 11 am-midnight.

Price: Adults, $25.95; Children 12 & under, $7.95.

Over the Moon

For a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal such as crab and artichoke dip or truffle deviled eggs as appetizers, Palomino Dallas has your tastebuds covered. This swank restaurant offers a full menu for the holiday, including a very comprehensive wine list.

Time: 11 am-8 pm.

Price: Varies.

Crisp Elegance

Thanksgiving dinner with an Italian-American twist. Holiday dinner has never looked so good. At Maggiano’s Little Italy, they understand that we all equate Thanksgiving with being overly full. That has to be why their four-course dinner includes a compliment of the chef bruschetta plate, salad options, choose two of three entree options that come with a side, choose two additional sides, and choose two types of pasta, and a dessert. With that much food, your family will happily groan their way back to the house. The only hang up is figuring out which Maggiano’s to go, too.

Time: Varies by location.

Price: Varies by location.

Luxury Dining

Tangerine-glazed turkey with tortilla dressing sounds like something your family will be discussing until next year this time, so why not make it out to Fearing’s Restaurant and be served by Chef Dean? With dishes like butternut squash bisque with fried pheasant tenders, more and more is being offered by this incredible restaurant. The best part is dessert, a trio of delicious sugary options.

Time: Lunch, 11 am-3 pm; Dinner, 5-8 pm.

Price: Adults, $100; Children 12 & under, $30.

Seafood for the Holidays

Eddie V’s is serving up the best on this family day. Starting with sliced turkey breast with gravy, the menu continues with brioche sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, hand-whipped potatoes, baby green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, and more.

Time: 11 am-8 pm.

Price: Adults, $36; children, $15.

Dinner at the W

Smoked turkey breast, Brussel sprout hash, and bacon braised turkey stuffing are just a couple of the Thanksgiving dinner delights that will be served at the W’s Cook Hall Restaurant, beginning at noon. Pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream and other sweet treats will wrap up this ritzy evening, leaving your family ecstatically full.

Time: Noon-10 pm.

Price: $35.

Provisions to the Family

Open all day on Thanksgiving Day, CBD Provisions will be providing Thanksgiving day brunch and dinner (depending on your arrival time). Although there will be a full menu that even includes a cheeseburger as one of the options, CBD’s holiday fare consists of chili spice roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, poultry gravy, and more.

Time: 10 am-9 pm.

Price: Varies.

Sing For Dinner

Addison’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Canary By Gorji is rumored to be serving Thanksgiving dinner. Rumored, only because, with only seven tables, it will be nearly impossible to pack the family into this tiny gem of restaurant perfection. However, on the off chance that the rest of DFW thought the same thing, you just might get the chance to try Chef Gorji’s three-course take on Thanksgiving.

Time: 5-9:30 pm.

Price: $49.

Dining Haven

Far North Dallas’ Cadot will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving a three-course meal that starts out with wild mushroom brie soup. A choice of three different entrees, roasted turkey breast, filet of salmon, or flat iron steak. Each come with their own fixings, each selection different than the other. If that’s not enough to wet your appetite, the Cadot’s famous cranberry pecan tarte (there’s other options, but really, who doesn’t want this tarte?) should do the trick.

Time: 11 am-4 pm.

Price: Adults, $46; Children, $18.

Victory Lane

Victory Tavern knows how to do dinner. With three bread options, five appetizers, and five entrees with sides, there is no way your family will leave out of this restaurant with less than stuffed bellies. Choice options like Bay of Fundy salmon, pecan smoked pork loin or Windy Meadows turkey are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of holiday eaters.

Time: noon-8 p.m.

Price: $35 (half off for children 12 & under).

Where are you eating for Thanksgiving? Share your most ridiculous or wacky story from the holidays and you may featured in an upcoming story.


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