Thanksgiving — the time of year when family and feasts take a front seat. But there is nothing wrong with dining out on the holiday. Whether you’re boycotting the kitchen or are in search of a new Thanksgiving Day tradition, here are some of our dine-in and take-out options.
B&B BUTCHERS & RESTAURANT
1814 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
B&B will spend its first Thanksgiving open for business from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 to 7 pm. Guests can take advantage of the restaurant’s full dinner menu (there’s no wrong time for carpetbaggers on the half shell) or indulge in B&B’s Thanksgiving prix fixe menu, priced at $55 for adults and $20 for kids. Expect dishes like butternut squash soup topped with truffle mustard créme and roasted prime rib served with creamy horseradish, au jus and Yorkshire pudding, as well as traditional sweets like pumpkin and pecan pie. View the full prix fix menu here.
But maybe you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home this year and aren’t in the mood to cook. With just 48 hours notice, you can pick up an entire holiday meal from the B&B Butcher Shop. Try the roasted prime rib or turkey as your main course, then pair either with one of B&B’s side dishes (sweet yams with cinnamon and marshmallows, cranberry sauce with raisins, sausage stuffing, and giblet gravy). The butcher shop even has dessert covered, offering pumpkin, pecan and key lime pie.
B&B will also offer a specialty themed cocktail called The Mayflower, which includes Leopold Bros. New York apple whiskey, amaretto, cynar, lemon juice, Fee Brothers old fashion aromatic bitters and Fee Brothers black walnut bitters.
2424 Dunstan Road, Houston, TX 77005; 5922 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
Turkey Day brunch is a go at neighborhood favorite Benjy’s in the Village. In addition to the regular brunch menu, the restaurant will feature brunch specials like pumpkin spice french toast served with cranberry chutney, cinnamon whipped cream, cane syrup and pumpkin spice walnuts; a green bean omelette topped with mushroom gravy and crispy Vidalia onions; the Thanksgiving panini, made with slow-roasted turkey, crispy Brussels sprouts, brie, cranberry jam and garlic aoli — served on Kraftsmen challah — and sweet potato pie garnished with vanilla whipped cream and candied pecans.
If you can’t make it out of bed for Thanksgiving Day brunch, Benjy’s on Washington offers a full Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, as well as its Thanksgiving On The Go to-go menu. Featured items include herb-roasted turkey breast, braised pork shoulder and jalapeño beer sausage, as well as an array of housemade sides and desserts.
BRENNAN’S OF HOUSTON
3300 Smith St., Houston, TX 77006
Experience a taste of New Orleans this Thanksgiving at Brennan’s of Houston. For $60 per guest, executive chef Danny Trace presents a three-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving meal with a creole twist. Start your meal with dishes like the bourbon-spiced apple salad made with a mix of Gala, Fuji and Granny Smith apples, Tabasco pecan brittle, Point Reyes bleu cheese and a spiced vinaigrette, or the creole escargot crepe filled with cream cheese, oyster mushrooms, melted leeks and citrus meuniere sauce.
After your starter, move on to the Texas creole roasted American turkey, Hunter’s honey-roasted duck, lobster-stuffed Texas flounder or the Southern vegetable garden — a medley of smothered okra and tomato, poblano cheddar grits, creole stewed lima beans, charred onion-braised collard greens, fire-roasted beets, and pickled chow chow. Finish your meal with cinnamon spiced pumpkin pie or Brennan’s crispy Louisiana apple empanada. See the full menu here.
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
840 West Sam Houston Pkwy North, Houston, TX 77024; 5365 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Head to The Capital Grille’s CityCentre of Galleria location for this year’s Thanksgiving meal. For $36 ($15 for children), you can indulge in a Thanksgiving feast of slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans and Marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney, accompanied by family-style mashed potatoes. Pumpkin cheesecake can be added for an additional $10. Customers also have the option to order from The Capital Grille’s regular dinner menu.
CRU FOOD AND WINE BAR
2800 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098; 9595 Six Pines Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380
Begin your Thanksgiving meal with artisanal bread and honey orange butter at Cru Food and Wine Bar, followed by a three-course Thanksgiving meal, all for $38. Starter choices include butternut squash bisque, creamy farmhouse cheese polenta, pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, little gem lettuce salad and shaved Brussels sprout salad.
Continue your meal with main-course options like roasted turkey breast served with sausage and ciabatta bread stuffing, green bean and wild mushroom casserole, whipped potatoes and turkey jus; pan-roasted branzino served with lump crab, vanilla sweet potatoes, spinach and lemon-caper butter sauce; grilled beef tenderloin accompanied by winter root vegetable mashers, Brussels sprouts and rosemary chianti demi glace, or braised short ribs served with farmhouse cheddar polenta, chanterelle mushrooms and thyme jus. Finish off with your choice of classic pumpkin pie, apple pie bread pudding or chocolate molten lava cake.
DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE
5061 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Del Frisco’s may be one of Houston’s prime steakhouses, but it’s all about the turkey this Thanksgiving. The steakhouse is offering a unique three-course prix fixe menu for $49. The star? A slow-roasted turkey breast served with sweet onion, apple-sausage stuffing and an array of trimmings — mashed sweet potatoes, chateau potatoes, green beans, pan gravy and cranberry relish.
The other two courses include a choice of butternut squash soup or holiday salad (mixed greens, goat cheese, walnuts, sun-dried cranberries and warm bacon vinaigrette), as well as pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie á la mode for dessert. Call 713.355.2600 for reservations.
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE
1900 Hughes Landing Blvd, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Del Frisco’s Grille in The Woodlands makes its Thanksgiving debut with a three-course prix fixe menu for $39. Butternut squash bisque starts the meal, followed by the main course of hand-carved turkey served with cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish, as well as your choice of two sides (roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach supreme or shaved Brussels Sprouts with bacon).
Conclude your meal with a choice of pumpkin pie, pecan pie or a butterscotch pudding jar for dessert. Call 281.465.0300 for reservations. (Note: The Thanksgiving menu is available at the Grille Woodlands only; the Grille’s West Ave location will be closed.)
2800 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098; 12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024
Both Eddie V’s locations in CityCentre and West Ave will be open this Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant will offer its full dinner menu in addition to a rift on the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Sliced turkey, baby French green beans with sun dried tomatoes, brioche stuffing, glazed acorn squash, pan gravy with mirepoix brunoise, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes will all be offered for $36 ($15 for children). Dessert — pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and praline sauce — will also be available for an additional $9.
ETOILE CUISINE ET BAR
1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
If you’re in the mood for a French Thanksgiving, head to Uptown Park eatery Etoile. Chef Phillipe unveils the restaurant’s first-ever three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, priced at $56 for adults and $25 for kids. Expect dishes like Persimmon et Saint Jacques Rôties — persimmon and roasted scallop served with ginger dressing — and Plat De Côtes de Boeuf Braisés — braised beef short ribs served with butternut squash, mousseline, fall vegetables and cabernet syrup.
Etoile is also offering a Thanksgiving to-go menu for those who want to experience its French staples at home. All orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 24. Call 832.668.5808 to reserve your order today.
F.E.E.D TX RESTAURANTS
BRC Gastropub, 519 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007; Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, 4224 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77027; Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 1050 Studewood St., Houston, TX 77008; Petite Sweets, 2700 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX 77098
This holiday season, order your Thanksgiving dessert from any FEED TX Restaurant (BRC, Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar). Pies can be picked up from restaurant locations the day before Thanksgiving. FEED’s concept Petite Sweets also offers an array of mini, holiday-themed treats.
GENESIS STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR
5427 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77081
Houston’s first steakhouse to serve certified Glatt Kosher and Halal foods is opening its doors for a Thanksgiving feast. For $42 (children under 12, $28), you can experience Genesis’ special Thanksgiving roasted turkey plate. The meal includes white and dark meat turkey, and your choice of three sides (mashed potatoes, stuffing, jalapeño corn bread, creamed corn, green bean casserole, candied and candied yams). Guests also get their choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert.
Genesis’ regular al a carte menu is also available.
HOLLEY’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND OYSTER BAR
3201 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77006
Southern favorites rule this year’s Thanksgiving offerings at Holley’s as chef Mark prepares a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $60 for adults and $30 for kids. Start with special seasonal appetizers like pumpkin soup served with curried shrimp, fire-roasted pepitas, and pea shoots, or try the fried quail with a sweet potato waffle, fried quail egg, creamed mustard greens and sorghum-persimmon syrup. Move on to an array of entrées including Holley’s famous Thai-ttyle fried whole Snapper for two, or opt for a more traditional turkey dinner served with sweet potato soufflé, collard greens, oyster-cornbread stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry chutney and giblet gravy.
Round out your meal with desserts like buttermilk-lemon chess pie with cornmeal crust, raspberries and rosemary; coconut cake with spiced pecans and salted caramel sauce, or bread pudding with layers of cinnamon-toasted croissants, apples and rye caramel sauce.
6510 South Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401; 1613 Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77007
Forgo a traditional Thanksgiving meal for Tex-Mex favorites at Jax Grill. Guests can take home dishes like fajitas, enchiladas, guacamole, queso, nachos and chicken tenders. Jax also offers whole cheesecakes for purchase, which serves as great sweet treat to round out any Thanksgiving dinner.
JONATHAN’S THE RUB
9061 Gaylord St., Houston, TX 77024
Spend less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving by picking up your Thanksgiving meal from Jonathan’s. This year’s catering menu includes a 48-hour brined fried turkey ($75), turkey gravy ($15-$50), side dishes including sourdough and cornbread stuffing, homestyle cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole and honey-glazed carrots (half pan, $40; full pan, $70), as well as dessert options including coconut cream pie, pecan pie and chocolate blackout cake ($42).
All orders must be placed by Friday, November 20, and can be picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 10 am and 3 pm.
MAX’S WINE DIVE
4720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
Max’s Wine Dive is making Thanksgiving easier than ever this year with its Fake the Funk offering. Drop off your empty serving dish by Monday, November 23 and chef Ana (and team) will fill it with the side dish of your choice. All you’re required to do is pick it up after 11 am on Thanksgiving morning.
Featured sides include collard greens ($12 quart), mashed potatoes ($12 quart), Not Yo’ Mamma’s green bean casserole ($25 quart), Max’s fresh cranberry sauce ($20 quart), Ana’s pumpkin pecan bread pudding ($12 a serving), the Big Ass brownie ($12 a serving), and Southern cornbread ($6 6 inch round).
947 Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77024
Bradley Ogden’s recently-opened Pour Society is bringing in its first Thanksgiving with a holiday to-go menu. Chef Greg Lowry is churning our a take-home Thanksgiving feast that includes a preset menu ($185 – $325) of turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and two pies of your choice (sweet potato pumpkin, whiskey pecan or southern buttermilk).
Guests can also create their own spread by pairing any turkey with a mix of sides like potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, and cornbread stuffing. Call 713.882.7249 to place your order.
800 Sorella Ct., Houston, TX 77024
Dine-in or take advantage of to-go options this Thanksgiving at Radio Milano. Chef José Hernandez introduces a three-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving lunch from 10 am to 3 pm priced at $30 for adults and $18 for kids. Menu highlights include creamy celery-root apple soup, pork tenderloin served with quince mostarda, butternut squash purée, and roasted root vegetables, as well as pumpkin pie topped with marshmallow and cinnamon ice cream.
Priced at $300, Radio Milano’s to-go dinner package includes green beans, Brussel sprouts, sweet potato purée, mashed potatoes, a stuffed turkey, gravy and two pies — pumpkin and pecan. All orders must be placed by noon on Monday, November 23. Call 713.827.3545 reserve your order.
4608 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027
Guests can indulge in Sullivan’s signature steaks this Thanksgiving by taking advantage of the restaurant’s limited dinner menu. Or opt for something a little more traditional with Sullivan’s three-course prix fixe turkey dinner for $39. Choose from a starter soup (shrimp and lobster bisque) or salad (iceberg lettuce wedge or classic caesar salad), then experience the meal’s main course — hand-carved roasted turkey served with sweet onion, apple sausage stuffing and cranberry relish, as well as your choice of two sides (garlic, horseradish mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole with pecan crust, shaved Brussels sprouts, hand-shucked creamed corn, cream-style spinach, steakhouse skillet mushrooms and buttered shallot green beans).
Choose between chocolate pecan pie, bananas foster bread pudding, creme brulée or chocolate mousse for dessert. Call 713.961.0333 for reservations.
TABLE ON POST OAK
1800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
A sumptuous feast isn’t the only thing Table is offering this Thanksgiving. Guests can enjoy a family-style dinner of oven-roasted turkey, madeira gravy chestnut wild mushroom stuffing, haricot verts almondine, honey-roasted sweet potatoes, potato purée, macaroni and cheese, roasted corn and cranberry relish, followed by your choice of bourbon pecan pie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce or pumpkin pie served with gingerbread chantilly and cranberry marmalade for dessert. The dinner is priced at $70 for adults and $35 for children.
In addition to dinner, guests will have a front-row seat to the Thanksgiving parade at 4 pm and the uptown tree lighting ceremony at 7pm. Then end the night with a festive fireworks display.
For those who opt for a Thanksgiving at home, Table is offering its family-style feast to-go ($300). Pick-up is available between 10 am and noon on Thanksgiving day. Delivery is also available within a 10-mile radius of the restaurant for an additional charge of $25. Call 713.439.1000 to make your reservation.
THE UNION KITCHEN
4507 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77025; 12538 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024; 23918 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339
Round out your Thanksgiving menu with sides from The Union Kitchen. Pick-up dishes like truffle macaroni and cheese, crab cakes, mashed potatoes, tiramisu trays and pumpkin, parmesan or mushroom risotto for a great enhancement to any main course.
1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006
Experience famed chef Chris Shepherd‘s award-winning flavors this Thanksgiving with to-go holiday dishes from Underbelly. The restaurant is offering everything but the turkey to make your Thanksgiving meal prep a breeze. Featured fare includes redneck cheddar macaroni and cheese ($35), sorghum glazed, charred carrots ($35), Shepherd family rum sausage ($22), red potato hash ($35), blue crab and corn pudding ($50), pork belly creamed mustard greens ($35), Mama Floyd’s cornbread dressing ($35) and much more. Just pre-order by Saturday, November 21 for Wednesday, November 25 pick-up between 11 am and 3 pm. Shop the full spread of dishes here.
Don’t see one of your favorites on the list? Let us know where you’ll be dining this Thanksgiving.