15 Places to Get Thanksgiving Dinner in Dallas That Aren’t Your Kitchen

This Turkey Day, skip the endless cooking and eat your Thanksgiving dinner at one of these Dallas restaurants

Halloween isn’t even in the rearview and you’re probably seeing displays of yams and pie fixings in the grocery store. If you find the idea of cooking Thanksgiving dinner stressful, or daunting, or if you simply have a case of the “I don’t wannas,” make note: That the metroplex is filled with awesome restaurants and specialty markets that love food as much as you do, and because they went ahead and perfected Thanksgiving dinner, you won’t have to stress over whether or not your turkey is overcooked or if nana forgets the stuffing.

Whether you’re looking to get the family dressed up for a sit-down meal in a nice restaurant, want to hit a buffet, or are simply looking for a heat-and-eat meal where the hard part is already done for you, all you have to do is find what you like among this list of Dallas spots—from Whole Foods to unique spots like Bacchus Kitchen—serving up Turkey Day spreads. But pro tip: make your reservations early. You’re not the only one who is considering the “skip the cooking and dishes” idea, and things do book up quickly.

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Bacchus Kitchen + Bar
Thanksgiving dinner at Bacchus Kitchen + Bar is traditionally served family style. However, a look at their 2022 Thanksgiving menu suggests this might be a buffet, as it lists crepe, egg, and pasta stations, in addition to carved turkey and prime rib. Wine pairings are offered for an additional charge. Order by Nov. 22. $95 and up.

215 E. Dallas Rd.
Grapevine, TX
: bacchustx.com

Central Market
If you want to have your Thanksgiving at home, but you just don’t want to be involved in the cooking process, check out one of Central Market’s Dallas locations for curated menus and a la carte options for sides, appetizers, and desserts. If you order before Nov. 7, you’ll get a $10 coupon off your next in-store purchase. $70 and up.

Various locations throughout Dallas
Online: centralmarket.com


OAK’D Handcrafted BBQ
Diners can enjoy smoked meats sliced fresh to order and prepared to perfection, locally sourced sides including roasted brussels sprouts and BBQ sweet potatoes. Homemade pies and sweet treats—recognized by Texas Monthly as the “Best in Dallas”—are baked by the in-house pastry chef and will have guests swooning. Order by Nov. 19. Complete dinners serving 10 to 12 people start at $285.

5500 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX

Dolce Riviera
Dolce Riviera is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call to reserve. $75 for adults, and $25 for children 12 and under.

2950 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX

Golden Corral
America’s most well-known buffet has Thanksgiving meals to go. Order the “Holiday Feast to Go” online or using the Golden Corral app. Select Golden Corral locations are open on Thanksgiving so if you want the in-person experience, check your local store. $79 and up.

Various locations throughout Dallas
Online: goldencorral.com

La Madeleine
This restaurant offers hot and ready-to-eat and heat-at-home meals. The menu includes an upscale twist on the traditional turkey and ham dinner, with swanky accompaniments like mushroom sauce and cranberry chutney. $60 and up.

Various locations throughout Dallas

Local Foods Kitchen
If you’ve got adventurous palates in your crowd of Thanksgiving people to feed, Local Foods Kitchen has delights such as carrot butternut soup, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and a variety of desserts, including caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake (yum!). They also offer an “everything but the bird” package with sides and desserts. Pricing is a la carte but plan to spend around $150 to feed a table of 4 to 6 people.

4548 Hartwood Dr.
Fort Worth, TX

Norma’s Cafe
Order a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal from local favorite, Norma’s Café. Dinners include roasted turkey breast or spiral-cut glazed ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a 10-inch pumpkin pie. They have five locations to pick up your meal. $119 per meal, with a la carte options at an additional charge.

Various locations throughout Dallas
Online: normascafe.com

Saltgrass Steak House
Saltgrass Steak House has offered Thanksgiving meals in the past, however, the restaurant’s site still showcases its Halloween party meal offerings. If you’re interested in Thanksgiving from Saltgrass, we recommend checking back.

Various locations throughout Dallas
Online: saltgrass.com

Scout at the Statler Hotel
The Statler Hotel is offering a special thank you to veterans, first responders, and their immediate families.  A traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet with all the trimmings will be served in The Statler’s restaurant, Scout, with football playing on the big screen. Reservations are required. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

1914 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX
Online: thestatlerdallas.com

Urban Crust
A Thanksgiving meal at Urban Crust includes turkey, gravy, chestnut polenta stuffing with Jimmy’s Italian sausage, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash soup, and a choice of dessert. Orders open up on Nov. 1 for pick up on Nov. 23 between 2-4 p.m. $256.

1006 E. 15th St.
Plano, TX
Online: urbancrust.com

Trulucks will offer a traditional three-course Thanksgiving feast of turkey with everyone’s favorite sides and a selection of desserts. In addition, guests can enjoy two-holiday specialty cocktails: the Holiday Nog ($15) and a Turkey Fashioned, which is their take on an Old Fashioned made with Wild Turkey bourbon, spiced orange syrup, angostura, and orange bitters ($14.50). Reservations are recommended and can be made online or via Open Table. Adults cost $59, while children 12 and under are $25.

Online: trulucks.com

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Cracker Barrel
The popular comfort food chain offers several options for heat-and-eat dinners for gatherings of all sizes. They also have a variety of pies. $89 and up.

Various locations throughout Dallas

Westin Galleria
Say goodbye to dishes and hello to a Thanksgiving buffet crafted by award-winning chef, David Smith. Adults cost $85, while children under 12 cost $45. Children five and under eat free. Be sure to make your reservations via Open Table.

Online: marriott.com

Whole Foods Market
In the past, Whole Foods Market has offered complete meals and sides/desserts to go for your Thanksgiving meal. We’ve checked the websites for their Dallas-area locations and don’t see any Thanksgiving meal offers yet but Whole Foods is known for its everyday stock of heat-at-home items. $75 and up.

Various locations throughout Dallas





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