If you're planning to spend Thanksgiving in Austin, let our award-winning chefs minimize your time in the kitchen and order in from these local restaurants. Find Austin restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving, plus great places to places to order Thanksgiving meals to take home.
Aba. Credit Thomas Moore.
Thanksgiving Meals for Dine In
For those visiting the new resort in Round Rock, be sure to make reservations for the Thanksgiving buffet on November 26, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Children will love this Thanksgiving meal, featuring all of your Thanksgiving favorites like turkey, prime rib, cheesy potato au gratin, candied yams and so much more. Plus, be sure to save room for the amazing dessert station!
Make your reservation online: www.kalahariresorts.com
Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside
Join Second Bar + Kitchen on the second floor of Archer Hotel Austin for a Thanksgiving family feast. The Thanksgiving menu will be served at reserved, socially-distanced tables for families up to 10 people. Seatings are available 12-6 p.m. In addition, the Second Bar + Kitchen dining room inside Archer Hotel Austin will be serving its regular menu + Thanksgiving specials with limited hours. Looking for something sweet? Enjoy hot apple cider & cinnamon doughnuts in a pumpkin patch on the outdoor terrace.
Call (737) 300-4822 to reserve
Summer House on Music Lane
On Thanksgiving day, the newly opened Summer House on Music Lane at Bunkhouse’s Hotel Magdalena will offer a Thanksgiving plate special, plus a pumpkin pie with cream cheese ice cream dessert special. The dine-in offering includes cornbread with pimento butter, baby green garden salad, smoked turkey breast with gravy, whipped sweet potatoes with toasted meringue and candied pecans, and sourdough stuffing with Italian sausage.
Make your reservation: www.summerhouseonmusiclane.com
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Thanksgiving Meals for Pick Up
The Italian restaurant is offering a menu of Thanksgiving sides and house-made pumpkin ravioli for pickup, with the option to add bottles of Italian wine. Sides include: loaves of Andiamo bread, butternut squash soup, roasted red potatoes and asparagus.
Call (512) 719-3377 to order
Aba is offering a Thanksgiving Feast to-go with a Mediterranean twist. The menu can be ordered for two, four or six guests and includes menu items like Pumpkin Hummus, Truffle Baked Orzo and Green Beans with Almonds and Mushroom Aioli, Beef Tenderloin Kebab, Brussels Sprouts and the Creme Brûlée Pie. Guests can also choose to add on bottles of wine. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 at 3 p.m. and pick-up or delivery is Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Thanksgiving Feast to-go comes with re-heating instructions.
Order by calling 737-273-0199 or order Aba’s Thanksgiving Feast for pick-up here or delivery here
Bao's up is offering a Special Thanksgiving Family Pack including turkey & potato bao (turkey, potato, green bean, carrot, onion and celery in a fluffy carrot bun), chicken leg quarters, Szechuan fries with spicy mayo. The family pack will be available from November 16 - December 31, exclusively on the Bao’d Up website, mobile app, and in-person orders. Also try the pumpkin pie bao and pumpkin spice boba tea.
Order online: www.baodup.com
Buenos Aires Cafe
The beloved Argentine eatery is offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for pick-up. The meal includes turkey breast, stuffing, a vegetable, gravy and dessert for four people with instructions on how to heat it up.
For more information and to order, call 512-994-0662
Colleen's Kitchen. Credit Julia Keim.
You'll have nothing to stress about on Thanksgiving with the Take + Heat Farmhouse Feasts from Colleen's Kitchen. Choose from the Thanksgiving Farmhouse Feast (feeds 4-6) or the Thanksgiving Farmhouse Dinner (feeds 2-3) and add on the Trimmings Package (classic Southern sides that feed 4-6 people) and a scratch-baked pecan pie for the perfect meal!
Order online: www.colleensaustin.com/thanksgiving
Contigo Catering + Dispatch
Contigo is offering a Thanksgiving menu for preorder and pickup or delivery. The menu options include a full prix fixe menu of sides, rolls and dessert (does not include turkey) or a la carte options from turkey, to sides, to pumpkin pie; each serves 8 people.
Order online: www.contigodispatch.com
The Manor road favorite will have all of your Thanksgiving staples, as well as charcuterie, turducken sausage, brined quail, mincemeat and much, much more. All orders will have cooking and/or reheating instructions attached. Pick-ups will be available Nov. 23 from 12 - 5 p.m., Nov. 24 from 12 - 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 from 12 - 8 p.m.
Call to order
Emmer & Rye and Hestia
Emmer & Rye and Hestia are pairing up to offer Thanksgiving Kit for 2 (includes choice of 1 main + sides & dessert for two) and for 4 (includes choice of 2 mains + sides & dessert for four). Picks from mains like a whole terra purezza chicken roast, glazed yonderway ham, smoked lions mane mushroom or prime rib. Kits are par-cooked and include reheating, assembly and cooking instructions.
Order online at emmerandrye.com or by calling 512-366-5530
Fresa’s will be offering a special holiday menu of meals, sides and desserts like homemade pies to-go with two prepared Thanksgiving dinners to choose from: the Signature Roasted Turkey Meal or the Roasted Turkey Breast Meal. Orders must be placed no later than November 23 to be picked up by November 25 at Fresa’s South First. Just reheat and enjoy!
Order online at fresaschicken.com or by phone at 512-915-0362
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The Gulf Coast food truck is launching its first Thanksgiving menu. Highlights include "Envy" Turkey made with Circle Brewing Envy Amber, Chorizo Dressing, Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Horchata Bread Pudding and more. All orders cooked and chilled with reheating instructions. Pick-ups will be available on Wednesday, November 25th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Order online: www.shophh.co
The Holly neighborhood favorite will be offering Thanksgiving To-Go this year. Menus include the bone-in turkey breast meal or the beef tenderloin meal and sides include delicata squash, roasted Brussels sprouts, gruyère scalloped potatoes, kale salad, herbed sourdough stuffing, ginger cranberry sauce and classic turkey gravy. And don't forget to add dessert! All items come fully cooked with reheat instructions; pre-order by Monday, November 23.
Order online at launderetteaustin.com or by phone 512.382.1599
L'Oca d'Oro will remain closed to guest throughout 2020 but they will offer a special Thanksgiving subscription box available for pick up on November 25, the day before Turkey day. Chef Fiore will include a combination of sides and pantry items to help finish your Thanksgiving feast with that L'Oca d'Oro touch. To receive the Thanksgiving box, sign up by Sunday, November 22.
To learn more about the monthly subscription service, visit table22.com/loca-doro
This year, bring home a little (or a lot) of Olamaie for Thanksgiving with Olamaie's Everything but the Turkey Dinner that feeds six and features Chef Michael Fojtasek's renditions of classic sides like broccoli and cheese casserole and cornbread sage stuffing as well as their flaky buttermilk biscuits and biscuit dough cinnamon rolls for the next morning. Olamaie's famed biscuits are also available by the half dozen, served with Olamaie's excellent house-made honey butter, pimento cheese, and apple butter. There's a pumpkin spice loaf with buttered pecans from Pastry Chef Jules Stoddart as well as wine and batched original craft cocktails from Beverage Director Erin Ashford. Order by November 22 for contactless curbside pickup between 8am-6pm on Wednesday, November 25.
Order online at olamaieaustin.com
Salt & Time
Pre-order your Thanksgiving menu from the eat Austin butcher shop and salumeria. Meats range from a dry aged wagyu standing rib roast to rack of lamb, and don't forget the mouthwatering sides like roasted sweet potatoes with puffed farro and sage salad or bacon mac & cheese. For your Texas wine needs, pick up a bottle of Texas Grenache, sourced from Desert Willow Vineyard in West Texas. This bottle is light in color and big on aromas of cranberry, raspberry, black pepper.
Order online: www.saltandtime.com/seasonal-orders
Schmidt Family Barbecue
If you'll be in the Bee Caves area, let the pitmasters at Schmidt Family Barbecue handle the turkey this year. Order smoked whole turkeys or smoked whole hams, along with poblano cream corn and scallop potatoes and pecan, pumpkin and buttermilk pies to feed the family. Pre-order deadline for Whole Turkeys, Whole Hams and Pies is November 18, and pick up is available November 23-25.
Pre-order by calling 512-263-4060
Southside Market & BBQ
Southside Market & BBQ will be offering holiday meal options for Thanksgiving, available to order through November 22. Pick up days include November 24 and November 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 25 from 10 a.m. The dinner offerings include sausage dressing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, farm fresh green beans, turkey gravy and rolls with the option of either a 12-14 lb whole smoked grade A turkey, a 4-5 lb boneless smoked turkey breast or a 4 lb smoked pork loin half. All meats are slow smoked over Texas Post Oak and all sides are handmade.
Order online for the Austin Arbor walk location here
Opt for a Middle Eastern Thanksgiving meal from TLV, with kits for two and four. Kits are par-cooked and include reheating, assembly and cooking instructions. The menu features items like smoked green beans with crispy garlic and tahini ranch, grilled Brussels sprouts with lamb "lardons," herbs and citrus vinaigrette, turkey shawarma, dried fruit chutney and more.
Order online at tlv-austin.com or by calling 512-608-4041
The fried chicken joint' Lake Austin location is serving up special Homemade Pumpkin Pies for takeout this Thanksgiving. Pre-order by November 22 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25.
Order by emailing email@example.com or calling 512-953-8482
Lick Honest Ice Creams. Credit Annie Ray.
This Thanksgiving, Bakery Lorraine at Domain NORTHSIDE will have their famous Dutch apple pie, a decadent, roasted in-house pumpkin pie and their signature Jack Daniel’s pecan pie, a boozy twist on the classic pecan pie. Pies are available for pre-order and must be placed by Sunday, November 22, at midnight. Pre-order pickups in-store will take place on Wednesday, November 25. Additional pies will be available at each store on a first-come, serve basis
Pre-orders online www.bakerylorraine.com/store
FoliePop's continues is offering a limited edition pyramid of signature cake pops with the following flavors: pecan pie, apple pie and pumpkin pie. The family-style centerpiece dessert can be reserved in advance with a scheduled pickup.
Lick Honest Ice Creams
Lick Honest Ice Creams is bringing back their limited-time Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pies, a simplified treat for the pie and ice cream traditionalist! Opt for sumptuous flavors like Hazel’s Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie, just like Granny Hazel made it: roasted pumpkin ice cream, in a buttery crumb crust and topped with house made caramel sauce. Or, the vegan and gluten free Chocolate Chocolate, made with Austin’s own SRSLY Chocolate.
Call your nearest location: www.ilikelick.com
Pre-order delectable holiday pies and sweets from the South Congress Hotel cafe through November 22 for pick-up November 24-26. Set the table with curry pumpkin, caramel apple with oat streusel and chocolate bourbon pecan pies. And be sure to add on a pint of classic, vanilla, burnt cinnamon or maple pecan caramel swirl ice cream to go with your pies!
For the first time ever, Vinaigrette’s sister restaurant, Modern General, is popping up in Austin for their annual holiday bake sale. From now through Monday, November 23, you can order their specialty cheesecakes, fruit pies and parker house rolls for delivery or pick-up at Vinaigrette Austin. Pick up and deliveries will take place the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 25.
Order online: moderngeneralfeedandseed.square.site/holiday-bake-sale (make sure to select Austin as your pick-up location)
Photo of Andiamo, credit Shelby Sorrel.