Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Options

Let’s be honest: preparing Thanksgiving dinner is a heck of a feat. Making food for the whole extended family can be quite a challenge and on a holiday the last thing some want to do is work even more. Thankfully there are some wonderful restaurants offering to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for you and the whole crew.

Keep reading to see if any restaurants in your area are offering something special this Thanksgiving.

Wildfire | Glenview, Schaumburg, Oakbrook, Chicago

Let Wildfire do your Thanksgiving cooking this year! They will be serving a Thanksgiving Menu served family style featuring Spit Roasted Turkey and all of the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes to accompany for $45.95 per person & $19.95 for children 12 and under. Reservations recommended.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House | South Barrington, Northbrook, Chicago

For Ruth, the best meals were the ones you didn’t worry about. This Thanksgiving, let them handle the details. Sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with sausage and herb stuffing, complete with your choice of starters and sides. They’re open starting at noon this Thanksgiving.


Travelle Kitchen + Bar | River North (Chicago)

Celebrate and Give Thanks with Travelle for their Thanksgiving Buffet from 11am-4pm, $145 Per Person ++ (price includes complimentary mimosa). Children $50, 12 and under.


Granite City Food & Brewery | Northbrook, Naperville, Schaumburg

Three-Course family-style Thanksgiving Dinner Featuring: Slow-Roasted Turkey with cranberry chutney and gravy along with your choice of Atlantic Salmon or Pot Roast. Complete with traditional and unique Thanksgiving sides and decadent desserts. Make your reservation today.


Rosebud | Deerfield, Naperville, Chicago

Rosebud is serving up a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with Roasted Turkey, Homemade Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes ,Sweet Potatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots, Sautéed Green Beans, and of course Cranberries. Only $29 a person.


Tavern on Rush | Gold Coast (Chicago)

Join Tavern on Rush for Thanksgiving Dinner! $46.95 for adults; $16.95 for children 12 & under. Three course meal including Roasted Acorn Squash Soup, Whole Carved Turkey, all the fixings & dessert. Also offering Thanksgiving carry-out boxes to go.


Farmhouse Tavern | Evanston

Bring your family to Farmhouse Tavern for a Thanksgiving family style dinner. $48 per person ($20 for children 10 and under) 3-course dinner with family style side dishes for the entire table.


Eddie V’s | Gold Coast (Chicago)

Join Eddie V’s for an exquisite turkey dinner with all the traditional trimmings from 11-8pm. Adult $38; Child $15. Excludes tax and gratuity. Need more to be thankful for? Their full dinner menu will also be available. Live Jazz in the lounge.


Artango Bar & Steakhouse | Lincoln Square (Chicago)

Artango Bar & Steakhouse will offer a Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu on Thanksgiving for $55 along with the regular menu. The menu will include a traditional Turkey Dinner, Prime Ribs. Children under 12 are half-price. Reservations are available from 2pm – 8pm.


Glen Prairie | Glen Ellyn

Join Glen Prairie November 24th, 2016 from 11:00am-9:00pm for our special Thanksgiving Day menu. They will be featuring a delicious 3-course meal for $32.00 ++ per person.


Chez Moi | Lincoln Park (Chicago)

Chez Moi will be serving from 2:00 until 8:00. Three Course Prix Fixe Menu $42.00 for adults $19.00 for children. Highlights include their Famous Turkey Dinner and Home Baked Pumpkin Pie.


King’s Wharf | Lincolnshire

Leave the cooking to King’s Wharf! Join them for a Thanksgiving dinner buffet, with all the trimmings. The menu will include: Herb crusted salmon, fresh carved turkey and strip loin, baked ham, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes a chilled seafood display, great selections for the kids and much more!


Drew’s on Halsted | Lakeview (Chicago)

Drew’s will feature a 4-course $49 Prix Fixe Menu with Thanksgiving Favorites. Soup or Salad, Appetizer Choice, Entree Choice, Homemade Desserts. They offer a special self parking price of $5. Serving from 11am-1030pm on Thanksgiving Day.


Café des Architectes | Gold Coast (Chicago)

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Café des Architectes with a prix fixe menu featuring French flavors that will delight the entire family. Savor dishes including Roasted Goose Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Roasted Pumpkin Gnocchi, and Apple Cardamom Cake.


Lockwood Restaurant & Bar | Downtown Chicago 

Keeping with the Palmer House tradition, Executive Chef Stephen Henry and Mathew Wiltzius will provide guests with this seasonal menu in the Empire Room, one of Chicago’s most legendary spaces. Enjoy their buffet 11a.m.-5.30p.m.


Geneva ChopHouse | Lake Geneva, WI

Join Grand Geneva Resort & Spa from 10:00-3:00 on Thanksgiving for a traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the Grand Ballroom or in Geneva ChopHouse. $60 for adults, $30 for children 6-12, and $15 for children 2-5.


The Abbey Resort | Lake Geneva, WI

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family at The Abbey. Join them on November 24 from 10:00am – 5:00pm for a buffet with traditional Thanksgiving favorites and seasonal specialties. Adults $39.95 / Children 5-12 $15.95 / Under 5 Years complimentary. Advance reservations required 800-709-1323.


Skip’s Restaurant | New Buffalo, MI

Open Thanksgiving noon to 4pm with a full traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. $31.95 for adults, children 6 to 12 half price. Children under 6 eat free. Reservations are required.

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