Austin Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and whether you are headed to Austin for the Horns game or just want someone else to do the heavy lifting this Turkey Day, chances are you are looking for a place to dine. Here is a preliminary list of what restaurants are open around town. Stay tuned for updates and game watching spots to come! If you know of a few places not listed, feel free to email me at or leave a comment below! Gobble, gobble.

Bar Mirabeau – Newly opened Bar Mirabeau will be hosting a Thanksgiving feast to please traditionalist and nonconformist alike with a menu boasting Smoked Lobster with hollandaise sauce and Braised Beef Short Ribs in addition to a Deep Fried Turkey Galantine dinner. The three-course menu is $29.95/pp (add +$20 for lobster) and $10.95/children 12 and under. Thanksgiving at Bar Mirabeau runs from 1-9pm. Reservations can be made by calling 5124369633 or online here.

Trace at the W– Open from 4:00pm-9:00pm with a special multicourse, family-style Thanksgiving menu for $55/adults and $15/children; Menu here. Reservations recommended: 512.542.3660. In addition, TRACE is also offering a special take-out option featuring a turkey and all the fixings. The dinner, listed here, is $125/for two and $175/for four.

24 Diner – 24 Diner will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Day lunch in addition to its full menu beginning at 10:30 AM. The cost is $24/pp with no reservations required. Full menu here.

Trio: Thanksgiving Buffett Special $88/pp for seating on the Lake and $78 in the Ballroom ($25 for children 6-11); Full Menu can be found here. Open from 11am-6pm. Reservations call 512.685.6300.

The Carillon: Thanksgiving Buffett from 10:30am-1:30pm; $65 adults/$19.95 children. Menu here. For reservations call 512.404.3655 or Email or book online here.

Josey’s at Lakeway Resort and Spa – Josey’s at Lakeway Resort and Spa will be offering a Thanksgiving Brunch from 10:30am-3:00pm. The cost is $50/pp and $20/children 12 and under. Full menu can be found here.  For reservations, call 512.261.7323.

The Bakehouse -
The Bakehouse will be serving their traditional turkey dinner, all you can eat at your table, for $15.95/guest and $6.95/12 and under. Carry-out orders available for $12.95/pp. 5404 Manchaca Rd, 512.443-5167

The Driskill – The Driskill will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast at both brunch and dinner with a multicourse menus available here and here. Brunch runs from 10am-3pm and cost is $65/adults and $32.50/children with free unlimited champagne for 21+; Dinner runs from 3-8pm and costs $85/pp and $35/children under 12. Reservations strongly recommended: 512.391.7039. In addition, the Driskill is also offering a special take-away menu (listed here) for $35/pp.

Carmelo’s – Carmelo’s will be serving a special $19.95 Thanksgiving meal in addition to the regular menu beginning at 11am on Turkey Day. Full menu is available here and reservations can be made by calling 512477.7497.

Cool River Cafe – A special a la carte and $34.95/adults and $14.95/under 12 prix fixe Thanksgiving menu will be served from 11am-10pm; Call 512-835-0010 for reservations.

III Fork’s – A special Thanksgiving menu will be served from 11am-8pm with both prix fixe ($42.95/pp) and a la cart options available. Call (512) 474-1776 for reservations.

Urban an American Grill – Open from for Thanksgiving (last year they had a Thanksgiving menu at $45/pp; not sure this year). Call 512.490.1511 for reservations.

Hyde Park Grille – All locations will be serving a special Thanksgiving feast from 11am-7pm; Cost is $16.95 adults/$12.95 children; Additionally, you can preorder a bird from Hyde Park to feed the family at home without any heavy lifting. Cost is $55/turkey. Details here. 

Green Pastures – The lovely Green Pastures restaurant in South Austin will host a special Thanksgiving Brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm with a full menu including their famed Milk Punch. Cost is $63/pp and reservations can be made by calling (512)-444-4747.

Moonshine – Downtown’s Moonshine Bar & Grill will be hosting a special Turkey version of their Southern comfort brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm. Cost is $19.95/pp. More information, call 512.236.9599.

Texas Land and Cattle – Open with full menu and Thanksgiving specials; Regular hours & Reservations accepted. Menu via TLC Facebook page here.

Hudson’s on the Bend – Open from 11am-4pm and 6-9pm with a special a la cart Thanksgiving menu; Reservations recommended: 512.226.1369

Hoover’s Cooking – Open with a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu from 11am-7pm. More info, call (512) 479-5006.

Estancia Churrascaria (both locations) – regular hours; for reservations and details, call 512.345.5600 or visit here.

McCormick and Schmick’s (Century Oaks;downtown closed)– Reservations can be made here or by calling 512.836.0500.

Bucca di Beppo – Opens at 11am on Thanksgiving to serve a special Thanksgiving family style menu with prices beginning at $15; Reservations online here.

Truluck’s (both locations) – Regular hours; Make reservations online here or by calling (512) 482-9000 (downtown) or (512) 794-8300 (Great Hills Trail).

SWB @ The Hyatt Regency –Call 512-480-2035 or go online here for reservations.

Second Bar + Kitchen – Open from 11:00am-Midnight with full menu and a special $26 Thanksgiving option. Reservations accepted for parties 6 and up and more info here. 

Congress (evening only)

Finn and Porter – 512.493.4300

Kerbey Lane – Regular hours/menu

Flying Saucer – Open from 5pm-2am

Threadgill’s (all locations) – Open serving a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu from 10:30am-10pm. Menu available here.



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