Thanksgiving 2014: Where to Feast

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.

Gibson’s Texas Orphan Thanksgiving – Can’t make it home for the holiday? Gibson’s & Luke’s Inside Out have you covered with a special Texas Orphans Thanksgiving feast. From 5pm-2am, $20 will get you a full force traditional feast with turkey and all the fixings. In addition, Gibson’s will be offering a special menu of winter hot toddys priced at $7 a pop.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – Bob’s Steak & Chop House will be open all afternoon on Thanksgiving, but as of now, there is no specific T-Day menu posted online. Reservations recommended.

Chavez – Chavez will be serving a special Southwestern infused Thanksgiving feast from 11am-4pm. The expansive holiday menu includes traditional turkey, chorizo cornbread stuffing, oysters on the half shell, and much, much more. Lunch is $49/adults and $19/children. Reservations are recommended and can be made here. 

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 $85 for adults and $27 for children between 11am to 8pm in Trio and 11am-3pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom. 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.

Trace at the W– Trace will offer both lunch and dinner menus priced at $55 and $75 per person, respectively. Lunch will be served from 10:30am – 4pm and dinner runs from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Both menus (found here and here) include a special multicourse, family-style. Reservations recommended: 512.542.3660.

III Fork’s – A special Thanksgiving four course menu will be served from 12-8pm. The dinner costs $45.95 for adults and $16.95 for children. Details can be found here. Call (512) 474-1776 for reservations.

Urban an American Grill – Open from for Thanksgiving from 11am to 5pm with a 5 course dinner priced at $40 pp and $32 for seniors. Full menu details can be found here. Call 512.490.1511 for reservations.

Carmelo’s – Carmelo’s will be serving a special Thanksgiving buffet from 11am-3pm on Turkey Day. Cost is $39.95/adults and $20/children under 12. Reservations can be made by calling 512477.7497. Full details can be found here. 

Hoover’s Cooking – Open with a special Thanksgiving plated dinner at $18.95/per person with plenty of a la carte options available as well. Dinner will be served from 11am-7pm. More info, call (512) 479-5006 or visit here. 

Hyde Park Grille – All locations will be serving a special Thanksgiving feast from 11am-7pm; Cost is $18.95 adults/$10.95 children; Additionally, you can preorder a bird from Hyde Park to feed the family at home without any heavy lifting. Cost is $65/turkey. Details here.

Truluck’s (both locations) – In addition to the regular menu, Truluck’s will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu priced at $38/adults and $19/children. Full menu can be found here. Make reservations online here or by calling (512) 482-9000 (downtown) or (512) 794-8300 (Great Hills Trail).

Finn and Porter – Finn & Porter will be serving a special prix fixe menu from noon to 8pm on Thanksgiving Day. The multi-course, traditional feast is priced at $45 for adults and $20 for children. Call 512.493.4300 for reservations.

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

Travaasa Spa – Travaasa’s Preserve Kitchen + Bar will be offering a Thanksgiving Day menu from 3-9pm. The family style meal runs $55 per person with an optional wine pairing available for $45 a person. Details can be found here. Reservations required: call (877) 261-7792 or go to

Goodall’s Kitchen at Hotel Ella – Goodall’s will be serving a full Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11am-5pm on T-Day. Cost is $65/adults and $25/children. Reservations required and can be made by visiting here. 

Moonshine – Downtown’s Moonshine Bar & Grill will be hosting a special Turkey version of their Southern comfort brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm. First come, first serve. Cost is $24.95/pp. More information, call 512.236.9599.

Texas Land and Cattle – Open and serving a special Thanksgiving feast priced at $18.99/adults and $7.99/kids (dessert is a la carte at $6.49/pp); Regular hours & Reservations accepted. Menu details can be found 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

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

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

The Russian House – The Russian House will be open from 11am-11pm and will be serving its regular full menu. Reservations and other details can be found here.

Bucca di Beppo – Opens at 11am on Thanksgiving to serve a special Thanksgiving family style menu priced at $53.99 for 3 or $98.99 for 6; Reservations online here.

Kerbey Lane – Regular hours/menu

Flying Saucer – Open from 5pm-2am

The Driskill – The Driskill generally hosts a full traditional Thanksgiving feast at both brunch and dinner, but details are not yet online. Visit here for details.

Green Pastures – The lovely Green Pastures restaurant in South Austin generally hosts a Thanksgiving Brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm with a full menu including their famed Milk Punch. No details are posted online, but call (512)-444-4747 for reservations.

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