Many local restaurants can make Thanksgiving a hassle-free holiday. Want somebody else to do the cooking? Check out some of the restaurants below (note that some may require reservations). Looking for a Chinese restaurant open on Thanksgiving? Click here.
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24 Diner. (600 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5400, 24diner.com): Serving a special Thanksgiving meal starting at 10:30 a.m. in addition to full menu offerings. Reservations not accepted.
Buca di Beppo. (3612 Tudor Blvd., 512-342-8462, bucadibeppo.com): Turkey with Italian sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, whole-berry cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Meal serving up to three people costs $53.99. Meal serving as many as six people costs $98.99. Opens at 11 a.m.
Capital Grille. (117 W. Fourth St., 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com): The restaurant will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 9 p.m. $36 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under.
The Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The fine dining restaurant at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center will offer five seatings between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving-themed breakfast and lunch buffets. Breakfast will include items like maple-glazed pork belly benedict and crab cakes eggs benedict, while lunch will feature offerings like a carving station and buttermilk-marinated turkey breast and confit dark meat. $65 for adults, $19.95 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. For reservations call 512-404-3689 or email email@example.com.
Crú. (238 W. Second St., 512-472-9563; 11410 Century Oaks Terrace 104 at the Domain, 512-339-9463, cruwinebar.com): A special Thanksgiving three-course meal with optional wine pairings served from noon to 9 p.m. $38 for adults. $19 for kids 12 and younger.
The Driskill. (604 Brazos St., 512-391-7178, driskillhotel.com): A special Thanksgiving brunch and five-course dinner feast will be served. Brunch buffet: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $72 for adults, $36 for kids 6-12. Dinner seating: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $86 for adults and $42 for children.
Estancia Churrascaria. (Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., 512-345-5600, estanciachurrascaria.com): Serving turkey and pumpkin pie a la mode in addition to the usual Southern Brazilian offerings. $38.50 at lunch and $41.50 at dinner. Reservations recommended.
Finn & Porter. (500 E. Fourth St., 512-493-4900, finnandporteraustin.com): Restaurant at the Hilton Austin will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu of traditional favorites with a modern touch, including slow-roasted turkey green bean casserole, sausage-apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and cranberry relish. Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $45 for adults and $20 for children under age 11.
The Frisco. (6801 Burnet Road, 512-459-6279, thefriscoaustin.com): Will serve a special Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The regular menu will not be available. $23.95 for adults. $14. 95. for children.
Hoover’s Cooking. (2002 Manor Road, 512-479-5006, hooverscooking.com): The down-home classic will serve diners an entrée with two sides (and some additional fixins) for $18.49 per person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They’re also serving turkey and Thanksgiving sides for take-out.
Hyatt Regency Austin. (208 Barton Springs Road, 512-480-2035, http://www.opentable.com): Chef Paul French will present a Thanksgiving buffet with seven different stations, including meat-carving, seafood, salads, breakfast, antipasto, sides and more. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $60 for adults. $27 for children ( kids 5 and younger, free).
Hyde Park Bar & Grill. (4206 Duval St., 512-458-3168, 4521 W. Gate Blvd., 512-899-2700, hpbng.com): Traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at both locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $18.95 (kids 10 and younger, $10.95), $13.95 for vegetarian dinner.
Lakeway Resort and Spa. (101 Lakeway Drive, 512-261-6600, lakewayresortandspa.com): Thanksgiving brunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50 for adults, $20 for kids 5-12. The resort will also feature live music and a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Threadgill’s. (6416 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-451-5440, 301 W. Riverside Drive, 512-472-9304, threadgills.com): Holiday menu includes turkey and dressing, candied yams, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and more. Meals cost $14.95 and will be served from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Trace. (200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com): The fine dining restaurant at the W Hotel will serve lunch and dinner with dishes like turkey breast stuffed with confit leg and a roasted fall vegetable tart. The three-course lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $55. The four-course dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $75.
Trio. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-685-8300, triorestaurantaustin.com. The restaurant at the Four Seasons will offer a buffet with more than 80 items from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $85 per adult and $27 per child.