Whether you are entertaining family for the Thanksgiving holiday or just preparing a meal for yourself, a Thanksgiving feast can be a lot of work. Why not let the experts handle the heavy lifting? Here are more than two dozen restaurants in the area serving special menus or buffets on Thanksgiving. Check the restaurant websites for more details and reservations.
24 Diner. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5400, 24diner.com. The all-day diner serves on Thanksgiving beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a menu that includes brined and roast turkey, turkey leg confit, mashed potatoes, collard greens and more. Cost is $32.
Boiler Nine Bar + Grill. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St. 512-220-9990, boilernine.com. The restaurant at the Seaholm District is selling to-go Thanksgiving meals through Nov. 17, with pickup Nov. 20 and 21. The meals, which can be prepared for two, four or eight, include smoked turkey breast with honey-lemon brine, andouille sourdough stuffing and more. View menus and ordering details online.
Brix and Ale. 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 737-444-2700, sheratongeorgetowntexas.com. The restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown will serve a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. with options such as a carving station with ham, turkey breast and lamb, cornbread stuffing and whipped winter squash. Cost is $55, $25 for children 12 and younger.
Cafe No Se. 1603 S. Congress Ave. 512-942-2061, cafenoseaustin.com. The casual restaurant at the South Congress Hotel will serve a Thanksgiving brunch from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Black Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cannon + Belle. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-493-4900, cannonandbelle.com. The restaurant at the Hilton downtown will serve a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. that includes oven-roasted turkey, round of beef, Southern-style stuffing and more. Cost is $49.95 and $22.50 for children 6-12. Call 512-493-4900 for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Grille. 117 W. Fourth St. 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com. The downtown steakhouse will serve a Thanksgiving meal that includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds and more. Cost is $42 per adult and $15 per child.
Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The restaurant at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center serves a Thanksgiving buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Options include smoked prime rib, sous vide turkey breast, candied yams and more. Cost is $68, $30 for children.
Ciclo at the Four Seasons. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-685-8300, cicloatx.com. The new restaurant at the Four Seasons will serve a massive buffet on Thanksgiving, offering seatings in the restaurant and ballroom. The spread will include carved ham and turkey, beef short ribs, pan-seared snapper, stuffing and much more. Cost is $90 for adults and $40 for children ages 6-11.
La Condesa. 400 W Second St. 512-499-0300, lacondesa.com. The downtown Mexican restaurant serves a special dinner in its private underground dining room Nov. 19-21, with seatings from 5 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m. The Friendsgiving menu includes confit turkey, duck fat potatoes and choriqueso. Cost is $45. Bookings available by emailing email@example.com or filling out the form at lacondesa.com.
Eddie V’s. 9400 B. Arboretum Blvd. 512-342-2642; 301 E. Fifth St. 512-472-1860; eddiev.com. The two locations will serve a Thanksgiving special of sliced turkey with pan gravy, baby French green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, brioche sage stuffing and more. Cost is $42 per adult and $15 per child.
Fresa’s. 1703 S. First St. 512-992-2946, fresaschicken.com. The Mexican restaurant will sell complete Thanksgiving dinners for pre-order and pickup. The meal serving 8-10 people includes roasted turkey with three sides and cranberry sauce and chorizo stuffing. Those cost $285. A smaller version serving four to six people costs $185. Orders can be placed online at fresaschicken.com or by phone at 512-428-5082 through Nov. 19. Meals be available for pickup Nov. 23 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Goodall’s Kitchen. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-495-1800, goodallskitchen.com. The restaurant at the Hotel Ella’s Thanksgiving feast runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The menu includes slow-roasted turkey, smoked brisket, sourdough stuffing, spaghetti squash and more. Cost is $72 per person and $25 for children 12 and younger.
Hank’s. 5811 Berkman Drive #100. 512-609-8077, hanksaustin.com. The newish neighborhood restaurant in Northeast Austin is selling holiday pies and ice cream. Pie flavors include blueberry buttermilk ($27) and chocolate pecan ($27). Last day for pre-orders is Nov. 18, with pickup Nov. 21.
Holy Roller. 509 Rio Grande St. 512-502-5119, holyrolleraustin.com. The rock 'n' roll diner led by pastry chef Callie Speer is taking pie orders. The 9-inch pies feed eight, and flavors include smart, modern twists on bourbon pecan, caramel apple and pumpkin pie. To order, email name, phone number and desired selections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyatt Regency. 208 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-1234, austin.regency.hyatt.com. The hotel overlooking Lady Bird Lake will use its Foothills Ballroom on the 17th floor to serve a Thanksgiving brunch that includes herb-roasted turkey, apple cornbread stuffing, candied sweet potatoes and more. The meal is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $85.
Hyde Park Bar & Grill. 4206 Duval St. 512-458-3168; 4521 West Gate Blvd. 512-899-2700; hpbng.com. The two locations will serve Thanksgiving meals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a menu that includes oven-roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and more. Cost is $22.95 and $16.95 for vegetarian meals.
LeRoy & Lewis. 121 Pickle Road. 512-945-9882, leroyandlewis.com. One of Austin’s top barbecue operations will serve pre-order meals with choices like smoked whole or half turkeys, smoked/tallow-fried whole or half turkeys, Thanksgiving turkey/pork sausage, Akaushi brisket, and pulled whole hog. Visit leroyandlewis.com for ordering information.
Mañana. 1603 S. Congress Ave. 512-872-3144, mananaaustin.com. The coffee bar at South Congress Hotel is selling pies via pre-order until Nov. 18, with pies available for in-store purchase Nov. 20-22. Pies available include pumpkin ($30), caramel apple crumble ($32), and chocolate bourbon pecan ($30). To pre-order, visit mananaaustin.com/holidaypies. There will also be a bake sale at the hotel Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with pastries, breads, savory sides and desserts available from multiple restaurants.
Mattie’s. 811 W. Live Oak St. 512-444-1888, mattiesaustin.com. The revamped historic South Austin charmer will offer two seatings (11 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.) for its Thanksgiving Day buffet. Cost is $85 and $40 for ages 6-12.
Olive & June. 3411 Glenview Ave. 512-467-9898, oliveandjune-austin.com. The Italian restaurant is selling holiday desserts for advance pickup. They include Texas chocolate cake for six ($34), gluten-free almond pear cake for 8-10 people ($38) and more. Order online at dignissimos-vel.ticketbud.com/thanksgiving-desserts through Nov. 14 and pick up at the restaurant on Nov. 21 between 2 and 6 p.m.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. 114 W. Seventh St. 512-474-6300, perryssteakhouse.com. The Houston-based steakhouse will serve a three-course Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with options including butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast and green bean almondine. Cost is $49.95. Children can order a Thanksgiving entree with sides for $15.
Rudy’s BBQ. Multiple locations. rudysbbq.com. All five Austin-area locations of the barbecue restaurant are selling whole smoked turkeys for $49.95 ($55.95 with sauce). Visit bbqgo.com for more details on ordering and pickup.
Second Bar + Kitchen. 200 Congress Ave. 512-827-2750, secondbarkitchen.com. The downtown American fusion restaurant will serve a Thanksgiving plate from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that includes sage-roasted turkey breast, garlic rosemary stuffing, green bean casserole and more. Cost is $26.
Second Bar + Kitchen at Domain Northside. 3121 Palm Way #101. 737-300-4800, secondbarkitchen.com. The Domain Northside location will serve a buffet and family-style dishes from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. with options including Brussels sprout and sourdough-sage stuffing, slow-roasted turkey and pumpkin pie cheesecake. Cost is $55 and $27 for children ages 6-12.
Stagecoach Inn. 416 S. Main St., Salado. 254-947-5111, stagecoachsalado.com. The renovated classic in Salado serves a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options that include hush puppies with honey butter, green bean casserole with mushroom gravy and tobacco onions, slow-roasted turkey breast and more. Cost is $40, $16 for children ages 6-12.
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew. 6610 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-380-9199, stilesswitch.com. The barbecue restaurant is taking pre-orders for smoked turkeys and whole briskets. Place orders online. Pickup will be available Nov. 20 and 21.
The Switch. 166 Hargraves Drive, Suite G-100. 512-212-7211, theswitchdripping.com. The barbecue restaurant is taking pre-orders for smoked turkeys and whole briskets. Place orders online. Pickup will be available Nov. 20 and 21.
Trace at the W Hotel Austin. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com. The hotel restaurant will serve a three-course Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with options including red wine-braised short rib, prosciutto-wrapped turkey breast, Texas pecan pie and more.
Walton’s Fancy & Staple. 609 W. Sixth St. 512-542-3380, waltonsfancyandstaples.com. Sandra Bullock’s West End cafe is selling to-go Thanksgiving meals for 10, with all items priced individually, including thyme-rubbed roast airline turkey breast with gravy ($45), cranberry, apple and pecan cornbread stuffing ($20), pumpkin pie ($25) and more. The cafe requires 72-hour notice for dinner orders and 48-hour notice for pies. Pickup runs Nov. 16-21. To place an order, call 512-391-9966 or email email@example.com.