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Thanksgiving dining (and take-out) spots in and around Austin.


Looking for a new dining experience this Thanksgiving? Here are some spots in and around Austin offering holiday specials. Asterisk is for take-out options; plus sign indicates critic’s pick.

24 Diner. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5400, 24diner.com. The restaurant will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including brined and roasted turkey breast, turkey leg confit, Beeler’s house-cured ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday while supplies last. $29. No reservations.

+Apis Restaurant and Apiary. 23526 Texas 71 West, Spicewood. 512-436-8918, apisrestaurant.com. Will serve a special Thanksgiving three-course dinner menu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. $65 per person; children 6 and younger, $20. Reservation recommended.

*Café No Sé. 1603 S. Congress Ave. 512-942-2061, cafenoseaustin.com. Buy homemade pies for the holiday. Orders must be placed by Sunday for pickup Monday-Wednesday. $20-$24.

Capital Grille. 117 W. Fourth St. 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com. The steakhouse serves Thanksgiving (turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $36 for adults, $15 for children.

+Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The fine dining restaurant on the University of Texas campus will serve Thanksgiving meals at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The wide-ranging menu includes cold seafood, an omelet buffet, a carving station and more. $65 and up for adults, $19.95 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and younger.

*+Dai Due. 2406 Manor Road. 512-524-0688, daidue.com. The shop will offer a to-go Thanksgiving dinner, including turducken sausage, pork rib roasts, stuffed pork loin, Parker House rolls and sweets. Pre-order through Sunday. Individual items, $8-$24.

Estância Churrascaria. 10000 Research Blvd. 512-345-5600, estanciachurrascaria.com. The restaurant will open its doors on Thanksgiving. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. $49.95, per person; $24.95 for the salad bar only.

Finn & Porter. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-493-5900, finnandporteraustin.com. The downtown Hilton’s restaurant serves a three-course dinner with roasted turkey at the centerpiece of the prix-fixe menu. $45 for adults, $20 for children.

*+Fresa’s. 915 N. Lamar, 512-428-5077, fresaschicken.com. Offering a traditional Thanksgiving to-go menu, including roasted turkey, chorizo cornbread stuffing, turkey pan gravy, citrus-serrano cranberry sauce and numerous sides. Place orders by Friday. Turkey meal, $260; individual items, $8-$45.

*+Garbo’s. 14735 Bratton Lane. 512-350-9814, garboslobsteratx.com. The restaurant will offer special Thanksgiving to-go lobster dinners, including two pound whole live lobsters, two cups clam chowder, fish dip with crackers and two Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. $150.

+Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-495-1800, goodallaskitchen.com. The restaurant at the Hotel Ella serves a Thanksgiving brunch from noon to 8 p.m. $68 for adults, $25 for children.

Hoover’s Cooking. 2002 Manor Road. 512-479-5006, hooverscooking.com. The restaurant will offer a to-go Thanksgiving dinner, including a whole jerk turkey, various sides and desserts. Order can be placed through Saturday. Individual items, $6-$66.

Louisiana Longhorn Café. 200 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-248-2900, llcafe.com. The Round Rock restaurant serves its regular menu and a Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Thanksgiving platter include smoked turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and sweet potato and pecan casserole. $17.95 for adults, $7.95 for children.

*Lucy’s Fried Chicken. 5408 Burnet Road. 512-514-0664, lucysfriedchicken.com. The restaurant will offer 18- to 21-pound turduckens, cornbread chorizo stuffing and gravy. Orders can be placed through Tuesday. $125.

Max’s Wine Dive. 207 San Jacinto Blvd. Suite 200. 512-904-0111. maxswinedive.com. The restaurant will have to-go offerings, including including home-style mashed potatoes, pumpkin polenta and smoked apple-cornbread stuffing, and desserts. Orders can be placed through Monday. Prices vary.

Moonshine. 303 Red River St. 512-236-9599, moonshinegril.com. The comfort food specialists will serve a Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that is first-come, first-served. $26 per person.

+Prelog’s. 360 Nueces St. 512-350-2895, prelogs.com. Austrian chef Florian Prelog puts a European spin on Thanksgiving with a menu that includes confit trout, in addition to staples like stuffed turkey breast and sweet potato soup. $49 per person.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse. 300 Colorado St. Suite 200. 512-495-6504, sullivanssteakhouse.com. A special Thanksgiving menu, including shrimp and lobster bisque, hand-carved roasted turkey breast, sweet potato casserole and shaved Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon. Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. $39.

Threadgill’s. 301 W. Riverside Drive, 512-472-9304; 6416 N. Lamar Blvd, 512-451-5440; threadgills.com. The restaurant will offer a special Thanksgiving menu; plus, catering options are available. Prices vary.

Trace at the W Austin. 200 Lavaca St., 542-3660, traceaustin.com. A prix fixe three-course Thanksgiving meal. $55 per person.

*+Walton’s Fancy and Staple. 609 W. Sixth St. 512-391-9966, waltonsfancyandstaple.com. The bakery and deli is selling holiday feasts and pies for pickup. Menu options include thyme-rubbed airline turkey breast with house-made turkey gravy ($89.99 serves five to eight, or $150 to serve 12 to 15) and herb-crusted prime beef tenderloin with port demi ($150 serves 10 to 12) and family-style sides ($29) that serve 12 to 15 people. Walton’s will also sell a variety of pies. All orders must be placed by Friday at noon.


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