Where to eat on Thanksgiving so you don’t have to cook


A grand Thanksgiving meal is a wonderful way to bring together friends and family. But that can also be costly, stressful and time-consuming. Why not let the professionals handle the dirty work? A host of restaurants will be serving Thanksgiving brunch, lunch and dinner. Call the restaurants or visit their websites for more details on menu, reservation and pricing.

If you’re just looking to pick up a meal from a restaurant and bring it home, we have a big list of places offering that, as well, at austin360.com/thefeed.

24 Diner. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472- 5400, 24diner.com. The late-night go-to gets going early with a special meal that starts at 10:30 a.m. The $29 Thanksgiving menu includes brined and roasted turkey breast, turkey leg confit, house-cured ham, traditional sides and pumpkin pie.

Apis. 23526 Texas 71, Spicewood. 512-436- 8918, apisrestaurant.com. This Spicewood gem will be serving a three-course lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes duck and foie gras terrine, tasting of early winter squash and cider-brined and slow-roasted heritage turkey.

Brix and Ale. 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 737-444-2750, sheratongeorgetowntexas.com. The restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown will serve a buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that includes roasted turkey, salt-crusted prime rib, made-to-order omelets and loaded whipped potatoes. Cost is $50 per adult and $25 for children ages 4 to 12 years.

Cannon + Belle. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-493-4900, cannonandbelle.com. The restaurant at the Hilton downtown serves Thanksgiving dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. The menu includes smoked corn chowder, Texas grapefruit and chicory salad, fried turkey with quail gravy and prime rib with charred onion barbecue. Cost is $36.

Capital Grille. 117 W. Fourth St. 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com. The downtown steakhouse serves a Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. that includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, various sides and dessert. Cost is $39 for adults and $15 for kids. The regular menu is also available.

Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404- 3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The fine dining restaurant at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center will serve a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings include carving stations with prime rib and roasted turkey, along with entrees like swordfish and lamb loin and sides of cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, crispy Brussels sprouts and more. Cost is $68 for adults, $30 for kids.

The Driskill. 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.com. The venerable downtown hotel hosts a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Options include lemon-poached jumbo shrimp, a chef’s butcher’s block with slow-roasted turkey, pumpkin ravioli, stuffing and more. Cost is $85 for adults, $40 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children younger than 5. Reservations can be made by calling 512-391-7227.

Fleming’s. 320 E. Second St. 512-457-1500; 11600 Century Oaks Terrace. 512-835-9463; flemingssteakhouse.com. The steakhouse serves a prix fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that includes lobster bisque or salad and turkey with cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce and stuffing. Kids eat for $15.

Goodall’s Kitchen. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-495-1800, goodallskitchen.com. The restaurant at Hotel Ella near Judges Hill serves a menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day that includes herb-roasted turkey breast, grilled acorn squash, sourdough stuffing and more. Cost is $72 per person and $25 for kids 12 and younger.

Hyatt Lost Pines. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road. 512-308-4950, lostpines.regency.hyatt.com. The resort near Bastrop will offer a carving station with roasted turkey and prime rib and more than 40 desserts. Cost is $68 for adults, $34 for children 6 to 12 and complimentary for children five and younger.

Hyde Park Bar & Grill. 4206 Duval St. 512-458-3168; 4521 West Gate Blvd. 512-899-2700; hpbng.com. The Austin institution hosts its 22nd annual Thanksgiving feast. The dinner costs $21.95 and includes oven-roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and more. A vegetarian meal, which offers more of everything except turkey, will be served for $15.95. The meal runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both locations.

Mattie’s. 811 Live Oak St. 512-444-1888, mattiesaustin.com. The revamped Southern stunner will have seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Thanksgiving lunch, with a buffet that includes carving stations with slow-roasted Akaushi prime rib and sage-brined turkey breast. Cost is $85 for adults and $40 for kids 6-12; kids younger than 6 eat free.

Moonshine. 303 Red River St. 512-236- 9599, moonshinegrill.com. The downtown Southern comfort restaurant serves an all-you-can eat buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $28.

The Park. 11601 Domain Drive. 512-478-7275; 4024 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-731-2077; thepark.us. The upscale sports bars in the Domain and South Austin will serve a Thanksgiving brunch buffet from noon to 3 p.m. featuring turkey and pork tenderloin along with classic sides and pies. Cost is $20. After 3 p.m., the regular dinner menu will be served until midnight.

Phoebe’s Diner. 533 Oltorf St. 512-643-3218, phoebesdiner.com. The diner from the Winebelly team serves from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; special offerings include smoked turkey and ham, sage sausage stuffing, broccoli casserole and more.

Second Bar + Kitchen at Domain Northside. 3121 Palm Way, Suite 101. 737-300-4800, sbkdomain.com. Chef David Bull’s restaurant at the Archer Hotel will serve its Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes a carving station with slow-roasted turkey, family-style sides like roasted sweet potato casserole and parsnip au gratin, fruit, desserts and more. Cost is $38 for adults and $19 for kids.

Stagecoach Inn. 416 S. Main St., Salado. 254-947-5111, stagecoachinn.com. The historic restaurant serves a Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The spread includes stations with turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce and brown gravy, and buttermilk waffles with maple syrup. Cost is $39 for adults and $16 for children ages 12 and younger.

Trace. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com. The sophisticated restaurant at the W Hotel will serve lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The three-course meals include coffee-rubbed short rib and prosciutto-wrapped turkey breast. Cost is $57, and there is a $20 kids menu for those 12 and younger.

Visconti Ristorante. 320 Loop 360. 512-306-6400, granducaaustin.com. The Italian restaurant at the Hotel Granduca will serve a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with a menu that includes sweet potato gnocchi with roasted corn and sage brown butter and pecorino sardo, heritage turkey, cornbread canederli, and wild mushroom gratin. Cost is $65 ($95 with wine pairings).



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