Best Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In DFW

Best Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In DFW
If laboring in the kitchen all day isn’t your idea of a holiday, then why not leave the cooking to someone else instead? From lavish buffets to sophisticated four-course feasts, here are some of the hottest Thanksgiving meal tickets in DFW. Just be sure to reserve well in advance as these places book up quickly. You can also check here for more places to chow down on Turkey Day.
Holy Grail Pub
8240 Preston Road, Suite 150
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 377-6633

This uber popular gastropub dishes it up big time for Thanksgiving. Here you can scan the game on the TV screens while chowing down on a decadent four-course menu. The meal includes options like smoked corn chowder with a jalapeno corn waffle, roasted root vegetable salad, fried turkey breast with smoked Porter gravy and chili-rubbed lamb chops with pumpkin seed sauce. Add in an impressive pairing of craft beers and a slice of pumpkin cheesecake with whiskey butter sauce or pecan porter ice cream graham cake with Bailey’s whipped cream and you have a Turkey Day event that’s guaranteed to be over the top. The four-course menu is $35 for adults, plus $15 for the beer pairing. The same menu for kids ages 12 and under is priced at $20.

The Mercury
11909 Preston Road, Suite 1418
Dallas, TX 75230
(972) 960-7774

Between executive chef Chris Ward’s creative contemporary cuisine and the sleek upscale setting, Thanksgiving at The Mercury promises to be an epic affair. Here, you’ll find a superlative buffet that runs the gamut from turkey with all of the fixings to prime rib, salmon, brisket and pork loin. Raw seafood and a host of salads will also be featured, as well as brunch favorites like eggs Benedict, migas, omelets, pastries and pancakes. Be sure to save room for desserts, especially since there will be around 15 different ones to taste. Prices for adults are $49.95 and $29.95 for children ages 10 and under.

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901 Ft. Worth Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 393-4141

Chef Tim Byres’ smoke-enhanced dishes have turned Smoke into one of DFW’s hottest dining spots. The restaurant’s annual Thanksgiving feast features a host of a la carte items priced from $6 to $24. Choose from a bevy of items ranging from roasted pumpkin salad with smoked duck and pit roasted cabrito to spare ribs and fresh fish. Or go for the family-style dinner where for $25, you can load up on either hickory smoked turkey, smoked ham or pit roasted prime rib and an assortment of tasty fixings. Kids can chow down family style as well for a $1 per year of age. Finishing touches include buttermilk and caramel pumpkin pie, apple cobbler and a Mescal key lime meringue pie.

Chef Point Cafe
5901 Watauga Road
Watauga, TX 76148
(817) 656-0080

Instead of filling up on gas at this old Conoco station, diners here fill up on top-notch gourmet fare. For Thanksgiving, the cafe is offering an a la carte menu with dishes ranging from creamy pumpkin soup to slow-roasted duck with plum sauce and rack of lamb. There’s a little something for everyone including traditionalists craving a homestyle turkey fix. Finish off with the cafe’s famous bread pudding that was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Main courses range from $20 to $33 and children’s dinners are priced at $10.

Café on the Green
Four Seasons Resort and Club
4150 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 717-0700

Live music and a lush setting overlooking the Four Seasons Resort’s pool set the stage for a Thanksgiving spread fit for royalty. Here you can dig into a lavish buffet that spans the spectrum— from sushi, smoked salmon and shucked oysters to salads, soups and pastas. And if Angus prime rib, roasted turkey, chicken, fish and a bounty of sides aren’t enough to temp your taste buds, there’s also a breakfast table, a children’s buffet and an entire room filled with desserts. Prices range from $74 for adults to $35 for kids ages 6 to 12.

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