Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and celebrate with the ones you love.
The traditional feast, however, takes a lot of time to prepare and means that someone is stuck in the kitchen.
If you like the idea of breaking bread with friends and family, but don’t like the idea of actually baking the bread and then cleaning up the crumbs, here are several places you can eat on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago.
There are also several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner to go.
Instead of spending so much time preparing, cooking, worrying if the turkey’s going to turn out alright, and then cleaning up after everyone is gone, let someone else do it for you and make reservations instead.
I|O Godfrey at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago invites locals and guests to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving buffet featuring staffed action stations. This festive meal prepared by Executive Chef Alfonso Martinez offers something for everyone.
Additionally, I|O is offering Thanksgiving To-Go for those doing home celebrations.
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For those looking for somewhere to dine on Thanksgiving Day and not break the bank? Join PB&J for the ultimate three-course dinner priced at $25.00 a person. As one of the most affordable offerings in Chicago, PB&J is perfect for a Friendsgiving or meal with your family. The meal will include Butternut Squash Soup, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, sides of Corn, Cranberry, and Gravy.
For dessert, indulge in an Apple or Pumpkin Pie. Dinner rolls will also be available and served after drinks! Looking to kick it up a notch? PB&J is also offering $25.00 bottles of wine. PB&J will be showing football games throughout the day as well as family friendly holiday programs on their big screens. A variety of family-friendly activities will be offered that kids can win prizes for such as pumpkin painting contests, bozo buckets, and more.
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, The Smith is offering diners the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner experience. This Thanksgiving Day, diners can indulge in a special three course prix fixe menu featuring choice of turkey three ways — roasted breast, braised leg, or turkey pot pie, along with other options for non-turkey lovers.
Priced at $72.00 a person, reservations and the full menu is now available on their website. Additionally, for those looking to dine at their own home, diners can order their special menu for delivery.
Known for its hearty Midwestern comfort food, Farmhouse Evanston is bringing its farm-to-table fare this Turkey Day with a special Thanksgiving Buffet.
Priced at $44 per person and $21 per child, the buffet will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and offer diners classic Thanksgiving dishes like Turkey, Ham, Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Maple Candied Yams and plenty more. Reservations are required.
Those looking to stay in on the holiday can also pre-order the at-home package for one for $25. The plate consists of Sliced Turkey with Mushroom Gravy, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Confit Stuffing, Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts and is available for pickup.
Looking forward to the fall’s most popular dining holiday, Coco Pazzo will offer a Thanksgiving menu with seatings at from 3 to 7:45 pm. A 3-course special prix-fix menu will offer traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes including a choice of a fresh beet salad with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts or butternut squash soup, herb roasted turkey with classic sides or Lake Superior whitefish with green beans and potatoes with a lemon-caper sauce and a choice for dessert of an apple tart or semi frozen hazelnut mousse. All orders include house made focaccia and bread sticks. The 3-course dinner is priced at $65, (not including tax and gratuity.) A menu with some of Coco Pazzo’s most popular and award-winning Italian dishes also will be available.
Thanksgiving Carry Away Option
Coco Pazzo also offers their prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu as a Carry Away option. Please note, there is a limited availability for the Thanksgiving Carry Away meal and interested guests are requested to pre-order by 3 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021. Guests can pick up their order on Wednesday, November 24 between 12 Noon and 4 pm.
Experience farm-to-table dining this Thanksgiving in the heart of Downtown Chicago at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar or enjoy Executive Chef Leonard Ventura’s delicious meal in the comfort of your own home. The acclaimed American grill concept, known for its wood-fired cooking, offers a special menu both inside the restaurant and to go.
At FireLake diners can enjoy a holiday menu featuring:
A choice of three different mains which include cider cured roasted farm turkey, brown sugar cured ham with pineapple glaze or prime rib slow roasted, rubbed with garlic and sage, mushroom jus and creamy horseradish.
Included in the $59 for adults and $22 for kids ages four to 12 menu is roasted butternut squash soup with crème fraiche and sage olive oil, cranberry stuffing, cheddar herb mashed potatoes, cranberry orange relish, cider gravy, maple glazed yams and apples, green beans, crimini mushrooms and crispy shallots and a choice of either chocolate cream pie with orange and cardamom or pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream for dessert.
Executive Chef Leonard Ventura’s to go menu includes:
Cider cured roasted farm turkey and sliced ham with brown sugar
Roasted butternut squash soup, cranberry stuffing, cheddar herb mashed potatoes, cranberry orange relish, cider gravy, maple glazed yams and apples, green beans, crimini mushrooms and crispy shallots and pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream for dessert.
Three options are available, $175 (serves 4), $340 (serves 8) and $510 (serves 12).
Chicago Thanksgiving Dinner To Go
The following restaurants are offering Thanksgiving dinner to go. Some will deliver and others are take-out only.
Bar Roma in Andersonville will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to go on Wednesday, November 24. Chef Fred Ramos' menu features cider brined roasted turkey, whipped garlic potatoes, classic green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, bourbon pecan pie with maple whipped cream, and pretzel rolls with honey mustard butter ($85, serves two).
Those who prefer a vegetarian meal may substitute the roasted turkey for cheese lasagna with mushroom bolognese. Additional side dishes may be added for $10 each, as well as extra turkey ($18), and a whole pecan pie ($25). The complete menu is outlined below.
Orders must be placed by Friday, November 19 by visiting BarRomaChicago.com. Meals may be picked up on Wednesday, November 24 from 2-5 p.m. and will include reheating instructions.
The Six-Time Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood is offering diners an at-home package for $50.00 per person. For those who order, will receive
Maple smoked turkey breast, house pork sausage stuffed turkey thigh, confit turkey leg and wing, country style stuffing, garlic smashed potatoes, wood roasted local root vegetables and brussels sprouts, turkey gravy with hefeweizen beer, ginger cranberry sauce with orange and star anise, and Klug farm baked apple & sweet potato gratin. Re-heating instructions will be provided. Available for pre-order beginning today through November 18th. Diners can pick up their meal on November 24th or on November 25th.
Meal Village, the most affordable locally-made, non-subscription-based comfort food meal delivery service in the Chicagoland area with a daily rotating menu also available for same-day delivery, introduces “Everything But The Turkey” with made-from-scratch sides and sauces for Thanksgiving.
Prepared locally in the Meal Village kitchen, based in Lisle, IL, “Everything But The Turkey” consists of 10 dishes available for pre-ordering through Sunday, November 21 for morning delivery on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.
All sides are available to serve up to four or eight people and range in prices from $7.00 to $26.00, including dishes like Cheddar Mashed Potatoes; Green Beans Almandine; and Roasted Butternut Squash With Cranberries & Feta.
Le Sud, located in Roscoe Village, will offer a Thanksgiving feast to go on Wednesday, November 24. Chef Michael Woodhall's Mediterranean menu includes herb and lemon brined roasted turkey with caperberry gravy and cranberry-peach mostarda; yukon potato, brussels sprout, butternut squash, bacon and Idiazabal cheese gratin; duck confit and chestnut stuffing; brioche dinner rolls with whipped butter; and pumpkin donut tiramisu. The price is $95 (serves two), or $190 (serves four).
Pair your holiday meal with wine! As an add on, Le Sud will offer a variety of half-priced bottles to go ($26 each). Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Sunday, November 21 for pickup on Wednesday, November 24 (between 4-8 p.m). Reserve your meal by visiting LeSudChicago.com.